85 new gTLD applications passed ICANN Initial Evaluation today.
In a record setting week where 7 applications were send to extended evaluation and one geographic new gTLD failed the application process and is not eligible for extended evaluation.
The 7 New gTLD applications that are heading for extended evaluation are:
|1798||ECO||Planet Dot Eco, LLC|
|1723||SHAW||Shaw Cablesystems G.P.|
|1710||OLAYAN||Olayan Investments Company Establishment|
|1483||ALCON||Alcon Laboratories, Inc.|
|1515||REXROTH||Bosch Rexroth AG|
UPDATE: On Friday ICANN’s site incorrect listed .TAIPEI which was applied for by the Taipei City Government as failed but in fact that was an error on ICANN’s part. ICANN site has now been updated to reflect that TAIPEI is in fact entitled to extended evaluation
Its interesting to note that one of the applications heading off for extended evaluation is that of .Express who actually filed and lost a Legal Rights Objection to the only other applicant for .express which is Donuts.
.FRL was not found eligible as a geographic community. That application was for the “Frisian people living in Friesland, Frisians living in other part of the Netherlands, and Frisians living abroad and wanting to identify themselves with the Frisian culture and heritage.”
Leading the pack this week of notable new gTLD’s passing IE is two Geographic applications one for the city of Rio’s new gTLD of .Rio the home of the upcoming World Cup and Olympic Games and one for a huge tourist destination .BARCELONA.
New gTLD passing ICANN IE today include the brand applications for the online network .Netflix; .; Golf equipment maker Ping’s application for .Ping; a car manufacture you might have heard of .Lamborghini.; Global Jewelry brand .Tiffany; Dish Networks application for .Dish; Banking Giant BB&T Banks application for .BBT; Global equipment manufacture .HITACHI; Gallo Vineyards application for .Gallo; Symantec Corporation application for .Symantec; and Intuit the makers of Quicken application for .Intuit.
Some generic’s passing today Google’s application for .Lol; one of L’Oréal Closed Generic new gTLD .Skin; and one of the two applicants for .Church
ICANN has now evaluated all applications with a prioritization number through 1,800 with 1,668 being decided.
Here are all the applications which passed IE today: