[Comments-ccnso-pdp3-retire-cctlds-05may20] Comment for Process to Retire ccTLDs
evgekus at ripn.su
Thu Jul 9 15:23:45 UTC 2020
I would like to speak in support of Dr Clement Genty's comment.
We should not forget that nowadays ccTLDs are more than just a DNS
issue. "Country code Top Level Domain" sounds very technical, but if we
use a synonym - "National Internet domain", it becomes obvious that
we're talking about a bigger thing.
This is a concern that according to the draft of the policy, the
triggering event starts an irreversible process of removal of a ccTLD
from a Root Zone without reviewing the reasons and conditions for
possible preservation of a particular ccTLD.
1) Even after a dissolution of a country, a ccTLD can still be of
commercial, cultural, historical or any other relevance for a broad
2) Stress testing - situation #13. If there is a clear successor state,
as recognized by United Nations, than the government of this state may
show willingness and interest to go on with supporting the ccTLD, which
otherwise could be retired. This is exactly what happened with .SU
Two examples above well demonstrate but do not limit all possible
situations, when a deeper review may be required. It seems there must be
policy, that will allow on certain conditions, to preserve a ccTLD in a
Root Zone after withdrawing a corresponding country code from ISO 3166-1
Russian Institute for Public Networks
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