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Release of Country and Territory Names within the .DVAG, .TUI, .SPIEGEL, .ALLFINANZ and .FLSMIDTH TLDs

6 January 2015

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Forum Announcement: Comment Period Opens on Date: 6 January 2015
Categories/Tags:
  • Top-Level Domains
  • Second-Level Domains
  • Contracted Party Agreements
  • Security/Stability
Purpose (Brief):

Five (5) Registry Services Evaluation Policy (RSEP) requests were submitted by the registry operators listed below to allow the release of country and territory names for the below TLDs. In total, the requests concern 5 New gTLDs.

Proposal TLD Registry Name Documents
2014069 flsmidth FLSmidth A/S FLSmidth A/S Request 05 December 2014 [PDF, 17 KB]
2014068 allfinanz Allfinanz Deutsche Vermögensberatung Aktiengesellschaft Allfinanz Deutsche Vermögensberatung Aktiengesellschaft Request 05 December 2014 [PDF, 17 KB]
2014067 spiegel SPIEGEL-Verlag Rudolf Augstein GmbH & Co. KG SPIEGEL-Verlag Rudolf Augstein GmbH & Co. KG Request 05 December 2014 [PDF, 17 KB]
2014066 tui TUI AG TUI AG Request 05 December 2014 [PDF, 17 KB]
2014065 dvag Deutsche Vermögensberatung Aktiengesellschaft DVAG Deutsche Vermögensberatung Aktiengesellschaft DVAG Request 05 December 2014 [PDF, 17 KB]

Currently, .DVAG, .TUI, .SPIEGEL, .ALLFINANZ and .FLSMIDTH Registry Agreements require country and territory names contained in specific internationally recognized lists to be withheld from registration or allocated to the registry operator at all levels.

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

Following ICANN's preliminary determination that the proposals do not raise significant competition, security or stability issues, it was further determined that the change would require a material change to the respective Registry Agreements and that an amendment is needed in order to effect the change.

The proposed amendments, which are being posted for comment, would allow the registration of country and territory names at all levels in .DVAG, .TUI, .SPIEGEL, .ALLFINANZ and .FLSMIDTH TLDs. It should be noted that as of 20 November 2014, Specification 13 is granted for both .TUI and .SPIEGEL and as of 18 December 2014, Specification 13 is granted for .FLSMIDTH, whereas Registry Agreements for .DVAG and .ALLFINANZ do not include Specification 13 provisions in place.

Public Comment Box Link: https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ctn-release-tlds-2015-01-06-en