[Gllug] Official country code for Britain = GB or UK?

Ian Northeast ian at house-from-hell.demon.co.uk
Sun Apr 14 19:33:31 UTC 2002

Chris Bell wrote:
> Hello,
>    I am trying to configure some software that has requested the correct 2
> letter code for country. Did I see that it should be GB, and that UK should
> really mean Ukraine or something else? (I would not want to claim that it
> was Gibraltar either).
>    Thanks in advance for any help.

In the UN classification, GB = Great Britain (including N. Ireland, so
you have GBBEL for Belfast) and UK = Ukraine.

In DNS, .uk is normally used for the UK. .gb exists but is almost never
used. Ukraine is .ua.

Gibraltar is both GI (UN) and .gi (DNS).

Regards, Ian

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