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Status: WITHDRAWN
Manager: Charleston Road Registry Inc. (Google)
Registry Provider: Charleston Road Registry Inc.
Type: Brand TLD

.and was one of 101 TLDs applied for by Google through its subsidiary Charleston Road Registry Inc.; it was applied for as a closed registration Brand TLD intended for use and promotion of its android brand and services. The company also applied for .android.[1]

The application was later criticized as flying directly in the face of ICANN's applicant guidebook given that it clearly lays out that geographic and territory names on the ISO 3166-1 standard list are protected. AND is on that list as a designation of Andorra. Thus, it was quickly suggested that the application would be rejected outright.[2] Google also applied for .are and .est, which have the same conflict.[3] In September, 2012 it was noted that Google had withdrawn all three applications.[4]

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