End in sight for Yugoslav domain names





The extension - assigned to the former Republic of Yugoslavia - has been replaced by .rs (for Serbia) and .me (for Montenegro).

Icann - which oversees the assigning of top-level domain names - allowed extra time for sites to make the transition before removing the .yu extension.

It is thought up to 4,000 websites have still not migrated to a new domain.

However, the Serbian National Register of Internet Domain Names has requested a postponement of several months; The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) is meeting to consider the request.

Icann removed the .yu extension from their list of approved country domain names in 2006.

The former Republic of Yugoslavia was renamed Serbia and Montenegro in 2003, although Montenegro subsequently broke from the union in 2006.

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