20(d) Explain the relationship between the applied-for gTLD string and the community identified in 20(a)

Prototypical answer:

gTLDFull Legal NameE-mail suffixDetail
.tatarLimited Liability Company ʺCoordination Center of Regional Domain of Tatarstan Republicʺcctld.ruView

As noted above, Tatar is both a self-acquired name of the people in question and the name under which it was known worldwide for centuries. Tatar clearly identifies the people, their native language and cannot be confused with any other object, substance and phenomenon, material or otherwise, in the world.

Furthermore, the Latin variant of the name has long established its presence in a range of widely spoken languages, including English: “1. a member of a modern Turkic people living in the Tatar Autonomous Republic and adjacent regions of eastern European Russia and in widely scattered communities in western Siberia and central Asia. 2. the language of this people, including the literary language of the Tatar Autonomous Republic, the dialects of the Tatar Autonomous Republic and adjacent regions of the Volga basin (Volga Tatar)”; French: Tatar; German: “Tatar, Sprache der tatarischen Stämme”; Spansih: “s. Idioma de las tribus Tatáricas; adj. Perteneciente o relativo a los tártaros, de o en relación con la lengua de los tártaros” (www.dictionary.com), let alone Russian of course.

For the Tatars themselves this is a critical denominator unmistakably perceived of as the self-name for the people and the language spoken: Сез татарча сөйләшәсезме? (“Do you speak Tatar?”)

Meanwhile, luckily enough, the word itself has escaped any negative connotations and can be traced in such commonly used (and pretty much enjoyed) internationally eponyms as: in France, a type of minced, raw meat came to have the name steak tartare, because of the association of raw meat dishes with legends of ʺTartersʺ softening horse meat by riding with it under their saddles. Quite logically, sauce tartare, or tarter sauce, seems to have obtained its name either from use on steak tartare, or because the perception of ʺTartersʺ as being ʺroughʺ caused their name to be an adjective for roughness, as with the texture of the sauce.

Other than these, no connotations beyond the community have been found out.

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