[lacnog] Can "domestic TLD" exist?

Eduardo Trápani etrapani en gmail.com
Sab Dic 28 17:22:23 BRST 2013


A few days ago I found this text in the .cn article in Wikipedia[1]:

> CNNIC proposes Chinese domain names in .公司 (".com" in Chinese) and .网络 (".net" in Chinese). However, these are not recognized by ICANN and are only available via domestic domain name registrar.

Wondering if that could ever happen (a domestic TLD) I found out that an
agreement had been reached with ICANN on Nov 13 2013[2][3], so that the
Wikipedia page is no longer correct.

*But* I still don't know though if for a while they did use those
domains or not. I guess it wouldn't make a lot of sense to have country-
or region-wide TLDs, but they could be used. And having them in use
could help them getting the approval from ICANN. Does anybody know more
about this? It's interesting...


[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.cn
[2] http://www.icann.org/en/about/agreements/registries/xn--55qx5d
[3] http://www.icann.org/en/about/agreements/registries/xn--io0a7i

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