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    Re: The selection of the .eu TLD Registry
    by yggdrazil on Tuesday October 08 2002, @04:56AM (#9632)
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    EEA != European Environment Agency

    EEA == European Economic Area, which is the 15 EU member states plus the three EFTA states Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, which together form the internal market.
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    Re: The selection of the .eu TLD Registry
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Tuesday October 08 2002, @05:12AM (#9635)
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    What marketing droid came up with this?:
    Hence, the Commission has set a high passing mark in its efforts to establish a reliable, effective .eu in order to arouse consumer interest in the new ccTLD. In fact, the present challenge is to convince companies that a shorter, regional-specific domain name extension is far more valuable for branding targets than longer gTLDs (.com, .org, . net, .biz, .info, .net, etc).
    And when? The EC made a similar statement over a year ago. Away back in the 20th century some people actually believed this stuff, but I suspect .eu, if it ever does get going, will be about as successful as .biz or .info, which is to say, not very. -g

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    Re: .EU?
    by yggdrazil on Tuesday October 08 2002, @04:53AM (#9631)
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    In some aspects, the EU is a sort of a country. It has its own currency. Citizenship. Parliament. Courts, which have power over national courts. There is free movement within its borders, much more so inside the EU/EEA countries that make up the Schengen area. The EU is getting its own military forces, like the eurocorps and european rapid reaction force. The Eu tries to coordinate its foreign policy and monetary policy (eurozone countries).

    What you americans learnt in high school on how Europe works politically is most probably obsolete now. The EU internal market is quickly becoming the world's biggest/second biggest market. 18 countries now, with 10 more coming real soon now.

    With respect to RFC 1591, "EU" is a reserved countrycode on the ISO-3166 countrycode list. Which is what is needed to get a ccTLD.
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    Re: The selection of the .eu TLD Registry
    by yggdrazil on Tuesday October 08 2002, @10:15PM (#9669)
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    That may happen only after these countries has ceased to be souvereign countries, and are stricken from the ISO-3166 list.

    Which is unlikely to happen for the next 30-50-100 years.
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    Re: .EU?
    by philipperodhain on Sunday October 13 2002, @01:56PM (#9724)
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    You should look into RFC 1591, which defines the dot eu as a reserved countrycode on the ISO-3166 ccTDL.

    Anyway, thank you for contributing to this debate.

    Philippe Rodhain

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