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Use of appropriate domain names by Bahá'ís on the Internet

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Author National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United Kingdom
 
Title of item
Use of appropriate domain names by Bahá'ís on the Internet
 
Pages
17-18
Parent publication   Bahá'í Journal (UK)
Date of this edition 1997-03
LanguageEnglish
Permission Open copyright (see Baha'i Reference Library sharing terms, BIC copyright statement, and uhj_permission_electronic_texts)
Posted 1998 by Jonah Winters
Classified in Letters from National Spiritual Assemblies
URLbahai-library.com/nsa_domain_names
Abstract A directive from the UN NSA that Baha'is should refrain from using "Baha'i words" as the account name in email addresses.
Notes It is not entirely clear to me what is meant by an "e-mail domain address," as a domain has the same name whether it forms part of a URL or part of an email address (e.g. "bahai@bahai.com" or "somebody@bahai.com" vs. "www.bahai.com/someaddress"). It seems that the intended guidance is that one should not choose email account names containing key Baha'i terms, e.g. "bahai@gmail.com" would be disallowed. [-J.W.]

See also a WIPO legal ruling finding that "Baha'i" is a trademarked term and cannot be used fraudulently in domain names.

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