ICANNWatch | .nu Swept Away? Nuie has suffered a major natural disaster, with waves from a cyclone basically swamping the entire country. There's talk that it may not be able to exist as a nation and might have to rejoin New Zealand.
But the issue of ccTLD erasure is more complex. ICANN says that one of its main goals is Internet stability, which argues strongly for not breaking links and apps that use ccTLD addresses. And, indeed, .su — for the Soviet Union — is not only still in existence but is taking new registrations!