In a widely covered June 13 announcement ICANN revealed a total of 1,930 applications for new top-level domains (TLDs). The full list of applied for TLDs can be found here. There were six environment-related TLD proposals: BIO, EARTH, ECO, GREEN, ORGANIC, and SOLAR.
.BIO and one .ECO Applicant Propose Protections
Big Room’s .ECO proposal is ‘community’ designated. Community applications must have independent oversight and put in place registration policies that protect the community. These policies are explained in Big Room’s proposal. Starting Dot proposes that .BIO domain names registered by businesses active in the organic food and agricultural industries will be governed by the applicable regulations set forth for those industries by the European Union and that it would otherwise be unrestricted.
Multiple proposals for EARTH, ECO, and GREEN
There are four proposals for .ECO in total. Two — Donuts Inc. (Little Birch) and TLD Holdings – applied for 307 and 92 TLDs respectively. Planet Dot Eco, LLC and Big Room Inc. only applied for .ECO.
There are four .GREEN proposals and two .EARTH proposals. The proposals for BIO, ORGANIC and SOLAR are uncontested. Here are links to all of the environment-related TLD proposals:
- Starting Dot (applied for 6 TLDs)
- Big Room Inc. (community designated, only applied for this TLD)
- Donuts Inc. (applied for 306 TLDs)
- Planet Dot Eco, LLC (only applied for this TLD)
- Top Level Domain Holdings Limited (applied for 92 TLDs)
- Afilias Limited
- Donuts Inc.