.GP, .TM, .TV and .MQ to be Removed ?
Richard J. Sexton
Sat Sep 12 20:49:11 CEST 1998
At 01:34 PM 9/12/98 -0500, Jim Fleming wrote: >It appears that the "country" of France, wants the >TLDs .GP and .MQ. Why were they delegated by >the IANA to people that were not "authorized" ? >This seems counter to what has been reported >in these forums. > >@@@@ http://www.gtld-mou.org/pab/mail-archive/00298.html > >"Lastly, it is necessary to end rapidly the exploitation, by private >operators >having received no mandate from the French authorities, of the management >of top level domains corresponding to French overseas departments >(.gp for Guadeloupe, .mq for Martinique,...). IANA effectively considers >that >these are "national" domains. The French government must therefore >request IANA to refuse to recognize these operators or to allocate them >IP addresses." Hmm. Operationally this presents a bit of a problem. I'm not sure people who have names under .gp want names unde .co.gp.fr. Perhaps what the .gp operator should do is deploy the ISO3 code for Guadaloupe and let people decide which they prefer. I also note that Jon Postel wants to see .TV and .TM removed from the root zone, but NSI/NSF prevented that. Perhaps the other RSCs around the world should honor the IANA request. I'd be particularly interested in knowing the WWTLD's position on this. Do we follow IANA directive and remove .TV, .TM or do we go with NSI polict and leave them there. I'd really like an answer to the latter question, or just feedback and comments. -- "I think it is important to understand that distribution of authority is better than dictatorship, and that the governance of TLDs and domains in general should be distributed rather than centralized." - Paul Mockapetris -------- Logged at Mon Sep 14 11:21:24 MET DST 1998 ---------
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