Proposed records and registration forms for EZ and UN

Doug Ewell doug at
Wed Jun 29 19:29:50 CEST 2016

Mark Davis wrote:

> One used to be able to see on the ISO site a collected set of
> newsletters for changes. Unfortunately, since the revamp on the ISO
> site, a lot has been lost. Unless you happen to be subscribed as of
> when a notification goes out, you don't see the information, and there
> is no way to get the older change notifications. It's as if ISO really
> doesn't want people to use their standards! Sigh.

Yes, it's bad enough if ISO wants to monetize the standard and
particularly the part 2 data -- forcing individual users back to the bad
old days of relying on unofficial, error-prone or outdated bootleg data
-- but you would think at least the paying customers should be able to
get the data and history they need.

> We could use simply the format:
> This registration tracks the addition of an exceptionally reserved
> code element to ISO 3166-1. This is the element 'UN' for "United
> Nations", with the description "Refers to the United Nations and
> reserved by the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency."

I am fine with this. The date isn't terribly critical anyway. I'll wait
a couple of days before posting new registration forms, in case there is
additional churn. This won't affect the review period as long as the
forms are posted by Wednesday 2016-07-06 AoE.

Doug Ewell | Thornton, CO, US |

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