Idn Cctlds

  • New ccTLDs may have to block name collisions

    … ICANN is thinking about expanding its controversial policy on name collisions from new gTLDs to new ccTLDs. The country code Names Supporting Organization has been put on notice (pdf) that ICANN’s board of directors plans to pass a resolution on the matter shortly. The resolution would call on the ccNSO to “undertake a study to understand…

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  • EU IDN not banned after all

    … The European Union request for the Greek-script ccTLD .ευ has not been thrown out, according to ICANN. Last week DI reported that .ευ was the only one of three IDN ccTLD requests — the other two being Bulgaria’s .бг and Greece’s .ελ — to fail a test for confusing similarity on appeal. .ευ was found to be confusingly similar to .EY and .EU…

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  • Bulgaria and Greece win IDN ccTLDs on appeal

    … ccTLD, and the standard applied was exactly the same standard as applies to Latin ccTLDs. Will the GAC accept this determination, or stomp its feet? Related posts: GAC demands appeal of IDN ccTLD bans Bulgaria to appeal ICANN rejection Bulgaria to file ICANN reconsideration appeal over rejected IDN ccTLD …

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  • Iraq to get IDN ccTLD

    … Iraq was this week granted the right to use a new Arabic-script country-code top-level domain. ICANN said the war-torn nation’s request for عراق., which is Arabic for “Iraq”, has passed the String Evaluation phase of the IDN ccTLD Fast Track program. Like .iq, the registry will be the government’s Communications and Media Commission. Once…

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