Canary Islands To Seek .IC ccTLD

The Canary Islands government is discussing whether to seek approval to operate the .IC country code reports ABC.es.

The Canary Islands government believes having the ccTLD would be advantageous to assist in promoting the islands, a very popular tourist destination, in much the same way as .CAT has worked to promote the Catalan community.

Not only that, it would make available some interesting domain names such as fanat.ic, lunat.ic and fantast.ic.

The IC code has been listed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the organisation that develops the two-letter code list the IANA uses for determining eligible country codes.

However IC is listed as an exceptionally reserved code element. The IC code will need to be listed in the ISO 3166-1-alpha-2 code before the IANA can delegate it as a country code.

The Canary Islands parliament will hold a plenary session tomorrow (Wednesday) to discuss the proposal further.