[At-Large] [ALAC] [New gTLD RG] gTLD Review Group decisions regarding the comments on objection grounds on the ".book" application by Amazon EU s.a.r.l

Salanieta T. Tamanikaiwaimaro salanieta.tamanikaiwaimaro at gmail.com
Mon Oct 8 03:43:52 UTC 2012

> Snip....
> Sala: From the ICANN Glossary, see:
> http://www.icann.org/general/glossary.htm


Most TLDs with three or more characters are referred to as "generic" TLDs,
or "gTLDs". They can be subdivided into two types, "sponsored" TLDs (sTLDs)
and "unsponsored TLDs (uTLDs), as described in more detail below.

In the 1980s, seven gTLDs (.com, .edu, .gov, .int, .mil, .net, and .org)
were created. Domain names may be registered in three of these (.com, .net,
and .org) without restriction; the other four have limited purposes.
In 2001 & 2002 four new unsponsored TLDs (.biz, .info, .name, and .pro)
were introduced. The other three new TLDs (.aero, .coop, and .museum) were

*Generally speaking, an unsponsored TLD operates under policies established
by the global Internet community directly through the ICANN process, while
a sponsored TLD is a specialized TLD that has a sponsor representing the
narrower community that is most affected by the TLD. The sponsor thus
carries out delegated policy-formulation responsibilities over many matters
concerning the TLD*."

I would assume that the policy formulation would include 2TLDs.

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