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From: Rolfe, Russell D, ALSVC <rrolfe@att.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 16:18:13 -0500
Message-ID: <E5B80B001D76D211879C00E0291077610298C63A@njc240po05.ho.att.com>
To: "'www-international@w3.org'" <www-international@w3.org>
Dear all,

In the "THE MANAGEMENT OF INTERNET NAMES AND ADDRESSES:  INTELLECTUAL
PROPERTY ISSUES, Final Report of the WIPO Internet Domain Name Process,
http://wipo2.wipo.int, dated April 30, 1999, it states:

There are at present 243 ccTLDs (country code TOP LEVEL DOMAIN). Each of
these domains bears a two-letter country code derived from Standard 3166 of
the International Organization for Standardization (IS0 3166), for example
.au (Australia), .br (Brazil), .ca (Canada), .eg (Egypt), .fr (France), .jp
(Japan) and .za (South Africa). 

Thus the domain for a company in Japan may be:

	company1.jp
	company2.jp
	etc.

I have also seen the following convention where domains for commercial
entities use the following

     xxxxxxxx.co.cc 

     where  xxxxxxxx = company name
                  cc = country code

Thus the above example would be:

     company1.co.jp
     company2.co.jp

I have also seen .org.cc used.

My question is, Internationally which form has become the standard form for
ccTDLs

	1. xxxxxxx.cc     (e.g. companyname.uk)
  or
      2. xxxxxxx.co.cc  (e.g. companyname.co.uk)

I look forward to hearing from you all.

Thanks, Russ
       
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