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Username: InternetAdvocate
Date/Time: Thu, June 28, 2001 at 1:56 AM GMT (Wed, June 27, 2001 at 6:56 PM PDT)
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Subject: WRONG analogy.


> "What would you say, if Switzerland would change its country telephone code from 0041 to 001 and change its area codes and telephone numbers according to the ones used in the U.S.?  It would be impossible to know whom you reach when you dial a U.S. telephone numer from abroad: Either the U.S. person you wanted or the Swiss one with the same number newly introduced.  With two exactly similar telephone numbers (including the same country and area telephone code) you wouldn't know anymore whom you reach.  No one did anything like that before.  You would say that the Swiss must have run crazy, wouldn't you?  But that is exactly what happens in the internet now with the duplication of dot biz."

The .biz is a general TLD, not a ccTLD.

The correct analogy would be if the Swiss duplicated the .us TLD.

The reason that the ITU set 1 as the country code for USA, Canada and most Carribean islands, is because the USA started the telephone system [invented by an American resident, A.G. Bell] and those areas already were using 1 to dial before the area code and number.

Just like the USA invented the internet and the general TLD's.



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