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Q&A Could we adopt the domain “.cd”?

In addition to the issue of cost, there is also the issue of control of the top-level domain. While political events in Congo perhaps do not dominate world news, events over the past few decades d...

posted 2mo ago by Canina‭

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#1: Initial revision by user avatar Canina‭ · 2024-02-13T13:33:05Z (2 months ago)
In addition to the issue of [cost](#answer-290757), there is also the issue of control of the top-level domain.

While political events in Congo perhaps do not dominate world news, [events over the past few decades](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo#Mobutu_dictatorship_and_Zaire_(1965%E2%80%931997)) don't at a glance inspire confidence in the long-term political stability of the country. (I do sincerely hope that I am wrong in this assessment, for the people of the country.)

A whole Mastodon instance just recently disappeared as [the national registry revoked their domain registration](https://cyberplace.social/@GossiTheDog/111918422459442548).

Not that any TLD is entirely immune to this (well, .onion just *might* qualify, but it doesn't exactly lend itself to memorable FQDNs), but it's still an issue that should be considered.