Full $185,000 refunds offered to risky new gTLD applicants

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    ICANN is to offer applicants for three new gTLDs identified as too risky to go live full refunds of their application fees.

    Its board of directors acknowledged at its weekend retreat that it has no intention of delegating .corp, .home and .mail, and that each applicant should be able to get their entire $185,000 application fee back.

    The applicants will have to withdraw their applications in order to get the refund.

    Ordinarily, withdrawing an application would only qualify the applicants for a partial refund.

    The ICANN board said in its resolution that it “does not intend to delegate the strings .CORP, .HOME, and .MAIL in the 2012 round of the New gTLD Program”.

    It added that “the applicants were not aware before the application window that the strings .CORP, .HOME, and .MAIL would be identified as high-risk, and that the delegations of such high-risk strings would be deferred indefinitely.”



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