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Most governments keep restrictions on country names in new gTLDs Kevin Murphy , July 31, 2015, 14:39:13 (UTC), Domain Policy Just one out of every 10 governments in the ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee is happy for people to register its country name in new gTLDs. That’s according to a new GAC database detailing which countries want to keep tabs on how their names are being used. Out of 80 GAC members contributing to the database, just eight have said registries can sell their country names with no restrictions. The eight countries and territories are the UK, the USA, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Sweden, Guernsey and Pitcairn. New gTLD registries will therefore be able to auction off, for example, finland.guru or pitcairn.news, to whoever wants them. Another 10 governments — Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Georgia, Montenegro, New Zealand, Romania, Spain ...

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