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Why do the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia still have Web domains?

The Soviet Union and Yugoslavia only exist in two places today: history books and the Internet.

Despite no longer being actual countries, the two former empires still maintain a sanctioned spot on the Web with their country code domains.

Yugoslavia will soon come to an end, however. ICANN plans to decommission the domain and disconnect the few sites that still use the country code at the end of March. That was after a delay in the migration process. Yugoslavia had fully disbanded three years ago.

The situation in the land of .su is even worse. This morning we wrote about computer security company McAfee's list of the most dangerous Web domains. No. 4 on that list was .su, the domain for the former Soviet Union.

Malicious websites have found a home on this domain, and it's unlikely that a reanimated Josef Stalin will come back to wag a finger at them.

The designated bad guys in the Cold War received the Internet domain in 1990. By the end of the following year, the Soviets had disbanded.

Think about that. The Soviet Union hasn't been a country for almost 18 years! Yet, it still has its domain. Which has seen more than 80,000 registrations, according to the Russian Network Information Center.

Kim Davies, a manager at Marina del Rey-based ICANN, said on the phone today that the organization is "actively considering" expediting the end of .su. But ICANN has not yet taken steps to do so.

-- Mark Milian

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/tech...a-domains.html
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Re: Why do the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia still have Web domains?

.su was locked off to new regestrations, and then suddenly someone decided to re-open it.

That is when they should have pulled the plug.
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.su was locked off to new regestrations, and then suddenly someone decided to re-open it.

That is when they should have pulled the plug.
And now they have IDN.SU registrations running.
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.su was locked off to new regestrations, and then suddenly someone decided to re-open it.
Some people just aren't willing to let go, and they continue to dream of rising again...
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Some people just aren't willing to let go, and they continue to dream of rising again...
Viagra helps?
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How much would be required to help the soviet union rise again?
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How much would be required to help the soviet union rise again?
It wouldn't help, there was no sex in the USSR.

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