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CONTENT="Educational PC game that teaches you the internet domain codes of all the countries in the world"

This is Domain Country - a PC game that will help you
learn all 243 of the country code top level domains as promulgated by ICANN at
http://www.iana.org/cctld/cctld-whois.htm

The author's original language is English and the original web site is
http://dochamp.tripod.com/DomainCountry.htm

Domain Country has been such a huge success that it is 
now being translated into other languages as time permits.
Any questions or translation comments should be emailed to
blackfiero@apexmail.com

The inspiration for Domain Country was derived
from Rogue which shipped with version 4.2 of the
BSD Unix operating system in the early 1980's.
This classic game has really stood the test of time
and has been ported to many other operating systems including Palm Pilot and Java, plus it has spawned a whole host of
Rogue-like games, some still in the development phase. The C source code for the original Rogue is still available too. What
made Rogue unique for its time was that it generated its own adventure; it wasn't the same series of puzzles every time. Your
goal is to get the @ symbol to find the Amulet of Yendor in the Dungeons of Doom while fighting letters of the alphabet which
represent monsters. The PC version of the game used a happy face instead of the @ symbol.

In Domain Country, the letters represent people from various countries. And you control a happy face inside the World Internet
Building. There's no telling how many floors there are. The switches and routers for the whole internet come together in this
building. Unfortunately some circuits have tripped and now 25 of the internet
domain codes are disconnected. Since this has never happened before, no one has bothered to memorize the domain country
codes. Your task is to learn the names of the non-functioning domains and then fix them. As you encounter a new citizen, he
                may or may not know the domain code for his country. And he may or may not talk to you. There are only
                25 domain codes to learn in each game, one for each letter of the alphabet - except X. Each game uses a
                different 25, so the game has replayability. In this respect, Domain Country is just like Rogue. 


WHY SHOULD YOU CARE? Because ICANN is our new cyber government. The root zone for the ENTIRE INTERNET
is composed of these 243 country code top level domains, along with the original set of 9 generic top level domains (.org, .net, .com, .mil, .edu, .gov,
.int, .nato, and the legacy .arpa), and the newest seven domains (.biz, .info, .news, .pro, .aero, .museum, and .coop) which were
authorized on November 17, 2000. 

Let's look at the impact of just one domain: 

     April 11, 2000 - Tuvalu, a tiny South Pacific nation measuring 26 square kilometers, the 4th smallest country in the
     world, sold the use of its .tv domain name for $50 million over the next dozen years to Idealab! This deal more than
     triples Tuvalu's national budget! The per-capita revenue of the 10,600 residents is on its way to becoming one of the
     highest on the planet, up from an average of $400. 
     July 24, 2000 - Over 150 broadcasters including broadcasters affiliated with the nation's major networks such as ABC,
     NBC, FOX, Paramount, and Warner Brothers have now registered .tv domain names. 
     September 5, 2000 - Tuvalu is added to the United Nations. 

So as you might have guessed, there has been lots of speculation on the future of top level
domains. The code for Laos is .la and its use could provide extra income for Laos (the
coutry) while internet users might think they were dealing with either Los Anglees or the state
of Lousiana when they see the .la domain code. This business model would really help boost
the economies of some smaller countries.

New top level domains help thwart cybersquatters and reduce the dominance of .com, thus
promoting competition. To help legislate all this, we have ICANN. Their meetings are archived by Harvard and 
they seem to be interested in the common good. The cool thing about the internet is how it restores democracy.

Features of Domain Country: A different 25 countries each game.
A typical game lasts 20 minutes
Random mazes with escalators that take you higher up the World Internet Building
A sign guy who changes
hat, hair, pants, and feet
Questions in multiple choice and fill-in-the-blank format; reinforces learning the domain country codes
An ASCII world map showing locations of countries Circuit breakers to restore lighting so you won't have to always burn your candles Random Speech Patterns
(sometimes funny, sometimes helpful)
The English version of Domain Country is available at
http://dochamp.tripod.com/DomainCountry.EXE.htm
and also on CNET. The executable program is only 120 KB in size, requiring only DOS 3. Check http://dochamp.tripod.com/DomainCountry.htm
for other languages as they are added

To make the game more enjoyable, use full screen mode. From a Windows session, press ALT + ENTER to maximize the screen. Or if you want to make it a permanent feature, right-click on the mouse, select properties, and then at the Screen tab, set Usage to Full Screen.


World Internet Building
DOMAIN COUNTRY - The Game
Floor
Get ready to play
Domain Country - This
is the ground floor of the
where all domains tie in
Use
keys on number 
pad to move
Pick up candles     and try to talk to people (A-Z) to learn domain codes.
Not all citizens know their domains code, and
some are not willing to talk.  Go up escalator   to proceed higher up the ";WIB$
From here on up, lighting
is poor. Circuit breakers
have tripped - Use candle
power OR find the circuit
breaker   to restore light"
Your score goes down
every time you move
it increases when you
find things or
answer questions
You are now on
floor of the
Walls are narrowing

with
domain
code
codes
still not connected
Wait
reset the circuit breaker for floor
Looks like someone already

Clues cost 100 points
But you don't have enough points
No need to get a clue when the light is on
That's just the DOWN escalator

Somebody
You already

and blow out candle

LIGHT IS ON

You found
a candle
candles
You'll need them later
Going up the escalator to floor
now.  Bonus
points
I'm a
from
of
originally
very
rather
fairly
somewhat
slightly
and he's
at you
in front of you
in your general direction
A
He found the circuit breaker earlier

game player
He's busy with gameboy, but he does say:  What this game needs is more chicks!

He is full of questions:  Streetfighter or Scientology?  Doom or Dianetics?

the best game of all time is Tetris!
blue
red
yellow
He is playing the
version of Pokemon
and now has

He's tired of people putting the letter U in Qatar!
Switzerland is the Commonwealth of Helvetica.
Myanmar is the local name for Burma.
there is a Cocos Island near Costa Rica, but I am from
Cocos (Keeling) Islands which are in the Indian Ocean.  The domain code is .cc

Thailand devalued the baht currency on July 2, 1997 and
quickly followed suit.  That's all he knows.
We trace the original Croatians to a region in Afghanistan called Harauvat-is.
There is a Dominica (.dm) and a Dominican Republic (.do)

He confides that the
from
working on the
five
fifth
floor is
on the
told me, but I don't remember.
He recommends consulting with a

He believes
is
He reports that
of all statistics are made up on the spot.
He doesn't know the domain code for 
but he does know that it's roughly
but you already know it's
so you tell him

But
Of course,
the
already told you
the domain code for

What is it?
That's correct!
No.  Try to remember
The code for
is
He gives you these
It goes without saying, but he goes ahead and says it anyway.

He
The
This guy
This fellow
says
still can't access his e-mail at
mail
can't log on to
because the top level domain is broke

that
is the
code
domain
top level
two letter abbreviation

there
for
assigned to
is
his country
my country
the region
those islands
metropolitan France
that string of islands
are
that little island
which
approximately

It's homey, but just hard enough to pronounce to intimidate the riff-raff

The 25 domain codes for this game are shown below
You know the highlighted ones
Internet Domains Broken

Candles
Score

Press 
to acknowledge

That's all of them!
Now you know all
the domain codes

Press 
to see them
connect to the internet

to zoom in

You have a lot to learn about country domain codes.  He takes your candles away.

DOMAIN COUNTRY

DATA is CORRUPT!

aborted
Final score

minutes play time
E-mail comments to
Come back soon!  Each game has different domain codes!

knows a code, but first he
will tell you a domain code if you answer his question
very important
to hear the question

Which country is served by
is about
of
which country?

I got e-mail from a guy in
Do you know it?
My friend is a
but I can't recall
where he's from

it was
mentioned
once said
it being
something about
He

Possible Choices
That's correct!

Close enough!
It's
It was
No it's

north
west
east
south
Which is farthest
to
the
on this map?

It's not
You reset
attitude is contagious.  Is yours worth catching?

He claims he can bench-press
lbs.
there are some buff guys up on the
floor
He saw some pretty girls on the
floor
But constipated people don't give a crap about domain codes!

nothing, staring into the distance. Is there something behind that wall?

If ignorance is bliss, then this guy is orgasmic
there's always room for more jello
He was skinny-dipping when someone took his clothes
He's hiding behind a sign, too embarrassed to talk
He sold
shares of
stock

the IANA is not in the business of deciding what is or isn't a country
the 2 letter codes come from the ISO 3166 standard
IANA is not in the business of deciding what domain code letters are appropriate for 
a particular country

java uses Unicode, which is an extended ASCII. It lets people from other countries 
type their characters
his first computer was a
long URLs sent via email may break into two lines in some mail readers
Perl's Porsche powers past Java's jaded Jalopy

He found a newspaper clipping from
in a library book
He owns 100,000 shares of

He wonders if illiterate people get the full effect of alphabet soup.
This is you
walking around
holding
your candles

DM$ THEN D5=G

miles

lies
of
That's correct!

The
He
says
Oh yeah that's right
Sounds right.
Thanks.
Well
I can tell you

equator

Bahamas
Cuba
Caribbean Sea
South  America
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3 Four letter words in English:

END
TAB
OFF
CUT
TAG
OUT
MAP

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4 Four letter words in English:

PEER
EDIT
HOME
NEWS
DISK
CHIP
WORD
CELL
SEND
IDLE
LOOP
FIND
OPEN
SLOT
JOIN
FAST
SHOW
BACK
FLAW
STEP
EXIT
BODY
BOLD
MENU
TRUE
SAVE
HELP
FORM
DATA
COPY
TILE
CODE
TOOL
CORE
DUMP
NODE
PORT
LINK
JOKE

-----------------------
5 Five letter words in English:

TRACK
TOKEN
CABLE
WRITE
REPLY
BLINK
PASTE
SPLIT
LIGHT
MOUNT
INPUT
CLOCK
CYCLE
DELAY
IMAGE
POWER
CRASH
WIDTH
EMBED
PAUSE
BREAK
FRAME
PRINT
SHIFT
WORLD
CLASS
ARROW
STYLE
LOGIC
GUIDE
ERROR
COLOR
ARRAY
ABORT
CLICK
TITLE
FALSE
FLOOD
ERASE
TOPIC
GUESS

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6 Six letter words in English:

PACKET
SWITCH
HIDDEN
ASSIGN
OBJECT
DOUBLE
REMOTE
SCHEME
EUDORA
CIPHER
BUFFER
EDITOR
TACTIC
RELATE
DELETE
HEIGHT
ATTACK
COMMON
PARITY
ONLINE
CLIENT
WINDOW
FOLDER
PUBLIC
ROBUST
DOMAIN
OUTPUT
ACCESS
MEMORY
TARGET
CANCEL
SEARCH
NEGATE
ESCAPE
ITALIC
RANDOM
SYMBOL
DRIVER
SCROLL
ENGINE
BROKER
DETECT
WIZARD
NEURAL
RETURN
INSERT
RIDDLE

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7 Seven letter words in English:

QUANTUM
GATEWAY
EXPLOIT
FEATURE
INTEGER
ROUTINE
COUNTER
DISPLAY
RECYCLE
ENCRYPT
DYNAMIC
DELIVER
ARTICLE
CONTEXT
DIGITAL
FORWARD
RECEIPT
CONFIRM
TRIGGER
EXPLOIT
MANAGER
CERTIFY
CONNECT
STATION
PARTNER
SCANNER
REQUEST
LIBRARY
MONITOR
NATURAL
PACKAGE
COUNTRY
COMMAND
PROCESS
PROFILE
PROGRAM
INTEGER
CONSULT
VIRTUAL
CORONER
MACHINE
CLUSTER
SEGMENT
ADDRESS
ANIMATE
REFRESH
LICENSE
MESSAGE
SETTING
UTILITY
GRAPHIC
COMPUTE
ACRONYM
ARCHIVE

---------------------------------
8 Eight letter words in English:

FACILITY
TRAINING
RESOURCE
IDENTIFY
DESIGNER
FUNCTION
TRANSMIT
SHORTCUT
OPTIMIZE
BULLETIN
EXPONENT
TEMPLATE
FAVORITE
ANALYSIS
VALIDATE
MULTIPLE
DIVISION
NOTATION
LOCATION
PARALLEL
KEYBOARD
CATEGORY
COMPRESS
TUTORIAL
LANGUAGE
FRAGMENT
FORENSIC

-----------------------------
9 Nine letter words in English

STATISTIC
EXCEPTION
INTERFACE
EXPANSION
ALGORITHM
CHARACTER
CLIPBOARD
IMPLEMENT
PROPOGATE
GUIDELINE
APPLIANCE
CUSTOMIZE
CONDITION
UNDERLINE
PROCEDURE
ASSOCIATE
ASSEMBLER
INSTALLER
COMPONENT

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in a monotone:  Care to play a game of chess
He proclaims that the internet was his idea!
living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween
war is God's way of teaching us geography
I wasn't worried about Y2K
He doesn't like the way you smile all the time
He's not very talkative though
He's busy talking on his cell phone right now
But how can he miss you if you won't go away?
He wonders what happens if you get scared half to death twice
He has a GOOD job, that is, a get-out-of-debt job
his country is the world and his religion is to do good
that a journey of a thousand websites begins with a single click
He looks forward to the development of self-destructing e-mail
He's trying to teach a new mouse old clicks
He's pulling lint out of his pocket
Sometimes people get together in such a way as to spell computer words
Sometimes he moves diagonally to save time
He reasons that circuit breakers are always attached to walls

He's busy reading a book - Herbert the Pervert Likes Sherbert

He's framing a poster that says:  Message 404 - Not Found
After lengthy calculation, he decides that the problem doesn't even exist
He's staring at a sign that says:  Illiterate?  Write for help

His fingers are soaking in Palmolive detergent and he says: Oh hello Madge!

He only knows how many people from each country it takes to change a light bulb

He notes that some floors of the building have sections closed to the public
He realizes that not all circuit breakers are in public view
"You can press ? to get a costly clue when lights are out

He's still upset about General Failure trying to read his disks
He wonders how many roads a man must travel down before admitting he's lost

He introduces you to Bob from Alaska, and his wife, Miss Nomer

He can't find a country that begins with the letter X

He notes that escalators going UP have three lines on them; down escalators 2
be sure to pick up all the candles when you turn on lights
Sometimes the circuit breaker on one floor is in the same place as the last one
people tend to hang out with people from their own country
He scribbles something down in shorthand
He thinks you should pay attention to the way countries are spelled
His friend ducks away from inquisitive people like you to avoid boredom
people may go up or down escalators to get away from you
He was sitting still in the dark so that he wouldn't bump into anything
He thinks you should go to the escalator and scream 'Ow my shoelaces!
He admits that his friends have been stealing candles before you find them
Oh, so you're that guy who's been asking everybody for domain codes

How can it be?  You found the last known
This may be the world's only
You meet a
This is possibly the only time you'll ever encounter a
Hmmm... Here's a
All right!  It's a
Oh Joyous day!  A
This is great!  A
Unbelievable!  A
You'll be interested to meet this
What luck you have!  It's a
Amazingly you find a
It's not very often you run into a
You see a
There's a
Now you see a
Here's a
You run across a
It's a
It appears that you have found a
This is a
At long last!  A
Wow!  A
You bump into a
You tap the shoulder of a

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midget
hippy
fellow
guy
dude
man
student
nobleman
scientist
venture capitalist
detective
resident
hair stylist
dancer
clown
doctor
voter
businessman
raver boy
comedian
truthsayer
daytrader
biochemist
bouncer
mechanic
book collector
taxpayer
tourist
cartoonist
game player
java developer
computer programmer
webpage designer
professor
chef
coffee drinker
surfer dude
cookie dough maker
bongo drummer
----------------------------

laughing
pointing
whistling
waving
chanting
clapping
grasping
staring
glaring
hissing
panting
singing
salivating
blubbering
belching
yawning
dancing
waddling
mutant
spamming
----------------------------
double-chinned
lazy
drunk
fat
skinny
blind
dorky
weak
horny
crazy
muscular
militant
lively
sarcastic
questionable
deaf
gay
round
bisexual
plump
stupid
big-nosed
cool
handsome
hungry
naked
pathetic

----------------------------
LIST OF COUNTRIES - check for first letter changes and regroup them

Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Andorra
Angola
Antarctica
a very cold place having highest peak at Vinson Massif (4897m)
Antigua/Barbuda
American Samoa
mountainous, wooded isles in Pacific with capital Pago Pago
Anguilla
a salt-producing Leeward Island in the Caribbean
Argentina
Armenia
between Turkey/Iran/Georgia/Azerbaijan; capital Yerevan
Ascension Island
a Holocene stratovolcano between Brazil and Africa
Aruba
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
north of Iran with Caspian Sea to east; capital is Baku

Bahamas
Bahrain
between Kuwait and Qatar on the Persian Gulf
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bermuda
Bolivia
Bosnia
Botswana
due north of South Africa
Bouvet Island
a Norwegian isle 1600 mi southwest of Africa at 3E
Bhutan
a metal/wood/leather country in Himalayas (capital Thimbu)
Belarus
bordering Poland/Russia/Ukraine/Lithuania; Minsk is capital
Brazil
British Indian Ocean
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
a landlocked country in northwest Africa called Upper Volta until 1984
Burundi
a tiny country between Zaire, Rwanda, and Tanzania
Brunei
an oil exporting sultanate in northwest Borneo

Cayman Islands
3 British isles south of Cuba
China
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Cape Verde
300 miles west of Senegal, Africa
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
Christmas Island
an Australian territory where phosphate mine closed in 1987
Cocos Islands
coconut isles 700 mi southwest of Java
Cook Islands
Maori isles in the Pacific Ocean at 160W 20S"
Colombia
Congo
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba
Cyprus
south of Turkey and west of Lebanon
Czechoslovakia
Comoros
northwest of Madagascar

Denmark
Djibouti
strategically located on the Gulf of Aden
Dominican Republic
Dominica

East Timor
500 miles northwest of Darwin, Australia
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
between Cameroon and Gabon in west central Africa
Eritrea
pastoral nomads between Ethiopia and Red Sea
Estonia
Ethiopia

Falkland Islands
2 sheep-raising isles 600 miles east of Argentina
Faroe Islands
22 Danish volcanic isles in North Sea with capital of Torshavn
Fiji
320 Pacific isles that export sugar, fish, and coconut
Finland
France
French Guiana
French Polynesia
105 South Pacific isles including Tahiti
French Southern Territories
300 isle Kerguelen Archipelago at 69E 49S
French metro

Gabon
Georgia
northeast of Turkey
Germany
Ghana
Gibraltar
south of Spain at entrance to Mediterranean Sea
Guernsey Island
in the English Channel near England
Greece
Greenland
Grenada
Guadeloupe
southeast of Puerto Rico in Lesser Antilles
Guam
209 sq.mi.Pacific isle with military base (capital Agana)
Guatemala
Guyana
Guinea
a bauxite-producer in Western Africa (capital Conakry)
Guinea-Bissau
Portuguese speaking country in West Africa

Heard & McDonald Islands
Australian isles 3000 mi southwest of Perth at 70E 53S
Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary

Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Ivory Coast
Isle of Man
in the Irish Sea between Scotland, Wales, and Ireland

Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Jersey Island
in the English Channel near France

Kazakhstan
from Caspian Sea to Mongolia with Russia to north; capital Alma-Ata
Kiribati
33 banana-growing atolls in the Pacific Ocean
Kenya
South Korea
North Korea
Kuwait
Krygyzstan

Laos
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Liechenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg

Macao
700 foot wide rock connecting Hong Kong to China
Macedonia
Malawi
Malaysia
Malta
Marshall Islands
1225 atolls in the Pacific including the nuked Bikini atoll
Martinique
a sugar/rum-exporting volcanic Leeward isle in Caribbean
Mauritania
an Islamic republic west of Mali
Mauritius
a sugar isle 500 mi east of Madagascar
Mayotte
a French territory in Comoros
Mexico
Micronesia
a vast Pacific region of Australoid and Polynesian people
Moldova
Monaco
Maldives
1190 isles southwest of India
(202 inhabited; 75 have resorts)
Montserrat
a Caribbean isle southwest of Antigua where volcano erupted August 4,1997
Mali
cotton and peanuts at Bamako and desert at Timbuktu
Mongolia
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
the local name for Burma

Namibia
Nauru
a phosphate isle 2580 miles southwest of Hawaii
Nepal
Netherlands
Netherlands Antilles
New Caledonia
French territories 1000 miles east of Australia
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
a country in Africa with uranium and tin
Nigeria
the country where you find 1 in 4 Africans (capital is Lagos)
Niue
an island 1300 miles northeast of New Zealand
Norfolk Island
a resort island northeast of Sydney
Northern Mariana Islands
22 islands north of Guam; capital at Saipan
Norway

Oman
a sultanate in southeast Arabian Peninsula; has dates/sugar/cattle/oil

Palau
340 tuna isles east of Phillipines; capital Koror
Pitcairn
a volcanic isle 1350 miles southeast of Tahiti
Pakistan
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Phillipines
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico

Qatar
in the Persian Gulf at 24N 50E

Reunion
500 mi east of Madagascar
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
surrounded by Zaire, Tanzania, Uganda, and Burundi

Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and Grenadines
San Marino
located at 44N 12E
Sao Tome and Principe
cocoa-exporting volcanic isles 150 miles west of Gabon
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Seychelles
85 coconut/cinnamon isles 1000 miles southeast of Kenya; capital is Mahe
Sierra Leone
tucked between Guinea and Liberia
Solomon Islands
rainforest isles west of Tuvalu (capital Honiara on Guadalcanal)
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Somalia
South Africa
South Sandwich Islands
2000 miles east of Argentina at 58S 30W - dependent on Falklands
Spain
Sri Lanka
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Sudan
Saint Helena
an isle 1200 miles west of Angola where Napoleon was exiled
Svalbard & San Mayen Isles
coal mining isles 400 mi north of Norway in Arctic Ocean
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria

Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Trinidad and Tobago
Tonga
South Pacific isles about 500 miles southeast of Fiji
Tajikistan
north of Afghanistan and Pakistan with capital at Dushanbe
Turkmenistan
east of Caspian Sea (90% desert, capital Ashkhabad)
Tuvalu
9 coral atolls north of Fiji with postage stamp income until domain brought revenue
Tokelau
3 atolls north of Samoa, formerly called Union Islands
Tunisia
Turkey
Turks and Caicos Islands
many British isles east of Cuba

Uganda
Ukraine
borders Poland, Czech, Romania, Moldova (capital Kiev)
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
US Minor Outlying Islands
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
landlocked country north of Afghanistan (capital Tashkent)

Vanuatu
many islands west of Fiji with tax haven at Vila
Vatican City State
Venezuela
Vietnam
British Virgin Islands
Virgin Islands

Wallis and Fatuna Islands
northeast of Fiji and west of Samoa at 177W 12S
Western Sahara
Western Samoa

Yemen
Yugoslavia

Zaire
Zambia
Zimbabwe