.GP, .TM, .TV and .MQ to be Removed ?
Richard J. Sexton richard at sexton.com
Mon Sep 14 16:41:09 CEST 1998
At 04:03 PM 9/14/98 +0200, Jean-Christophe Praud wrote: >Richard J. Sexton wrote: > >It seems to problem is more in ISO than in DNS... >If France isn't happy with ccCodes, it should probably ask ISO for >changes. If they are accepted, ccTLDs can be updated accordingly. >Then, it will become a DNS issue... > >This situation is common for many countries with oversea territories. I am not sure I agree. The problem seems to be with IANA. Rather that figure out what is a country, IANA uses the ISO3661 list. Problem is,many things on that list are nor countries, so, IANA has to figure out what is a country. For example, what happens if somebody from Metropolitan France asks Jon Postel for the delegation for the .FX TLD. He may say "it's not a country" in which case he is deciding what is and what isn't a country or he may grant it which would certainly be bogus. -- "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 17:41:57 MET DST 1998 ---------
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