With Kosovo MPs declaring independence yesterday – providing international powers confirm their independence by recognizing their statehood – we can expect them to apply for their own ccTld in the not so distant future.
We saw an interesting ccTld assigned by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) to Kosovo neighbours Montenegro recently – .me – which caused widespread discussion about the potential value of such an interesting tld.
What are the possibilities for a Kosovo ccTld? On July 9th, 2007, while talk of Kosovo independence was still debated, John Yunker suggested it might be .ks.
Looking at the IANA root zone whois information list, we can see that the following ccTlds starting with the letter k are already taken:
.ke – Kenya
.kg – Kyrgyzstan
.kh – Cambodia
.ki – Kiribati
.km – Comoros
.kn – Saint Kitts and Nevis
.kp – Korea, Democratic People’s Republic
.kr – Korea, Republic of
.kw – Kuwait
.ky – Cayman Islands
.kz – Kazakhstan
So, what do you think the ccTld assigned to Kosovo will be? I propose it be .KO… it would certainly make for interesting sports domain hacks: boxing.KO, fighters.KO, UFC.KO etc.