[At-Large] At-Large Use of Country and Territory Names as Top Level Domains

McTim dogwallah at gmail.com
Wed Sep 23 13:08:35 UTC 2015

+1 to Karl and John.

Potential user confusion is not something I am concerned about as much as
censorship and giving governments more sway inside ICANN.  The GAC has
already won far too many concessions OUTSIDE the GNSO policy arena, we
shouldn't give them any more for minor reasons.


"A name indicates what we seek. An address indicates where it is. A route
indicates how we get there."  Jon Postel

On Tue, Sep 22, 2015 at 4:16 PM, Karl Auerbach <karl at cavebear.com> wrote:

> On 09/22/2015 12:39 PM, John Levine wrote:
> Every geographical area that's eligible for a country code has a two
>> letter country code, and lots of existing software has special cases to
>> treat two letter TLDs differently.  (Yes, we know about the IDNs.)
>> There are plenty of two letter codes left, they're not going to run out.
> I can think of no reason to reserve the remaining 3 letter country codes
>> other than as a makework project for bureaucrats with too little to do.
>> Surely we have enough of those already.
> I fully agree with John Levine on this.
>         --karl--
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