[dns-operations] It's begun...

Peter Koch pk at DENIC.DE
Thu Nov 14 21:34:26 UTC 2013

On Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 06:51:02PM +0200, Daniel Kalchev wrote:

> Was it not proven there is no problem... /s

surely not proven, decided maybe. RFC 1535 remains a nice read.
As is <http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/agb/guidebook-full-04jun12-en.pdf>,
therein draft "NewgTLD Agreement, page 46 (p274), item 2:

   Two-character labels. All two-character labels shall be initially reserved. The reservation of a two-
   character label string may be released to the extent that Registry Operator reaches agreement with the
   government and country-code manager. The Registry Operator may also propose release of these
   reservations based on its implementation of measures to avoid confusion with the corresponding
   country codes.

I disclaim any knowledge of any later amendmends or contractual
elements that "authorize in writing" to the contrary.  Such approvals
have been given for other gTLDs.

That said,  two bullet items further down it reads

  Second-Level Reservations for Registry Operations. The following names are reserved for use in
  connection with the operation of the registry for the TLD. Registry Operator may use them, but upon
  conclusion of Registry Operator's designation as operator of the registry for the TLD they shall be
  transferred as specified by ICANN: NIC, WWW, IRIS and WHOIS.

Anybody miss anything?


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