22 Describe proposed measures for protection of geographic names at the second and other levels in the applied-for gTLD
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TDK proposes that the registration and use of geographic labels such as ʺjapan.tdkʺ or ʺjp.tdkʺ will not cause any confusion to Internet users. On the contrary, the use of such labels will make the use of the TDK top-level domain more intuitive and useful to Internet users.
TDK is aware of the process required to gain approval for the release of such names and will fully comply with Specification 5 of the Registry Agreement to initially reserve the specified country and territory names and two-character labels.
In order to gain approval for the release of these labels, TDK will work with the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC), ICANN, and if necessary, governments and⁄or ccTLD managers. TDK will deploy and make use of geographic names and two-character labels identified in Specification 5 after submitting a request to ICANN and gaining subsequent approval.
The following is a description of the applicable rules for reservation and the release of both two-character labels and country and territory names.
Country Code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs) are two letter strings on the right side of the dot that correspond to the two-letter country codes for each country listed on the ISO 3166-1 list. For example, “jp” is the two-character code used to represent Japan, and “.jp” is the ccTLD delegated for Japan.
The registry will, at no cost of governments or public authorities, initially reserve all two-letter characters strings, inclusive of the country code names as defined on ISO 3166-1 and mandated by Specification 5 of the New gTLD Registry Agreement.
Use of two-letter strings as second level registrations in the“.TDK” top-level domain will be permitted after the Registry gains approval from ICANN (separate from the approval to run the “.TDK” top-level domain).
At its discretion, the Registry may propose usage of a limited number of two-letter strings for domain names that include, but are not limited to; company names, brand names, meaningful words, partial phrases, or local abbreviations. The Registry will inform each ccTLD manager and⁄or applicable government of its proposal to use such a name before such a name is registered for use.
Country and Territory Domain Names
In addition to the initial reservation of two-letter country codes pursuant to the ISO-3166-1 list, TDK will initially reserve country and territory names contained on the following internationally recognized lists:
• ISO 3166-1 lists (including country, territory name, and its short form name in English)
• The United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names Technical Reference Manual for the Standardization
of Geographical Names, Part III Names of Countries of the World
• The List United Nations member states in 6 official United Nations member states in 6 official United Nations languages
prepared by the Working Group on Country Names of the United Nations Conference on the Standardization of Geographical Names
TDK will cooperate with ICANN and the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) to expand such a list of reserved⁄protected geographic names at the second level should this be required. Additionally, the list will expand according to updates in any of the lists listed above.
Use of any strings that correspond to country and Territory names in the“.TDK” top-level domain will be permitted after the Registry gains approval from ICANN separate from the approval to run the “.TDK” top-level domain.
Similar gTLD applications: (2)
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