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Re: Seasons Greetings

Yes, as you say Iraq's official internet domain name ending is ".iq", but
one (the?) current email service in Iraq has the domain name
"" (.net being an ostensibly international domain name). This
is in the same way that some internet users in the UK have email addresses
ending ".net"  or ".com" (e.g. rather than ".uk".

In Iraq's case one reason for this was no doubt that at the time
uruklink.was established ".iq" was not yet registered for Iraq.

Incidentally, I believe the news article is incorrect when it states that
internet access is not yet available in users' homes in Iraq.

Might I also add my thanks for Peter's news clippings and wish everyone a
good break.


On Mon, 24 Dec 2001, farbuthnot wrote:

> Greetings to all and may sanity return to the world in the New Year. Enjoy
> the few day break, where ever you are.
> Peter's wonderful selection and pithy style have been a joy - and to all who
> have input so much to CASI since it's inception, so very many
> congratulations on your impact.
> a ps small point here from the ultimate computer illiterate -
> this article says iraq's internet domain is 'iq' - it's email is uruklink -
> am I missing something? As I say, I am very stupid ...!warmest for the
> season and the coming year, best, felicity a.

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