The Punt VL fallacy by Patrick Vande Walle

Patrick Vande Walle, on his blog, suggests there is a parallel that can be drawn between the current dispute on .EH and the .VL application. Patrick says, “In both cases, the process is being used for political purposes to serve a goal for autonomy or independence.” Patrick feels that as he has 20+ years spent in Flanders, it gives him enough of a background to comment. And he believes, “It is clear here that this is about political visibility and not about spreading a culture, like .CAT does.” Patrick’s advice to the ICANN community is that if .VL is approved, “to be aware of the fact they would actually be used to serve a political agenda, rather than a cultural one.”To read all of Patrick’s posting, go to

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