Foreign Office has no clue

I loathe the British foreign office. Absolutely hate them.

I am not going to pain myself to recall my experience with them post-tsunami. Today I will just highlight how stupidly they don’t have the sense to have some sort of standard for naming consulate Web sites.

Just search for British High Commission to get a taste of all the bizaare names of the consulates.

Why not use a sensible URI structure with a short domain such as and country codes:

This option would make it credible and somewhat guessable what the official site should be. Very sad current situation.


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