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User Assigned ISO 3166-1 Alpha-2 Codes and the DNS Root Zone

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Author Edward Lewis
Last updated 2015-09-07 (Latest revision 2015-03-06)
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The practice governing the delegation of ASCII two-letter domain names in the DNS root zone is to follow the ISO 3166-1 standard?s alpha 2 codes. This standard is maintained by the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency. Contained within the gamut of ISO 3166-1 alpha 2 codes is a set of values designated as User Assigned. This document recommends that values designated as user assigned be reserved from delegation in the root zone. A specific range of these codes is assigned expressly for private-use.


Edward Lewis

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