Dare not though profane in Amazon

Just bought some birthday presents on Amazon and noticed that you can create a profile there. During the profile setup process you’re asked to fill in two boxes: “Interests” and “Describe yourself”. In the describe yourself box I wrote my usual blurb:

I’m an electronic music producer. All my music is released under a Creative Commons license. Feel free to download my album, EP’s or live sets from my website www.ebauche.net.

If you’re looking for a web designer, well that’s my day job. Check out our company website at www.pixelapes.com

Finally, there’s my own personal blog over at http://alex.leonard.ie

I was told that I couldn’t proceed as the above “text entered may not contain profanity”. I’m struggling to work out what that profanity is.

I did some tests, deleting various phrases and eventually narrowed “profanity” down to:

  • ebauche.net
  • pixelapes.com

You could have made my life easier by telling me that I couldn’t place a URL in my ‘about me’. My final profile says:

I’m an electronic music producer. Feel free to download my music from my ebauche dot net If you’re looking for a web designer, well that’s my day job, we’re over at pixelapes dot com Finally, there’s alex.leonard.ie Apparently Amazon finds web addresses to be profane, so the only way I could get around it was to write ebauche dot com etc.

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