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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):

puntCAT (2007, limited release of UA, UB,

Dot-JOBS (2007, limited release of two-character names only):

Dot-Coop (2007, release of

Dot-Coop (2008, one and two-character names):

Dot-Mobi (2008, single character names):

Dot-BIZ (2008, one and two-character names):

Dot-Mobi (2008, two-character names):

Dot-Pro (2009, one, two, remaining three-character names):

puntCAT (2009, one and two-character names):

Staff member responsible: Patrick Jones

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