After searching in the Applicant Guidebook annexes and the entire new gTLD web site, I remember finding the documents on the United Nations' web site...after 20+ minutes searching. The two documents I am refering to*:
- The United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names, Technical Reference Manual for the Standardization of Geographical Names, Part III Names of Countries of the World;
- The list of United Nations member states in 6 official United Nations languages prepared by the Working Group on Country Names of the United Nations Conference on the Standardization of Geographical Names.
The first document you list is only available for purchase and is not current. If you want to purchase it, here’s the link:
The second set of information is available in the following document, which is current as of May 2012:
geoinfo/UNGEGN/docs/10th- uncsgn-docs/econf/E_CONF.101_ 25_UNGEGN%20WG%20Country% 20Names%20Document.pdf
Even if most back-end registry providers will take care of these lists for their
* These are just 2 of the documents concerning reserved names. For the rest of them, I suggest to read Specification 5 again (page 46 of the Registry agreement in the Applicant Guidebook).
have you a link to the Guide book jean?ReplyDelete
Note the English version is up-to-date only