Discontinued ccTLDs?

A few of us on #perl were talking today about what would happen if
Tuvalu (.tu) or Niue (.nu) were to sink into the ocean, as both have
been threatening to do for some time, and thus were no longer recognized
as countries.


My position was that the domains would continue to exist, because the
IANA “is not in the business of deciding what is and what is not a
country, nor what code letters are appropriate for a particular country”
(from href="http://www.iana.org/cctld/cctld-establishment-procedures-19mar03.htm">here),
and used .su (Soviet Union), .yu (Yugoslavia), and .mk (Former
Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) as examples.


Some disagreed, but could not come up with any examples of a
discontinued ccTLD. Can any of you think of a ccTLD which no longer
exists? (Here I’m defining “exists” as “has records on the root nameservers”. If it’s still there but doesn’t accept new registrations, it still exists.)

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