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Registry Service Evaluation Process

Please note that the English language version of all translated content and documents are the official versions and that translations in other languages are for informational purposes only.

Welcome to the Registry Services Evaluation Process information area.

The Registry Services Evaluation Policy (RSEP) was developed through ICANN's consensus policy development process. The policy recommendations contained in the Final Report to the GNSO (posted 10 July 2005) were accepted by the GNSO Council, and adopted by the ICANN Board on 8 November 2005. All gTLD registry operators are required to follow the RSEP when submitting a request for new registry services.

For graphic representation of the workflow from start to finish of a request submitted pursuant to the RSEP, please refer to https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/workflow-2012-02-25-en.

ICANN offers an open public comment forum on the process. Please send comments you have about this policy implementation or any service posted here to registryservice@icann.org. Comments may be viewed at http://forum.icann.org/lists/registryservice.

Submitted Requests for New Registry Services

As part of ICANN's efforts to be open and transparent with the ICANN community, this page is intended to provide the community with information on requests for new registry services that have been submitted to ICANN.

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Proposal TLD Registry Name Name of Service Status Documents
2014108
  • Bridgestone
  • firestone
Bridgestone Corporation Country & Territory Names ICANN Review
2014107
  • bnpparibas
BNP Paribas Country & Territory Names ICANN Review
2014106
  • reise
Foggy Way, LLC Second Level IDN Support ICANN Review
2014105
  • bentley
Bentley Motors Limited IGO Reserved Names ICANN Review
2014104
  • global
Dot Global Domain Registry Ltd Country & Territory Names ICANN Review
2014103
  • bbva
BANCO BILBAO VIZCAYA ARGENTARIA, S.A. Second Level IDN Support Approved, Pending Contract Amendment
2014102
  • sharp
Sharp Corporation Removal of Searchable Whois Public Comment
2014101
  • bnpparibas
BNP Paribas Second Level IDN Support Approved, Pending Contract Amendment
2014100
  • motorcycles
DERMotorcycles, LLC Second Level IDN Support Approved, Pending Contract Amendment
2014099
  • autos
DERAutos, LLC Second Level IDN Support Approved, Pending Contract Amendment
2014098
  • Homes
DERHomes, LLC Second Level IDN Support Approved, Pending Contract Amendment
2014097
  • yachts
DERYachts, LLC Second Level IDN Support Approved, Pending Contract Amendment
2014096
  • boats
DERBoats, LLC Second Level IDN Support Approved, Pending Contract Amendment
2014095
  • express
  • cafe
  • team
  • jewelry
  • show
  • theater
  • taxi
  • coupons
  • fyi
  • mba
  • dog
  • hockey
  • run
  • soccer
Donuts, Inc., submitted by Binky Lake, LLC Second Level IDN Support Approved, Pending Contract Amendment
2014094
  • Accountant
  • Bid
  • Cricket
  • Date
  • Download
  • Faith
  • Loan
  • Party
  • Racing
  • Review
  • Science
  • Trade
  • webcam
  • win
Famous Four Media Second Level IDN Support Approved, Pending Contract Amendment
2014093
  • sharp
Sharp Corporation Removal of IDN Tables Approved, Pending Contract Amendment
2014092
  • Global
Dot Global Domain Registry Limited Registry Lock Service Approved, Pending Contract Amendment
2014091
  • ferrero
  • kinder
  • rocher
Ferrero Trading Lux S.A. Second Level IDN Support Approved, Pending Contract Amendment
2014090
  • news
United TLD Holdco Ltd. Second Level IDN Support Approved
2014089
  • saarland
dotSaarland GmbH Country & Territory Names Public Comment
2014088
  • ooo
INFIBEAM INCORPORATION LIMITED Second Level IDN Support Approved, Pending Contract Amendment
2014087
  • Design
Top Level Design, LLC Second Level IDN Support Approved
2014086
  • bio
STARTING DOT LIMITED Country & Territory Names Public Comment
2014085
  • archi
STARTING DOT LIMITED Country & Territory Names Public Comment
2014084
  • ricoh
Ricoh Company, Ltd. Country & Territory Names Public Comment
2014083
  • Komatsu
Komatsu Ltd. Country & Territory Names Public Comment
2014082
  • globo
Globo Comunicação e Participações S.A Two-Character Name Allocation Proposal Withdrawn
2014081
  • sony
Sony Corporation Country Territory Names Public Comment
2014080
  • xyz
  • college
XYZ.COM, LLC Country & Territory Names Public Comment
2014079
  • Multiple TLDs
Donuts, Inc., submitted by Binky Lake, LLC Second Level IDN Support Approved
2014078
  • hsbc
HSBC Holdings PLC Country & Territory Names Public Comment

2014077

  • coop

DotCooperation LLC

Data Escrow-ZoneFIle-Whois

Approved

2014076

  • berlin

dotBERLIN GmbH & Co. KG

Country & Territory Names

Public Comment

2014075

  • hamburg

Hamburg Top-Level-Domain GmbH

Country & Territory Names

Public Comment

2014074

  • epson

Seiko Epson Corporation

Country & Territory Names

Public Comment

2014073

  • axa

AXA SA

Country & Territory Names

Public Comment

2014072

  • Honda

Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Country & Territory Names

Public Comment

2014071

  • Multiple TLDs

United TLD Holdco Ltd.

Second Level IDN Support

Approved

2014070
  • emerck
Merck KGaA Country & Territory Names Public Comment
2014069
  • flsmidth
FLSmidth A/S Country & Territory Names Public Comment
2014068
  • allfinanz
Allfinanz Deutsche Vermögensberatung Aktiengesellschaft Country & Territory Names Public Comment
2014067
  • spiegel
SPIEGEL-Verlag Rudolf Augstein GmbH & Co. KG Country & Territory Names Public Comment
2014066
  • tui
TUI AG Country & Territory Names Public Comment
2014065
  • dvag
Deutsche Vermögensberatung Aktiengesellschaft DVAG Country & Territory Names Public Comment
2014064
  • google
Charleston Road Registry Inc. Two-Character Name Allocation Proposal ICANN Review
2014063
  • otsuka
Otsuka Holdings Co. Ltd. Second Level IDN Support Approved
2014062
  • Mini
  • bmw
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft Two-Character Name Allocation Proposal Approved, Refer to ICANN Authorization via Authorization Process
2014061
  • Mini
  • bmw
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft Country Territory Names Public Comment
2014060
  • FRL
FRLregistry B.V. Two-Character Name Allocation Proposal Approved, Refer to ICANN Authorization via Authorization Process
2014059
  • capetown
  • joburg
  • durban
ZA Central Registry NPC trading as ZA Central Registry Expansion of RDDS Approved
2014058
  • feedback
Top Level Spectrum, Inc. Hosted SAAS Feedback Platform Approved
2014057
  • Monash
Monash University Two-Character Name Allocation Proposal Approved, Refer to ICANN Authorization via Authorization Process
2014056
  • Delivery
  • energy
Donuts, Inc., submitted by Binky Lake, LLC Two-Character Name Allocation Proposal Approved, Refer to ICANN Authorization via Authorization Process
2014055
  • group
  • delivery
  • energy
Donuts, Inc., submitted by Binky Lake, LLC Second Level IDN Support Approved
2014054
  • hamburg
Hamburg Top-Level-Domain GmbH Two-Character Name Allocation Proposal Approved, Refer to ICANN Authorization via Authorization Process
2014053
  • Whoswho
Who's Who Registry Two-Character Name Allocation Proposal Approved, Refer to ICANN Authorization via Authorization Process
2014052
  • Berlin
dotBERLIN GmbH Co. KG Two-Character Name Allocation Proposal Approved, Refer to ICANN Authorization via Authorization Process
2014051
  • kiwi
DOT KIWI LIMITED Two-Character Name Allocation Proposal Approved, Refer to ICANN Authorization via Authorization Process
2014050
  • global
Dot Global Domain Registry Limited Two-Character Name Allocation Proposal Approved, Refer to ICANN Authorization via Authorization Process
2014049
  • neustar
NeuStar, Inc. Country & Territory Names Public Comment
2014048
  • neustar
NeuStar, Inc. Two-Character Name Allocation Proposal Approved, Refer to ICANN Authorization via Authorization Process
2014047
  • global
Dot Global Domain Registry Limited Second Level IDN Support Approved
2014046
  • jetzt
New TLD Company AB Two-Character Name Allocation Proposal Approved, Refer to ICANN Authorization via Authorization Process
2014045
  • club
.Club Domains, LLC Two-Character Name Allocation Proposal Approved, Refer to ICANN Authorization via Authorization Process
2014044
  • ren
Beijing Qianxiang Wangjing Technology Development Co., Ltd. Second Level IDN Support Approved
2014043
  • club
.Club Domains, LLC Second Level IDN Support Approved
2014042
  • saarland
dotSaarland GmbH Two-Character Name Allocation Proposal Approved, Refer to ICANN Authorization via Authorization Process
2014041
  • immo
Donuts, Inc., submitted by Binky Lake, LLC Two-Character Name Allocation Proposal Approved, Refer to ICANN Authorization via Authorization Process
2014040
  • immo
Donuts, Inc., submitted by Binky Lake, LLC Second Level IDN Support Approved
2014039
  • Multiple TLDs
Top Level Domain Holdings Limited Two-Character Name Allocation Proposal Approved, Refer to ICANN Authorization via Authorization Process
2014038
  • pizza
  • restaurant
  • gifts
  • sarl
Donuts, Inc., submitted by Binky Lake, LLC Second Level IDN Support Approved
2014037
  • xn--55qx5d
  • xn--io0a7i
Computer Network Information Center of Chinese Academy of Sciences (China Internet Network Information Center) Two-Character Name Allocation Proposal Approved, Refer to ICANN Authorization via Authorization Process
2014036
  • sohu
Sohu.com Limited Two-Character Name Allocation Proposal Approved, Refer to ICANN Authorization via Authorization Process
2014035
  • pizza
  • restaurant
  • gifts
  • sarl
Donuts, Inc., submitted by Binky Lake, LLC Two-Character Name Allocation Proposal Approved, Refer to ICANN Authorization via Authorization Process
2014034
  • ren
Beijing Qianxiang Wangjing Technology Development Co., Ltd. Two-Character Name Allocation Proposal Approved, Refer to ICANN Authorization via Authorization Process
2014033
  • sohu
Sohu.com Limited Second Level IDN Support Approved
2014032
  • xn--c1avg
Public Interest Registry Second Level IDN Support Approved
2014031
  • build
Plan Bee, LLC Two-Character Name Allocation Proposal Approved, Refer to ICANN Authorization via Authorization Process
2014030
  • Multiple TLDs
Top Level Domain Holdings Limited MPML Approved
2014029
  • Multiple TLDs
Zodiac Registry Limited Two-Character Name Allocation Proposal Approved, Refer to ICANN Authorization via Authorization Process
2014028
  • luxury
Luxury Partners, LLC Two-Character Name Allocation Proposal Approved, Refer to ICANN Authorization via Authorization Process
2014027
  • healthcare
  • world
  • band
Donuts, Inc., submitted by Binky Lake, LLC Two-Character Name Allocation Proposal Approved, Refer to ICANN Authorization via Authorization Process
2014026
  • healthcare
  • world
  • band

Donuts, Inc., submitted by Binky Lake, LLC

Addition of Certain Language Scripts to Donuts TLDs Approved
2014025
  • wiki
  • ink
Top Level Design, LLC IDN Request Approved
2014024
  • trade
  • webcam
  • bid
Elite Registry Limited Two-Character Name Allocation Proposal Approved, Refer to ICANN Authorization via Authorization Process
2014023
  • gop
Republican State Leadership Committee, Inc. Two-Character Name Allocation Proposal Approved, Refer to ICANN Authorization via Authorization Process
2014022
  • xyz
  • college
XYZ.COM LLC Two-Character Name Allocation Proposal Approved, Refer to ICANN Authorization via Authorization Process
2014021
  • college
XYZ.COM LLC IDN Request Approved
2014020
  • xyz
XYZ.COM LLC IDN Request Approved
2014019
  • city
Donuts, Inc., submitted by Binky Lake, LLC IDN Request Approved
2014018
  • deals
  • forsale
  • xn--fjq720a
Donuts, Inc., submitted by Binky Lake, LLC IDN Request Approved
2014017
  • ren
Beijing Qianxiang Wangjing Technology Development Co., Ltd. IDN Variant Request Withdrawn
2014016
  • city
Donuts, Inc., submitted by Binky Lake, LLC Two-Character Name Allocation Proposal Approved, Refer to ICANN Authorization via Authorization Process
2014015
  • deals
  • forsale
  • xn--fjq720a
Donuts, Inc., submitted by Binky Lake, LLC Two-Character Name Allocation Proposal Approved, Refer to ICANN Authorization via Authorization Process
2014014
  • xxx
ICM Registry, LLC Data Escrow-ZoneFIle-Whois Approved

2014013

  • Multiple TLDs

Donuts, Inc., submitted by Binky Lake, LLC

IDN Request

Approved

2014012

  • ong
  • ngo

Public Interest Registry

Technical Bundle for New gTLDs

Approved

2014011

  • Multiple TLDs

Donuts, Inc., submitted by Binky Lake, LLC

Two-Character Name Allocation Proposal

Approved, Refer to ICANN Authorization via Authorization Process

2014010

  • kred

KredTLD Pty Ltd

Two-Character Name Allocation Proposal

Approved, Refer to ICANN Authorization via Authorization Process

2014009

  • best

BestTLD Pty Ltd

Two-Character Name Allocation Proposal

Approved, Refer to ICANN Authorization via Authorization Process

2014008

  • ceo

CEOTLD Pty Ltd

Two-Character Name Allocation Proposal

Approved, Refer to ICANN Authorization via Authorization Process

2014007

  • wiki

Top Level Design, LLC

Two-Character Name Allocation Proposal

Approved, Refer to ICANN Authorization via Authorization Process

2014006

  • globo

Globo Comunicação e Participações S.A

Two-Character Name Allocation Proposal

Approved, Refer to ICANN Authorization via Authorization Process

2014005

  • org

Public Interest Registry

Registry Lock

Approved

2014004

  • gop

Republican State Leadership Committee, Inc.

Spanish IDNs

Approved

2014003

  • moe

Interlink Co., Ltd.

Blocking IDN Variants in .MOE

Approved

2014002

  • onl

I-REGISTRY Ltd., Niederlassung Deutschland

IDN request

Approved

2014001

  • xn--i1b6b1a6a2e

Public Interest Registry

Second Level IDN Support for Hindi TLD (xn--i1b6b1a6a2e)

Approved

2013010

  • mobi

Afilias Limited

Bulk Transfer after Partial Portfolio Acquisition ("BTAPPA") for .MOBI

Approved

2013009

  • pro

Afilias Limited

Bulk Transfer after Partial Portfolio Acquisition ("BTAPPA") for .PRO

Approved

2013008

  • info

Afilias Limited

Bulk Transfer after Partial Portfolio Acquisition ("BTAPPA") for .INFO

Approved

2013007

  • wed

Atgron, Inc.

Third Level Domain Sales

Public Comment

2013006
  • xn--80asehdb
  • xn--80aswg
CORE Association Correction to xn--80asehdb and xn--80aswg TLDs language service - CORE intends to provide registration only in Cyrillic Script label (mainly for Belarusian, Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian) Approved
2013005
  • org
Public Interest Registry (PIR) Bulk Transfer After Partial Portfolio Acquisition (BTAPPA) Approved
2012004
  • pro
RegistryPro, LTD Anti-Abuse Policy Approved
2012003
  • name
VeriSign Inc. Redemption Grace Period for .name Approved
2012002
  • name
VeriSign Inc. Bulk Transfer after Partial Portfolio Acquisition ("BTAPPA") for .name Approved
2012001
  • name
VeriSign Inc. DNSSEC Implementation for .name Approved
2011008
  • com
  • name
  • net
VeriSign Inc. Verisign Anti-Abuse Domain Use Policy Withdrawn
2011007
  • cat
Fundació puntCAT Whois changes according to EU data protection legislation for .cat Approved
2011006
  • post
Universal Postal Union Release and allocation of previously-reserved IANA strings tosecond- and higher-level .post sTLD registrations Approved
2011005
  • coop
DotCooperation LLC Third Level Domain DNS Support for .coop Approved
2011004
  • org
Public Interest Registry One and Two Character Name Allocation Proposal Approved
2011003
  • asia
DotAsia Organisation Ltd. .ASIA Two-Character Name Allocation Proposal Approved
2011002
  • name
VeriSign Inc. Registry Lock Service for .NAME Approved
2011001
  • name
VeriSign Inc. Two-Factor Authentication Service for .NAME Approved
2010013
  • aero
SITA DNSSEC Implementation for .AERO Preparing Amendment Proposal
2010012
  • tel
Telnic Ltd. Allow allocation of numeric-only domains in .TEL Approved
2010011
  • mobi
mTLD Ltd. Additional equitable allocation options for .MOBI one and two character domains Public Comment
2010010
  • name
VeriSign Inc. Numbers & Hyphens in .NAME Domain Names Approved
2010009
  • com
  • name
  • net
VeriSign Inc. Two-Character Name Allocation Proposal Withdrawn
2010008
  • tel
Telnic Ltd One and Two-Character ASCII .TEL Domain Names Approved
2010007
  • asia
DotAsia Organisation Ltd DNSSEC Approved
2010006
  • info
Afilias Ltd. DNSSEC Approved
2010005
  • jobs
EmployMedia LLC Phased Allocation Program Approved
2010004
  • com
  • name
  • net
VeriSign, Inc. Domain Name Exchange Withdrawn
2010003
  • biz
Neustar Inc. gTLD Registry Lock Service Approved
2010002
  • cat
Fundació puntCAT DNSSEC Approved
2010001
  • info
Afilias Ltd. One and Two Character Name Allocation Proposal Approved
2009011
  • com
  • name
  • net
VeriSign, Inc. DNSSEC Approved
2009010
  • biz
Neustar Inc. DNSSEC Approved
2009009
  • cat
Fundació puntCAT One and Two Character Name Registration Service Approved
2009008
  • com
  • name
  • net
VeriSign, Inc. Bulk Transfer After Partial Portfolio Acquisition (BTAPPA) Approved
2009007
  • com
  • name
  • net
VeriSign, Inc. Domain Name WhoWas Approved
2009006
  • com
  • name
  • net
VeriSign, Inc. IDN DNS Updates Approved
2009005
  • com
  • name
  • net
VeriSign, Inc. Registry Lock Service Approved
2009004
  • com
  • name
  • net
VeriSign, Inc. Registry-Registrar Two-Factor Authentication Service Approved as voluntary optional service
2009003
  • travel
Tralliance One and Two-Character Names Registration Service Approved
2009002
  • pro
RegistryPro, LTD

One, Two and Three- Character Name Allocation Proposal

Approved
2009001
  • pro
RegistryPro, LTD Request to modify handling of names pending verification Approved
2008011
  • mobi
mTLD Ltd. Two-Character Name Allocation Proposal Approved
2008010
  • biz
NeuStar, Inc .BIZ 1 and 2 Character Marketing Proposal Approved
2008009
  • museum
MuseDoma MUSEUM-DNSSEC Approved
2008008
  • info
Afilias Ltd. Phased Equitable Reallocation of Non-Compliant .INFO Sunrise Domain Names Approved
2008007
  • info
Afilias, Ltd. Abusive Use Policy Approved
2008006
  • mobi
mTLD Ltd. One-Character Name Allocation Proposal Approved
2008005
  • coop
DotCooperation LLC One and Two-Character Name Allocation Proposal Approved
2008004
  • org
Public Interest Registry Proposed Implementation of DNSSEC in .ORG Approved
2008003
  • pro
RegistryPro, LTD Release of Three-Character Numeric Names Approved
2008002
  • info
Afilias Limited Modifications to the Existing Add Grace Period Approved
2008001
  • biz
NeuStar, Inc. Modifications to the Existing Add Grace Period Approved
2007005
  • coop
DotCooperation LLC Domain Name Exception – go.coop Approved
2007004
  • tel
Telnic Ltd UK/EU Data Protection legislation impact on ICANN contract Approved
2007003
  • com
  • net
VeriSign, Inc. DNS Update Service Approved
2007002
  • jobs
EmployMedia LLC Release of Initially Reserved Two-Character Domain Names Approved
2007001
  • cat
Fundació puntCAT Domain name exceptions (release of UB.cat, UV.cat, UA.cat) Approved
2006004
  • name
Global Name Registry, LTD Limited Release of Initially Reserved Two-Character Names Approved
2006003
  • org
Public Interest Registry Excess Deletions Fee Approved
2006002
  • biz
NeuLevel, Inc. Bulk Transfer of Partial Portfolio Approved
2006001
  • travel
Tralliance Corporation search.travel Not Approved
Domain Name System
Internationalized Domain Name ,IDN,"IDNs are domain names that include characters used in the local representation of languages that are not written with the twenty-six letters of the basic Latin alphabet ""a-z"". An IDN can contain Latin letters with diacritical marks, as required by many European languages, or may consist of characters from non-Latin scripts such as Arabic or Chinese. Many languages also use other types of digits than the European ""0-9"". The basic Latin alphabet together with the European-Arabic digits are, for the purpose of domain names, termed ""ASCII characters"" (ASCII = American Standard Code for Information Interchange). These are also included in the broader range of ""Unicode characters"" that provides the basis for IDNs. The ""hostname rule"" requires that all domain names of the type under consideration here are stored in the DNS using only the ASCII characters listed above, with the one further addition of the hyphen ""-"". The Unicode form of an IDN therefore requires special encoding before it is entered into the DNS. The following terminology is used when distinguishing between these forms: A domain name consists of a series of ""labels"" (separated by ""dots""). The ASCII form of an IDN label is termed an ""A-label"". All operations defined in the DNS protocol use A-labels exclusively. The Unicode form, which a user expects to be displayed, is termed a ""U-label"". The difference may be illustrated with the Hindi word for ""test"" — परीका — appearing here as a U-label would (in the Devanagari script). A special form of ""ASCII compatible encoding"" (abbreviated ACE) is applied to this to produce the corresponding A-label: xn--11b5bs1di. A domain name that only includes ASCII letters, digits, and hyphens is termed an ""LDH label"". Although the definitions of A-labels and LDH-labels overlap, a name consisting exclusively of LDH labels, such as""icann.org"" is not an IDN."