Generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) Registry Agreements
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 makes registrations:
B. Additional Second-Level Reservations. In addition, the following names shall be reserved at the second level:
· All single and two-character labels that were previously reserved by the Registry in the Registry Agreement may be allocated through ICANN-accredited registrars, based upon implementation of a phased allocation program as further set forth in Appendix 7. The reservation of a two-character label string shall be released to the extent that the Registry reaches agreement with the government and country-code manager, or the ISO 3166 maintenance agency, whichever appropriate. The Registry 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 .org TLD: