Geographic Names

  • Back in evaluation! Tata dot-brand bid falls foul of Morocco

    … Tata Group, the Indian conglomerate, is to see its application for .tata head back into evaluation, after the Moroccan government denied it had given its approval for the bid. ICANN told the company this week that .tata will have to be reviewed by the Geographic Names Panel for a third time. Tata, as well as the name of the 150-year-old, $100…

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  • “Frustrated” Morocco denies it supported .tata gTLD

    … 17 letter (pdf), he expressed his “surprise and very deep frustration” that .tata had been approved by ICANN regardless. Under ICANN rules, .tata was classified as a “geographic” string because it matches the name of a Moroccan province found on an International Standards Organization list of protected names. But Tata’s application was finally…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 5 readers -
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