of Reserved Names
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:
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
- All three-character labels shall be initially reserved by the Registry
Operator. The reservation of a three-character label string shall be
released to the Registry Operator in conjunction with the introduction
of corresponding PS-SLDs and pursuant to the procedures outlined in
Appendix L, Section 4.
C. Tagged Domain Names. All labels with hyphens
in the third and fourth character positions (e.g., "bq--1k2n4h4b")
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
under Subsection 3.6.1, 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:
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