This past week 6 more new gTLDs applications were withdrawn and their status was updated at the ICANN New gTLD website. These 6 withdrawn applications bring the total of withdrawn gTLD applications to 51.
Fairwinds Partners’s customers from the US withdrew their applications for the .LLP, .LTD, .INC, .LLC, and .CORP new gTLD strings. The strings received Prioritization Numbers of 221, 312, 348, 714, 941 on the prioritization draw last December.
Following the .ONLINE new gTLD alliance by Directi, Tucows and Namecheap, Tucows TLDs Inc. from CANADA withdrew it’s application for the .ONLINE new gTLD string. The string received a Prioritization Number of 1602 on the prioritization draw last December. The company has 3 more new gTLD applications for .MEDIA, .GROUP and .MARKETING. There are 5 applicants for the .ONLINE new gTLD string. It is possible that the Namecheap or the Directi application for .online will be withdrawn shortly as well.
The applicants that withdraw an application are eligible for a 70% refund of the application fees to ICANN. Each withdrawn application, is entitled to a refund of 70% of the $185,000 application fee that is or $130,000, since these fall “[a]fter posting of applications until posting of Initial Evaluation results,” as described in section 1.5.1 of the Applicant Guidebook.
The new gTLD application withdrawal and refund request process may take between 2-4 weeks to complete.
The other 45 applications that have withdrawn are:GLEAN (Lifestyle Domain Holdings, Inc.)GMBH (GMBH Registry, LLC)EST (Charleston Road Registry Inc.)KSB (KSB Aktiengesellschaft)HILTON (HLT Stakis IP Limited)CIALIS (Eli Lilly and Company)SWISS (Swiss International Air Lines Ltd.)ANSONS (CBM Creative Brands Marken GmbH)AND (Charleston Road Registry Inc.)CHATR (Rogers Communications Partnership)CAREMORE (WellPoint, Inc.)SKOLKOVO (Fund for Development of the Center for Elaboration and Commercialization of New Technologies)ARE (Charleston Road Registry Inc.)THEHARTFORD (Hartford Fire Insurance Company)GMC (General Motors LLC)CADILLAC (General Motors LLC)CHEVROLET (General Motors LLC)TRANSFORMERS (Hasbro International, Inc.)CHARTIS (American International Group, Inc.)HEINZ (ProMark Brands Inc.)KETCHUP (ProMark Brands Inc.)OLYMPUS (Olympus Corporation)HOME (Go Daddy East, LLC)CASA (Go Daddy East, LLC)GLOBALX (GlobalX Information Pty Limited)MED (DocCheck AG)INSURANCE (Progressive Casualty Insurance Company)OVERHEIDNL (Ministery of the Interior and Kingdom Relations)APP (Dot App LLC)GUARDIANMEDIA (Guardian News and Media Limited)GDN (Guardian News and Media Limited)???? (Shangri-La International Hotel Management Limited)SVR (SVR GROUP)HEART (The American Heart Association, Inc.)STROKE (The American Heart Association, Inc.)??? (L’Oréal)BUY (PVT Registry, LLC)GUARDIAN (Guardian News and Media Limited)???? (Bridgestone Corporation)MII (MiTek USA, Inc.)MITEK (MiTek USA, Inc.)SAPPHIRE (MiTek USA, Inc.)CONNECTORS (MiTek USA, Inc.)MAIL (1&1 Mail & Media GmbH)BLOOMINGDALES (Macys, Inc.)
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Konstantinos Zournas lives in Athens, Greece. He studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK. He does domain name consulting, website development, programming and UDRP consulting. He has been online since 1995 and a domainer since 2002. He is mainly writing about domain names and website development but other things may come up. You can find him at Google+
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