I’ve been meaning to point out that, as expected, getting the UK and Germany to agree to at least some form of agreement with Net overseeing organisation ICANN has seen a flood of other countries do so.
On Thursday, it was Guatemala. The week before that Peru and Hungary. A couple of weeks before that Honduras and Norway. If only people had listened to one another earlier – with ICANN doing more of the listening than the ccTLDs – this whole process could have been started in 2003. I hope it serves as a lesson.
Although my mind is already asking questions: have these new countries signed up to the same exchange of letters as Germany and the UK, or has ICANN managed to wean them onto more of a contract? How many are signing up to the ccNSO?
This is the problem with covering an area that few others do – you have to do all the research yourself, and it takes hours. I’m sure that somewhere in my brain are five killer stories – it’s just requires the synapses to join in the right place at some point…