31 May '11, 2pm

ICANN Deletes Parked Domain Question from New TLD Guidebook

Applicants no longer asked to explain restrictions on domain name parking. A controversial and intriguing addition to the previous applicant guidebook for new top level domain names has been deleted. The April version included a new clause that applicants would have to explain “Will you impose any constraints on parked sites, or sites that offer only advertising?” That clause has been struck from the May 30 version of the guidebook. The question about domain parking for applicants wouldn’t have been scored as part of the application, but its inclusion didn’t make sense. It was basically asking if applicants would allow domain owners to use their domains in a narrowly commercial way. If the guidebook were created twenty years ago, it may have asked “Will you impose any constraints on commercial activity on your domain names?” After all, the original idea of this whole inter...

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