UMMOA now similar to 1st level NUTS region of the EU, and province of Asia


As you may know, the UMMOA recently acquired not only a ummoa.nz domain, but also a ugv.nz domain.

The ugv.nz domain already shows that the UMMOA, at least on the Internet, is treated like a region of New Zealand, and perhaps even more than that.

Now the UMMOA has become similar to a first level NUTS region of the European Union (EU)!

As you may know, at the top of the hierarchy of the European Union are the individual member states of the EU, and these are 28: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, and United Kingdom.

What fewer people know, especially Americans, is that the EU also has NUTS (acronym for "Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics" in French) levels 1 to 3, and then LAU (Local Administrative Units) levels 1 and 2.

So below the member state level, is the first-level NUTS region or NUTS-1.

For example, Germany (DE), is further subdivided into 16 regions from DE1 (Baden-Württemberg) to DEG (Thuringia).

France (FR), is further subdivided into 9 regions from FR1 (Île-de-France) to FR9 (Overseas departments).

Italy (IT), is further subdivided into 5 regions from ITC (North West, made up of old Aosta Valley, Liguria, Lombardy, and Piedmont regions) to ITG (Islands, made up of Sardinia and Sicily regions).

The United Kingdom (UK), is further subdivided into 9 regions from UKC (North East England, made up of Tees Valley & Durham, Northumberland & Tyne and Wear) to UKN (Northern Ireland).

Speaking in secessionist terms, Flemish nationalists are in the BE2 NUTS-1 region (Belgium).

The Catalonia autonomous community is only a part of the ES5 NUTS-1 region (Spain).

Savoie or Savoy is only a department among the eight of the Rhône-Alpes region, which in turn is the easternmost part of the FR7 NUTS-1 region (France).

The Alto Adige/Südtirol and Veneto movements are part of the ITD NUTS-1 region (Italy).

The Principado Ilhéu da Pontinha is part of the PT3 NUT-1 region (Portugal).

Scotland is the UKM NUT-1 region (United Kingdom).

After acquiring the ummoa.eu domain in the past, the UMMOA has also recently acquired the impressive ugv.eu domain! It should be noted, however, that UG stands for Uganda, which is not an EU country, so the UMMOA UGV code is clearly irregular. Then again, the UMMOA's most legitimate territory is actually an entirely new continent of GEO (Global Earth Oceans) in the making.

In addition, after acquiring the ummoa.asia domain in the past, the UMMOA has also recently acquired the ugv.asia domain!

So through the Internet, the UMMOA is already a realistic region of both New Zealand and the European Union, as well as a realistic province of Asia!

Moreover, UGV also stands for "UMMOA Grammar and Vocabulary (or UMMOA English)", so there are multiple layers of meaning.

It is also clear that since the UMMOA uses several dozen different UMMOA domains, over a dozen different UGV domains, and even four different GV domains, the UMMOA has pretty much reached a glass ceiling in its Internet development.

The only stage left before actually being formally delegated a non-alternative, two-letter country code top-level domain (ccTLD), is the granting of something like a ummoa.int domain.

For example, Palestine was granted a palestine.int domain in April 1998, based on Palestine's status as a Permanent Observer to the UN. On 30 September 1999, the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency (ISO 3166/MA) announced that effective 1 October 1999, it was adding the alpha-2 code "PS" to the ISO 3166-1. On 11 October 1999, Palestine applied to the IANA for delegation of the .PS country code top-level domain, which was registered on 22 March 2000.

This article was written for educational purposes, and through the specialist Paradiplomatic Affairs (PDA) organisation (a multi-disciplinary professional, paradiplomatic, and alternative standards agency of the UMMOA), in order to enable micronations and emerging nations and states to develop in a highly professional manner.


Table of administrative divisions by country (Wikipedia)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_of_administrative_divisions_by_country

Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (Wikipedia)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nomenclature_of_Territorial_Units_for_Statistics

First-level NUTS of the European Union (Wikipedia)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First-level_NUTS_of_the_European_Union

Listings of subdivisions of NUTS / LAU areas in UK
http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/guide-method/geography/beginner-s-guide/eurostat/index.html

NUTS of Italy (Wikipedia)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NUTS_of_Italy

IANA Report on Request for Delegation of the .ps Top-Level Domain
http://archive.icann.org/en/general/ps-report-22mar00.htm

Delegation Record for .PS
http://www.iana.org/domains/root/db/ps.html
HMRD Cesidio Tallini [1, 2]
Paradiplomatic Affairs