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One & Two-Character .INFO Domains

Open: 18 February 2010
Closed: 20 March 2010

Explanation/Background: Afilias has proposed allocation of one and two-character second-level domain names in .INFO through the Registry Services Evaluation Process, and is seeking an amendment [PDF, 52 KB] to proceed with a phased allocation process. The amendment provides for a change to Appendix 6, Schedule of Reserved Names, and the Functional Specification in Appendix 7.

ICANN has previously approved a similar requests from other gTLD registries:

Dot-NAME (2006, two-characters at the third-level only): http://www.icann.org/en/registries/rsep/#2006004

puntCAT (2007, limited release of UA, UB, UV.cat): http://www.icann.org/en/registries/rsep/#2007001

Dot-JOBS (2007, limited release of two-character names only): http://www.icann.org/en/registries/rsep/#2007002

Dot-Coop (2007, release of go.coop): http://www.icann.org/en/registries/rsep/#2007005

Dot-Coop (2008, one and two-character names): http://www.icann.org/en/registries/rsep/#2008005

Dot-Mobi (2008, single character names): http://www.icann.org/en/registries/rsep/#2008006

Dot-BIZ (2008, one and two-character names): http://www.icann.org/en/registries/rsep/#2008010

Dot-Mobi (2008, two-character names): http://www.icann.org/en/registries/rsep/#2008011

Dot-Pro (2009, one, two, remaining three-character names): http://www.icann.org/en/registries/rsep/#2009002

puntCAT (2009, one and two-character names): http://www.icann.org/en/registries/rsep/#2009009

Staff member responsible: Patrick Jones

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