Re: DNS: defining "official" domains

Re: DNS: defining "official" domains

From: Adam Todd <at§>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 1998 08:55:26 +1000
At 00:51 22/06/98 +1000, you wrote:
>  | People should keep in mind that some
>  | of the 2-letter TLDs were created as a way around the $50 NSI fee.
>This is just as much gibberish as the previous statement.   The country
>domains were *all* created in the mid 80's.  NB: created, not delegated.

Actuall Robert, your totally incorrect.  I think you've been under too much
preasure take a fwe years off.

A number of ccTLDs have been created (note not delegated, created) in the
last 12 months and added to the Legacy Root Zone.

>They were all created at the same time, except the few extra that have been
>added by the ISO people since as part of revisions of 3166.

Hmmm, there is some question about some of the ccTLD's. Last time I check
three of the ccTLDs were actually part of the Australian ISO code, but
somehow managed to have their own.  

When looking at the ISO list, these codes don't exist.

At least not on any copy of ISO 3166 I have been able to obtain.  Mabye the
ISO 3166 V Y2K is yet to be released and some people have advanced

>Back then, no-one was even considering charging for domain names.

Yes, this is true.

>A (small minority) of the more exotic country domains may have been delegated
>as a response to charging, and NSI's policies, (though I wouldn't say as a
>way around the fee).

"response to charging"  you mean as a way to make profit.
Received on Mon Jun 22 1998 - 09:39:40 UTC

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