Home / News

Dispute Over Western Sahara's .EH

Is Western Sahara a part of Morocco or is it truly independent? Never really settled in the real world, an old dispute now has repercussions on the Internet as two governments fight for one of the last unassigned country codes.

Undelegated extensions — ones that haven't been assigned to anyone yet — are like 2 character .COMs: extremely rare. Look up the authoritative list of country code domains, IANA's database, and you won't find many suffixes that are unassigned. Yet a click on .EH, the country code Top Level Domain for Western Sahara, shows an empty entry.

Read full story: DomainesInfo

Related topics: DNS, Policy & Regulation, Top-Level Domains, Whois

WEEKLY WRAP — Get CircleID's Weekly Summary Report by Email:

Comments

Re: Dispute Over Western Sahara's .EH John Berryhill  –  Sep 04, 2007 9:02 AM PST

.eh should be re-delegated to Canada anyway, eh?

Re: Dispute Over Western Sahara's .EH Joe Provo  –  Sep 06, 2007 7:07 PM PST

"suffix" and "extension" show a serious lack of clue on the part of this 'circleID reporter'.

Re: Dispute Over Western Sahara's .EH Ali Farshchian  –  Sep 06, 2007 7:26 PM PST

Joe Provo said:

"suffix" and "extension" show a serious lack of clue on the part of this 'circleID reporter'.

This is not a report by CircleID, it's a news brief based on what and how news has been reported in the media — in this case a French publication, DomainesInfo — as indicated at the end of the brief. Nevertheless, your input is much appreciated and we will see to it that we further enhance our wording of such news briefings.

To post comments, please login or create an account.

Related Blogs

The Empire Strikes Back: "New" Verisign Hums a Familiar Tune

Thirty-Three Million and Counting

The Real Facts About New gTLDs

Wait and See Approach on Abuse

Privacy, Risk and Revenue

Related News

Topics

Industry Updates – Sponsored Posts

Season's Greetings - 2014 End of Year Message from DotConnectAfrica

Minds + Machines in 2014 and 2015

New .VOTE and .VOTO Domains Launched

Consumers Prefer the .ORGANIC Domain for True-Organic Goods

DNW Podcast Interview with Antony Van Couvering

TLD Registry and Right of the Dot Establish a Domain Name Industry "Dream Team"

TLD Registry Ltd Welcomes New Board Members

New .LGBT Top-Level Domain Launched

.sydney Domain Names Now Available in Pre-Release

"Chinese Domaining Masterclass" to be Presented at NamesCon Las Vegas in January 2015

Auction and Sales Channel Update

Radix Set to Launch .SITE TLD in 2015

Annual Manthan Award Event This Week

Domain Name .Africa Faces Hurdles - Q&A with Sophia Bekele

Join Paul Vixie & Robert Edmonds at the Upcoming Distinguished Speaker Series

LogicBoxes Announces Automation Solutions for ccTLD

List of New gTLD Availability & Key Information Provided for Download

Radix Launches .Space for Individuals, Freelancers and Professionals

TLD Registry Wins Best Marketing Award at China New gTLD Roadshow

Public Interest Registry Introduces 'OnGood' - New Brand Identity for .ngo & .ong

Sponsored Topics

dotMobi

Mobile

Sponsored by
dotMobi
Minds + Machines

Top-Level Domains

Sponsored by
Minds + Machines
Afilias

DNSSEC

Sponsored by
Afilias
Verisign

Security

Sponsored by
Verisign