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Miss Chief
6 minutes ago, Myrtonos said:

 if .gb was specific to England, Scotland and Wales and not any of Ireland. That domain would not make much sense in Northern Ireland, but .uk surely does.

As I said...

1 hour ago, Miss Chief said:

No

 

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Myrtonos

What you said is 

1 hour ago, Miss Chief said:

No...

And then went on to say that Great Britain does not exist as a sovereign state. But it does exist, just not as a sovereign state, and you did not give any indication as to whether the top level domain .gb was allocated to an entire sovereign state or just the main part of it. It is not that I want to argue with you, it is just that something needs to be clarified.

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Miss Chief

What I did was...

Said: No

Then explained why.

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Myrtonos

So why then was the TLD .gb allocated in the first place?

The sovereign state as a whole is the United Kingdom, and its I.S.O country code is UK, and G.B clearly stands for 'Great Britain' which only includes most of the U.K. While most geographic top-level domains are indeed allocated to sovereign states or dependent territories, there are are some allocated to more than one country such as .eu for all European Union member states, and some allocated to a specific part of a sovereign state, examples are .scot and the pair .wales and .cymru.

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