After withdrawing its application for .GMC, General Motors has withdrawn 2 more of its new gTLD applications with ICANN.
GM has withdrawn its applications for .Cadillac & .Chevrolet which become the 16th and 17th new gTLD application to be withdrawn.
Officially General Motors still has a two new gTLD application remaining for .Buick and .Chevy but that seems like only a matter of time until those applications are withdrawn as well and reflected on ICANN.org.
In all GM spent close to $1 Million dollars to apply for 5 new gTLD’s; .GMC, .Cadillac, .Chevrolet, Buick and .Chevy.
GM will receive a 70% refund of the application fees it paid ICANN
As with .GMC, the new gTLD’s for .Cadillac & .Chevrolet where planned to be operated on a closed basis.
“Applicant plans to operate the proposed .cadillac gTLD as a restricted, exclusively-controlled TLD and as such it will not be commercially offered for registration to the general public. ”
:The proposed gTLD will be a restricted, exclusively-controlled gTLD where only Applicant, affiliated entities and authorized business partners will be permitted to register second-level domains for Applicant business purposes only for a term of one to ten years”.