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Two failures among latest 44 new gTLD results

Kevin Murphy, May 17, 2013, 17:30:17 (UTC), Domain Registries

ICANN has released its weekly batch of new gTLD Initial Evaluation results and it includes the program’s second and third failures.
Two dot-brand applications — .olayangroup and .mckinsey, filed by Olayan Investments and McKinsey Holdings — didn’t get passing scores and are now categorized as “Eligible for Extended Evaluation”.
Both — like the only other failure to date, also filed by Olayan — passed the technical evaluation but failed on question 45, which asks the applicant to provide financial statements.
The strings that have passed IE this week are:

.dog, .pharmacy, .sener, .skydrive, .soy, .sport, .grocery, .rightathome, .scjohnson, .jll, .hosting, .americanexpress, .yamaxun, .analytics, .construction, .land, .management, .systems, .surgery, .news, .data, .reisen, .rugby, .theater, .university, .cba, .ads, .how, .chrome, .vanguard, .meo, .lotte, .hughes, .praxi, .uno, .versicherung, .blog, .bmw, .shangrila, .yandex and .bbc

There are now 341 passing applications and three failures.

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Comments (3)

  1. Rubens Kuhl says:

    “McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm. We are the trusted advisor to the world’s leading businesses, governments, and institutions.”
    Not in finance I hope, as they failed finance evaluation on their new gTLD application…

  2. If I were McKinsey I wouldn’t want to disclose those financials, either. It’s one of the places where the process wasn’t set up well for .brand applicants.

    • Rubens Kuhl says:

      Then they should have withdrawn from the process as soon the risk of failing the evaluation was clear, like when they received the CQs.
      This is the type of bad publicity that is simply not worth it.

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