Thursday, December 1, 2016

ICANN new gTLD program: permanent protection?

This is a correspondence which was just published on the ICANN website between the Red Cross and the ICANN:

The ICRC to ICANN (translated by myself): "after five years of discussions, when can you confirm that "redcross" and "redcrescent" are fully protected at the first and second level (first and second level domain names)?

ICANN's answer:
"...the Board took a decision in 2013 to grant temporary protection to the names of your national societies; thus preventing such registrations at the second level for all new gTLDs. Such temporary protection will stay in place until an agreed permanent solution is in place."
and:
"I will update you on developments concerning the latter and the process and likely timescales involved".
Sources:
  1. Letter from the ICRC (download);
  2. Answer from the ICANN board (download).
What you missed in our previous Newsletter:
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  2. Identifier Technology Health Indicators;
  3. Donuts loses $22.5m .WEB lawsuit;
  4. Cool - Just delegated: .BOSTON
  5. Court tosses Donuts’ .WEB lawsuit;
  6. Infographic Explaining Top Level Domain System;
  7. SEDO Registry services;
  8. . ART domain name seeks to become dominant global online site for art.
Domain name registration volumes: 
  • New gTLDs related to RELIGION; 
  • Singular VS Plural new gTLDs; 
  • New gTLDs related to FRENCH applications.
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