.kid

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Status: Proposed
Type: Generic
Category: Lifestyle
Priority #: 1330 - DotKids Foundation Limited (.kids)
1620 - Amazon (.kids)
1822 - Google (Charleston Road Registry Inc.)

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

Applicants

  1. Google (Charleston Road Registry Inc.)[1] - The Hong Kong Committee on Children's Rights filed a Community Objection against this application.[2]

Google filed a string similarity objection against the two applicants for .kids, Amazon and DotKids Foundation, and succeeded in bringing them into a single contention set.[3]

European Commission Communiqué

The European Commission flagged the application for .bio outside of ICANN's defined remediation processes.

Just after ICANN's GAC issued its Early Warnings, which are advice given from one GAC member country to an applicant warning it of potential issues within its application, the European Commission issued a letter to all applicants within the new gTLD program. The letter highlights 58 applications that "could raise issues of compatibility with the existing legislation .. and/or with policy positions and objectives of the European Union." It notes a desire to open a dialogue with each offending applicant.

The Commission specifically notes that this objection is not a part of the GAC Early Warning process, and goes on to note that "the Commission does not consider itself legally bound to [ICANN] processes," given that there is not legal agreement between the two bodies.[4][5]

References

  1. Kid Status, ICANN.org
  2. Pending Cases, ICCWBO.org Retrieved 14 May 2013
  3. First New gTLD Objection Scalps Claimed, DomainIncite.comPublished and Retrieved 12 July 2013
  4. DomainIncite.com/Docs Published 27 Nov 2012, Retrieved 11 Dec 2012
  5. Europe Rejects ICANNs Authority As it Warns of Problems with 58 New gTLDs, DomainIncite.com Published 27 Nov 2012, Retrieved 11 Dec 2012