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    A simple rule for ccTLDs
    by KarlAuerbach on Tuesday May 04 2004, @10:25PM (#13483)
    User #3243 Info | http://www.cavebear.com/
    Given that ccTLDs are derived from the concept of territorial sovreignty there ought to be a simple rule for ccTLDs:

    No two ccTLDs may cover, in full or in part, the same geographic area.

    If the European Union wants .eu then all the member nations should cede back their existing ccTLDs. Otherwise it would only be equitable for federated areas, such as Canada, to be granted ccTLDs for their provinces and states.
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    Re:A simple rule for ccTLDs
    by michael (froomkin@lawUNSPAM.tm) on Wednesday May 05 2004, @04:25AM (#13487)
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    Why have this rule? The more the better, I'd say.
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    Re:A simple rule for ccTLDs
    by cedric.manara@edhec. (reversethis-{moc.liamg} {ta} {aranam.cirdec}) on Thursday May 06 2004, @06:44AM (#13520)
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    There are already "violations" of the rule you state. For example, the Reunion Island is part of the French territory (.fr), but has its own ccTLD (.re).
    The registry is the same for both ccTLDs.http://domaine.blogspot.com
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    Re:A simple rule for ccTLDs
    by anotherblackhat on Thursday May 06 2004, @11:04AM (#13521)
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    Couldn't the same be said of .us and .gov?
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    Re:A simple rule for ccTLDs
    by KarlAuerbach on Wednesday May 05 2004, @07:56AM (#13496)
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    Sure, the coalescing of the European Union is an interesting historical process - but it's not the first time that it has occurred. The US did it in 1789. Italy, Germany, Canada (and probably other countries) resulted from aggregates in the mid-late parts of the 19th century. It happened in other times and places under people like Charlemagne and the Caesers. And such a merger, such as the USSR, may form and crumble within the span of a single human lifetime.

    All of that is interesting.

    But it does not answer my question why some regions of the world would be allowed overlapping ccTLDs while the same is denied to other regions.

    It may be good that .eu is added to the root zone. And perhaps .eu is big enough that it justifies unique handling. But ICANN ought to articulate the principles that guide these choices.

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    Re:.IO = Indian Ocean ? .LA = Los Angeles ? .TV ?
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Wednesday May 05 2004, @10:31AM (#13503)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    .LA = Laos .TV = Tuvalu

    If these TLDs are (mis)used by people for other purposes, that has no bearing on their true meaning in the ccTLD system.
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