Slicing the internet



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Posted by: stak
Posted on: 2007-11-26 20:35:46

An article at Ars about the proposed new .lat TLD. My first reaction was that it was pretty ridiculous. My second reaction was that it's no more ridiculous than having TLDs by country.

Political boundaries are really just as arbitrary as anything else, so I guess slicing up the Internet by other criteria makes just as much sense. I am kind of curious about who's going to be in charge of administering the new TLDs. Countries usually have a single obvious administrative body (the government), which isn't the case for things like ethnic communities. Arbitrarily appointing some individual or group to administer the domain is probably going to anger other individuals or groups within the community.

Posted by rohan at 2007-12-03 15:46:33
This will be bad for all the countries who sell their domains because they look like words, like .tv and .to.

even the country ones are a bit ridiculous. every little island owned by queen elizabeth gets its own domain because they're supposedly not part of the UK.
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Posted by varun at 2007-12-03 16:51:16
I for one would love to get sp.lat.
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