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    Re:Shame on the ISO
    by Undecided on Wednesday January 14 2004, @08:33PM (#12853)
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    If ISO causes a conflict by recycling an old abbreviation, then shame on the ISO.

    Like it not, they're the ISO's abbreviations. ISO policies concerning the abbreviations have to represent what's in the best interests of the ISO and its members, not third parties (like IANA, Niue, and domain registrants) who happen to borrow the standard.

    Asserting that the ISO has done something wrong by not letting outside interests hijack its precedures is ridiculous. Respectable standards bodies can't function like that.

    Where is it written that a ccTLD must be tied to a piece of land for it to be valid?

    It's strongly implied by the term "ccTLD", but if you're truly so daft as to need a references, try RFC 1591 [ietf.org] and On IANA's web site [iana.org].

    I doubt any amount of whinging will make the ISO or IANA budge on this one. IANA is going to keep the ccTLD list tied to ISO 3166-1 because its easy (for IANA) and gives all the countries, territories, and odd little islands of the world an equal opportunity for a predictably-named domain.
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