Progressive Insurance Withdraws Application For New gTLD .Insurance
Progressive Insurance has withdrawn its application for the new gTLD .insurance.
The formal name of the applicant was “Progressive Casualty Insurance Company”.
The application which had a prioritization number of 1847 was to operate the TLD on a closed basis.
Closed generics have been getting a lot of push back and ICANN recently closed a comment period for the topic of whether companies should be allowed to own a right of the dot generic extension.
According to the application, Progressive would have operated the new gTLD on a “restricted, exclusively-controlled gTLD where only Applicant, affiliated entities (i.e. part of the same corporate organization as the Applicant), and authorized business partners of Applicant and⁄or its affiliates will be permitted to register second-level domains for Applicant and⁄or affiliate business purposes only for a term of one to ten years.”
Progressive withdrawn application is the 33rd new gTLD application to be withdrawn reflected on ICANN’s site.
There are still 3 other applicants for .insurance.
There is an application for .insure as well as 1 for .carinsurance and .autoinsurance