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.
*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|