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Re: Uncool Gov URI's

From: Eric Brunner-Williams <ebw@abenaki.wabanaki.net>
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 15:16:12 -0500
Message-ID: <4D067F0C.2040303@abenaki.wabanaki.net>
To: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
CC: "W3C eGov Interest Group (All)" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Could you point to Denmark's complaint?

Have you run your issue, which still escapes me, past J. Scott Evans?

Eric

On 12/13/10 2:51 PM, Gannon Dick wrote:
> Who did Google ask ?  or bit.ly as Daniel Bennett pointed out ?
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> I'm on Denmark's side on this one, and not just because the Upper Midwest of the US looks like Greenland today :o)
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> --Gannon
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> --- On Mon, 12/13/10, Eric Brunner-Williams<ebw@abenaki.wabanaki.net>  wrote:
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>> 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.
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>> I don't see a problem. Could you elaborate your claim?
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>> Eric
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>> 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.
>>>
>>> --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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