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Username: InternetAdvocate
Date/Time: Mon, September 10, 2001 at 10:22 PM GMT (Mon, September 10, 2001 at 3:22 PM PDT)
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Subject: Garry Anderson's nightmare! ROFLMAOLOL.

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Garry objected to my proposal for logical CCTLD's on the basis of expense.  Now the ISO is forcing a change to Great Britain's CCTLD.

UK, not GB, was the ISO abbreviation CCTLD for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.   Now it's GB.  So all the British websites ending in .uk will be forced to change to .gb at great expense [just like Zaire sites .zr were forced to change to Democratic Congo sites .cd].

So the expense is NOT an excuse to keep CCTLD's two letters [insufficient number of letters for unique sensical abbreviations].

Therefor, let's change every two-letter CCTLD to three letters [to allow for unique sensical abbreviations].  Have a ten-year phase-in where both the two-letter and three-letter CCTLD would point to the exact same namespace.  This would reduce the expense of conversion and increase the logic of the CCTLD's.

 

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