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

Tijani BEN JEMAA tijani.benjemaa at planet.tn
Wed Sep 23 21:36:16 UTC 2015

I fully support John Levine opinion.




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[mailto:at-large-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org] De la part de John Levine
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> There are already 3-letter gTLDs that are conflicting with alpha-3 codes.


Whew, I thought I was the only person who noticed that.  COM is the 

Comoros islands, that horse left the barn 30 years ago.


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.



John Levine, john.levine at cauce.org

CAUCE North America


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