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I wanted to register a url, it's either going to end in .lr or .pt (I haven't decided.)

I was apprehensive that since my website has no intent in promoting or representing Libera - .lr (I don't even know where this is on a map) it may get taken down.

.lr domains are expensive ($150/each on 101domain.com) so I wanted to make sure that before I purchase one, as long as I have paid for it, the domain won't be confiscated. I notice the http://www.tumb.lr domain hack no longer resolves, so I was concerned that it got taken down - potentially for violating policy of not being a website about Liberia.

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closed as off topic by Bobby, Dave Rook, Sathya Sep 25 '12 at 8:19

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Whoever voted to close this, can you suggest a stackexchange site that is more fitting for my question? –  user784637 Sep 25 '12 at 6:57
    
This is nonense :) You can buy any domain you like and host your material. Recently .co came out, I read it stood for .company - turns out it's for columbia - However, we kept it and have nothing to do with Columbia and there are no problems –  Dave Rook Sep 25 '12 at 7:45
    
I don't think there's a Stack Exchange on legality. Plus, it varies across different regions –  Sathya Sep 25 '12 at 8:19

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Whether you are allowed to register domains depends on the rules that the registrar has set up for this.

Some country registrars do not allow outsiders; for example, Liberia Domain Registration says:

Registrations must be from organizations with a real presence in the country and with a demonstrable intent to use the domain name on a regular basis on the internet.

Other registrars are happy to accept money from everyone, but for .pt, this is true only under .com.pt.

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