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Re: ccTLDs (was Re: [wg-c] straw vote -- question one results & call for votes on remaining questions)
I couldn't agree more. The technology is the least of our concerns. The
policy, process, politics and execution absolutely requires our focus
throughout this process.
>==> You have a point about ccTLDs and completely non-transparent
> situation about many of them. This includes not only inaccurate
> information about some Admin Contact (or Technical / Zone Contact).
> Many of this contacts are just nicknames. Some postal addresses
> and provided phone numbers are false (you can end up to discuss
> with an old grand-ma not knowing anything about Internet,
> much less that her phone number is recorded as Admin Contact).
> More, the registry for XX country/territory may be in YY country.
> The legal (legal towards *country* name) situation of some
> ccTLD registries is unknown. If and where some pay corporate
> taxes is a mistery. Under which law some operate is yet another
> mistery. How some get a ccTLD management from IANA is yet
> another well kept secret story.
> The number of added ccTLDs per annum follows.
> YY Nb ccTLDs created Total
> 85 3 3
> 86 7 10
> 87 9 19
> 88 9 28
> 89 8 36
> 90 11 47
> 91 22 69
> 92 17 86
> 93 23 109
> 94 22 131
> 95 29 160
> 96 31 191
> 97 47 238
> 98 2 240
> (240 includes .ZR (Zaire), changing its name to .CD (Congo))
> Elisabeth Porteneuve