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Standing to Object

Standing to object

Community Established institution associated with a clearly delineated community

Established institutions associated with clearly delineated communities are eligible to file a community objection. The community named by the objector must be a community strongly associated with the applied-for gTLD string in the application that is the subject of the objection. To qualify for standing for a community objection, the objector must prove both of the following:

  • It is an established institution

– Factors that may be  considered in making this determination include, but are not limited to:

•  Level of global recognition of the institution;

•  Length of time the institution has been in existence;


•  Public historical evidence of its existence, such as the presence of a formal charter or national or international registration, or validation by a government, inter-governmental organization, or treaty. The institution must not have been established solely in conjunction with the gTLD application process. It has an ongoing relationship with a clearly delineated community

– Factors that may be considered in making this determination include, but are not limited to:

•  The presence of mechanisms for participation in activities, membership, and leadership;

•  Institutional purpose related to the benefit of the associated community;

•  Performance of regular activities that benefit the associated community; and

•  The level of formal boundaries around the community.

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