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    Is .su Doomed? (And - ha! - will there be any public debate?) | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 21 comments | Search Discussion
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    Re: Current IANA Practice
    by michael (froomkin@lawUNSPAM.tm) on Monday October 21 2002, @03:43AM (#9783)
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    Yes indeed, that's what I meant when I said "Certainly, that's what ICANN has done when a country changes its name." But the soviet union didn't exactly change its name -- it broke up. And it isn't asking for the change. And I think (please correct me if I'm wrong) the installed base is also larger than any previous name 'change'. And there's no obvious place for the existing registrants to go; there's certainly no virgin ccTLD being created to which they could all now migrate.

    So I think the basic questions are on the table. That doesn't mean I am certain what the right answer is. It does mean I think they should be debated in public -- and see no sign that they will be.

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    Re: Current IANA Practice
    by michael (froomkin@lawUNSPAM.tm) on Monday October 21 2002, @04:24AM (#9786)
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    Don't those other ccTLDs to which you refer already exist? I know, for example, that .ru for Russia and .ua for Ukraine exist...and of course .tm for Turkmenistan. Thus, I assumed that there's a serious issue as to whether a registrant of example.su could get example.whatever since that might already be taken. Is that a mistaken assumption? If not, won't the changeover now be anything but smooth? In other words, it's not like the cases where there's a country name change and the creation of a new, emptly, namespace to replace the old one.
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