|Registry:||Charleston Road Registry Inc.|
|Registry Backend:||Google Corporation|
|Priority #:||945 - Demand Media (United TLD Holdco Ltd.)|
1240 - Amazon
1434 - Google (Charleston Road Registry Inc.)
- Demand Media (United TLD Holdco Ltd.) - This applicant submitted a Public Interest Commitment, which can be downloaded here.
- Google (Charleston Road Registry Inc.) FairSearch.org filed a Community Objection against this application.
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.
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.