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Tue, 15 Feb 2000 14:48:57 +1000
PACIFIC ISLANDS SEEK CONTROL OF INTERNET DESIGNATIONS
On Friday, the United States government and Icing confiscated the ".mn"
domain name from a registrar company and returned control of it back to the
49 inhabitants of Pitcairn Island, a British territory in the South pacific.
It may be just the first confrontation between Internet profiteers and small
countries and territories who were assigned two-letter Internet domains in
the early 1990s. Because these countries were late to the Internet and
e-commerce, many are now just now discovering that their domains are
something worth holding on to.
[SOURCE: New York Times (C1), AUTHOR: Jeri Clausing]