ICANN hunkers down on two-character second-level domains

In 2014 ICANN voted to implement an efficient procedure for the release of two-character second-level domains by new gTLD registries, a move that came in light of an apparent lack of opposition from governments and the Government Advisory Committee (GAC). However, in something of a back down from its earlier position, ICANN has raised the ire of a number of gTLD registries by sitting on over 350 twocharacter release requests it has received pursuant to last-minute concerns being raised by governments and the GAC.

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