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ICANN: Release of Country and Territory Names within the .KOMATSU and RICOH TLDs

ICANN logoPurpose (Brief): Two (2) Registry Services Evaluation Policy (RSEP) requests were submitted by the registry operators listed below to allow the release of country and territory names for the below TLDs. In total, the requests concern 2 New gTLDs.

Proposal TLD Registry Name Documents
2014084 ricoh Ricoh Company, Ltd. Ricoh Company, Ltd. Request 2 April 2015 [PDF, 18 KB]
2014083 komatsu Komatsu Ltd. Komatsu Ltd. Request 26 March 2015 [PDF, 18 KB]


Currently, .KOMATSU and .RICOH Registry Agreements require country and territory names contained in specific internationally recognized lists to be withheld from registration or allocated to the registry operator at all levels.

As required by the RSEP, ICANN has undertaken a preliminary determination on whether these RSEP proposals might raise significant competition, security or stability issues. ICANN‘s preliminary review (based on the information provided) did not identify any such issues.

Following ICANN‘s preliminary determination that the proposals do not raise significant competition, security or stability issues, it was further determined that the change would require a material change to the respective Registry Agreements and that an amendment is needed in order to effect the change.

The proposed amendments, which are being posted for comment, would allow the registration of country and territory names at all levels in .KOMATSU and .RICOH TLDs. It should be noted that Specification 13 has been granted for .KOMATSU on 8 January 2015 and Specification 13 has been granted for .RICOH on 20 November 2014.

Public Comment Box Link: https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ctn-release-tlds-2015-05-26-en

Comment Period Opens on: 26 May

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