Country name reservations and their actual use

Alexander Svensson sent a comment about the WIPO2 recommendations to ALAC: ICANN already had to deal with the request by its Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) to reserve country names under the .INFO top level domain. Interestingly, it seems t…

Alexander Svensson sent a comment about the WIPO2 recommendations to ALAC: ICANN already had to deal with the request by its Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) to reserve country names under the .INFO top level domain. Interestingly, it seems that only a small group of governments has put the reserved domain names to use.

The results of a quick series of WHOIS queries are here. Out of 223 country names checked, 202 are simply reserved by ICANN.