Posted In: Generic Top Level Domains, ICANN

More applications don’t pass the test!

Eight more applications for the new gTLD’s flunked this week during the ICANN evaluation test. One of the major surprises was flunking the application of .taipei, which was marked as “ineligible for further review” even though it was submitted by city officials in Taipei. According to ICANN, .taipei is not dead and that it can continue in the gTLD process, but it is unclear what is true at this time. Another name was the highly contested .eco gTLD, which did not receive a passing evaluation due to financial and technical problems. The clothing retail seller Express also failed to pass the technical evaluations. It seems that many of the applicants are struggling to pass the elusive list of requirements that ICANN is setting forth. These are the names that passed this week: .mail .tech .kpn .play .weatherchannel .crown .aeg .statoil .app .cruises .vig .netaporter .juegos .aramco .ping .surf .lol .gallo .parts .flowers .gree .webs .netflix .inc .rio .bbt .mutual .auspost .best .men .symantec .deals .insure .citadel .care .barcelona .racing .design .save .nhk .productions .forum .finish .spot .hitachi.web .dish .vistaprint .art .maison .properties .nissay .book .skin .hockey .phone .allfinanz .finance .通用电气公司 .手表 .電訊盈科 .珠宝 .ارامكو .hisamitsu .intuit .orientexpress .gecompany .panasonic .onyourside .ski. To read further click here