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    by yojimbo on Wednesday January 14 2004, @02:39PM (#12850)
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    You mentioned .gg for Guernsey, but neglected .je for Jersey (These are the Channel Islands, separate British Crown Dependanices with self-government)

    These codes were taken from (iirc) international postal codes, because these countries do not have an iso assigned code - the relevant government departments have been trying to get an iso code, but it's a multi-year process.

    Jon Postel agreed to create these zones, but didn't update any policy document to allow other countries in the same situation to use a similar method. My arguments at the time were that these countries should belong to .gb, as their correct legal status placed them in "Great Britain", but not in "United Kingdom".

    However, the existing registrars had made their arguments directly to JP, and ignored the countries governments and Internet users. In their favour, however, I understand that they have managed the domains responsibly.
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