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Status: Proposed
country: International
Registry: Charleston Road Registry Inc.
Registry Backend: Google Corporation
Type: Generic
Category: Technology
Priority #: 945 - Demand Media (United TLD Holdco Ltd.)
1240 - Amazon
1434 - Google (Charleston Road Registry Inc.)

.map is a delegated TLD in ICANN's New gTLD Program.

On June 9, 2016, ICANN and Charleston Road Registry Inc[1] (a subsidiary of Google), entered into a Registry Agreement under which Charleston Road Registry Inc., operates the .map top-level domain.[2]

The Delegation Record was issued on June 8th, 2017.[3]

Applicants

  1. Amazon - filed 30 Apr 2014[4], application has subsequently been withdrawn.[5]
  2. Demand Media (United TLD Holdco Ltd.) - This applicant submitted a Public Interest Commitment, which can be downloaded here.
  3. Google (Charleston Road Registry Inc.)[6] FairSearch.org filed a Community Objection against this application.[7] Google prevailed.[8]

Amazon

Amazon's application was issued a GAC Early Warning from the representative of Australia and GAC Chair, Heather Dryden. The warning system is noted as a strong recommendation on behalf of national governments to the ICANN Board that a given TLD application should be denied as it stands. Applicants are encouraged to work with objecting GAC members.[9]

The warning states that the applicant is "seeking exclusive access to a common generic string .. that relates to a broad market sector," which Ms. Dryden notes could have unintended consequences and a negative impact on competition.[10]

References