[NA-Discuss] Statement on Pre-Registration: Draft for discussion

Evan Leibovitch evan at telly.org
Thu Jun 16 05:10:59 UTC 2011

Hi Eric,

On 15 June 2011 19:34, <ebw at abenaki.wabanaki.net> wrote:

> If .nyc is "a bad idea (tm)", what kind of an idea is .quebec?

As an English Canadian I'm wading into dangerous waters with that specific
example but...

.québec to represent a geographical area makes no more sense than .nyc
.québec to represent a distinct culture without finite geographical bounds
but with unique symbols, language, character, and diaspora, shares more in
common with .cat than .nyc and might have a shot at success.

It would not surprise me to find out that English-language content under
.québec would be discouraged. (I already note that there no English-language
content exists at

OTOH, some residents in the geo-political area now known as the province of
Québec -- notably northern aboriginal communities -- have previously
disassociated themselves from this identity.

In other words, I'd say that that particular issue was ... complex. But I
would remain consistent in the opinion that using .québec mainly as a
geographical TLD is pointless, but to serve a cultural *may* have promise.

(It also helps that .québec is an IDN)

- Evan

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