.bv ccTLD

It appears that Jay R. Ashworth <jra@baylink.com> said:

Well, sure, but with the copper deposit measured in double-digit billions,
it seems sane to assume they've got a plan there...

It's been 30 years. We can hope but I wouldn't hold my breath.

Though given .TV's benefits to Tuvalu, and the number of Scandahoovian

You misspelled Dutch.

businesses that are BVs...

Quite a while ago I met a guy at an ICANN meeting who'd made a deal with
American Samoa to sell .AS domains since AS is the corporate abbreviation in
several European countries. It went nowhere, the Samoans took it back.

R's,
John

>
> I think pretty much all codes ending in an X is because there were no
> better ones available. (I am not certain on this part though)

I don’t think the Mexicans would agree :slight_smile:

Oh oops, not sure how I forgot about that one, I just thought about
ax, cx, and sx.

.bx (Benelux) is reserved only, but it is another counter-example.

I am really nitpicking here but I believe BX is one of the cases of
not being a ccTLD but just ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code for some other
reason (seemingly for trademark/IP reasons in this case).

-Cynthia

It does seem like the rest of the story to me.
If the government said no, then that is pretty much it, that is the
end of the story regardless of what reason given. (Assuming that it
was done correctly and that laws regarding it don't change that is)

-Cynthia

"John Levine" writes:

> It appears that Jay R. Ashworth <jra@baylink.com> said:
> >Well, sure, but with the copper deposit measured in double-digit billions,
> >it seems sane to assume they've got a plan there...
>
> It's been 30 years. We can hope but I wouldn't hold my breath.
>
> >Though given .TV's benefits to Tuvalu, and the number of Scandahoovian
>
> You misspelled Dutch.
>
> >businesses that are BVs...
>
> Quite a while ago I met a guy at an ICANN meeting who'd made a deal with
> American Samoa to sell .AS domains since AS is the corporate abbreviation in
> several European countries. It went nowhere, the Samoans took it back.

Similar ideas where held for MD and TM but didn'y seem to work
out. Furthermore, an indepent Bougainville mighs change the name
to something else (as Zimbabwe did).

  jaap

this is not unusual: .tp became one of the shortest-lived cctlds, and was dropped in favour of .tl. Apparently, there are two hard problems facing newly-create states: cash invalidation and naming things.

Nick

On reflection, I don't think .inc has played all that well either.

As for the name, though, my understanding was that it's not *presently*
Bougainville; it's still PNG. That was the name the prospective government
had chosen to use.

Clearly I have learned my lesson this week about researching. :-}

Cheers,
-- jra

It appears that Jay R. Ashworth <jra@baylink.com> said:

From: "Jaap Akkerhuis" <jaap@NLnetLabs.nl>

Similar ideas where held for MD and TM but didn'y seem to work
out. Furthermore, an indepent Bougainville mighs change the name
to something else (as Zimbabwe did).

On reflection, I don't think .inc has played all that well either.

From ICANN's recent round of new domains:

22793 .llc
114209 .ltd
3924 .inc
23812 .gmbh

The larger number in .ltd and .gmbh and .llc is likely because they
don't check that you are actually incorporated and the price is about $25 or
$50.

For .inc they don't check either but the price is more like $2000.

They're all pretty lame compared to .biz with 1.4 million, or .com with 158 million.

R's,
John

a message of 121 lines which said:

Oh dear. They actually gave them .SS?

It's an european reference. For the local people, this 2-letters code
probably means nothing special, it is not their history.

(I assume that the there is a discussion with the local government
before assigning them a code.)

Dear NANOGers,
Hope this email finds you in good health.
Please find my comment below, inline…

[…]

Quite a while ago I met a guy at an ICANN meeting who’d made a deal with
American Samoa to sell .AS domains since AS is the corporate abbreviation in
several European countries. It went nowhere, the Samoans took it back.

Similar ideas where held for MD and TM but didn’y seem to work
out. Furthermore, an indepent Bougainville mighs change the name
to something else (as Zimbabwe did).

Hi Jaap,

Thanks for your email, brother.
It’s, imho, exactly the right compromise to do.

…still available ISO 3166-1 Alpha-2 codes: bc, bk, bp
and: vb

All those names are not yet delegated zones within
the DNS; therefore they are all available to be used
as ccTLD: .bc ? .bk ? .bp ? .vb ?
…bougainvilleans [1] should just pick one to start
the processes of securing both Alpha-2 & ccTLD.

I’m an American, yet I know full well what SS meant in the 1940s, which is what I presume is alluded to here.

I think it is safe to say that WWII is the history of people well beyond just Europe.

Owen

There are going to be negative connotations to many two-letter combinations. Many of these will vary depending on the language of the person observing them. Likewise there are going to coexist non-negative connotations.

For example, the US Secret Service is also commonly abbreviated SS.

https://abbreviations.woxikon.com/en/ss