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||Thu, June 14, 2001 at 2:57 AM GMT
||Microsoft Internet Explorer V5.5 using Windows NT 4.0
||CCTLD's are TOO SHORT. Here's why!
Two-letter CCTLD's are limited to 676 (26x26) countries and territories [including
nonsensical abbreviations]. Add 260 for CCTLD's ending in a single digit [rather
than a letter]. The limit is still 936. What happens when the total number
of internet-enabled countries and territories exceed 936?|
Four-letter codes [with
some three-letter exceptions such as .usa, .mex, .can] will resolve that problem
If .brit were mapped onto .uk [and .can mapped onto .ca], etcetera, than
companies could continue to use the current CCTLD's, or the new CCTLD's, or both
CCTLD's in their marketing. By attrition and market preference, the new CCTLD's
would be used more [over time] and the old CCTLD's would be used less over time [and
eventually fade away].