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[stld-rfp-cat] Please Reject .cat!

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  • Subject: [stld-rfp-cat] Please Reject .cat!
  • From: "Cassandra Ortiz" <cass7822@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2004 15:51:21 -0700 (PDT)
  • Sender: owner-stld-rfp-cat@xxxxxxxxx

ICANN has enough issues on its hands without wading into this 
internal Spanish political controversy.  If they give a TLD to 
the Catalan region, where will it stop?  Will each of the three 
linguistic regions of Switzerland be entitled to claim a TLD of 
their own; will Quebec get its own TLD but none of the other 
Canadian provinces since they all share the same language and 
culture, etc., etc.  This is simply a ploy to get an 
endorsement and some credibility for a nationalist movement 
not content to accept the country it is a part of based on 
historical fact.  

To take the example of Yugoslavia, everyone got along very well 
for 45 years following the Second World War, until Germany and 
the other European countries decided to recognise the 
independence of Slovenia, then Croatia, then Bosnia.  If they 
hadn't done that, the world could have been spared the 
bloodshed that has consumed the Balkans for the last 15 years. 
The Catalan region is a part of Spain, full stop.  ICANN, resist
the suggestion to take sides in the break-up of 
another sovereign country!

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