Your anology mystefies me. When my lease expires and the landlord rents to someone else, I have to go becaue we can't both occupy the same space. That's clearly not the case here. There's room in the root for .su. By your logic, therefore, we should keep .su as it's not in anyone's way. |
I think the heart of your objection is semantic. And I don't mean that negatively -- I would imagine many people feel that way, and I can sort of see the point. The idea is that .su today may mean something somewhat different to some people than it once did and that the new meaning is either bad or empty -- but why exactly should that be? Why should .su "mean" anything? It's just a shorthand, not a physical address. I have law.tm but I don't live there. Domain names are only for ease of access, and often don't in fact have much semantic content, if any. And, even if .su does "mean" something, why has that "meaning" been snuffed out just because the Soviet Union is history?
So to me this is a different, and ultimately less persuasive, line of argument than the meaty ones appearing elsewhere on this page about how hard it may be to administer .su fairly, or at all, in the future. But again, isn't the real issue what the people in the former soviet union think?