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Just blogged: GAC gives reprieve to four at-risk new gTLD bids #icann #icann45 #newgtlds #gtld

GAC gives reprieve to four at-risk new gTLD bids Kevin Murphy , October 22, 2012, 13:20:07 (UTC), Domain Policy ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee has given four new gTLD applicants cause to breath a sigh of relief with its official advice following last week’s meeting in Toronto. The last-minute reprieve comes in the form of a list of specially protected strings matching the names of intergovernmental organizations that is much shorter than previously demanded. Led by a US proposal, the GAC has told ICANN to protect the name of any IGO that qualifies for a .int domain name. As .int is the smallest, most restricted gTLD out there, it only has about 166 registrations currently. More IGOs are believed to qualify for the names but have not claimed them. If ICANN eventually implements the GAC advice — which seems likely — these 166-plus strings could be placed on a second...

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