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
.heartAmerican Heart Association, Inc.heart.orgView

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 toany 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):
.HEART has no current or immediate plans to release any of the aforementioned reserved geographic domains. AHA 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.

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gTLDFull Legal NameE-mail suffixzDetail
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