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The Internet's key oversight agency has approved a plan to phase out the domain name for Yugoslavia, four years after the country dissolved following civil war. It'll take two or three more years for ".yu" users to fully transition to ".rs" for Serbia and ".me" for Montenegro...
In unanimous votes last week, ICANN assigned ".me" to Montenegro's government and ".rs" to a group called the Serbian National Register of Internet Domain Names, a nonprofit organization formed for the task.
The Internet's key oversight agency has approved a plan to phase out the domain name for Yugoslavia, four years after the country dissolved following civil war
Huh?! There was a civil war in Yugoslavia in 2003? I must have missed that one. There was me thinking that there was a civil war in the former Yugoslavia which ended in 1995 and another episode of Yugoslav military action in Kosovo in 1999.
But it seems I missed the famous conflict of 2003.
Hmm... webwork said no naughty words, didn't he?
joined:Feb 12, 2005
the nation just might do better BY insisting that any business associated witht he domain actually be hosted within and fully operate out of the country. That would help them develop their tech infrastructure, provide jobs for local programmers, etc.
I hope it works out well for Montenegro and Serbia with respect to being able to help further IT infrastructure in this manner, however I am doubtful.
Unfortunately "corruption is king" in this (and some other) matters over there - I am sure someone will make a $$$ killing over there out of it but it will be for personal benefit, rather then , and at expense of, benefit of countries involved.
Also setting up a company over there is a mess of paperwork and procedures (although greasing wheels helps) - both countries need to be more business friendly. And they are slowly getting there , however they are not there yet