Republic of Moldova

Lang Gérard gerard.lang at
Mon Oct 20 08:06:15 CEST 2008

It is a fact that MOLDOVA notified to UN a new change of  the country name, so that both long and short forms are to be "Republic of Modova".
As such a change is mandatory for us, ISO 3166/MA will soon publish a 3166-1 Newsletter VI-4 about this change.
Gérard LANG

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De : ietf-languages-bounces at [mailto:ietf-languages-bounces at] De la part de Doug Ewell
Envoyé : samedi 18 octobre 2008 20:20
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Objet : Republic of Moldova

UN M.49 has changed the name of "Moldova" to "Republic of Moldova" and has included this change in their list of "Name changes with no change in code," alongside more substantial past changes such as Upper Volta -> Burkina Faso and Burma -> Myanmar.

ISO 3166-1, however, continues to list the short name of the country as "Moldova," reserving "Republic of Moldova" as the long name. 
Originally, in ISO 3166-1:2006, the short name was listed as "Moldova, Republic of," but this has been shortened in subsequent newsletters. 
The short names are what we use in the Registry for region subtags.

I'm thinking that no change needs to be made to the Registry in response to this, but if anyone feels otherwise, now is the time to speak up, while draft-4645bis and its proposed replacement Registry are in WG Last Call.

Doug Ewell  *  Thornton, Colorado, USA  *  RFC 4645  *  UTN #14  ^

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