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    A simple rule for ccTLDs
    by KarlAuerbach on Tuesday May 04 2004, @10:25PM (#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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    .EU slips in while no one is watching
    by Anonymous on Wednesday May 05 2004, @05:38AM (#13492)
    What is really going on is that the 2-letter TLD .EU is being slipped into the root-zone while no one is watching, or better yet, while people are being distracted with policy .BS

    Note, there is no discussion about the load on the root servers. What root servers ? Those are now being any-casted to a point where they do not exist. Home DSL users now see the "root servers" as local servers on their edge appliance.

    The ICANN Board will of course rubber-stamp any .EU papers that are put before them in a Jones Day. The approval will take a New York Minute.
    Entry into the root zone will take some grea$e applied to the right gear$.
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    .EU is Paul Twomey's Next Executive Position
    by Anonymous on Wednesday May 05 2004, @06:08AM (#13494)
    .EU is Paul Twomey's Next Executive Position

    People are forgetting that a policy puppet like Paul Twomey will be using his current position to locate his next gig. .EU is a likely direction, or the .UN. .EU will be used as a "model TLD" just like Jon Postel used (and abused) the .US TLD for his own personal games.

    Twomey, working thru his new puppet show in Brussels, will be able to work at arm's-length and shape the .EU TLD with all sorts of policies that he will then be able to go and make money enforcing. The .EU tax payers will fund his lifestyle in the manner in which he has become accustomed, with some large increases of course.

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    Dot EU should be a subdomain under .INT (.eu.int)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday May 05 2004, @07:03AM (#13495)
    This has been a no-brainer since the inception of the EU.


    Here is some support comment
  • .EU.INT already exists.
  • It is delegated to the commission.
  • The use of .EU.INT conforms to the 'International Organization' (which by the way is the exact charter of the .INT RsTLD.)
  • Because the EU is an international organization, using .EU.INT removes the argument over the integrity of the individual ccTLDs.

  • And the best news is that it could be available immediately with minimal effort.

    This seems more like an ego thing to get .eu introduced into the root as opposed to doing what is appropriate and currently available.

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