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09|27|2007 02:08 am EDT

Three new TLDs Join the Root: .KP, .ME, and .RS

by Jothan Frakes in Categories: ccTLDs, ICANN / Policy

Please welcome North Korea (aka Korea, Democratic People’s Republic) (.KP), Montenegro (.ME), and Serbia (.RS) to the root zone.Delegation was approved at the recent Special ICANN Board of Director meeting on September 11.

My compliments to Kim Davies and David Conrad at IANA on a smooth process from board approval to root addition. It appears that the zones were added to the root, but the IANA whois does not yet list the administrative entities for these published yet.

.KP was delegated to “Korea Computer Center�.

.RS and .ME are going to be replacements for the former .YU namespace (formerly Yugoslavia – and YU left the ISO3166-1 list), with a 2-3 year responsible transition of that namespace as .YU is sunsetted. .RS is to be operated by the same adminstrator of the .YU ccTLD.


Jothan FrakesJothan Frakes is the newest addition to our list of contributors. Jothan has an extensive background working with both registrars and registries. Jothan is as “dialed in” to that scene as anybody I’ve met. He has a great grasp on the domain monetization space as well stemming from his current position with Oversee.net . We’d like to welcome Jothan and thank him for his additional insight to DomainNameNews.com and look forward to seeing more posts from him in the future.

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