UK could lose control of .IO domains

Discussion in 'Legal Issues and Dispute' started by Prashant Sharan, May 29, 2019.

  1. Prashant Sharan

    Prashant Sharan India Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2018
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    There’s a pretty long, not-so-great history related to the UK and control over the Chagos Islands. If you want to know more about the backstory here, GigaOm did a good piece on the Dark Side of .IO back in 2014 that’s worth a read.

    Suffice it to say, there has been a lot of controversy around the UK’s involvement in the Chagos Islands, and now, with a huge majority it looks like the overwhelming feeling is, control of the islands should go back to Mauritius.

    This week, the UN’s general assembly voted overwhelmingly 116-6 to condemn the UK’s occupation of the Chagos Islands. The non-binding resolution endorsed a decision by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in February that said the UK continued claim was illegal and the islands should be returned to the former British territory of Mauritius.

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