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Re: [wg-c] Commission Working paper on the creation of .EU
There is a differance between a _proposed_ authoritive text and an
existing policy. The proposed text is not (and may not become) policy.
What I stated was the policy as it stands today.
On Thu, 3 Feb 2000, Eric Brunner wrote:
> [Going over the daily limit, but stopping here for the day]
> My query has to do with the authoritative source for the asserted policy
> that two octet length TLDs in the IN class consisting of letters are
> reserved, and to whom.
> In the early versions of draft-ietf-dnsind-iana-dns-0?.txt we (Eastlake,
> Manning and Brunner) wrote:
> version -00
> All two octet length TLDs in the IN class consisting of letters are
> reserved for assignment to territories. Those (1) allocated by [ISO
> 3166] and (2) allocated by the Universal Postal Union [UPU] and
> reserved in [ISO 3166] even though not formally assigned by [ISO
> 3166] (e.g., a few British Channel Islands), are assigned as so
> allocated by the generally recognized acting government of the area
> associated with the "country code" or on a first come first served
> basis to a designated registry if there is no such government or the
> government has not exercised control.
> Country codes consisting of a letter and a digit or two digits are
> not currently used by [ISO 3166] or the [UPU]. However, to permit
> possible expansion of the two octet country codes, they are reserved
> for future allocation as described in the previous paragraph.
> version -01
> Two octet length ASCII label TLDs in the Internet CLASS consisting of
> letters are for assignment to geo-political territories. Those (1)
> allocated by [ISO 3166] and (2) allocated by the Universal Postal
> Union [UPU] and reserved in [ISO 3166] even though not formally
> assigned by [ISO 3166], are assigned as so allocated. Two letter
> codes reserved by [ISO 3166] for local use or the like are also
> reserved as TLDs as are two letter TLDs not yet allocated or reserved
> by [ISO 3166] or the [UPU]. A generally recognized acting government
> of the territory associated with a "country code" has priority to act
> as or designate the registrar for such TLDs.
> By version -03 we'd removed all reference to 3166. Now as the authors of
> the proposed authoritative text on the Domain Name System (DNS) IANA
> considerations, relative to the two-octet ASCII labels, I'm really very
> curious where the assertion you made finds its authoritative reference.