Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Is .VIN authorized according to DAGv4 ?

Applications for strings that are country or territory names will not be approved according to DAGv4 (Draft Applicant Guidebook version 4). What if "vin" was considered as a country or territory ? Basically, it means an application for a .VIN would automatically be rejected and domain names such as www.brand.vin could not see the day (at least on round 1).

Let's check below if the string "vin" matches with any of the elements below pasted from the DAGv4 : 

DOES NOT MATCH = Good :-)
MATCHES = Bad :-(
  1. It is an alpha-3 code listed in the ISO 3166-1 standard. DOES NOT MATCH 100%
  2. It is a long-form name listed in the ISO 3166-1 standard, or a translation of the long-form name in any language. DOES NOT MATCH 50%
  3. It is a short-form name listed in the ISO 3166-1 standard, or a translation of the short-form name in any language. DOES NOT MATCH 50%
  4. It is the short- or long-form name association with a code that has been designated as “exceptionally reserved” by the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency. DOES NOT MATCH 90%
  5. It is a separable component of a country name designated on the “Separable Country Names List” or is a translation of a name appearing on the list, in any language. DOES NOT MATCH 100% (Source DAGv4)
  6. It is a permutation or transposition of any of the names included in items (1) through (5). Permutations include removal of spaces, insertion of punctuation, and addition or removal of grammatical articles like “the.” A transposition is considered a change in the sequence of the long or short–form name, for example, “RepublicCzech” or “IslandsCayman.” DOES NOT MATCH 75%
Chances are high an application for a .VIN would not be considered as a country or territory name.
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