95 new gTLD application passed ICANN Initial Evaluation (IE) today and 2 applications are headed for the dreaded Extended Evaluation.
Leading the way passing IE, today are the Geographical applications for .Africa; .Miami; .Amsterdam.
Beyond that a couple of very interesting new gTLD passed IE today .Bible which was filed by the American Bible Society and .Adult which was filed by ICM Registry the operator of the .XXX extension
Several Brand applications passed IE today.
Applications for car makers .Landrover; .Dodge, .Jaguar and .Suzuki and .Chrysler all passed IE today.
Other brands passing today include Amazon’s application for .Amazon and .Zappos; Best Buy’s application for .bestbuy; Toshiba’s application for .Toshiba,
The other big winner of the day was Merchant Law Group who had several of its applications which had previously been passed over which passed IE.
The two applications that went to Extended Evaluation were for .BCG filed by The Boston Consulting Group, Inc and the application for .GED filed by GED Domains LLC which owns the GED Test.
With today’s results ICANN is through all application numbers with a prioritization number of 1,200 with 1,100 having either passed, failed or qualified for extended evaluation.
Here are all the applications that passed ICANN IE today: