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Re: monopoly of US on Internet Domains



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excuse me, isn's there something called the benefits/advantages of
first-mover. Sometimes, we forget the histories of things and make
assertions such as this. In anycase every country has its exclusive super
domain (.in, .ch, .pk, ...) under which we can do/have what we want. Also,
the US is reported to be actively encouraging its institutions to get
under the .us domain.  And, btw, .edu is not reserved only for US colleges
(tiss.edu and ignou.edu are domestic examples). There seems to be little
reason in being bothered with such mundanes, I think. The
Darpanet/internet was never planned for the world; one ought to be
grateful to the americans that they threw open a valuable network for
global use. 

rao

 On Sun, 27 Aug 2000, Vamsi Musunuru wrote:

 This is was posted on India-GII by Mr. Mehta.
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 http://www.iana.org/gtld/gtld.htm says:
 
 The GOV Domain is reserved exclusively for the United States Government.
 
 The EDU Domain is reserved for educational institutions in the United
 States granting four-year degrees and is registered only through Network
 Solutions.
 The MIL Domain is reserved exclusively for the United States Military.
 
 Shouldn't the rest of the world be protesting this?
 
 Arun Mehta, B-69, Lajpat Nagar-I, New Delhi-110024. Phone 6841172,
 6849103 http://www.ArunMehta.com
 
 
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