It’s time to kill off the Soviet Union in cyberspace

Paul Rosenzweig, I and WIRED have an article on Putin’s Russia. This is an excerpt.

The Soviet Union had been disbanded by 1991.

However, it does not have a country code.

Thirty years later, the Soviet Union endures in the imagination of a former KGB officer now in the Kremlin—and on the internet, where you can still register a domain like … Given its lack of positive value (and the happy end of Communist terror) it is long past time for the .su domain to be consigned to the digital graveyard.

Here’s what it all means: Internet Still Has the Ghost of Soviet Union