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Manager: Nameshop
Registry Provider: Afilias
Type: Generic
Category: Technology
Priority #: 150 - Nameshop

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.idn is a proposed TLD in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The applicant is Nameshop.[1] The applicant had applied for financial assitance, meaning that its application depended on qualifying for $138,000 of waived application fees. ICANN's Support Application Review Panel concluded that the applicant did not meet the criteria for the program, and did not publicly specify its shortcomings. Thus, the application was excluded from continuing in the current New gTLD round and was refunded the $47,000 application fee they had submitted.[2]

Application Excerpt

The following is excerpted from applicant´s response to question #18:

"The purpose of the proposed gTLD is to offer a bridge for the Internationalized Domain Name Registrant to connect to users beyond their own language communities. This gTLD would be of help in furthering the Internet Communityʹs efforts to preserve the Internet as a unified, Global space.

The proposed gTLD .IDN supports multiple cultural, linguistic and ethnic communities across the world by helping communities connect to the rest of the world across the barrier of language."[3]