22 Describe proposed measures for protection of geographic names at the second and other levels in the applied-for gTLD

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Specification 5 of the New gTLD Registry Agreement requires the registry operator reserve all geographic names at the second level as well as any subordinate levels for which the operator controls and issues registrations. As per the draft registry agreement “the country and territory names contained in the following internationally recognized lists shall be initially reserved at the second level and at all other levels within the TLD at which the Registry Operator provides for registrations”:


the short form (in English) of all country and territory names contained on the ISO 3166-1 list, as updated from time to time, including the European Union, which is

exceptionally reserved on the ISO 3166-1 list, and its scope extended in August 1999 to any application needing to represent the name European Union 〈http:⁄⁄www.iso.org⁄iso⁄support⁄country_codes⁄iso_3166_code_lists⁄iso-3166--1_decoding_table.htm#EU〉;


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; and


the list of 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;

Release of Geographic Names at the second or subordinate level (where managed and issued by the Registry Operator):

.Store has no current or immediate plans to release any of the aforementioned reserved geographic domains. .Store commits to, in the event this intention changes in the future, first develop agreements with the applicable governments affected by any proposed release, then bring said agreements and a full plan for the release of said geographic names to the Governmental Advisory Committee and ICANN for their approval.

Future Plans for City Names:

Whereas .store recognizes that ICANN (as per Specification 5 of the new gTLD agreement) has no specific geographic name restrictions in regards to city names, .store believes its important to engage affected governments in regards to our city name plans. .Store will be including a select list of city names in its premium domain program (as mentioned in Q. 18). Our intention is to eventually develop a release plan of these city names that offers the opportunity for appropriate city governments or related bodies (such as Boards of Trades or Chambers of Commerce) to participate. Upon developing this plan, Dot Store Group LLC intends to, if permitted, present the plan to the Governmental Advisory Committee and ask for formal comments⁄feedback on the proposal. Following this we will assess comments provided and consider informed adjustments that improve the plan accordingly before implementation.

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