|Manager:||Charleston Road Registry Inc. (Google)|
|Registry Provider:||Charleston Road Registry Inc.|
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. ARE is on that list as a designation of the United Arab Emirates. Thus, it was quickly suggested that the application will be rejected outright. Google also applied for .and and .est, which have the same conflict.In September, 2012, it was noted that Google had withdrawn all three applications.