Status: Delegated
Type: Generic
Category: Industry
Priority #: 1811 - The Weather Channel LLC

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.weather is a delegated TLD in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The Weather Channel LLC's application succeeded and the extension was delegated to the Root Zone 12 January 2015[1].[2]

The 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.[3]

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.[4]

Community Objection

AccuWeather, Inc. filed a community objection against this application.[5]