12 Registries Have Requested 2-Character New gTLD Domains: .DEALS, .CITY, .GOP, .TRADE, .WEBCAM, .BID, .WORLD

So far 12 registries have requested ICANN to allowed to sell 2-character New gTLD domains names: .DEALS, XN–FJQ720A, .CITY, .XYZ, .COLLEGE, .GOP, .TRADE, .WEBCAM, .BID, .HEALTHCARE, .WORLD, .BAND.

ICANN opened a comment period yesterday 8 July 2014:

Purpose (Brief): Six (6) Registry Services Evaluation Process (RSEP) requests were submitted by the registry operators listed below to allow the introduction of two-character domain names for the below TLDs. In total, the requests concern 12 New gTLDs.

Proposal TLD Registry Name Documents
2014027 healthcare
Binky Lake, LLC* Binky Lake, LLC Request 25 June 2014 [PDF, 16 KB]
2014024 trade
Elite Registry Limited Elite Registry Limited Request 16 June 2014 [PDF, 16 KB]
2014023 gop Republican State Leadership Committee, Inc. Republican State Leadership Committee, Inc. Request 12 June 2014 [PDF, 15 KB]
2014022 xyz
XYZ.COM, LLC XYZ.COM, LLC Request 12 June 2014 [PDF, 18 KB]
2014016 city Binky Lake, LLC* Binky Lake, LLC Request 10 June 2014 [PDF, 15 KB]
2014015 deals
Binky Lake, LLC* Binky Lake, LLC Request 6 June 2014 [PDF, 16 KB]

*Note: Binky Lake, LLC has submitted three RSEP requests on behalf of Donuts, Inc. for 6 gTLDs

As part of these requests, each registry operator described which two-character domain names for which it would offer these registrations. These RSEP requests were posted for public information on the Registry Service Evaluation Process webpage, available at https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/rsep-2014-02-19-en.

As required by the Registry Services Evaluation Policy, ICANN has undertaken a preliminary determination on whether the proposals might raise significant competition, security or stability issues. ICANN‘s preliminary review (based on the information provided) did not identify any such issues for these requests.

Implementation of the proposal would require amendments to the Exhibit A, Approved Services of the respective Registry Agreements, which are being posted for public comment.

Public Comment Box Link: https://www.icann.org/public-comments/two-char-new-gtld-2014-07-08-en

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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