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Web Designers Fight To Keep .Su

Web designers are among those trying to save the internet domain name for the Soviet Union — su — from being scrapped. Non-profit internet regulator…

Web designers are among those trying to save the internet domain name for the Soviet Union — su — from being scrapped. Non-profit internet regulator ICANN says the two-letter suffix is out of date and should be killed off.

But thousands of Russian clubs, businesses and groups use the .su domain even though it belongs to the now-defunct Soviet Union.

Figures released by the lobbyists reportedly show there are nearly 10,000 registered websites carrying su, and 1,500 new ones have surfaced this year.

But Reuters understands that the Californian regulator thinks .su should go as part of its drive to rid the Web of outdated domain names.

Negotiations between lobbyists and ICANN started this week; with the former insisting that community and history could be lost if the later continues its purge of the Web.

Source DomainsMagazine