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Introduction of Two-Character Domain Names for .JETZT, .GLOBAL, .NEUSTAR, .KIWI, .BERLIN

12 September 2014

Forum Announcement: Comment Period Opens on Date: 12 September 2014
  • Top-Level Domains
  • Second-Level Domains
  • Contracted Party Agreements
  • Security/Stability
Purpose (Brief):

Five (5) Registry Services Evaluation Process (RSEP) requests were submitted by the registry operators listed below to allow the introduction of two-character domain names for the below TLDs. In total, the requests concern 5 New gTLDs.

Proposal TLD Registry Name Documents
2014052 berlin dotBERLIN GmbH & Co. KG dotBERLIN GmbH & Co. KG Request 1 September 2014 [PDF, 17 KB]
2014051 kiwi DOT KIWI LIMITED DOT KIWI LIMITED Request 27 August 2014 [PDF, 16 KB]
2014050 global Dot Global Domain Registry Limited Dot Global Domain Registry Limited Request 22 August 2014 [PDF, 16 KB]
2014049 neustar NeuStar, Inc. NeuStar, Inc. Request 21 August 2014 [PDF, 19 KB]
2014046 jetzt New TLD Company AB New TLD Company AB Request 6 August 2014 [PDF, 14 KB]

As part of these requests, each registry operator described which two-character domain names for which it would offer these registrations. These RSEP requests were posted for public information on the Registry Service Evaluation Process webpage, available at https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/rsep-2014-02-19-en.

As required by the Registry Services Evaluation Policy, ICANN has undertaken a preliminary determination on whether the proposals might raise significant competition, security or stability issues. ICANN's preliminary review (based on the information provided) did not identify any such issues for these requests.

Implementation of the proposal would require amendments to the Exhibit A, Approved Services of the respective Registry Agreements, which are being posted for public comment.

Public Comment Box Link: https://www.icann.org/public-comments/two-char-new-gtld-2014-09-12-en