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country: Italy/International
Manager: Roma TLD S.r.l.
Registry Provider: Minds + Machines
Type: GeoTLD
Category: Culture
PIC Submitted: Download Here
Priority #: 786 - Top Level Domain Holdings

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.roma was a new GeoTLD proposed to the New gTLD Program of the ICANN by Roma TLD. The .roma domain name space is intended to provide a dedicated online space for individuals and businesses operating within the City of Rome.[1]

Minds + Machines was to provide the back-end registry services for the .roma TLD. It applied on behalf of the partnership.

The application was withdrawn after TLDH failed to provide documented government support to remove the objection by the Italian government.[2]

GAC Early Warning

The application was issued a GAC Early Warning from Italy; 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. The Italian government notes that it has no government support.[3] Minds + Machines responded on its website that it intended to furnish evidence to the Italian GAC member that the company had engaged extensively with the Roman government.[4]