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    Re:There's not much to argue
    by vbertola on Sunday March 09 2003, @12:19AM (#11284)
    User #3435 Info | http://bertola.eu.org/
    You seem to miss the point that the issue here (as Karl correctly points out) is not about a two letter string, but about which kind of sovereignty a country has over the Internet. Does that "digital sovereignty" include the "property" of a TLD - possibly identified by the two letter ISO code - or not?

    If not, this means that an independent nation depends on the US government to get its own specific branch of the DNS (Email, WWW...) tree - something that nobody outside the US is ever going to accept, especially in the present international climate.
    --vb. (Vittorio Bertola)
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    Re:There's not much to argue by vbertola
    Re:There's not much to argue
    by RFassett on Sunday March 09 2003, @06:10AM (#11287)
    User #3226 Info | http://www.enum.info
    I get the point...I understand why it is that delegated ccTLD adminstrators have been reluctant to sign a contract with ICANN. And I understand that the country of Niue would have to sign a contract in order to receive delegation of .NIUE.

    So, given that all these extensions exactly matching a country's name are yet to exist, how do they come into existence without a repeat of the ccTLD situation (i.e. not dependent upon a single government)? This can be done. The ISO codes acting as sovereign nation TLD's are a mess, this is a given. The other method does not yet exist and represents the new opportunity. That's my point.
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    "Soverieignty over the Internet"???
    by michael (froomkin@lawUNSPAM.tm) on Sunday March 09 2003, @02:18PM (#11292)
    User #4 Info | http://www.discourse.net/
    A country has no "sovereignty ... over the Internet" because the concept is meaningless. To the extent it has meaning, there is no precedent for it. Countries can regulate their citizens to the extent provided for by local law.
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