I would be willing to bet that a fair amount of people who own ccTLD domain names don’t realize their connection to foreign governments. Some people buy them for their brandability or marketability rather than for any allegiance or connection to the associated country connected to the ccTLD.
For those who own ccTLD domain names, I am curious if you care about political issues or have any concerns related to politics in those countries – or even between the country where you live and the ccTLD country. I also included an option for people like myself who do not invest in ccTLD domain names:
Some ccTLD’s could be here one day and gone the next. Most people that own them do not realize that.
.CO is based in the USA and .TV like .com is through Verisign so those are great.
I believe .CO is affiliated with the Colombian government and .TV is affiliated with the Tuvalu government. Both registries are operated by US-companies, but as far as I know, they are controlled by the countries. I am not sure about specifics though.
And what could possibly go wrong owning a .ly domain?! This is the country code for Libya….
As long as the country is politically and economically stable, there really shouldn’t be any problem with investing in ccTLD’s.