Is it OK to freely use .es for gimmicky domains?
March 13, 2011 7:06 AM Subscribe
Plenty of people are using .es (Spain) domain names for sites unrelated to Spain, but is this safe? According to nic.es
, "Any individual or legal entity with interests in or ties to Spain has the right to acquire the domain.". Even at a stretch, I can't claim that for the domain/site I have in mind (I'm in the UK; site would be international but initially English only), it's purely about constructing a gimmicky English phrase (yeah, I'm not generally a huge fan of that kind of thing).
posted by malevolent to computers & internet (3 answers total)
I'd have thought it'd be safer than something like .ly, for example, with virtually no chance of domains being taken away, but there's a lot of conflicting information out there, with some registrars saying no restrictions, some emphasising it's for Spanish individuals/businesses, and some contradicting themselves (e.g. 123-reg says no restrictions, then demands an "ID number" during purchase).