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Support: You get error "You have selected a word or phrase that is not allowed" when creating a hosted service

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  • Problem:  You get error 'You have selected a word or phrase that is not allowed' when creating a hosted service on Windows Azure portal.

     

    Symptoms:  You create a hosted service name and check name availability. You get the error 'You have selected a word or phrase that is not allowed'.

     

    Resolution Steps:

    Windows Azure has a list of offensive, abusive and trademarked names/phrases which are not allowed within the *.cloudapp.net domain. Besides all known curse words in all languages, it also contains common abusive phishing terms, such as "bid", "bank", "award", etc.  Customers cannot create domain names which contain these terms.

     

    Suggestion for the customer is to create a different name, then create their own top-level DNS name which they CNAME redirect to their newly created subdomain within cloudapp.net. For example, you can create myservice.cloudapp.net and create a CNAME www.mybank.com to the myservice.cloudapp.net name.

     

    This behavior / restriction is by design. It is unlikely that Windows Azure will relax the validation rules to allow common phishing terms.


    Windows Azure Platform Support persona
    Monday, November 22, 2010 7:50 PM
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  • Hi There,

    Where can I find the list of keywords which are restricted/not allowed?


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    Dattatrey Sindol (Datta)


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    Tuesday, December 11, 2012 7:17 AM