Two letters are insufficient for future LOGICAL expansion of country codes.
(For example, it makes no sense for .gq to be Equatorial Guninea's CC-TLD which should
be .gueq instead.)
All two-letter CC-TLD's should
be changed to three or four letters.
Then .sm, .tm, .am, .fm, .tv should be opened
for G-TLD use (service marks, trademarks, AM radio, FM radio, television).
For a transition period, all links to current CC-TLD's would
be automatically forwarded to new CC-TLD's.
Just like with changes in telephone
country code or area codes.
Great Britain just completed a huge revision in its
telephone number system. Several U.S. territories in the Pacific changed their
country codes to 1 (the North American country code). The Carribean islands
changed their area codes (from 809).
A phase-in would reduce the expense and confusion
of such change. Both codes would be equally valid for a time period so that
new paperwork and signs would state the new codes and old paperwork would not be
If all CC-TLD's were changed to more than two letters, then contacts
could learn of such wholesale changes from their own ISP company.
After the phase-in
period ends, then a standard error message would direct users to replace the old
code with the new code (for example, replace ".co.uk" with ".com.brit").
I think the North American area codes should be changed so that numerically sequential
codes are geographically near each. (For example, area codes 320 through 329
could be Los Angeles County, California.) After all, that's how telephone country
codes are. European codes start with digits 30 through 49 as first two digits.
South American codes start with 50 through 59 as first two digits.
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