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What's so special about the British Library?

In article <Cu7wyo.1wq@info.bris.ac.uk>, Mark Gould
<Mark.Gould@bris.ac.uk> wrote:
>I've started to see Internet addresses in the form user@bl.uk.  [...]
>
>I'm not aware of all the ins and outs of the naming issues, but this just
>seemed a bit odd to me.  Anybody care to shed some light on it?

They would probably be registered as bl.org.uk (or something more
descriptive) these days, but bl.uk predates the invention of org.uk.

There are quite a few other similar domains, for example: aeatech.uk,
ccta.uk, jet.uk, nel.uk, nls.uk.

Tim.
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From: tim@pipex.net (Tim Goodwin)
Newsgroups: uk.net
Subject: Re: What's so special about the British Library?
Date: 8 Aug 1994 17:18:43 +0100
Organization: PIPEX, 216 Science Park, Cambridge, England
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References: <Cu7wyo.1wq@info.bris.ac.uk>

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