Introduction of Two-Character Domain Names for .SOHU, .IMMO, .SAARLAND, .CLUB

19 August 2014

Forum Announcement: Comment Period Opens on Date: 19 August 2014
  • Top-Level Domains
  • Second-Level Domains
  • Contracted Party Agreements
  • Security/Stability
Purpose (Brief):

Four (4) 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 4 New gTLDs.

Proposal TLD Registry Name Documents
2014045 club .Club Domains, LLC .Club Domains, LLC Request 6 August 2014 [PDF, 15 KB]
2014042 saarland dotSaarland GmbH dotSaarland GmbH Request 29 July 2014 [PDF, 17 KB]
2014041 immo Donuts, Inc., submitted by Binky Lake, LLC Binky Lake, LLC Request 22 July 2014 [PDF, 16 KB]
2014036 sohu Sohu.com Limited Sohu.com Limited Request 11 July 2014 [PDF, 15 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-2014-08-19-en