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

Carlton Samuels carlton.samuels at gmail.com
Thu Nov 10 21:51:05 UTC 2011

+1 to Karl. .... we do have some of those 'broad principles' on the road.
What might be shaping up here is the convergence - of a kind - between the
notion of a ccTLD and the efficacy of geographic names in a gTLD setting.
 We're seeing a manifestation of the struggle to have universal acceptance
of those principles. [The issue of colonial territories with designated
ccTLD is part of this as well; think Las Malvinas/Falkland Islands.   Even
if 'new' ones are articulated around this issue, the struggle will

Evan noted that contrary objectives are sometimes responsible for fueling
these arguments, meaning they will remain unencumbered by these 'broad
principles'.  This is a indirect recognition of the politics of things.

Can't escape the politics.  And ICANN - no better or worse than any
institution so situated - will respond to it in some way, shape or form.

- Carlton

Carlton A Samuels
Mobile: 876-818-1799
*Strategy, Planning, Governance, Assessment & Turnaround*

On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 3:42 PM, Karl Auerbach <karl at cavebear.com> wrote:

> 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.
>        --karl--
> _______________________________________________
> At-Large mailing list
> At-Large at atlarge-lists.icann.org
> https://atlarge-lists.icann.org/mailman/listinfo/at-large
> At-Large Official Site: http://atlarge.icann.org

More information about the At-Large mailing list