[dns-wg] retiring old ccTLDs
Edward Lewis Ed.Lewis at neustar.biz
Tue Oct 31 14:28:29 CET 2006
At 12:27 +0000 10/31/06, Max Tulyev wrote: >Edward Lewis wrote: >> I think there is a reason to retire ccTLDs. Perhaps it is not >> technical, but, if the ccTLDs are granted according to ISO3166, then >> straying from ISO3166 as it retires country codes means that IANA would >> have to have a policy and process for determining when to stray. I >> think we are protected from having to deal with politics if we have a >> strict policy of following ISO3166 (plus whatever exceptions we've >> already grandfathered-in). > >I think we should also take a look at each of that domain individually. >Is it usable? Is it grows? Does the community need it? > >For example, SU grows fast (even it costs $100 per year now), need by >community and usable because of many people associate themselves with >ex-USSR, and many companies working in ex-USSR market. So this community >need it, as like as European people need EU domain (that also not in >ISO3166). > >(of course, I'm protecting my cool e-mail too ;) ) The dotSU domain was the first time I was aware of the issue - when someone tried to register a name server with a ".su" domain name. I don't have a particular opinion on whether old ccTLDs are to be shut down or not be shut down based on ISO3166 membership. But IANA has a choice - blindly/faithfully follow that list and abide by the policies governing it or use that list as a guideline and put in place policies and processes for deviation. There are other imaginative solutions - but that's for an IANA forum to discuss. When I said "I think there is a reason" it's because I wouldn't want to be involved in the set up of policies and processes for this. If others want to, that's fine by me. ;) -- -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Edward Lewis +1-571-434-5468 NeuStar Secrets of Success #107: Why arrive at 7am for the good parking space? Come in at 11am while the early birds drive out to lunch.
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