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    When does North America get its own regional TLD?
    by dmehus on Thursday May 22 2003, @08:35AM (#11708)
    User #3626 Info | http://doug.mehus.info/
    I don't have any objections to .eu, per se. However, since the European Commission is technically not a country, .eu is thus not a country-code Top Level Domain ("ccTLD"). Therefore, by definition, .eu is a regional TLD ("rTLD"). With this in mind, when does North America, or all of the other continents for that matter, get its own rTLD?

    Some food for thought.

    Doug Mehus http://doug.mehus.info/ [mehus.info]
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    Will .eu appear first in competing roots?
    by KarlAuerbach on Thursday May 22 2003, @09:58AM (#11710)
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    Unless .eu appears on the proper ISO list at the right time, ICANN is going to have to do some rule twisting to deal with .eu (that is, unless the US Dept of Commerce acts as if it were the US Dept of State and uses its power to dictate .eu into [or out of] existance.)

    The competing root community isn't so constrained, it can fire up .eu within minutes of the .eu folks announcing the names and IP addresses of their own name servers.
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    why to complain?
    by filo on Monday May 26 2003, @04:48AM (#11752)
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    I don't really see the point in complaning that .eu should allow also .nato etc. as argued earlier...

    I rather see much more to worry about a couple of different issues..
    First, the contract the EU will have to sign with ICANN... will WE have to pay taxes in order for EURid to pay ICANN's fees???
    Second, the "founders" of the new registry. Just take the .it registry, for instance...
    It is currently in deep troubles:

    1. the ministry of education&research plans to reform it (to better control it?), but meanwhile everything is stuck, since the office has no president anymore
    2. there is an ongoing war within the .it NIC, that is split into registry and rulemaking body
    3. the ministry for communication is preparing a new "foundation" to manage the .it registry (with the board members appointed by the goverment)

    Please, don't say "It's Italy" ;)
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