Companies decide against operating dot-brand top level domains.
Two more companies have requested to cancel their registry contracts with ICANN after abandoning plans to operate their dot-brand top level domain names.
Sony Mobile Communications AB has decided to abandon .xperia. Xperia is a line of mobile phones. The company is still releasing phones under this brand but probably doesn’t need a top level domain name for it.
Portuguese communications company MEO Servicos de Comunicacoes e Multimedia, S.A. has notified ICANN it is abandoning its namesake .Meo as well as .sapo. Sapo is the name of the company’s content portal.
None of the three domains have public second level domains other than nic.”brand”