Two-Letter

  • Government anger over two-letter domains

    … Brazil, Iran, China and the European Union are among at least 10 angered that the names are either not adequately protected or only available for exorbitant prices, The debate got very heated at ICANN 58 here in Copenhagen on Wednesday morning, during a public session between the GAC and the board, with Iran’s outspoken GAC rep, Kavous Arasteh, almost…

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  • Get ready for thousands of new two-letter domains

    … for the right to get to pre-approve the release of “es” and “it” domains, whereas the governments of the US and UK really could not care less. The most-recent formal GAC advice on the subject, coming out of the July meeting in Helsinki, merely said ICANN should: urge the relevant Registry or the Registrar to engage with the relevant GAC members when…

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  • Buy it or lose it? Governments could get first dibs on two-letter domains

    … either. It does, however, oblige registries to ban registrants from pretending to be affiliated with the relevant government when they are not. Governments also get to complain, and registries have to investigate, if the relevant domains are causing “confusion”, though registries do not appear to be under a strict obligation to delete or suspend domains. The policy is open for public comment until August here. Tweet Tagged: cctlds, gac, ICANN, new gTLDs, two-character, two-letter …

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  • US Congresspeople tell ICANN to ignore GAC “interference”

    … between “engagement” and “interference”. The letter highlights two specific pieces of GAC input that the signatories seem to believe constitute interference. First, the GAC’s objection to Amazon’s application for .amazon. The letter says this objection came “without legal basis” and that ICANN “succumbed to political pressure” when it rejected…

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