Applicant for six new TLD strings pulls applications.
An applicant for a number of corporate identifier top level domains (e.g. .llc, .inc) has withdrawn its applications.
Each of the top level domains was applied for by a separate company, but the CEO of all of the companies was listed as Bekim Veseli. Veseli runs an information technology company in Virginia.
The withdrawn top level domains include:
TLD / Applicant
.LLP PLL Registry, LLC
.LTD LTD Registry, LLC
.Corp PROC Registry, LLC
.INC CNI Registry, LLC
.LLC LLC Registry, LLC
.GMBH GMBH Registry, LLC
These types of top level domains are facing headwinds from governments and regulators concerned that they’ll be doled out to companies that don’t officially qualify for the identifier.
I would like to report on how many applications still exist for each of these TLDs, but ICANN broke its searchable new top level domain page today and it’s impossible to search by string.