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.ECO Top-Level Domain in Danger?

Jean Guillon

I once wrote about about the legal right objections on Guillon.info and with all these new generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) announcements, I find it interesting to check if an application could be blocked by paragraph 3.2.2.2 of the latest Draft Applicant Guidebook.

I went to IANA to check who is eligible for .INT domain names and two lists are provided:

1. The specialized agencies of the United Nations;
2. The organizations having observer status at the UN General Assembly.

The last Draft Applicant Guidebook says:

"An intergovernmental organization (IGO) is eligible to file a legal rights objection if it meets the criteria for registration of a .INT domain name".

It doesn't mean it WOULD block an application, it means it COULD block an application.

The Economic Cooperation Organization is "an intergovernmental regional organization established in 1985 by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey for the purpose of promoting economic, technical and cultural cooperation among the Member States". Even if the "eco.int" domain name is not registered, there is a "ECO" organization on the list.

Whoever applies, I strongly advise brands, 3 and 4 character string applicants, to check up those lists.

By Jean Guillon, New generic Top-Level Domain specialist. More blog posts from Jean Guillon can also be read here.

Related topics: Domain Names, ICANN, Internet Governance, Policy & Regulation, Top-Level Domains

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