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ICANN Request Public Comments on Approval of One & Two-Character .INFO Domains

ICANN logoICANN is today opening a public comment forum on a proposed amendment from Afilias Limited to Appendix 6 & 7 of the .INFO Registry Agreement.

On 9 February 2010, ICANN posted for public information a request submitted by Afilias through the Registry Services Evaluation Process to release and allocate one and two-character names in .INFO via a phased allocation process. The Afilias proposal is available at icann.org/en/registries/rsep/afilias-request-09feb10-en.pdf [PDF, 24 KB].

As provided for by existing consensus policy (icann.org/en/registries/rsep/rsep.html), ICANN has undertaken a preliminary determination to determine whether the proposal might raise significant security or stability, or competition issues. ICANN’s determination is that the proposal did not raise such issues in .INFO.

[Note that, from 13 June to 13 July 2008, ICANN conducted a public comment forum on a proposed single-character second-level domain names allocation framework (icann.org/en/registries/rsep/proposed-scsld-allocation-framework-13jun08.htm), which supported the allocation single-character second-level domain names in existing registries and reviewed various allocation methods.]

The proposal requires an amendment the .INFO Schedule of Reserved Names (Appendix 6) and Functional Specification (Appendix 7). A copy of the proposed amendment is available here [PDF, 52 KB]. Comments on the proposed amendment submitted to info-scsld-amendment@icann.org will be considered until 20 Mar 2010 23:59 UTC. Comments may be viewed at forum.icann.org/lists/info-scsld-amendment/.

All documentation related to the Afilias proposal is available at icann.org/en/registries/rsep/#201001.

This ICANN announcement was sourced from:
icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-18feb10-en.htm

Unlocking .INFO domains from sunrise

A three-tier allocation method is planned. First a “request for proposals” similar to the pioneer-type programmes seen recently in .MOBI and .ASIA. Prospective applicants would have at least 6 weeks to submit their requests. A non-refundable fee of US$500 maximum would be charged.

Afilias then plans auctions for those names not requested during the RFP. And should some names not receive any bids during the auction process, they would then simply be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

The names themselves are the last remnants of the 20,000+ requests that were blocked during the 2001 .INFO Sunrise when the registry discovered multiple cases of abuse.

Most of the names were reallocated in 2002, but some required more review and have stayed locked until now.

We contacted ICANN to obtain the list of these names and learned that Afilias had not told ICANN whether such a list would be made public before the start of the reallocation process.

Original article : http://www.domainesinfo.fr/english/222/info-names-locked-since-2001-set-to-be-released.php