I’ve read the ICANN announcement on the .LA ccTLD more closely (at the urging of two readers), and they are quite correct, there is nothing to suggest that the new domain manager will operate .LA as an ‘open’ domain – that is to see allowing registrations to non-Laotions. Accordingly, anyone with plans for movies.la, etc., will have to wait, or more to Laos.
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