[dns-operations] TLD(s) for private use

Jaap Akkerhuis jaap at NLnetLabs.nl
Wed Sep 6 18:45:20 UTC 2017

 Andrew Sullivan writes:

 > It is possible that the lesson has burned itself into the maintenance
 > organization, and that they would react differently next time; or that

The ISO 3166/MA changed it's way after the complains about re-assigning

 > the UN would not make such a request next time around because of the
 > trouble it caused.

This is not how it works. The UN doesn't ask for a specific code.
Specific codes are assigned by the MA.

The "User assigned codes" the draft-lewis-user-assigned-tlds-00
talks about are defined in the standard itself.  (The draft actually
quotes the standard). The standard itself is owned by the ISO/Technical
Committee 46/Workgroup 2 "Coding of country names and related
entities" and changes less frequent the ephermal part (the non user
assigned codes) is maintained by the ISO 3166/MA.  The MA cannot
change the standard.


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