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Release of Country and Territory Names within the .STUDY, .COURSES, .LAMBORGHINI, XN--3OQ18VL8PN36A, .VOLKSWAGEN, .BUGATTI, .AUDI and .DELTA TLDs

15 December 2015

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Forum Announcement: Public Comment Period opens on Date: 15 December 2015
Categories/Tags:
  • Top-Level Domains
  • Second-Level Domains
  • Contracted Party Agreements
  • Security/Stability
Purpose (Brief):

Eight (8) 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 8 New gTLDs.

Proposal

TLD

Registry Name

Documents

2014158

delta

Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Delta Air Lines, Inc. Request 2 November 2015

2014153

audi

AUDI Aktiengesellschaft

AUDI Aktiengesellschaft Request 8 October 2015

2014152

bugatti

Bugatti International SA

Bugatti International SA Request 8 October 2015

2014151

volkswagen

Volkswagen Group of America Inc.

Volkswagen Group of America Inc. Request 8 October 2015

2014150

xn--3oq18vl8pn36a

Volkswagen (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

Volkswagen (China) Investment Co., Ltd. Request 8 October 2015

2014149

lamborghini

Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A

Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A Request 8 October 2015

2014144

courses

Open Universities Australia Pty Ltd

Open Universities Australia Pty Ltd Request 1 October 2015

2014140

study

Open Universities Australia Pty Ltd

Open Universities Australia Pty Ltd Request 11 September 2015

Currently, .STUDY, .COURSES, .LAMBORGHINI, XN--3OQ18VL8PN36A, .VOLKSWAGEN, .BUGATTI, .AUDI and .DELTA 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 .STUDY, .COURSES, .LAMBORGHINI, XN--3OQ18VL8PN36A, .VOLKSWAGEN, .BUGATTI, .AUDI and .DELTA TLDs. It should be noted that Specification 13 has been granted for .LAMBORGHINI on 2 June 2015,  Specification 13 has been granted for XN--3OQ18VL8PN36A on 2 July 2015, Specification 13 has been granted for .VOLKSWAGEN on 14 May 2015, Specification 13 has been granted for .BUGATTI on 23 July 2015, Specification 13 has been granted for .AUDI on 21 May 2015, and Specification 13 has been granted for .DELTA on 19 February 2015, whereas Registry Agreements for .STUDY and .COURSES do not include Specification 13 provisions in place.
Public Comment Box Link: https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ctn-release-tlds-2015-12-15-en