3 new gTLDs applications withdrawn for .KIEHLS (L’Oréal), .ANTHEM, .BOOK (total at 66)

This past week 3 more new gTLDs applications were withdrawn and their status was updated at the ICANN New gTLD website. These 3 withdrawn applications bring the total of withdrawn gTLD applications to 66.

WellPoint, Inc. from the US withdrew its application for the .ANTHEM new gTLD string. The string received Prioritization Numbers of 1838 on the prioritization draw last December. The company had 1 more new gTLD application for CAREMORE but that application was withdrawn as well. There are no more applicants for the .ANTHEM new gTLD string.

L’Oréal from France withdrew its application for the .KIEHLS  new gTLD string. The string received Prioritization Numbers of 554 on the prioritization draw last December. The company has 12 more new gTLD applications. There are no more applicants for the .KIEHLS new gTLD string.

NU DOT CO LLC from the US withdrew its application for the .BOOK  new gTLD string. The string received Prioritization Numbers of 357 on the prioritization draw last December. The company has 12 more new gTLD applications. There are 7 more applicants for the .BOOK new gTLD string including Amazon.

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 Each withdrawn application, is entitled to a refund of 70% of the $185,000 application fee that is or $130,000, since these fall “[a]fter posting of applications until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The other 63 applications that have withdrawn are: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)
  • SVR (SVR GROUP)
  • 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.)
  • BOOK (Global Domain Registry Pty)
  • LOVE (Richemont DNS Inc.)
  • free (Top Level Domain Holdings (Minds+Machines))
  • sale (Top Level Domain Holdings (Minds+Machines))
  • spa (Top Level Domain Holdings (Minds+Machines))
  • zulu (Top Level Domain Holdings (Minds+Machines))
  • ONLINE (Namecheap Inc.)
  • GUARDIANLIFE  (The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America)
  • LTD (C.V. TLDcare)
  • INC (C.V. TLDcare)
  • MOVIE (Webdeus Inc.)
  • MAIL (Afilias Domains No. 2 Limited)
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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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