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    Country-Code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs) Develop your IQ
    posted by tbyfield on Thursday June 10 2004, @07:54AM

    cedric manara writes "Iraq would like to be present on the Internet, and seeks to manage the Top Level Domain ".iq".



    The Iraqi chairman of the National Communications & Media Commission, Siyamend Othman, wrote in a letter to the I.C.A.N.N. that it would be "an important tangible [sic] and symbolic milestone for this nation, as well as the freedom and hopes of the Iraqi people".
    If you check the WhoIs, it seems that a Texan firm currently "owns" the '.iq' TLD.
    [First posted on my tentative blog]"

     
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    Re:Article on the whole shenanigans
    by jberryhill on Monday June 14 2004, @03:02PM (#13751)
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    The Alanis are not in jail, and have been convicted of nothing. They are charged with knowledge that some PC parts they sent to Malta were later trans-shipped to Syria, but that has not been proven. Likewise, none of the other allegations have been proven either.

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    Re:Article on the whole shenanigans
    by KarlAuerbach on Monday June 14 2004, @04:50PM (#13752)
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    You should address your question to "IANA" not ICANN - the two are separate, ICANN merely gets to do ICANN by virtue of a purchase order from the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration.

    And you should then ask why and how the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (a branch of the US Dept of Commerce) obtained the legal authority to contract-out to have a private company do what amounts to the recognition and un-recognition of who are nation-states.
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