7 new gTLDs applications withdrawn for .INSURANCE, .GDN, .GUARDIANMEDIA, .APP, .SVR, etc.

This past week 7 more new gTLDs applications were withdrawn and their status was updated at the ICANN New gTLD website. These 7 withdrawn applications bring the total of withdrawn gTLD applications to 33.

Progressive Casualty Insurance Company from the US withdrew it’s application for the .INSURANCE new gTLD string. The strings received a Prioritization Number of 1847 on the prioritization draw last December. The company has one more new gTLD application for .PROGRESSIVE. There are 3 more applicants for the .INSURANCE new gTLD string, including Donuts.

Ministery of the Interior and Kingdom Relations from the Netherlands withdrew it’s application for the .OVERHEIDNL new gTLD string. The strings received a Prioritization Number of 1909 on the prioritization draw last December. The company doesn’t have any more new gTLD applications. There are no more applicants for the .OVERHEIDNL new gTLD string.

Dot App LLC from the US withdrew its application for the APP string. The application received a Prioritization Number of 290 on the prioritization draw last December. Dot App LLC has no more new gTLD applications pending. There are 12 more applicants for the .APP new gTLD string, including Amazon and Afilias.

Guardian News and Media Limited from the Great Britain withdrew its applications for the GUARDIANMEDIA and the GDN string. The applications received a Prioritization Number of 678 and 270 on the prioritization draw last December. Guardian News and Media Limited has 3 more new gTLD applications pending for GUARDIAN (has 1 more applicant), OBSERVER and THEGUARDIAN. There are 1 more applicant, Joint Stock Company “Navigation-information systems”, for the .GDN new gTLD string.

Shangri‐La International Hotel Management Limited from Hong Kong withdrew its application for the 盛貿飯店 IDN string. The application received a Prioritization Number of 73 on the prioritization draw last December. Shangri‐La International Hotel Management Limited has 4 more new gTLD applications pending, 3 of them are for IDN strings.

SVR GROUP from France withdrew it’s application for the .SVR new gTLD string. The strings received a Prioritization Number of 663 on the prioritization draw last December. The company doesn’t have any more new gTLD applications. There are no more applicants for the .SVR new gTLD string.

The applicants that withdraw an application are 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 26 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)
  • GMC (General Motors LLC)
  • CADILLAC (General Motors LLC)
  • CHEVROLET (General Motors LLC)
  • TRANSFORMERS (Hasbro International, Inc.)
  • CHARTIS (American International Group, Inc.)
  • HEINZ (ProMark Brands Inc.)
  • KETCHUP (ProMark Brands Inc.)
  • OLYMPUS (Olympus Corporation)
  • HOME (Go Daddy East, LLC)
  • CASA (Go Daddy East, LLC)
  • GLOBALX (GlobalX Information Pty Limited)
  • MED (DocCheck AG)
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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.

One comment

  1. this is a bloodbath
    I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t enjoying it
    right of the dot my arse

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