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Rhode Island “plantations” change leads to #domain name’s demise

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A domain owner has just wasted their domain registration, thanks to Rhode Island changing its official state name.

Rode Island Governor, Gina Raimondo, issued an executive order that will remove “Providence Plantations” from state documents and websites.

Rhode Island is known formally as the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, and the “plantations” reference is mostly a reminder of slavery and slave ownership.

Naturally, the change means that the registrant of the domain name StateOfRhodeIslandAndProvidencePlantations.com is now SOL.

Maybe he can sell it at one of those domainer platforms where people list their domains for less than reg fee.

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