Scotland ccTLD?

Suresh Ramasubramanian ops.lists at
Tue Sep 16 15:39:40 UTC 2014

Alba was the ancient roman name for England, meaning white, because if the
white cliffs of Dover

They called Scotland Caledonia and Ireland Hibernia

Scotland is named for an ancient / mythical queen named Scota so they
should be fine with say sc
On 16-Sep-2014 8:58 pm, "Jay Ashworth" <jra at> wrote:

> I know that IANA bases its list of ccTLDs on the 3166 list.
> Does anyone know if the 3166 secretariat has a preliminary choice in mind?
> I see press coverage of ".scot", but of course that's not germane.
> I see also a suggestion, credited to Dave Eastabrook (sp?) of .ab, which
> apparently stands for Alba, which I will assume has historical significance
> (the country name in Scots Gaelic, perhaps?)
> What kind of timeframe would a new ccTLD for a major country roll out on?
> Cheers,
> -- jra
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