Mar 7, 17 / Ari 10, 01 16:49 UTC
Re: Asgardian TLD ¶
What I was saying is the "standard" (ISO 3166) seems reasonably made for "one planet, one network" (even if a little USA-centric, but it's understandable as they deployed the first nodes and 're still hosting the TLD backbone hosts).
In the space era, I believe, we should start thinking of networks which may go beyond a single planet (maybe leaving for the future to go beyond a single solar system ;-)).
That's why a .space TLD is "acceptable" today, in the lack of a wider TLD's concept/hierarchy. As "TLD" is thought as TOP-Level-Domain but, having "something" out of Earth's contro, there will be something "over" a TLD where to route messages (that's why I wrote about "routing", in kind of non-technical way).
.XA may start going in the "space era" direction but, as far as I can see, nearly in the same way .space goes, just seeming "more nation's related" with some little additional benefit (btw: the exactly same reason why GB asked for (and obtained) .UK).
I've some difficult to figure a future asgardia.gov.space domain, as it relies to some kind of ".gov.space" which won't be us (maybe, better, gov.asgardia.space at this point, with subdomains like ministryoffinance.gov.asgardia.space).
Using an .XA TLD, instead, will give us the whole control/responsability over our TLD (and, if we'll be a Nation, we'll should have it). So we'll may have www.asgardia.xa as our "main page", ministryoffinance.gov.xa (as "XA" will represent "Asgardia" by itself) and so on... am I right? (I'm just thinking about it, not claiming I'm right for sure)
To be honest, the TLD hierarchy should be amended to take in count "extraTerrestrial" domains. So, all our actual TLDs should end into .earth or .sol3. ;-)