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 Since then, the bid has been marked “Will Not Proceed”, a status that usually only changes when an application is withdrawn.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

    … of the relevant government. Tata was the last applicant to pass its ICANN evaluation, when in July 2014 it finally managed to pass its Geographic Names Review on the basis of a letter from a Moroccan official. However, in September last year the Moroccan’s government’s digital economy minister denied that the letter indicated support for .tata…

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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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