Four IDN top level domains backers sign contracts with ICANN.
Yesterday Domain Name Wire reported about dotShabaka Registry signing the first registry agreement for a new TLD with ICANN for شبكة.
Today ICANN held a signing ceremony during its meeting in Durban, South Africa, with dotShabaka and three additional top level domain names:
Core Association’s онлайн, Russian for “Online”, and сайт, Russian for “Web site”
Donuts’ 游戏, Chinese for “Game”
ICANN will continue to sign contracts based on prioritization numbers for strings that do no have any outstanding items and are not in contention sets. A large number of domains are still subject to Governmental Advisory Committee “advice”, which will hold them up.
A number of requirements remain before any of these new TLDs can go live, including integration of the Trademark Clearinghouse.