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That’s all folks! Final gTLD app gets approved

Kevin Murphy, July 21, 2014, 11:59:25 (UTC), Domain Registries

ICANN has finally finished evaluating all 1,930 new gTLD applications from the 2012 round.
Indian conglomerate Tata Group’s dot-brand .tata passed Extended Evaluation (pdf) on Friday, having apparently secured the non-objection of Morocco, which has a province of the same name.
Calculated from Reveal Day — June 13, 2012 — it’s taken a little over two years (765 days) for every bid to pass through first Initial Evaluation and then, if necessary, Extended Evaluation.
Calculated from the first batch of Initial Evaluation results being released, it’s 483 days.
A total of 1,783 applications passed IE. A further 38 failed, of which 35 passed EE. There have been 211 withdrawals so far and, due to contention, another 380 are expected.

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Comments (5)

  1. Drewbert says:

    How do I register bodacious.tata ? :^)

  2. John Barnes says:

    Tata is a car and truck company in India.Very large company.

    • Kevin Murphy says:

      That case was the first time I had ever heard the word “tata” to mean “breast”. True story.

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