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Generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) Registry Agreements

gTLD Registry Agreements establish the rights, duties, liabilities, and obligations ICANN requires of registry operators to run gTLDs.

.NET Registry Agreement Appendix 6 | Schedule of Reserved Names

ICANN | .NET Registry Agreement Appendix 6 | Schedule of Reserved Names
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Schedule of Reserved Names

(1 July 2011)

Except to the extent that ICANN otherwise expressly authorizes in writing, the Registry Operator shall reserve names formed with the following labels from initial (i.e. other than renewal) registration within the TLD:

A. Labels Reserved at All Levels. The following names shall be reserved at the second level and at all other levels within the TLD at which Registry Operator makes registrations:

ICANN-related names:

aso

gnso

icann

internic

ccnso

IANA-related names:

afrinic

apnic

arin

example

gtld-servers

iab

iana

iana-servers

iesg

ietf

irtf

istf

lacnic

latnic

rfc-editor

ripe

root-servers

B. Additional Second-Level Reservations. In addition, the following names shall be reserved at the second level:

All single-character labels.

All two-character labels shall be initially reserved. The reservation of a two-character label string shall be released to the extent that the Registry Operator reaches agreement with the government and country-code manager, or the ISO 3166 maintenance agency, whichever appropriate. The Registry Operator may also propose release of these reservations based on its implementation of measures to avoid confusion with the corresponding country codes.

C. Tagged Domain Names. All labels with hyphens in the third and fourth character positions (e.g., "bq--1k2n4h4b" or "xn--ndk061n")

D. Second-Level Reservations for Registry Operations. The following names are reserved for use in connection with the operation of the registry for the Registry TLD. They may be used by Registry Operator, but upon conclusion of Registry Operator's designation as operator of the registry for the Registry TLD they shall be transferred as specified by ICANN:

nic

whois

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