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86 passes and two failures in this week’s new gTLDs

Kevin Murphy, July 12, 2013, 18:12:29 (UTC), Domain Registries

ICANN has just published this week’s batch of new gTLD Initial Evaluation results, revealing 86 passing scores and two applications that must go to Extended Evaluation.

The two failures are .ged and .bcg.

The .ged bid, which is intended to represent General Educational Development, was filed by a joint venture of the American Council on Education and the big publisher Pearson.

It’s the first example of an application to receive passing scores on both its financial and technical questions but to still require Extended Evaluation anyway.

The applicant had proposed a registry service related to internationalized domain names that gave the evaluation panels reason to believe a deeper evaluation was needed.

Uniquely so far, Extended Evaluation is likely to cost this applicant more money, due to the cost of a Registry Services Evaluation Panel.

Boston Consulting Group applied for .bcg as a dot-brand and failed because it scored a zero on its “Financial Statements” question, as most other IE failures have to date.

This weeks passing scores belong to these applications:

.redstone .institute .website .airtel .bestbuy .education .charity .shouji .alstom .multichoice .reit .bible .holiday .deutschepost .chrysler .terra .cam .inc .farm .cars .florist .financial .bet .design .cafe .sale .lundbeck .latino .iveco .inc .dodge .security .global .food .tradershotels .design .bond .zappos .rwe .commbank .landrover .house .cars .blog .fish .amazon .adult .wine .group .property .free .living .maserati .beauty .amsterdam .foodnetwork .broker .design .sucks .fans .tushu .discount .glass .fashion .search .school .linde .off .office .miami .trust .red .boats .immo .repair .dstv .claims .iinet .soccer .inc .mail .toshiba .law .love .suzuki .africa

There are now 730 applications still in Initial Evaluation. So far 1,092 have passed and 13 have failed.

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Comments (5)

  1. Andrew says:

    So now the world’s two premier strategy consulting firms, McKinsey and Boston Consulting Group, have “failed” their initial evaluation. I don’t blame them for not wanting to provide their financial statements.

  2. Zack says:

    They could have created a new company specifically to apply and had interim financial statements only showing activity for the relevant period. I’m surprised they didn’t do that to avoid havin to provide their full financials. Oh well, guess I won’t be hiring them any time soon

  3. Ray Marshall says:

    Kevin, I’m surprised you didn’t cover GoDaddy’s recent addition of .LA and their announcement to focus on City TLDs starting with .LA.

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