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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: Is .su Doomed? (And - ha! - will there be any
    by Anonymous on Sunday October 20 2002, @02:02PM (#9779)
    ICANN is treading on thin historical ice - A couple of blokes, one French and one German, tried to revoke the Russian and Soviet Union (su) name in 1812 and 1941. They found it a bit harder than anticipated.

    Isn't it just like ICANN to try to walk in the steps of Napolean and that other guy.
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    Current IANA Practice
    by lextext on Sunday October 20 2002, @03:47PM (#9780)
    User #6 Info | http://www.lextext.com
    This may provide some guide on current IANA practice:

    "When an alpha-2 code for a country is changed on the ISO 3166-1 list, the IANA's historical practice has been to set up a top-level domain with the new code and to delegate it to the same manager as the existing top-level domain, with the expectation that a transition will occur and that the deprecated top-level domain will be deleted once the migration is completed."

    http://www.iana.org/reports/zr-report-20jun01.htm

    -- Bret

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    Re: Is .su Doomed? (And - ha! - will there be any
    by Anonymous on Monday October 21 2002, @03:52AM (#9784)
    If .su were to be retained - who is accountable for it? At least existing countries have a government who holds overall responsibility for their country code. The Soviet Union doesn't exist, so should the old registry have carte-blanche to do whatever they like with no oversight?
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    Re: Is .su Doomed? (And - ha! - will there be any
    by Anonymous on Monday October 21 2002, @06:01AM (#9788)
    Country no longer in existance? Delete that ccTLD form the root, period. No country, no country-code. Perfect clarity here. It's a non-issue. ccTLDs were designated for business and citizens of a perticular country. Citizens and businesses cannot exist in a country that does not exist.

    If the USA is swallowed up by a flood tomorrow, it would be silly to continue the .US domain.
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    Re: Is .su Doomed? (And - ha! - will there be any
    by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Monday October 21 2002, @06:54AM (#9790)
    User #3240 Info | http://www.icannwatch.org/
    If they're taking .su off because it's no longer on the country code list, yet remains on the reserved list, what does that say about .eu, which is also not on the country code list, yet remains on the reserved list.

    Hypocritical? ICANN?

    ++Peter
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