Kosovo requests ccTLD

Can an international crisis be started over a country code?

That’s what I can’t help but wonder when I read that Kosovo has requested its own country code domain.

Serbia (and it’s powerful backer Russia) do not accept Kosovo’s independence and are not going to be happy if Kosovo does get its own ccTLD. But ICANN may very well issue one if Kosovo meets certain criteria in the months ahead.

Keep in mind, you do not have to be a country in every sense of the word to have a country code. Antarctica (.aq) has one. So does Bouvet Island (.bv) — an uninhabited piece of land in the Atlantic.

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Author: John Yunker

John co-founded Byte Level Research in 2000 and is author of The Web Globalization Report Card. He also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

4 thoughts on “Kosovo requests ccTLD”

  1. Kosovo needs its own ccTLD code received. Kosovo is independent now, and 60 countries have accepted the new state.

    I would be very happy if someone knows exactly when the ccLTD for Kosovo is being made.

  2. It’s not a problem if Russia and Serbia does not accept Kosovo state, we have USA, UK, Germany, France, Italy and all strong’s state… And we need one ccTLD code…

  3. Faton it doesn’t matter that 60 Countries have accepted our independence in order to get ccTLD firstly we need to be a part of ISO 3166-1 otherwise Bye-bye for ccTLD, but i think that the worst thing is that some people responsible for ccTLD are little bit ignorant in our country and i doubt they don’t care abour ccTLD …

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