.mobile

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Status: Proposed
country: International
Registry: Dish DBS Corporation
Registry Backend: Afilias
Type: Generic
Category: Technology
Priority #: 315 - Donuts (Pixie North, LLC)
1004 - Dish DBS Corporation
1699 - Amazon

.mobile is a proposed TLD in ICANN's New gTLD Program.

Applicants

  1. Amazon - CTIA - The Wireless Association filed a Community Objection against this application.[1]

Amazon's application will not proceed due to a Community Objection against this application.

  1. Dish DBS Corporation - CTIA - The Wireless Association filed a Community Objection against this application.[2]
  2. Donuts (Pixie North, LLC)[3] - This applicant submitted a Public Interest Commitment, which can be downloaded here.

GAC Early Warnings

The applications from Amazon and Dish DBS Corporation were both 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.[4]

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.[5]

References