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By Erica Schlesinger Wass, Dana M. Gallup, Tushar A. Gandhi, Toby E. Huff, Patrik Lindén, Martin Maguire, Paiki Muswazi, Patricio Poblete, Jenny Sinclair, Richard StClair, Peter K. Yu

Few humans give some thought to an online area identify like .us or .in as something except an address--when, in reality, it usually serves as a roadmap to nationwide identities and priorities. Addressing the realm seems to be in the back of 11 of the 240 international domains, from the U.S. and Australia to Moldova and East Timor, highlighting either the know-how and the bigger social constructs that make each one designated. tales and first-person money owed through activists, newshounds, net directors, attorneys, and lecturers research the sociological, historic, political, and technological improvement of web state code top-level domain names (ccTLDs). Addressing the realm unearths that expertise is not only technology and domains usually are not simply practical--they are an entryway into cultural schooling and knowing. stopover at the author's web site for more information, together with bankruptcy abstracts and images and bios of all individuals.

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8 As a proportion of the population, the death rate equals that of the Nazi Holocaust. East Timorese Bishop Carlos Belo wrote, “The Indonesian soldiery, which has robbed us of our freedom and destroyed our culture, treats us as scabby dogs. Justice is alien to them. "^ When I saw that the ccTLD for East Timor had not yet been delegated, I believed that I could use the code to help liberate the people of East Timor. Recognizing that the first step was to obtain authority for the domain, I researched the rules relating to the delegation of ccTLDs.

The Tao of IETF: A Guide for New Attendees of the Internet Engineering Task Force” (Network Working Group, Request for Comments No. txt[accessed March 20, 20031. Thus, not all RFCs are Internet standards, although all Internet standards are RFCs. 12 - Peter K. Yu 18. org/cctld/cctld-news. htm [accessed March 20, 20031. The first memo appeared in October 1997. Four others were published in the next two years. The sixth memo came in October 2001, after a three-year hiatus. ” Disappointedly, though, the Los Angeles conference focused primarily on online security issues as a result of the September 11,2001, terrorist attacks and sidestepped important accountability and ccTLD matters; see Verne Kopytoff, “ICANN Forum Warns of Web Vulnerability,” Sun Francisco Chronicle, November 17, 2001, B1.

The dispersed elements of the campaign for freedom could be gathered together, allowing for the creation and launch of the world’s first “virtual” country. We decided that if it truly was, at that time, impossible to liberate East Timor, then the least we could do was to give the Internet community an opportunity to positively support the movement. tp. While the form was straightforward, there were several concerns to address. The primary doc- 20 - Martin Maguire ument governing the establishment of ccTLDs, RFC 1591, required that domain name services be provided for the benefit of the local population; it also inferred duties on the registry to meet the needs of the wider Internet population” and required a local name, address, and contact details to be supplied.

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