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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

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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.

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