Geographic Names Review

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

    … of Morocco, Tata will not get its desired domain. According to the New Indian Express newspaper, the company has now reached out to the Indian government in an attempt to open diplomatic channels with Morocco and finally resolve the issue. The paper cites an unnamed “official” as stating that buying a new school for the province may be the best way…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 11 readers -
  • Tata’s bid for .tata gTLD scuppered by Morocco

    … with Morocco is to blame. While Tata Group is a 150-year-old, $100 billion-a-year company, Tata is also a province of Morocco with a population of about 120,000. Under the rules of the ICANN new gTLD program, the string “tata” is therefore a protected geographic name, for which the applicant needs to show the unequivocal support or non-objection…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 8 readers -
  • Africa hands coffin nails to DotConnectAfrica evaluators

    … The African Union and a United Nations commission have formally told ICANN that they don’t support DotConnectAfrica’s bid for .africa. When it comes to showing governmental support, a necessity under ICANN’s rules for a geographic gTLD applications, the UN Economic Commission for Africa was DCA’s only prayer. Company CEO Sophia Bekele had…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 6 readers -
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