20 Mar '17, 7am

Popular Topic at ICANN 58 “Two-Character Domain Names in the New gTLD Namespace” https://t.co/Q4GoeSJ5du

High interest topic: Geographic names, focus on 2-letters at second level Announcement: A cross-community session on geographic names and names of public interest will be held at ICANN59, Johannesburg. A Prep Webinar will take place on 25 April 2017. The GAC were thunderstruck by the ICANN Board Resolution on “Two-Character Domain Names in the New gTLD Namespace” (2016.11.08.15), which allows the release of all previously reserved 2-letter codes in new gTLD rounds (blanket authorisation). The 60-day comment period will be scrapped. At the same time, a standard set of registry requirements to avoid confusion will be put in place. Throughout the process, the GAC were not able to provide consensus advice that would have called for a ban on the release of 2-letter codes, as some countries already allow the use of “their” country code as second-level domains

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