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Re: Uncool Gov URI's

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 11:51:17 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <54763.58194.qm@web112610.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
To: "W3C eGov Interest Group \(All\)" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Who did Google ask ?  or bit.ly as Daniel Bennett pointed out ?

I'm on Denmark's side on this one, and not just because the Upper Midwest of the US looks like Greenland today :o)

--Gannon

--- On Mon, 12/13/10, Eric Brunner-Williams <ebw@abenaki.wabanaki.net> wrote:

> From: Eric Brunner-Williams <ebw@abenaki.wabanaki.net>
> Subject: Re: Uncool Gov URI's
> To: "Gannon Dick" <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
> Cc: "W3C eGov Interest Group (All)" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
> Date: Monday, December 13, 2010, 1:30 PM
> 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/
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > --Gannon
> >
> > [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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