Native Sovereign Nations – nsn

There are two domain names used to designate Native Sovereign Nations (nsn) in the United States of America, noting that some Native Soverign Nations are in Canada and Mexico.

The two domain names are nsn.us and -nsn.gov. Though the background and the discrimination for Native Sovereign Nations deserve, s a thesis, the purpose of this page is to highlight that there are other Indigenous Domain Names in the world.

-nsn.gov was created in April 2002 in a cooperative agreement between the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Indian Affairs eGovernment. The MOU was signed in 2001.

nsn.us domain appears to be first mentioned in 1995 in the Internet Monthly Report: March 1995. Retrieved 02.02.2017, from ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/museum/imr/imr9503.txt . nsn.us domain was created by the US Registrar as in 1992, The Six Nations, the Blackfoot Confederacy, the Wabenaki Confederacy, all Jay Treaty Nations under the joint colonial trusts of the United States and Canada, and the Navajo Nation and others under the sole colonial trust of the United States, have all attempted to obtain access to the Domain Name System as Soverign States and were rebuffed by Jon Postel and Michael St. Johns because they lacked ISO 3166 country code status and were not given International status under the UN Treaty.

John Postel one of the founding fathers of the Internet is well regarded for his integral role in
creating the hierarchical organizational structure in the Domain Name System (DNS). He went on to create and manage IANA which manages CC TLD’s. IANA designates new ccTLDs based on a pre existing list of country codes provided by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) because as John Postel stated “ISO has a procedure for determining which entities should be and should not be on that list. This deprived Native Soverign Nations the ability to have their own CC TLD.

 

 

nsn.us Native Sovereign Nations domain

.nsn.us is used to designate Native Sovereign Nations, for example Indian tribes, villages, colonies, and other communities that may span state, regional, and national boundaries.

nsn.us is classified as a Special Domain within the .us domain and has a status of “Names Parallel to States” along with .fed.us for Federal government. The following is stipulated for the .nsn.us domain:

North American Indian Nations; comprised of Indian tribes, villages, rancherias, colonies, and other Indian communities that can span state, regional and national boundaries. The tribes listed in the Federally Recognized Indian Tribes can register under the NSN.

nsn.us

Ak-Chin Indian Community http://www.ak-chin.nsn.us/
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon http://ctsi.nsn.us/
Gila River Indian Community http://vss.gric.nsn.us
Klallam Tribe  https://www.pgst.nsn.us
Muckleshoot Indian Tribe http://www.muckleshoot.nsn.us/
Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe https://www.pgst.nsn.us/
Pueblo Of Sandia https://www.sandiapueblo.nsn.us/
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe http://plpt.nsn.us/
Samish Indian Nation http://www.samishtribe.nsn.us/
Siletz Indian Tribe http://www.ctsi.nsn.us
Stillaguamish Tribe http://www.stillaguamish.nsn.us
Suquamish Tribe http://www.suquamish.nsn.us/
Swinomish Indian Tribal Community http://www.swinomish-nsn.gov
The Mohegan Tribe http://mohegan.nsn.us/
The Tulalip Tribes Natural Resource Department http://www.tulalip.nsn.us
White Mountain Apache Tribe http://www.wmat.nsn.us/
Yurok Tribe http://yuroktribe.nsn.us

 

-nsn.gov Indian tribe domain

nsn-gov is a partial Indigenous Domain name which allows federally recognized Indian tribes the opportunity to create domain names recognized as a government entity.

Criteria to apply for a -nsn.gov domain

Step 1 – Required documentation and information:

  • Tribe must be a federally recognized tribe found in the Federal Register www.federalregister.gov under “Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible to Receive Services from the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs.”
  • The application request must be written on Tribal letterhead (.docx) ; and must include three different individuals to act as point of contacts for the tribe. POCs must have email addresses listed to receive communication from GSA. Additional point of contacts reduces communication errors and ability to meet deadlines.
  • A Tribal government resolution must also accompany the application request and must contain the following:
    – Indicates the requestor has the authority to sign and submit the application letter on behalf of the tribe
    – The name of a domain must match what is reflected in the request letter
    – Also, at least one of the points of contact should be named in the resolution; in case BIA NSN coordinators or GSA has any questions
  • Note: We understand that tribes vary in how a Tribal resolution is created, so use the format that works for your tribe

Further details can be found on the offical web site https://www.bia.gov/nsn/index.htm

 

A directory of -nsn.gov domain names gathered from searching the web.

Akwesasne Housing Authority http://www.aha-nsn.gov/
Aroostook Band of Micmacs http://www.micmac-nsn.gov/
Campo Kumeyaay Nation http://www.campo-nsn.gov/
Cayuga Nation of New York http://www.cayuganation-nsn.gov/
Chilkoot Indian Association http://www.chilkoot-nsn.gov/
Coeur d’Alene Tribe of Indians http://www.cdatribe-nsn.gov/
Colorado River Indian Tribes http://www.crit-nsn.gov/
Hoopa Valley Tribe  https://www.hoopa-nsn.gov/
Hopi Tribe http://www.hopi-nsn.gov
 Lummi Nation https://www.lummi-nsn.gov/
Kansas Kickapoo Tribe https://www.ktik-nsn.gov/
Kayenta Township http://www.kayentatownship-nsn.gov/
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community http://www.kbic-nsn.gov/
Lac Courte Oreilles http://www.lco-nsn.gov/
Little River Band of Ottawa Indians https://lrboi-nsn.gov/
Mechoopda http://www.mechoopda-nsn.gov/
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin http://www.menominee-nsn.gov/
Middletown Rancheria http://www.Middletownrancheria-nsn.gov
Muscogee (Creek) Nation https://www.mcn-nsn.gov/
Native Village of Eklutna http://eklutna-nsn.gov/
Navajo Nation http://www.navajo-nsn.gov/
Ninilchik Traditional Council http://www.ninilchiktribe-nsn.gov/
Nisqually Indian Tribe http://www.nisqually-nsn.gov/
North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians http://northforkrancheria-nsn.gov/
Omaha Tribe of Nebraska http://omaha-nsn.gov/
Oneida Tribe Of Indians Of Wisconsin https://oneida-nsn.gov/
Osage Nation http://www.osagenation-nsn.gov/
Pascua Yaqui Tribe http://www.pascuayaqui-nsn.gov/
Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians http://www.paskenta-nsn.gov/
Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians http://www.pechanga-nsn.gov/
Rosebud Sioux Tribe https://www.rosebudsiouxtribe-nsn.gov/
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe http://www.srmt-nsn.gov/
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community http://www.srpmic-nsn.gov/
San Carlos Forestry http://www.forestry.scat-nsn.gov/
Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians http://www.santarosacahuilla-nsn.gov/
Seminole Nation of Oklahoma  http://www.sno-nsn.gov/
Shoalwater Bay Tribe http://www.shoalwaterbay-nsn.gov/
Shoshoni Tribe http://www.winnemuccaindiancolonyofnevada-nsn.gov/
Soboba Tribal Administration https://www.soboba-nsn.gov/
Southern Ute Indian Tribe https://www.southernute-nsn.gov/
Swinomish Indian Tribal Community http://www.swinomish-nsn.gov/
The Hopi Tribe http://www.hopi-nsn.gov/
The Hualapai Tribe http://www.hualapai-nsn.gov/
The Mashantucket (Western) Pequot Tribal Nation https://www.mptn-nsn.gov/
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians http://www.pci-nsn.gov/
Tohono O’odham Nation http://www.tonation-nsn.gov/
Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation http://www.tolowa-nsn.gov/
Tulalip Tribes https://www.tulaliptribes-nsn.gov/
Wilton Rancheria http://www.wiltonrancheria-nsn.gov
http://www.ramona-nsn.gov/

 

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