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Re: Uncool Gov URI's

From: Eric Brunner-Williams <ebw@abenaki.wabanaki.net>
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 14:30:42 -0500
Message-ID: <4D067462.20007@abenaki.wabanaki.net>
To: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
CC: "W3C eGov Interest Group (All)" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Denmark asked the iso3166/ma for an allocation for Greenland. The 
request was granted. A request for the delegation was made to the IANA 
by the Greenland Homerule Government. The request was granted.

I don't see a problem. Could you elaborate your claim?

Eric

On 12/13/10 1:45 PM, Gannon Dick wrote:
> A recent contest involving Google's Chrome OS featured a contest which involved recognition of the "Google URL Shortener" at http://goo.gl/
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> The "only" problems are that this convention conflicts with both the IANA Root Zone [1] and ISO 3166-1 [2].
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> 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.
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> --Gannon
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> [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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