6 new gTLDs determined not to be geographic while 3 new gTLDs are determined as geographic

The Geographic Names Panel has determined that 6 new gTLD strings do not fall within the criteria for a geographic name contained in the Applicant Guidebook Section 2.2.1.4.

The 6 strings with the applicant names and their prioritization numbers are:
IST, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (808)
FRL, Metaregistrar B.V. (818)
ZULU, Top Level Domain Holdings Limited (899)
RYUKYU, BusinessRalliart inc. (1259)
SCOT, Dot Scot Registry Limited (1453)
VEGAS, Dot Vegas, Inc. (1504)

The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has also an application for the string ISTANBUL with Prioritization Number 866.
There is no application for the string .LasVegas.

The Geographic Names Panel has determined that 3 strings fall within the criteria for a geographic name contained in the Applicant Guidebook Section 2.2.1.4. The applicants were contacted to provide documentation of support/non-objection per Section 2.2.1.4.3 of the Applicant Guidebook.

The 3 strings with the applicant names and their prioritization numbers are:
BAR, United TLD Holdco Ltd. (1689)
BAR, Punto 2012 Sociedad Anonima Promotora de Inversion de Capital Variable (230)
TATA, TATA SONS LIMITED (629)
TUI, TUI AG (721)

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About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He works on domain names, websites and software development. Has been online since 1995 & domaining since 2002.

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