|Priority #:||108 - PIR|
.орг is an active IDN gTLD that was proposed in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The Registry and manager of the TLD is PIR. The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 5 March 2014.
An official Legal Rights Objection was filed by Regtime Ltd.; Legato Ltd. against the applicant.
A Legal Rights Objection, as defined by the ICANN approved mediator, WIPO, is when, "third parties may file a formal objection to an application on several grounds, including, for trademark owners and Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs) [..] When such an objection is filed, an independent panel (comprised of one or three experts) will determine whether the applicant’s potential use of the applied-for gTLD would be likely to infringe [..] the objector’s existing trademark, or IGO name or acronym."
Excerpted from applicant response to TLD application question #18:
"The mission⁄purpose of the IDN gTLD is to offer the Chinese language community a gTLD that is an in-language and localized translation of .ORG, and to promote the mainstream adoption of Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs).
PIR wishes to extend its stewardship of .ORG to other language communities, providing a consistent end-user experience across the IDN equivalents. PIR’s deployment of an IDN, as a mainstream and proven registry operator, will serve as an important boost to promote the adoption of IDNs, and will signal to application developers to support IDNs, which in turn leads to a better user experience and usability of IDNs. [..]
PIR will manage the Chinese IDN gTLD in accordance with best practices and specific policies around privacy and data protection, as it does for nearly 10 million .ORG registrations today."