Why is .gov only for US government agencies?

Bill Woodcock woody at pch.net
Tue Oct 21 01:10:48 UTC 2014


On Oct 21, 2014, at 6:09 AM, manning bill <bmanning at isi.edu> wrote:
> there was/is near zero reason to technically extend/expand the number of TLDs.

Equally, no reason not to.

> On 20October2014Monday, at 12:19, Sandra Murphy <sandy at tislabs.com> wrote:
> 
>> By the time of RFC1591, March 1994, authored by Jon Postel, said:
>> 
>> GOV - This domain was originally intended for any kind of government
>>        office or agency.  More recently a decision was taken to
>>        register only agencies of the US Federal government in this
>>        domain.
>> 
>> No reference as to who, when, or how.

Passive voice considered harmful.

                                -Bill




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