In Singapore “Lesbian” is a naughty word. But “Gay” is not.

Did you know that in Singapore you can’t register a lesbian domain name, but it is possible to register a gay domain name?

While doing research for a story and a small personal project, I happen to pass by Singapore’s Domain registration organization SGNIC who is part of IDA(Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore) in Singapore. In short it is the people who manage all domain names ending with “.sg”, “.com.sg” and others ending with “.sg” and make sure that domain names are managed for whoever have an interest in registering a domain name representing Singapore.

So I went to their website to see what possible names that I could register that had any relation to my sexuality eh and food.

Well, what happen yesterday was that I got invited to a lesbian dinner event, and it ended up being so fun and interesting that I wanted to bring that idea with me back to Singapore.

The whole idea – or event – is that for you to become a member of the Lesbian Dinner Group, then you need to either get invited to a dinner by an existing member, or sign up by SMS and then host a dinner at a date of your choice and with a dish (or string of) that you believe that you can do. Members of the group can then sign up and get to join your marvelous culinary wonder and get to meet each other at your place as well.

It also got great dating potentials, without feeling like a date (to begin with).

As a guest you can choose to help out in the kitchen. Arrive later and help with the table and service, or arrive on time and then pay a little more than the others who helped out. It is all up to you, with (almost) no group pressure. The only rule there is, is that when you have signed up, then you pay if you don’t show up or find a substitute for you.

I decided to help out with the dinner. Not that I could do much, I knew how to chop vegetables, but didn’t know much about the dish itself, so I could only help out with what I could – and get to know the other women / girls / ladies / whatever, at the same time.

To me personally, I prefer to arrive early if I don’t know anyone, and try to help out with what there is to help out with so I get to know at least some of the other guests before everyone arrives. To me it is also fun to help out with the food and preparations.

Marvelous idea and loved it so much, that I thought that this could be a great, fun, cozy idea to bring back to Singapore. I mean what scary could there be to host a dinner for hungry eyed lesbians who expect nothing less than a wonder?

So with this in mind I went to SGNIC to see what domain names was available because I thought that it would be better to create a simple website for like minded to know about this event, instead of working with an SMS system like the one here. I could of course just have made an Facebook page, and guess that would have been much easier, but I really dislike Facebook.

Initially I began to search for domains that could hint at lesbian dinners and then got curious if the domain “lesbian.sg” was taken and what it was used for? But to my surprise the SGNIC website stated that it was on the reserved list. Meaning that the domain name could not be registered by anyone because it was a banned word.

My surprise only got greater when I then could see that it was possible to register gay.sg and that someone already have done so. It made me wonder what is so scary about lesbians in Singapore compared to gay men?? Are we really that scary??

What do you think?

Would it work out in Singapore?

Would you like to join a blind dinner date with hungry, starved lady loving women?

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