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Release of Country and Territory Names within the .HYUNDAI, .KIA and .GODADDY TLDs

27 April 2016

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Open Date: 27 April 2016 Close Date: 9 June 2016
Originating Organization: Global Domains Division
  • Top-Level Domains
  • Second-Level Domains
  • Contracted Party Agreements
  • Security/Stability
Brief Overview:

Three (3) 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 3 New gTLDs.

Proposal TLD Registry Name Documents
2016016 godaddy Go Daddy East, LLC Go Daddy East, LLC Request 4 April 2016 [PDF, 17 KB]
2014142 kia KIA Motors Corporation KIA Motors Corporation Request 22 September 2015 [PDF, 19 KB]
2014141 hyundai Hyundai Motor Company Hyundai Motor Company Request 22 September 2015 [PDF, 19 KB]

Currently, .HYUNDAI, .KIA and .GODADDY 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 .HYUNDAI, .KIA and .GODADDY TLDs. It should be noted that Specification 13 has been granted for both .HYUNDAI and .KIA TLDs on 9 July 2015, Specification 13 has been granted for .GODADDY on 23 July 2015.

Link: https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ctn-release-tlds-2016-04-27-en