27 Applicants Passed Initial Evaluation in the First Round

March 23, 2013 - ICANN Released the first round of Initial Evaluation Results, and the results are very encouraging. Of the 30 TLDs that were evaluated in this round, 27 Top Level Domains passed the Initial Evaluation. The remaining three applicants are still labeled as pending Initial Evaluation.

ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) is currently evaluating applications for new Top Level Domains (TLDs). A Top Level Domain (TLD) is the text to the right of the final dot in a domain name. For example, .COM is the most popular Top Level Domain today.

In 2012, ICANN accepted applications for new Top Level Domains. Over 1,900 applications for new TLDs such as .WEB, .SHOP, .BMW, and .CAR were filed. ICANN is expected to review all 1,900 applications by August of this year, starting in batches of 30 per week and increasing to over 100 per week.

The first step in the evaluation process is the Initial Evaluation, which is where ICANN reviews each applicant for technical preparedness, financial stability, and string appropriateness. After passing the initial evaluation, applicants must pass a technical readiness test and, afterwards, must sign a Registry contract with ICANN. After the Registry contract is signed, each applicant will be recommended for delegation into the Root zone. ICANN's CEO Fadi Cherhade announced earlier this year that the first TLDs could be recommended for delegation as early as April 23. After delegation into the root zone, an applicant may take anywhere from six months to a year to begin making domain names available to the general public.

ICANN has been reviewing TLDs in the order which was established by a lottery held by ICANN on December 17, 2012.

Below are the applicants that were evaluated in this evaluation round.

The next 30 applications to be reviewed are listed below.

String Meaning of String in English Applicant
网店 webshop, e-shop in Chinese Zodiac Libra Limited
政府 public affairs and public sectors in Chinese Net-Chinese Co., Ltd.
닷넷 Transliteration of dot net in Korean VeriSign Sarl
みんな Japanese for ʺeveryoneʺ Charleston Road Registry Inc.
中文网 website in Chinese TLD REGISTRY LIMITED
大众汽车 volkswagon in Chinese Volkswagen (China) Investment Co., Ltd.
नेट Transliteration of net in Hindi VeriSign Sarl
手机 Cell in Chinese Beijing RITT-Net Technology Development Co., Ltd
游戏 Game(s) in Chinese Spring Fields, LLC
工行 Abbreviation of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited
网络 Network in Chinese Computer Network Information Center of Chinese Academy of Sciences (China Internet Network Information Center)
盛贸饭店 Traders Hotel(s) in Chinese Shangri-La International Hotel Management Limited
بيتك ʺyour own houseʺ in Arabic (branded TLD) Kuwait Finance House
微博 The transliteration of applied-for string in English is ʺWei-boʺ. ʺWeiʺ and ʺBoʺ means ʺMinute or Smallʺ and ʺabundant, plentiful, richʺ, respectively. Sina Corporation
公益 public interest in Chinese China Organizational Name Administration Center
商城 mall in Chinese Zodiac Capricorn Limited
العليان The family name of the founders of the applicant entity and a recognized brand throughout the world. Olayan Investments Company Establishment
深圳 Shenzhen in Chinese Guangzhou YU Wei Information Technology Co., Ltd.
i love you in Chinese Tycoon Treasure Limited
信息 knowledge in Chinese Beijing Tele-info Network Technology Co., Ltd.
اتصالات Applicant's brand name Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (trading as Etisalat)
Cloud in Japanese Amazon EU S.à r.l.
娱乐 Entertainment in Chinese Will Bloom, LLC
飞利浦 Philips in Chinese Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
рус Means community of Russian speaking who originated in Kiev Rús in the 13 century. Rusnames Limited
娱乐 Entertainment in Chinese Modern Media Limited
คอม Transliteration of com in Thai VeriSign Sarl
通販 Online Shopping in Japanese Amazon EU S.à r.l.
信息 Info in Chinese Afilias Limited

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