6 new gTLDs applications withdrawn for .LOVE, .BOOK, etc. (total at 57)

This past week 6 more new gTLDs applications were withdrawn and their status was updated at the ICANN New gTLD website. These 6 withdrawn applications bring the total of withdrawn gTLD applications to 57.

Global Domain Registry Pty from Australia withdrew their applications for the .book  new gTLD string. The string received Prioritization Numbers of 1464 on the prioritization draw last December. The company has no more new gTLD applications. There are 8 applicants for the .BOOK new gTLD string.

Richemont DNS Inc. from Switzerland withdrew it’s application for the .LOVE new gTLD string. The string received a Prioritization Number of 466 on the prioritization draw last December. The company has 13 more new gTLD applications. There are 6 applicants for the .LOVE new gTLD string.

Top Level Domain Holdings (Minds+Machines) withdraws 4 new gTLD applications: .free, .sale, .spa and .zulu.

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 Each withdrawn application, is entitled to a refund of 70% of the $185,000 application fee that is or $130,000, since these fall “[a]fter posting of applications until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The other 45 applications that have withdrawn are: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)
  • HEART (The American Heart Association, Inc.)
  • STROKE (The American Heart Association, Inc.)
  • 欧莱雅 (L’Oréal)
  • BUY (PVT Registry, LLC)
  • GUARDIAN (Guardian News and Media Limited)
  • 普利司通 (Bridgestone Corporation)
  • MII (MiTek USA, Inc.)
  • MITEK (MiTek USA, Inc.)
  • SAPPHIRE (MiTek USA, Inc.)
  • CONNECTORS (MiTek USA, Inc.)
  • MAIL (1&1 Mail & Media GmbH)
  • BLOOMINGDALES (Macys, Inc.)
  • LLP
  • LTD
  • INC
  • LLC
  • CORP
  • ONLINE (Tucows TLDs Inc.)

About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He loves domains and building websites. He is online since 1995, learned about html in 1996 and got into domains in 2002. He started the OnlineDomain.com blog in 2012.

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