[ALAC] .post Agreement Amendment Request

Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond ocl at gih.com
Wed Apr 11 00:01:57 UTC 2012

On 10/04/2012 23:43, Alan Greenberg wrote :
> The current restriction is for ALL TLDs in the list, both cc and 
> generic. The requested change eliminates the entire restriction. See 
> http://www.icann.org/en/about/agreements/registries/mobi/proposed-post-amendment-07dec11-en.pdf.
> I do note that the current restriction DOES allow them to use the two 
> letter ccTLDs at the second level WITH THE PERMISSION OF THE RELEVANT 
> GOVERNMENT. The change would eliminate the need to ask the government 
> (for the ccTLDs). I presume if this was a perceived to be a problem, 
> the GAC would weigh in on it.

Although not with any specific knowledge, this of course would apply to
any domains which were registered after ICANN's birth.
I don't recall UK.COM, for example, to have had to ask anyone at the
time it was created, circa 1996. I can recall many other 2-letter 2nd
level domain names pre-dating ICANN that would clash with ccTLDs -- some
also causing problems at the time due to the bidirectional nature of
addresses at some point. (yes, parsing was done in the 2 directions)

But then everything in the UK is done differently, starting with a ccTLD
that's not an ISO3166 country code. :-)
Kind regards,


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