Geographic Names Review

  • Tata ponders “buy a school” strategy to release .tata from limbo

    … application to pass its evaluation, after it managed to produce a letter from Morocco that was taken as a non-objection. But Morocco’s digital minister subsequently objected, denying that the government had permitted the use of the string. Tata’s application was then returned to its Geographic Names Review, which it flunked last December. Since then, the bid has been marked “Will Not Proceed”, a status that usually only changes when an application is withdrawn. Tweet Tagged: .tata, geographic names review, ICANN, morocco …

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  • Tata’s bid for .tata gTLD scuppered by Morocco

    … Tata Group, the humongous Indian conglomerate, has been told its flagship application for a dot-brand gTLD has been refused. ICANN on Friday changed the status of the application for .tata from “On Hold” to “Will Not Proceed”, a limbo state that is usually expected to lead to the application being withdrawn. It is believed that Tata’s row…

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  • Africa hands coffin nails to DotConnectAfrica evaluators

    …, proclaiming the process corrupt, and ZACR won. The new letters are relevant because DCA is currently being evaluated for the second time by ICANN’s independent Geographic Names Panel, which has to decide whether DCA has the support of 60% of African governments. ZACR passed its GNP review largely due to a letter of support from the AUC. If DCA…

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