back to article Are we looking at the first domain name meme? Neigh

There have been widely varying views over the value of introducing thousands of new internet extensions: some feel it is a long-needed reflection of the actual internet; others that it is a money-grabbing scheme with little real value. But one thing that even the domain name industry has agreed on is that some of the new dot- …

  1. x 7

    3 horses per 100 people? That won't feed many. Who scoffed the rest? The Canadians or the Mexicans?

    1. James O'Shea

      The Mexicans. With refried beans. Canadians eat moose.

      1. El Gokri'x
    2. VeganVegan

      The last time I looked

      There was a decent export trade to France, where horse meat apparently is appreciated.

      Btw, horse is slang for heroin, so there's your potential Mexican connection.

  2. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge


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  4. Brewster's Angle Grinder Silver badge

    Oh, it's just a bit of horseplay.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Tickled the cockles

    of my heart to think of Google sploodging on .meme as part of synergising the zeitgeist (or other such marketirrhea), only to find the shits & giggles nomads have set up tent on a different lawn

    1. hplasm Silver badge
      Thumb Up

      Re: Tickled the cockles


      +1 .internet for you!

  6. The Man Who Fell To Earth Silver badge


    I want them to create a .ass domain.

    1. Little Mouse

      Re: .ass

      Just what is it about horses that made you think of that?!?

    2. James O'Shea

      Re: .ass

      Too late. .gov covers that, nicely.

    3. Mark 85 Silver badge

      Re: .ass

      I want them to create a .ass domain.

      Only on the condition that Jack gets the first one.

  7. Chris Miller

    I'm off to register

    1. John H Woods Silver badge

      Re: I'm off to register

      I'm not visiting your bloody website!

      1. hplasm Silver badge

        Re: I'm off to register

        "I'm not visiting your bloody website!"

        Just leave it on the doorstep...

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: I'm off to register

        What about

        Could get you to a Sioux Warrior Chief or parisian nude show alternately.

  8. James O'Shea

    Not an UZI

    "The website, owned by one Sarah Mendenhall who claims to live in the Clinton's hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas, features an extraordinary pastiche of Hillary and Bill Clinton with Hillary hanging out with a goofy cartoon horse while Bill sprays passers-by with an Uzi and a saxophone strapped on his back."

    That's a squared-off pistol of some type, possibly a Glock, not that I care given that there hasn't been a good semiauto pistol designed since John Moses Browning died, with an extremely extended magazine. It's not an UZI. This is an UZI. (Note ALL CAPS...)

    Bill, being an Arkansas goodolboy, would probably use a Genuine American Gun, such as a Colt ACP or, if he had to use something in 9mm, a Browning Hi-Power, even if the Hi-Power is anything but highly powered, being, after all, designed to a French military requirement. More likely he'd use an Ingram gun or a Thompson.

    Exit, stage right, to the tune of "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner".

    1. gizmo23

      Re: Not an UZI

      I think it's supposed to be a Glock 18 (the full auto one, as seen in the Matrix Reloaded). The trigger guard shape looks right.

      1. Ole Juul

        Re: Not an UZI

        To me it looks like an automotive timing light. After all, timing is everything.

      2. Steven Raith

        Re: Not an UZI

        I vote Glock 18 with extended mag. The rear 'chunk' of it that makes it look Uzi like is the slide immediately after firing, while ejecting a shell casing.

        Hmm. I think I need to get out more.

        Steven R

    2. Swarthy

      Re: Not an UZI

      Have an upvote for the Warren Zevon reference. It brightened my day; but then, sometimes I can be an Excitable Boy.

  9. Graham Marsden

    What they need...

    ... is a domain .horseyourodeinon

    Then you could direct people to http://www.fuckyouandthe.horseyourodeinon

  10. x 7

    looking at the picture of Bill & Hilary made me wonder if anyone has reserved the domain

    Must be a fair bit of money to be made from that if carefully handled. Do you think would work as well?

    1. Mark 85 Silver badge

      Or maybe

  11. Simon Brady

    That was worth a Ctrl-U, just to learn that the Stupid Sh*t No One Needs & Terrible Ideas Hackathon is actually a thing.

    Colleen Josephson, we salute you.

  12. x 7

    very french

  13. frank ly

    It is both

    "... some feel it is a long-needed reflection of the actual internet; others that it is a money-grabbing scheme with little real value."

    1. Solmyr ibn Wali Barad

      Re: It is both

      And from a third viewpoint it's a .lemon

  14. chivo243 Silver badge

    a horse

    with no domain name? Felt good to be out of the rain...

  15. Necronomnomnomicon

    Aww man

    Somebody's already bought and there's not a hint of running through the field.

  16. Blofeld's Cat Silver badge


    "May the horse be with you."

  17. M7S

    registering domains: "because you're worth it"

    1. TitterYeNot

      Re: registering domains: "because you're worth it"


      I think that's just an alias for


  18. TRT Silver badge

    There's equine fashion...

  19. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Sadly is reserverd

    And my registrar tells me many other horse.* domains are too, including: - I'm not visiting this one. - have to presume this one is french - this one is reserved by the registry, maybe they know something we don't?

    If nothing else, it's good for a list of passwords

    1. Mark 85 Silver badge

      Re: Sadly is reserverd

      Since you're headed that direction...


  20. Phil Skuse

  21. TRT Silver badge

    And there's always...

    1. Stoneshop Silver badge

      Re: And there's always...

    2. Swarthy

      Re: And there's always...

      Of Course

  22. Jamie Kitson


    Unicorn Dispute Resolution Process

  23. Code Monkey

    Down with this sort of thing

    It's Eurovision week* so it's a shame is just a holding page.

    * in some households, not mine

  24. TRT Silver badge

    But in reverse DNS notation you'd be putting...

  25. lawndart


    Presumably Jeph couldn't think of any content any more questionable than Wal*mart?

    1. TRT Silver badge

      Re: says

  26. x 7

    I see that a cybersquatter has taken

    I wonder what they want for that.....

    1. TRT Silver badge

      a cock sling?

    2. TRT Silver badge


      for Banbury based businesses.

  27. bjmgeek

    Bad Horse

    also check out (and for extra fun, check the certification path at

  28. Baldy50

    In a lake near Wichita???

  29. Baldy50

    SSllabs in Chesterfield! Don't think I'm geeky enough to be on this forum or don't have the sense of humour required.

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