.io domains at risk....maybe....maybe not

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  1. Prashant Sharan

    Prashant Sharan India Well-Known Member

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    The future of .io domains may have been cast into doubt, following a ruling from the UN’s highest court.

    The International Court of Justice this afternoon ruled (pdf) by a 13-1 majority that “the United Kingdom is under an obligation to bring to an end its administration of the Chagos Archipelago as rapidly as possible”.

    The Chagos Archipelago is a cluster of islands that the UK calls the British Indian Ocean Territory.

    It was originally part of Mauritius, but was retained by the UK shortly before Mauritius gained independence in 1968, so a strategic US military base could be built on Diego Garcia, one of the islands.

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