posted on Sep, 19 2014 @ 04:10 AM
Maybe the "no" vote will lose next time.
The "country code top-level domain" for Scotland would have to be ".ce", since all the letters that could be placed after the letter S, namely, C,
O, T, L, A, N and D, are already being used in the codes that start with an S ...
.st/Sao Tomé and Príncipe (little wavy line over the letter A in "Sao", not to be found among the ASCII characters, sorry)
... so they'd have to use letters that hint at the Roman name for the region, which was "Caledonia", and the only second letter available to be
placed after the C is the letter E ...
.cd/Democratic Republic of the Congo
.cn/People's Republic of China
I was curious about this because on August 30 I placed a flag counter at my blogs and the device places the country code to the right of the flag, so
I had looked around for the complete list of the codes, because nobody (I guess) knows all of the countries and their flags and codes.
The flag counter is easy to install. Everyone should display one at his/her own website. It's fun to see how the flags start to show up. The flag
counter people have their own site and a forum where one can ask people from all over the world to visit one's blog so that one can impress visitors
with a big collection of flags, but this is cheating and I'll never do it. It's best to wait and see how many flags one's blog can fetch
spontaneously. As the counter fills up it starts to looks like the "salad" on the chest of the generals (see alldaylong's avatar).
Twenty days have gone by and the counter at my most frequently visited blog already has 23 flags, which is surprising. My two most exotic flags are
the ones belonging to the Philippines and Finland, but the flag I want the most is the Antarctica flag. "Antarctica" (".aq", because in French
it's Antarctique) is everything below 60 degrees south, according to the Antarctic Treaty, and its code can be used by any country with a
base on the icecap down there.
Does anyone know whether or not this flag appears in someone's flag counter, and how good the connection to the Net is over there? The codes are
handled by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority. I'll see if I can send them a message, and if they reply I'll tell about it here somewhere.