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UK Government response to Discussion Paper on Retiring Country Code Top-Level Domains

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  • Subject: UK Government response to Discussion Paper on Retiring Country Code Top-Level Domains
  • From: "Adam Bailin" <Adam.Bailin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2007 15:33:43 +0000

The United Kingdom currently use "UK" as their primary ccTLD but also
make use of "GB". The .GB TLD is used by HM Government for secure
systems. These cannot be turned off. "GB" cannot be removed from the
root as it is being used by the United Kingdom.

The ISO list is specific that some codes are exceptionally reserved.
These officially assigned codes cannot be used by any other country
(and, under the concept of a ccTLD, by definition are not usable by
anyone else), and so, while a ccTLD may not be open to new applications
or registrations, there is no need to remove the delegation from the
assigned code manager.

Adam Bailin
.gov.uk SLD Manager

Adam Bailin
Digital Media
Central Office of Information
Hercules House
Hercules Road
London SE1 7DU
020 7261 8686
.gov.uk domain registration naming@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Guidelines for UK Government Websites webguidelines@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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