29 Feb '12, 10am

I wonder if ICANN could oppose this misspelled geoTLD w/ govt support. Maybe the GAC? link via @DomainIncite

M+M in bizarre Bengaluru gTLD bid Kevin Murphy , February 29, 2012, 10:58:21 (UTC), Domain Registries Minds + Machines is to apply to ICANN for .bangaluru, a top-level domain for the Indian city of Bengaluru. Parent Top Level Domain Holdings announced today that M+M will enter into a joint venture with local partner India TL Domain for the application. Confusingly, the proposed gTLD appears to be a misspelling – or at least a very uncommon spelling – of the name of the city in question. The city is still often known by its old colonial name, Bangalore. But in 2006 it officially renamed itself Bengaluru, its original Kannada name. But a TLDH spokesperson has confirmed that the company is applying for .bangaluru, with an A, which does not appear to be an official name for the city in any language. The application has the support of the Bengaluru’s mayor’s office, Bruhat Beng...

Full article: http://domainincite.com/mm-in-bizarre-bengaluru-gtld-bid/

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