ICANN asks India's Nameshop to “Just give up!” its new gTLD application dreams

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    ICANN has urged the company that wants to run .internet as new gTLD to just give up and go away.

    The India-based company, Nameshop, actually applied for .idn — to stand for “internationalized domain name” — back in the 2012 application round.

    It failed the Geographic Names Review portion of the application process because IDN is the International Standards Organization’s 3166-1 three-letter code for Indonesia, and those were all banned.

    While one might question the logic of applying for a Latin-script string to represent IDNs, overlooking the ISO banned list was not an incredibly stupid move.

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