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Unsponsored TLD Agreement: Appendix K (.pro)

Posted: 21 May 2004


Schedule of Reserved Names

Except to the extent that ICANN otherwise expressly authorizes in writing, the Registry Operator shall reserve names formed with the following labels from initial (i.e. other than renewal) registration within the TLD:

A. Labels Reserved at All Levels. The following names shall be reserved at the second-level and at all other levels within the TLD at which Registry Operator makes registrations:

ICANN:

  • aso
  • dnso
  • icann
  • internic
  • pso

IANA-related names:

  • afrinic
  • apnic
  • arin
  • example
  • gtld-servers
  • iab
  • iana
  • iana-servers
  • iesg
  • ietf
  • irtf
  • istf
  • lacnic
  • latnic
  • rfc-editor
  • ripe
  • root-servers

B. Additional Second-Level Reservations. In addition, the following names shall be reserved at the second-level:

  • All single-character labels.
  • All two-character labels shall be initially reserved. The reservation of a two-character label string shall be released to the extent that the Registry Operator reaches agreement with the government and country-code manager, or the ISO 3166 maintenance agency, whichever appropriate.The Registry Operator may also propose release of these reservations based on its implementation of measures to avoid confusion with the corresponding country codes.
  • All three-character labels shall be initially reserved by the Registry Operator. The reservation of a three-character label string shall be released to the Registry Operator in conjunction with the introduction of corresponding PS-SLDs and pursuant to the procedures outlined in Appendix L, Section 4.
  • aero
  • arpa
  • biz
  • com
  • coop
  • edu
  • gov
  • info
  • int
  • mil
  • museum
  • name
  • net
  • org
  • pro

C. Tagged Domain Names. All labels with hyphens in the third and fourth character positions (e.g., "bq--1k2n4h4b")

D. Second-Level Reservations for Registry Operations. The following names are reserved for use in connection with the operation of the registry for the Registry TLD. They may be used by Registry Operator under Subsection 3.6.1, but upon conclusion of Registry Operator's designation as operator of the registry for the Registry TLD they shall be transferred as specified by ICANN:

  • nic
  • whois
  • www

Earlier drafts:

26 April 2001
25 April 2001
3 March 2001


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