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    A simple rule for ccTLDs
    by KarlAuerbach on Tuesday May 04 2004, @11:25PM (#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 Anonymous on Wednesday May 05 2004, @01:26AM (#13484)
    Well, this is a rather unusual geopolitical configuration. The European Union exercises many of the functions that a national governments normally would do. While other functions are exercised by the member states government.

    The EU has an internal market, common law i many areas, common court, common external borders, common currency, parliament, etc. In many respects it is a country, in other respects it's not. The EU now consists of 450 million people.

    Not many other - if any - geopolitical areas are in the same situation. So relax, Karl. Come to eastern central Europe to celebrate the latest EU enlargement instead.
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    Re:A simple rule for ccTLDs
    by michael (froomkin@lawUNSPAM.tm) on Wednesday May 05 2004, @05:25AM (#13487)
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    Why have this rule? The more the better, I'd say.
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    .IO = Indian Ocean ? .LA = Los Angeles ? .TV ?
    by Anonymous on Wednesday May 05 2004, @05:45AM (#13490)
    .IO = Indian Ocean ? .LA = Los Angeles ?

    What is a ccTLD ?
    Can you define it ?
    Is it a 2-letter TLD that has no market potential ?

    Is .TV a ccTLD ? [owned by Verisign]

    Note, .TV has wild-card names.


    http://www.thisisalongtvname.TV
    [thisisalongtvname.tv]
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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, @07:44AM (#13520)
    User #581 Info | http://domaine.blogspot.com/
    Karl,
    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, @12:04PM (#13521)
    User #3427 Info
    Couldn't the same be said of .us and .gov?
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    Re:A simple rule for ccTLDs
    by Anonymous on Friday May 07 2004, @09:52AM (#13527)
    Karl Auerbach wrote: "No two ccTLDs may cover, in full or in part, the same geographic area."

    Then, according to the very ISO3166-1, exit .TW and .HK (part of China now), exit .GG, .JE, .IM and .UK (part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), and so on.

    Why not exit all ccTLD related to territories? I am sure ICANN would approve - the masquerade ccNSO with European region composed of Cayman Islands and Gibraltar would immediately wanish ... (sorry .KY and .GI).

    Did you note that such a rule is against the very wisedom of Internet stability and implies the geopolitics must be dependant on IANA rules?

    The funny thing with our brilliant US friends is they get mad at the very idea the EU may exist and does exist.
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