Also there's sudo.su :)
Source: am Russian.
You are talking about http://kpss.su ?
Коммунистическая партия Советского Союза
Communist Party of the Soviet Union
The domain description is actually some part of the lyrics of the song 
В связи с геополитическими изменениями домен pos.su изменяется на pos.ru.
As in a small "cut of chicken" is a "chicken cutlet?"
It originally referred to the same thing "chop" does today, a slice of meat perpendicular to the spine, containing a single rib. Then it started referring specifically to a boneless chop. Then it started being used to refer to any thin slice of meat. And in a lot of the world it was introduced specifically as a breaded and fried thin slice of meat. And that's how we got katsu, the Japanese version of schnitzel.
Language is weird, isn't it?
> I hope we will NOT keep it. It reminds me how my country was occupied and annexed by Soviet Union.
Replace "it" with "history books". You hope that we will not "keep" anything that: "reminds you how your country was occupied and annexed by Soviet Union". By this reasoning alone we should not keep a lot of things (including history books) because a lot of things may remind people of something horrible. If you ask me, this is not a good basis of or justification for not keeping that something, which could be ".su", or "history books", or anything else.
I am against even burning history books from USSR that glorify USSR. BUT we should not use those books to teach history now.
Although, this does not seem to meet the seemingly only criterion: "reminds me how my country was occupied and annexed by Soviet Union". History books do that, but you do not seem to want to NOT keep them. So perhaps this is not the only criterion, there is something else. What is it? Could it be subjective value? If so, I still think that it is not a good reason to get rid of something because you have not found it valuable AND reminds you of something horrible.
But USSR does not exists and there is no reason to keep it. Using it is a kind of propaganda. Its place is in history books and not in the modern internet.
It seems contradictory to me. According to the dictionary, "hope" = "to want something to happen or be true". Asking for something is "to want something to happen" as well. Is this incorrect?
>But USSR does not exists and there is no reason to keep it. Using it is a kind of propaganda. Its place is in history books and not in the modern internet.
You mentioned nothing of the sort that you are NOW mentioning as a reason. I am glad that you are not asking for or wanting its removal because it reminds you of bad things. Perhaps it was an innocent omission, or you changed your mind. Either way, glad we could get to the bottom of it.
That being said, I disagree with its removal.
> But USSR does not exists and there is no reason to keep it. Using it is a kind of propaganda. Its place is in history books and not in the modern internet.
>> USSR does not exist
Why is its existence a prerequisite for having a TLD for it? It does not necessarily have to exist in the present (or at all).
>> There is no reason to keep it
There are many reasons. One of them could be not taking people's domains away from them.
>> Using it is a kind of propaganda
Not necessarily. One might just use it for fun, for example: sudo.su.
Plus, all TLDs could be used for "propaganda".
>> Its place is in history books and not in the modern internet.
Such domains could point to valuable resources, they might be an online equivalent of a history book, for all we know. Why should information regarding USSR not be on the Internet, under this TLD? Seems like a good fit.
I am glad you are glad.
.su was made because of USSR. USSR collapsed. .su should be removed because the reason it was made does not exists any more. Logic is simple.
And deleting something permanently is very similar to burning something permanently.
I agree with you that we should not remove "a bunch of highly accessible primary sources" .su is not that kind of source. .su "was assigned as the country code top-level domain" and that country does not exists. It is not like picture, book or building. Why should we use it now?
And that domain online just because of his owners greed
Holocaust museum? OK.
Michigan Militia. Nope.
It could be a museum, but it would by nature be the only one of its kind on this topic -- so, who would get to decide what goes in the museum? The history there is too recent and too global to really find an impartial administrator anywhere.
> there is no reason to continue its actual existence at this point.
I might as well just reply: there is no reason to not continue. Why should we take away people's domains just because you think there is no reason to continue its actual existence? Put yourself in other people's shoes, please. Imagine if someone used this reasoning to get rid of or take away whatever you are fond of.
Perhaps these domains have no value to you, which is fine, but we should not get rid of anything just because they have no value to you.
We were looking into Xenix as retrocomputing enthusiasts and we didn't have any compiler, so that had plenty of value for us.
Read some history, perhaps.
Yes but not like in Ukraine.
their commander Biletskij is MP in Ukrainian parlament. they are still a legitimate force in Ukraine.
wolfsangel on their flag - google it who doesn't know. nationalists, my ass. you cannot find that in "any" country.
It is just abbreviation
And u can find people which like nazis in any country.
Btw when u find them in ur country check who in ruSSian federation curate them
The Ukraine is moving in the opposite direction.
For Soviet-nostalgia buffs looking for a domain, although most obvious choices like CCCP, KGB, Lenin, Stalin and even Gorbachev and perestroika are registered under .su, GLASNOST.SU is available.
If you mean what Russian words are available under .su, probably most, for example Ленин (Lenin) and Кремль (Kremlin), though КГБ (KGB), СССР (USSR), Россия (Russia) are registered, as are single letters like А or Х that people may like for a 'short' url.
Although the USSR collapsed not long after the creation of .su, it was briefly in 'proper' use on the internet - unlike, say, .dd, intended for East Germany - most notably via the ISP Demos, which famously used the name kremvax.demos.su as the name of its Usenet site, in reference to an early internet hoax/April Fool's from 1984 (https://godfatherof.nl/kremvax.html).
That's a bit like suggesting Napoleon admirers should register waterloo.fr ...
(yes, I know it's not in France, but this fits the joke better)
If Northern Ireland leaves, I guess the UK no longer exists, and we switch to ".gb". Could clone .uk at .gb for a while (ten years?) and give people time to switch, but seems more likely Nominet would prefer to just charge people twice for a .uk and a .gb.
If Scotland and Northern Ireland leaves, that leaves us as just "Britain". Maybe we create a new ".brit" (or whever the 2 char country code will be), and give time for .uk to disappear again.
Wales wont leave.
 I just saw emmelaich's comment that .gb already exists.
Wales is part of the Kingdom of England, under the "Laws in Wales Acts 1535 and 1542" .
Without Scotland, it becomes the United Kingdom of England and Northern Ireland, leaving the Kingdom of Scotland. Scotland would be assigned an ISO 3166 code. SC, SO, ST, SL, SA, SN and SD are all taken. Perhaps they can have "AB" for "Alba". The "GB" code would be unassigned.
Without Ireland, it becomes the United Kingdom of Great Britain. Northern Ireland presumably joins the Republic of Ireland in this case.
Without both, it becomes the Kingdom of England, the Kingdom of Scotland, etc. England would then need an ISO code, "EN" is available.
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Countries_of_the_United_Kingdo... and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom
I assume no, so perhaps it's ok for a Kingdom of Great Britain not to include all of it :)
FWIW, Serbia almost kept with the Yugoslavia for as long as it had someone to unite with. It did turn into Serbia and Montenegro in 2003, before ultimately splitting in 2006.
It even got a first case of ISO country code reuse with CS (hi Czechoslovakia), but I don't think there was ever a TLD .cs for it.
Meh, it will become "the United Kingdom of England and Overseas Territories" or something to that effect. UK is a brand and a symbol that Westminster will never abandon. Serbia, for example, tried really hard to remain "Yugoslavia", and if it weren't for the tensions it generates, that name would still be around.
"The medieval conquest and subsequent annexation of Wales by the Kingdom of England, followed by the union between England and Scotland in 1707 to form the Kingdom of Great Britain, and the union in 1801 of Great Britain with the Kingdom of Ireland created the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland."
"Should the UK leave the EU with no deal on 1st November 2019, EURid will enforce the following measures as far as .eu domain names that have GB/GI as the registrant’s residence country code are concerned..."
If someone really wants uk in their TLD they can always go with .uk.com - totally unrestricted.
One effect can be seen on .eu: After Brexit UK entities aren't eligible for .eu domains anymore and depending on the outcome on Oct 31st might lose it immediately (while there are statements for a grace period even on Brexit without further agreement ... but no deal leads to no legal requirement)
The official one is .gb
UK is a reserved ISO 3166 code, to prevent complications with DNS TLD assignment.
The .GB TLD is in use, but there are only three known domains. This is one:
hermes.dra.hmg.gb has address 22.214.171.124
hermes.dra.hmg.gb mail is handled by 10 relay.dstl.gov.uk.
Scotland already have .Scot and I think Wales have thier own also. Not sure I've seen a .England though.
.uk would probably remain just as grandfathered-in as it is right now, given that the official 2-letter country code is gb .
What I see happening is that in some countries the EU become the scapegoat for the government corruption and incompetence, usually you could use the other party that was before to blame them but if your party was in power for more then 8 years then is harder to find scapegoats.
I think that's a big _if_ here. Most probably the economy will crumble and there will be fights in Northern Ireland again. Also whatever kind of border has to be established, to separate UK and Ireland, as people would obviously not be allowed to enter the UK/Schengen area without proper border checks...
With Jacob Reece Mogg and James Dyson moving their assets overseas, are they not now 'globalists'?
I assume for a later challenge they actually checked the forward DNS matched. :)
.gov is restricted to US government, but consider the immense sprawl that is the US federal government, and then consider that US state and US local governments are allowed in the club too, and it doesn't look so exclusive any more
.mil is restricted to the US military, but that is a gargantuan entity with countless agencies and bases and divisions and whatnot all of whom seem to want to have publicly accessible websites (even for stuff that is obviously only useful for people actually in the US military), and .mil turns out to be a dime a dozen too
.int – under current rules, you need to be an international organization established by international treaty, or else you need observer status with the UN General Assembly. Numerically that is smaller than either of the above two categories. (It also has some random stuff that doesn't belong under current rules, like the YMCA – which wasn't established by treaty, and doesn't have UN General Assembly observer status – but those are grandfathered registrations.)
“AQ domain names are available to government organisations who are signatories to the Antarctic Treaty and to other registrants who have a
physical presence in Antarctica.“
There's also .aero which is pretty exclusive: "only those in various categories of air-travel-related entities may register." - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Internet_top-level_d...
Makes me feel like I belong to an exclusive club, but I think the list of people and companies that have .aero is fairly long.
For comparison's sake, we should probably restrict ourselves to legacy gTLDs, ccTLDs, and open, launched new gTLDs.
/anagrams/xyz - exact match anagrams
/canmake/xyz - all words that can be made with that combination of letters
(I just checked; sure enough someone's thought to register that one)
That's a private Google Apps deploy with about 5 users.
I remember using it on IRC once in a while when trying to make a longer, multi sentence point and people kept interrupting me.
So maybe a domain like, whydontyou.su would work. Or, for the more frequent speaker: whyinever.su :)
It is taken, but not by Bing.
Shih tzu unfortunately doesn't work, but shit.su does.
Surely lots of puns to be made in Italian, where "su" means "up".
There is however the following you can get on OVH which are similar:
Personally I use Naunet (yet another NIC) re-seller (former nn.gdmd.ru which was acquired by ru.gogolev.net).
Compare to the .cs TLD for Czechoslovakia which was phased out and replaced with new TLDs.
> Among the institutions still using this domain is the Russian pro-Vladimir Putin youth movement Nashi, as well as by the pro-Russian armed insurgency in Eastern Ukraine. Some organizations with roots in the former Soviet Union also still use this TLD.
If people find it interesting, they can then upvote it by clicking the little up arrow beside the submitted link. If enough people do that, then it will end up on the front page. And that's all there is to it!
The link is to a Wikipedia page with a long url. You can submit a title to mask the link. The op posted ".SU" and so .su isn't a link, it's just a title.