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Re: [ga] nTLD going gTLD

At 15:47 04.01.00 -0500, vany@sdnp.org.pa wrote:

>It is not fair, for example, that .MD ccTLD is being used, sold,
>promoted and marketed, as gTLD for Medics and proffesional of medicine,
>when this one in fact is a ccTLD, even when also is used for people
>in Moldova to identify themselves as Moldovians in Internet.

I think the relevant salesman operates with the agreement of the Moldovan 
You will note that the .tm domain is no longer available for free 
registration - the government of Turkmenistan took offense at some of the 
registered sites, and reasserted sovereignity.

>The Panama Canal have been returned to Panama some days ago, after 20
>years since the sign of Torrijos-Carter treaty.
>Is necessary a treaty to return the ccTLDs that are managed
>(adminsitratively and/or technically) outside the country which it
>belongs?  Don't you think that ccTLDs should be a National Patrimony and
>as such, should belong to the people of such country?

Indeed. But I think it is a matter for those people (and their 
representtatives) to decide how it is going to be managed, not for us.
Or, indeed, ICANN.

When I noted to Jon Postel that a week after Zaire was renamed Democratic 
Congo, with country code CD, jazz.cd, rock.cd and classic.cd were 
registered, his response was "don't you think they need the money?".

Perhaps they should be the ones to decide that.

Harald Tveit Alvestrand, EDB Maxware, Norway