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Mozilla and CNNIC

Mozilla and CNNIC

Posted Feb 4, 2010 14:51 UTC (Thu) by hingo (guest, #14792)
Parent article: Mozilla and CNNIC

This is kind of beside the point of snooping on web users, but...

How does "China Internet Network Information Center" amount to a "(CNNIC)" acronym. It's consistent, so it doesn't seem like a typo, so this is a serious question.

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Mozilla and CNNIC

Posted Feb 4, 2010 15:17 UTC (Thu) by anselm (subscriber, #2796) [Link]

»CN« is the ISO 3166 country code for China. The »Internet« appears to be dropped from the abbreviation.

There seems to be precedent for using ISO 3166 codes in similar places. For example, the German equivalent to CNNIC is called DENIC, from the ISO 3166 code for Germany, which is »DE«.

Mozilla and CNNIC

Posted Feb 5, 2010 21:25 UTC (Fri) by paulj (subscriber, #341) [Link]

NIC is a commonly recognised acronym wrt internet operations. Then just stick
a country/geo descriptor in front. See also AFNIC, DENIC, AfriNIC, etc.

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