General Motors LLC withdrew it’s application for the .GMC new gTLD string. This makes it the 2st new gTLD with assigned prioritization number and the 15th string in total to withdraw. The string received a Prioritization Number of 1911 on the prioritization draw last December. The 1911 prioritization number means the company didn’t pay the $100 to buy a prioritization ticket but was assigned one after all the paid applicants had received one.
General Motors also has 4 more new gTLD applications that are still pending:
Last week .thehartford became the 1st new gTLD with assigned prioritization number to withdraw. The Hartford Fire Insurance Company also didn’t pay the $100 to buy a prioritization ticket.
General Motors is eligible for a 70% refund of the application fees to ICANN. Each withdrawn application, is entitled to a refund of 70% of the $185,000 application fee that is or $130,000, since these fall “[a]fter posting of applications until posting of Initial Evaluation results,” as described in section 1.5.1 of the Applicant Guidebook.
The new gTLD application withdrawal and refund request process may take between 2-4 weeks to complete.
The other 14 applications that have withdrawn are:
- GLEAN (Lifestyle Domain Holdings, Inc.)
- GMBH (GMBH Registry, LLC)
- EST (Charleston Road Registry Inc.)
- KSB (KSB Aktiengesellschaft)
- HILTON (HLT Stakis IP Limited)
- CIALIS (Eli Lilly and Company)
- SWISS (Swiss International Air Lines Ltd.)
- ANSONS (CBM Creative Brands Marken GmbH)
- AND (Charleston Road Registry Inc.)
- CHATR (Rogers Communications Partnership)
- CAREMORE (WellPoint, Inc.)
- SKOLKOVO (Fund for Development of the Center for Elaboration and Commercialization of New Technologies)
- ARE (Charleston Road Registry Inc.)
- THEHARTFORD (Hartford Fire Insurance Company)