6 new gTLDs applications withdrawn for .HEART, .STROKE, .BUY, .GUARDIAN, etc.

This past week 6 more new gTLDs applications were withdrawn and their status was updated at the ICANN New gTLD website. These 6 withdrawn applications bring the total of withdrawn gTLD applications to 39.

The American Heart Association, Inc. from the US withdrew it’s applications for the .HEART and .STROKE new gTLD strings. The strings received a Prioritization Number of 1182 and 395 on the prioritization draw last December. The company doesn’t have any more new gTLD applications. There are no more applicants for the 2 new gTLD strings.

L’Oréal from France withdrew it’s IDN application for the .欧莱雅 new gTLD string. The string received a Prioritization Number of 72 on the prioritization draw last December. The company has 13 more new gTLD applications.

PVT Registry, LLC from the US withdrew its application for the BUY string. The application received a Prioritization Number of 143 on the prioritization draw last December. Dot App LLC has no more new gTLD applications pending. There are 4 more applicants for the .BUY new gTLD string, including Amazon, Google and Donuts.

Guardian News and Media Limited from the Great Britain withdrew its application for the GUARDIAN string. The application received a Prioritization Number of 1437 on the prioritization draw last December. Guardian News and Media Limited has 2 more new gTLD applications pending for OBSERVER and THEGUARDIAN. There are 1 more applicant, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, for the .GUARDIAN new gTLD string.

Bridgestone Corporation from Japan withdrew its application for the 普利司通 IDN string. The application received a Prioritization Number of 1769 on the prioritization draw last December. Bridgestone Corporation has 2 more new gTLD applications pending.

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 Each withdrawn application, is entitled to a refund of 70% of the $185,000 application fee that is or $130,000, since these fall “[a]fter posting of applications until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The other 33 applications that have withdrawn are: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)
  • INSURANCE (Progressive Casualty Insurance Company)
  • OVERHEIDNL (Ministery of the Interior and Kingdom Relations)
  • APP (Dot App LLC)
  • GUARDIANMEDIA (Guardian News and Media Limited)
  • GDN (Guardian News and Media Limited)
  • 盛貿飯店 (Shangri‐La International Hotel Management Limited)

About Konstantinos Zournas

I studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and I am now living in Athens, Greece. I went online in 1995, started coding in 1996 and began buying domain names and creating websites in 2000. I started the OnlineDomain.com blog in 2012.

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