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    Re: WHOIS .ac, and why do they have a problem with
    by Robert_Burbidge on Monday August 12 2002, @11:15PM (#8465)
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    Just a quick thought, but the description given for ".ac" would actually match the purpose of the second level ".ac.uk" domain....

    ic.ac.uk is Imperial College, London.
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    Re: WHOIS .ac, and why do they have a problem with by Robert_Burbidge
    Re: WHOIS .ac, and why do they have a problem with
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Tuesday August 13 2002, @08:32AM (#8467)
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    So it is. It resolves. Interestingly, Nominet, the administrator for .uk, lists only:

    .co.uk for commercial enterprises
    .org.uk for non-commercial organisations
    .plc.uk and .ltd.uk for registered company names only
    .net.uk for Internet Service Providers
    .sch.uk for schools

    in their guide (they have since added their approximate version of .name: .me.uk). I wonder if ac.uk may have been set up in advance of Nominet's takeover of .uk and left in as a legacy for existing user(s) only. Perhaps someone could pass on if sch.uk is much used in the UK.

    And, given how much importance is shown that a contact for a ccTLD be resident in that country, as I have already pointed out, and as yesterday's IANA redelegation of .mw (Malawi, in Southern Africa) repeatedly claims is important, how is it that Paul Kane is the only contact for .ac? Paul Kane is also at least the technical contact for .io (British Indian Ocean Territory, the administrative contact gives no name but does give a telephone number which does point to the island Diego Garcia, administrated as part of the BIOT, another stone boat?). Also interesting is that there is some question who might be considered a citizen there, but I very much doubt Paul Kane fits that description either. -g

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