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TCP/IP Guide by Charles M. Kozierok

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DNS Geopolitical (Country Code) TLDs and Authorities

In theory, the generic TLDs would be sufficient to meet the needs of all the individuals, companies, and groups in the world. This is especially true since .ORG, by definition, is a catchall that can include anyone or anything. Thus, in an ideal world, everyone in the world would have been able to find a place in those simple domains.

However, back at the beginning of DNS, its creators recognized that the generic TLDs might not meet the needs of everyone around the world, especially in certain cases. There are several reasons for this:

Americentricism of the Generic Domains I don't mean this as a criticism (I'm an American citizen and love my country!). It is indisputable, however, that United ...

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