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Separation of Serbia and Montenegro[edit]

What's going to happen with the seperation of Serbia and Montenegro? Is this domain still going to be used?—♦♦ SʘʘTHING(Я) 18:19, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

It would be reasonable to expect for each Serbia and Montenegro to be assigned their own top-level domains, which they will then switch to. .yu might be phased out in a decade or so, but like .su, it might continue to exist as more of a collector's item. --Joy [shallot] 21:16, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
The CIA World Factbook seems to believe that .yu will 'remain in service' until the end of the year. I went to Google and plugged in site:.yu and found 13.1M results. I'm not sure how many of these are current, but that's a lot of sites to have to sort though (I guess to see if they are from Serbia, Montenegro, or thoughtout the former Yugoslavia) and un-register. I could see a freeze on new registrations by the end of the year. However I do think it will be a while before .yu is gone and .me and .rs takes over. - Thanks, Hoshie 11:07, 7 October 2006 (UTC)
Has IANA (that is, ICANN) said that it intends to assign .rs? I imagine they'll be reluctant to do so, because they know they'll never get rid of .yu, so Serbia will effectively have two top-level domains (even if registrations for .yu are frozen). It was presumably for this reason that they didn't assign .cs to Serbia and Montenegro. There's no problem with .me, of course, as Montenegro is not the successor state. --Zundark 13:12, 7 October 2006 (UTC)
So "they know they'll never get rid of .yu" but "There's no problem with .me, of course"? That's a rather self-centred thing to say! -- 21:09, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
I agree with the above user...maybe this is the wrong place for this, but no one else finds it amusing that these people's websites must now change from .yu to .me? Maybe it's just me. Metalboy5150 (talk) 08:30, 12 March 2010 (UTC)


This is mainly for Nikola Smolenski, but i wanted to make the debate public. .cg.yu, is a domain name registered by a montenegrin ISP (T-com branch). They give away free subdomain to THEIR customers. In that way, cg.yu is not a "de facto" montenegring domain or anything... It is just a smart marketing move by T-com. If we want to write about possible political implications or what not, we are better to find some sources. The fact remains — some of their customers opt no to register a domain but use a subdomain instead. That's it. --čabrilo 09:22, 26 May 2007 (UTC)

List under "Phaseout"[edit]

Should this domain be listed under the 'phaseout' heading in the template at the bottom of the page? If so, could someone do that (since I won't be coming back to this page again)? (Template:CcTLD) DonkeyKong64 (Mathematician in training) 17:59, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

That will have to wait until IANA (ICANN) finally assigns name servers to the new domains (.rs and .me). --Joy [shallot] 22:02, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

Incorrect information[edit]

I beleive the following line is incorrect

The code YU was replaced by CS in July 2003 following the official change of FR Yugoslavia to Serbia and Montenegro in February 2003

YU was not replaced by CS as Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia are not nor were not ever the same country - if you look at the .CS domain definition you will see it is for Czechoslovakia and was split into CZ and SK —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs).

You are confusing ISO 3166 codes with TLDs. The ISO 3166 code YU was replaced by CS, but the TLD .yu was not replaced. CS was the code for Czechoslovakia and (later) Serbia and Montenegro, but .cs has never been the TLD for any country other than Czechoslovakia (and was deleted years ago). --Zundark 07:39, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

What happens with .yu in 2009/2010?[edit]

I'm confused, is this article stating anything about its use after 2009? Will it become a gTLD? The article is somewhat unclear, or is it unkown? I didn't find anything about it. --Dan LeveilleTALK 07:52, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

I don't believe so, the country code it relates to is retired so the ccTLD will simply be retired as well. --Joy [shallot] (talk) 00:39, 23 August 2009 (UTC)
If they are really switching off .yu in about a week's time, they are a bit premature. I still have friends e-mailing me from .yu addresses! Loads of people are suddenly going to find they cannot contact friends or family. 10 years would be a more sensible option. (talk) 07:37, 23 March 2010 (UTC)
Talk pages are not a general discussion forum. Wikipedia articles document facts, they do not change them. --Joy [shallot] (talk) 19:52, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

NB: Announcement: TERMINATION OF . YU INTERNET DOMAIN --Joy [shallot] (talk) 19:59, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

Is the .YU top level domain really gone? Then who is still using it?[edit]

Absentmindedly watching the network traffic fly through one of my machines today, and last night, and I kept seeing this highly unfamiliar domain: .YU

And according to WP, it belonged to Yugoslavia until recently, and "closed" in March of this year, returning a "not found" message on the IANA site search facility. But there are two peers connecting to me here in Seattle between 9 PM PST last night, and just now (about 12:40PM PST 11/19/10). Maybe not so surprising, since things are far from politically/socially settled with any finality in the former Yugoslavia, and parts thereof (Serbia, Montenegro, etc.) Hey, there are still quite a few .SU addresses in use (strangely, since the USSR dissolved before the public internet as such even came into being), I see them at least once or twice a week. Maybe this is part of the confusion and scarcity of IP/DN that has led to the (veeery slow) adoption of IPv6? Still, pretty weird that active TLDs are not at least footnoted on IANA's web site. . . .Googlyelmo (talk) 21:00, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

You'd have to clarify exactly in which part of network traffic you saw '.YU'. Just because that string appears somewhere that doesn't mean the actual DNS domain is still live. --Joy [shallot] (talk) 23:05, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

Dead link[edit]

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--JeffGBot (talk) 15:17, 31 May 2011 (UTC)