[At-Large] BBC News: .wales and .cymru internet domain names find support

Karl Auerbach karl at cavebear.com
Thu Nov 10 20:42:04 UTC 2011

Be wary ... There is a similarity between the relationship of Wales (or
Scotland, etc) to the UK as there is in the relationship of California
(or Texas, etc) to the United States.

The argument that supports a TLD for Wales would also argue for a TLD
for California.

And the same would hold for any division of any federalized national
structure with a two-tier division of sovereignty.

Before advocating these kinds of things it would be wise to come up with
some sort of principle that could be used to separate those cases that
one would accept and ones that one would reject.

For instance, should there be a TLD for Aquitaine?  (Probably not, but
we do already have one for Catalonia.)

Without an articulation of broadly accepted principles to guide the
choices this process will end up in chaos.


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