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.cialis and .chatr new gTLD bids dumped

Kevin Murphy, October 4, 2012, 17:00:24 (UTC), Domain Registries

Two more new gTLD applications have been formally withdrawn.

ELi Lilly & Co has dropped its bid for .cialis and Rogers Communications has withdrawn its .chatr application.

Both were dot-brand applications — Cialis is a drug and Chatr is a Canadian wireless company — and neither was contested, though there are four applications for the very similar .chat.

This makes a total of six dead bids, following Google’s withdrawal of .est, .and and .are and German pump-maker KSB withdrew its dot-brand .ksb.

From ICANN’s statements, we know that there’s at least one other bid that is in the process of being withdrawn, but its identity is not yet known.

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Comments (5)

  1. Rubens Kuhl says:

    Not mine bot worth mentioning:

    @ICANNWiki – “No more .cialis – we all know that #ICANN can be hard work, so I guess they just couldn’t keep up.”

    @TheDomains – “Eli Lilley withdrawn its application for .Cialis., it didn’t have the staying power you would have thought it would.”

  2. Zack says:

    And who is advising Mitek? None of their apps will pass so you should expect they will be withdrawn for a refund

    • Rubens Kuhl says:

      Couldn’t they hire a back-end registry and submit the technical part as change to their app ?

      • zack says:

        If there technical answers look like the public portions of their applications that would be a fairly big change. Would ICANN seriously allow an applicant that failed to answer the questions properly to submit their answers after the deadline? If so then what was the purpose of the deadline?

        • Rubens Kuhl says:

          One change criteria is “impact on others”. If an application is not part of a contention set, changes that make it pass don’t affect others.

          The deadline is what makes your application immune to the “impact on others” criteria or ICANN staff/board discretion to accept changes, because it’s a baseline.

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