"Kosovo’s Digital Independence: Time for Kosovo’s ccTLD" by Marc Randazza
Eddie Izzard famously said “no flag, no country.” However, in this age, a flag is not the most important prerequisite for independence. In fact, the concept of “independence” now includes “Digital Independence.” Kosovo deserves to have full recognition of its independence — including in cyberspace. Kosovo gained territorial and de facto political independence. Nevertheless, ICANN refuses to pay it the respect it deserves by granting it full digital independence in the form of giving it its own country code top level domain. Objections to Kosovo’s online independence lack any honest justification, and its digital independence should not be held hostage by old Balkan rivalries or bureaucratic intransigence.
This article makes the case for Kosovo to be granted full digital independence. Download the Kosovo article here.