ICANN published today the latest Community Priority Evaluation results. New gTLD Applicant Interlink Co., Ltd. prevailed in a community priority evaluation for the New gTLD .Osaka getting 15 out of the maximum 16 points. Osaka is Japan’s third largest city.
This means the contention set between Interlink Co., Ltd. and GMO Registry has been resolved in Interlink Co., Ltd.’s favor. GMO has already launched .Tokyo and .Nagoya.
This was ICANN’s message to Interlink Co., Ltd.:
“Thank you for your participation in the New gTLD Program. After careful consideration and extensive review of the information provided in your application, including documents of support, the Community Priority Evaluation panel determined that the application met the requirements specified in the Applicant Guidebook. Your application prevailed in Community Priority Evaluation.”