Il s'agit d'une mauvaise décision basée sur la recherche du profit et non l'intention de bien représenter les différentes couleurs de notre beau et grand pays.
Voici comment la Gazette, à Montréal, a présenté la nouvelle...
- End of an era as no new qc.ca domain names to be issued
By Jason Magder, Montreal Gazette
November 1, 2010
Quebec's reign as a distinct society on the Internet is coming to an end.
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority, the body that registers domain names, says it will no longer issue new third- or fourth-level domain names, such as qc.ca or on.ca, which have been used, mainly by government bodies to outline the origin province. Websites that already have the provincial designations will be allowed to keep them, but any new site that wishes to register such a domain name will be refused.
Jennifer Austin, senior manager of communications and marketing for the authority, said there is little demand for websites with provincial designations.
"It's about 0.65 per cent of all registrations out there at this point," Austin said. "At one point these domains were popular, but the trend now is to make Web addresses as short as possible."
Despite the change, there is a move afoot to boost Quebec's Web identity.
For more than two years, a group called PointQuébec has been lobbying the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, to register .québec as its own generic Web domain.
The group's work got a boost of support in June 2008, when the Quebec National Assembly voted unanimously to support the cause.
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Il n'y a pas que le Québec qui y perd au change, toutes les provinces canadiennes perdent leur identité!
Ce n'est pas la fin du monde mais ça aurait été plus simple de diminuer le prix d'un enregistrement provincial que d'éliminer l'option, au complet.
Si les gens se plaignent, l'ACEI pourrait revenir sur sa décision...