ronin - 11:48 am on Jul 1, 2010 (gmt 0)
Do the British, the Germans and the Greeks feel "European" first or .... There is your answer.
Far from feeling 'European', many of the British don't even feel 'British'. South of the border a large percentage feel 'English'. North of the border an even higher percentage feel 'Scottish'.
It may not be too late to say that while the 'English national project' (a matter of convincing the Northumbrians, Mercians, and others that they were all 'English') worked, pretty much, (give or take the still existing North/South divide), the 'British national project' first mooted by James I & VI in 1603 when he proposed renaming Scotland as 'North Britain' has pretty much failed.
Thus the chance of there being a significant minority in the UK which feels 'European' appearing any time soon, is pretty slim. Regrettably.
After much hesitation and hand-wringing I have bought my first .mobi domain this week.
In an attempt to weigh up whether this was a sensible idea or not (taking into account the m.example.com convention) I trawled the web looking for discussions and articles.
Alarmingly, almost all discussions about whether .mobi was a good idea or not appear to have stopped in 2007. Which either puts me craftily ahead of some unanticipated future curve or WAAAY behind the curve. Time will tell.
Either way, I don't imagine .mobi is going to rocket into the top 10 TLDs any time soon.
Specifically, I am wondering how are cross-border organisations going to handle .mobi?
If example.nl and example.de are the Dutch-language & German-language equivalents of example.com... what are the Dutch and German equivalents of example.mobi?