One of the applicants for .Med has withdrawn their new gTLD application with ICANN
DocCheck AG withdrew its application just a couple of days after the ICANN Independent Objector, posted it objection to the application.
There are still more .Med applications including one filed by Google.
DocCheck Ag is from Germany and the contact on the application is Mr. Philip Stadtmann, who only appears of this one application for .Med.
.Med becomes the 25th new gTLD application to be withdrawn.
ICANN also failed 2 applications that had applied for financial assistance.
Steven Sikes says
Curious as to why applicants are dropping now. I suppose just cutting their losses. My guess: Google and Amazon will stay “all in”, if for no other reason, “defensive” maneuvering. Besides, the $ millions they’ve invested –are just pocket change on their books.
Michael Berkens says
Applicants can still get 70% of their application fees back now.
Once Initial evaluations are released the refund drops to 35%