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Uncool Gov URI's

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 10:45:02 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <566274.12986.qm@web112610.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
To: "W3C eGov Interest Group \(All\)" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
A recent contest involving Google's Chrome OS featured a contest which involved recognition of the "Google URL Shortener" at http://goo.gl/

The "only" problems are that this convention conflicts with both the IANA Root Zone [1] and ISO 3166-1 [2].

This highlights the problem of "hand offs" between Central Governments and Local Governments.  In this case, the Kingdom of Denmark (an EU Member), has lost a measure of control of a subdivision (Greenland) in Cyberspace.


[1] http://www.iana.org/domains/root/db/gl.html
[2] http://www.iso.org/iso/iso-3166-1_decoding_table

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