Is using the .io domain ethical? It is legal but is it right, even for a redirect?
This is a general question as the profits from the .io domain, which represents the British Indian Ocean Territory or the Chagos Islands, do not seem to be going to the Chagos people or their representatives, unlike .tv which supports the people of Tuvalu.
Information and interesting article here:
https://gigaom.com/2014/06/30/the-dark- ... land-deal/
To avoid being redirected to fake sites I understand that organisations need to register and redirect common abbreviation named sites, e.g. rpf.io -> raspberrypi.org, but should we redirect via a page which acknowledges the issues, even if just initially?
Can't we be techie and ethical?
Any comments welcome.