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Re: Is the .to (Tonga) domain completely rogue and should be removed?

  • From: Jay R. Ashworth
  • Date: Wed Sep 30 21:16:45 1998

On Wed, Sep 30, 1998 at 05:16:50PM -0400, Barry Shein wrote:
> But as part of the whole picture, that Tonga's domain seems to be used
> as nothing but a "safe harbor" for porn sites engaged in criminal
> activity and even their own supposed govt consulate comes up as an ad
> for a software company etc, it would seem to indicate that this
> domain, .to, is not being used as a legitimate country TLD, is not
> being managed by the people it was assigned to for the purpose it was
> assigned, etc.

This raises a qustion I was hoping we could avoid for quite a long

Who is in a position of authority to pass judgement on whether the
assigned authority over the .to top-level domain should "be allowed" to
register such people in it's domain?  Is there a policy on the root
domain?  Who enforces this?  Who owns it?

-- jra
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