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Public Comment: One and Two-Character ASCII .TEL Domain Names

11 October 2010

ICANN is today opening a public comment period on a proposed amendment from Telnic Ltd. to Appendices 6 and 7 of the .TEL Registry Agreement.

On 11 August 2010, ICANN posted for public information a request (proposal #201008) submitted by Telnic through the Registry Services Evaluation Process to allow one and two-character ASCII .TEL domain names. The Telnic proposal is available at http://www.icann.org/en/registries/rsep/#201008.

As provided for by existing consensus policy, ICANN has undertaken a preliminary determination on whether the proposal might raise significant competition, security or stability issues. ICANN's determination [PDF, 53 KB] is that the proposal does not raise such issues in .TEL.

Implementation of the proposal would require an amendment to Appendices 6 and 7 of the .TEL Registry Agreement. A copy of the proposed amendment is available here: http://www.icann.org/en/tlds/agreements/tel/proposed-tel-amendment-11oct10-en.pdf [PDF, 70 KB].

Comments on the proposed amendment submitted to tel-one-and-two-char-domains@icann.org will be considered until 10 Nov 2010 23:59 UTC. Comments may be viewed at http://forum.icann.org/lists/tel-one-and-two-char-domains/.