[dns-operations] .in ccTLD 2-level public suffixes

John Levine johnl at taugh.com
Sat Aug 27 20:46:19 UTC 2022


It appears that Viktor Dukhovni <dns-operations at dns-oarc.net> said:
>> >
>> >    ai.in am.in ca.in cn.in er.in io.in me.in pg.in tv.in uk.in us.in

>Thanks, that confirms and details their availability as public suffixes.
>
>These suffixes were specifically provisioned (and are not themselves
>delegated, they are included directly in the .in zone) by the .IN ccTLD,
>and I am curious whether the intent was specifically to "mirror"
>similarly named ccTLDs (and if so, why), or whether perhaps these
>2-letter abbreviations have some other significance in India...

I'm pretty sure they were opportunistic.  They don't appear to match
up with Indian states or anything else I can recognize.

R's,
John


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