[gtld-tech] Update to reserved names list for new gTLDs
gavin.brown at centralnic.com
Thu Nov 21 15:02:42 UTC 2013
We have some new gTLDs delegated now - presumably someone has had to sit
down and generate this list by now? Has ICANN provided it to those
operators who've been delegated?
On 19/09/2013 09:33, Gavin Brown wrote:
> Hi Francisco,
> I note that Specification 5 of the Registry Agreement
> also includes references to the following external documents:
> Clause 4.1: Short Names in English from ISO 3166
> Clause 4.2: United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names,
> Technical Reference Manual for the Standardization of Geographical
> Names, Part III Names of Countries of the World - which I found at
> Clause 4.3: the list of United Nations member states in 6 official
> United Nations languages prepared by the Working Group on Country Names
> of the United Nations Conference on the Standardization of Geographical
> Names - which I found at
> Would it be possible for ICANN to confirm that the URLs listed above are
> the correct sources for these documents?
> While it's very easy to extract useful data from ISO-3166, the two PDF
> documents I found are a different matter.
> Copying and pasting text (especially non-ASCII text) out of a PDF is
> potentially risky: when I tried using Adobe Reader on Mac OS X I had
> very little luck, getting either nothing at all or a series of junk
> Given the quantity of data that needs to be extracted or transcribed
> (given 193 UN member states, there are there 1,351 different strings
> that must be extracted), and the potential risk that would result in
> error or omission, does ICANN intend to prepare a full list of these
> strings for our use?
> If not, are Registry Operators expected to do this themselves? Has ICANN
> considered the likely consequences of confusion caused by differences in
> the availability of names caused by different Registry Operators using
> different lists?
> On 18/09/2013 18:02, Francisco Arias wrote:
>> This is a heads up that we have updated the list of reserved names for new
>> gTLDs at http://www.icann.org/en/resources/registries/reserved
>> Formal notifications to contracted parties will go out shortly.
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