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

    … Tata Group is reportedly considering buying a school for the Moroccan province of Tata in order to unlock the .tata gTLD. The huge Indian conglomerate has been prevented from acquiring its own dot-brand because it matches the name of the tiny region, which is as protected geographic string under ICANN rules. Without the express permission…

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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for .tata from “On Hold” to “Will Not Proceed”, a limbo state that is usually expected to lead to the application being withdrawn.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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  • 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

    … The Moroccan government claims that it did not give its support to the .tata dot-brand gTLD, which was granted to Tata Group, the massive Indian conglomerate, in July. According to Boubker Seddik Badr, director of digital economy at Morocco’s ministry of trade, .tata “did not receive any endorsement from any Moroccan authority”. In a September…

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  • That’s all folks! Final gTLD app gets approved

    … ICANN has finally finished evaluation all 1,930 new gTLD applications from the 2012 round. Indian conglomerate Tata Group’s dot-brand .tata passed Extended Evaluation (pdf) on Friday, having apparently secured the non-objection of Morocco, which has a province of the same name. Calculated from Reveal Day — June 13, 2012 — it’s taken a little…

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