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

Prototypical answer:

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


The Applicant will comply with requirements to geographic names protection stipulated in the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) Principles regarding New gTLDs presented on March 28, 2007, and in Specification 5 to the Registry Agreement. The Applicant is bound to implement all other policies and procedures which ICANN may develop and approve in the future in compliance with the terms of Registry Agreement and comply with them.

The Applicant will initially reserve geographic names to protect them in the applied-for gTLD and introduce procedures for release of such names as stated below. The Applicant understands that the said procedures for release of geographic names must be approved by ICANN under the Registry Agreement in an individual manner.

Hereinafter to protect means not register, delegate, use or otherwise make available such labels to any third party. The Registry Operator may register such labels on its own name in order to withhold them from delegation or use.


The Applicant plans to implement the GAC advice regarding new gTLDs, as well as requirements of Specification 5 to the Registry Agreement, in the following way:

The country and territory names contained in the following internationally recognized lists will be initially reserved at the second level within the applied-for TLD:

(i) The short form (in English) of all country and territory names contained in 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⁄country_codes⁄iso-3166-1_decoding_table.htm)

(ii) 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 (http:⁄⁄unstats.un.org⁄unsd⁄geoinfo⁄UNGEGN⁄docs⁄ungegn-tech-ref-manual_M87_combined.pdf)

(iii) 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 (http:⁄⁄unstats.un.org⁄unsd⁄geoinfo⁄ungegn⁄docs⁄9th-uncsgn-docs⁄econf⁄9th_UNCSGN_e-conf-98-89-add1.pdf)


The Registry Operator can release some country and territorial names from reservation upon consideration of a respective request by the ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee and upon receipt of an approval from ICANN according to following procedure:

(i) The Government or public authority concerned informs the GAC Secretariat of their request to register the name, and the designated beneficiary.

(ii) The GAC Secretariat authenticates the request and transfers it to the ICANN staff and to the Registry Operator.

(iii) The Registry Operator verifies the availability of the name and issues an authentication code that is transmitted directly to the designated beneficiary in the country concerned.

(iv) The designated beneficiary (the prospective registrant) registers the name, with a Registrar entered into Registry Registrar Agreement with the Registry Operator, using the authentication code as their authority.

Having registered the released name, the registrant can renew the domain registration on standard terms and in accordance with the sponsoring registrar fees. However, should the released domain name be deleted, it will subsequently be reserved and become unavailable for registration again.

Where a conflict arises with regard to registration matters or reservation of geographic names in the applied-for gTLD, the Applicant shall undertake adequate efforts to resolve the conflict.


Reserved names constitute a list retained in SRS database. One of checkups of availability of a domain name for registration implies examination of whether it is present in the list. Thus, while launching the applied-for TLD, the reserved domain names may not be available for registration.

Where a domain name is included in the list and an authentication code coinciding with that associated with the given name is indicated in EPP Domain Mapping «create» command in domain:pw field, the domain is registered.

Once the agreement has been reached on release of a domain name, the authentication code is generated and placed into the SRS database. The reserved name is not available for registration unless the authentication code is generated.

The response by WHOIS on a reserved domain name comprises information about the domain name not being available for registration and having been reserved.

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