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.eh

.eh
Introduced Not officially assigned
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Unassigned
Registry None
Sponsor None
Intended use Entities connected with Western Sahara
Actual use Not available for use
Registration restrictions Not available for registration

  1. ^ IANA .eh whois information
  2. ^ Western Sahara at Flags of the World
  3. ^ Extensions - .eh : Desert Storm DomainesInfo, September 4, 2007
  4. ^ Preliminary Report for Special Meeting of the ICANN Board of Directors ICANN, October 16, 2007
  5. ^

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On April 1, 2013 the Canadian Internet Registration Authority announced it would be releasing .eh domain names to consumers as part of an April Fools Day joke, the TLD being a play on the stereotypical Canadian interjection "eh".[5]

Release

; no such agreement has been reached and the domain remains inactive. remain armed belligerentsThe two applicants
there are currently two applicants for the delegation of the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) .EH (Western Sahara). Both requests meet the technical criteria for managing a top-level domain. In cases like this, IANA has a long-standing policy of requesting that the two contesting applicants work together to find a mutual solution that will serve the needs of the local Internet community in the best possible fashion. ICANN does not see a way to approve the .EH ccTLD delegation to one of the applicants without violating its long-standing policy unless the contesting parties are able to reach an agreement.[4]

On October 16, 2007, ICANN decided not to delegate .eh at all, with the explanation that:

On August 1, 2007, an international consortium made a bid to IANA to administer the .eh domain on behalf of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic. Morocco, which controls most of Western Sahara, has made competing claims to the domain.[3]

The letters .eh correspond to "Sáhara Español" (ESH, as Western Sahara was previously called Spanish Sahara) and also match Saguia el-Hamra, one of two provinces in the earlier Spanish Sahara.[2]

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