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

Andrew Sullivan ajs at anvilwalrusden.com
Thu Sep 7 03:01:47 UTC 2017

On Wed, Sep 06, 2017 at 08:45:20PM +0200, Jaap Akkerhuis wrote:
> The ISO 3166/MA changed it's way after the complains about re-assigning
> CS.


>  > 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.

I am perfectly aware that the UN specifies a number and then the
3166/MA assigns a code.  The idea, however, that there is no political
consideration in this chain is a little hard for me to swallow.
That's what I'm worried about.

> quotes the standard). The standard itself is owned by the ISO/Technical
> Committee 46/Workgroup 2 "Coding of country names and related
> entities"

Yes.  That's what I think is problematic.  If ISO actually made an
"assignment" to ensure that these codes were user assigned, I'd feel
more comfy.  Otherwise, they can take anything from the reserved
space.  This is not to prejudge what they _will_ do: I think they're
super unlikely to do it too.  I just think that standards need to rely
on something more definite, or else on nothing.


Andrew Sullivan
ajs at anvilwalrusden.com

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