ICANN is today opening a public comment forum on a proposed amendment from Fundacio puntCAT to Appendix 6 of the .CAT Registry Agreement.
On 19 October 2009, ICANN posted for public information a request submitted by puntCAT through the Registry Services Evaluation Process for a request for proposals process to release single and two-character names in .CAT. The puntCAT proposal is available at http://www.icann.org/en/registries/rsep/puntcat-request-19oct09-en.pdf [PDF, 57K].
As provided for by existing consensus policy (http://www.icann.org/en/registries/rsep/rsep.html), ICANN has undertaken a preliminary determination to determine whether the proposal might raise significant security or stability, or competition issues. ICANN's determination is that the proposal did not raise such issues in .CAT.
[Note that, from 13 June to 13 July 2008, ICANN conducted a public comment forum on a proposed single-character second-level domain names allocation framework (http://www.icann.org/en/registries/rsep/proposed-scsld-allocation-framework-13jun08.htm), which supported the allocation single-character second-level domain names in existing registries and reviewed various allocation methods.]
The proposal requires an amendment the .CAT Schedule of Reserved Names (Appendix 6). A copy of the proposed amendment is available here [PDF, 192K]. Comments on the proposed amendment submitted to cat-scsld-amendment at icann.org will be considered until 17 Jan 2010 23:59 UTC. Comments may be viewed at http://forum.icann.org/lists/cat-scsld-amendment/.
All documentation related to the puntCAT proposal is available at http://www.icann.org/en/registries/rsep/#2009009.