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PDP - Reserved Names in New Generic Top Level Domains

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Archived Project 2007


In its meeting on 18 January 2007, the GNSO Council approved the formation of the Reserved Name Working Group (RN-WG) for the purpose of performing an initial examination of the role and treatment of reserved domain names at the first and second level, with the goal of providing recommendations for further consideration by the Committee for new gTLDs and the GNSO Council.


Implementation Status

Web Presence:

Responsible Staff Member:

  • Liz Williams

Issue Report:

Submitted on: dd Month 201Y

  • Report: Not applicable
  • Public Comment: Not applicable

Working Group Charter:

Adopted on: 16 January 2007

GNSO Resolution to Adopt Proposed Charter:

Adopted on: 18 January 2007

Summary: The GNSO Council approved the Statement of Work for the Working Group on Reserved Names (WG-RN) with the modification in the timeline as proposed by Bruce Tonkin …..… [see link for details]

Working Group Charter Extension by GNSO Council:

Adopted on: 12 April 2007

Working Group Initial Report:

Submitted on: 19 March 2007

  • Report
  • Public Comment: Not applicable

Working Group Final Report:

Submitted on: 23 May 2007

  • Report
  • Public Comment: Not applicable

Implementation Details:

The GNSO Reserved Names working group created a report of recommendations that was submitted to the larger GNSO Committee for new gTLDs to aid in developing their Final Report for the introduction of new gTLDs.

Additional Information:

  • None