[discuss] Interesting article

Roland Perry roland at internetpolicyagency.com
Tue Jan 14 16:29:50 UTC 2014

In message <1389715417.54174.YahooMailNeo at web121001.mail.ne1.yahoo.com>, 
at 08:03:37 on Tue, 14 Jan 2014, nathalie coupet 
<nathaliecoupet at yahoo.com> writes
>Could you explain how removing a country from the Internet in the root
>zone would not prevent this country from being connected to the Internet?

Because .com isn't a country?

Because even .uk was removed, all that would disappear (modulo caching 
and out-of-band methods of keeping the IP address of the servers in 
question in circulation) to a first approximation is .co.uk websites and 
email servers. It wouldn't even affect users in the UK's ability to look 
at websites in, or send email to .fr, let alone .com. And they'd get 
replies to their emails as long as they were using an email address 
outside of .co.uk

[nb there are other .uk sceond level domains, omitted for clarity].
Roland Perry

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