August 7, 2018 at 02:02PM Internet Launch of .ISLAM and .HALAL TLDs Remain on Hold as per ICANN's Controversial Decision
"ICANN holds .islam, .halal in limbo despite losing case," reports
Kieren McCarthy in The Register. "In a letter sent to the Turkish organization that applied for the rights to operate the .islam and .halal generic top-level domain names back in 2012, ICANN's lawyers claimed that, despite ICANN being formally told it had repeatedly broke its own bylaws by refusing to green-light the gTLDs, it is not under any obligation to actually do anything. ... US-based ICANN placed the applications for .islam and .halal 'on hold' in 2014 after a number of Middle Eastern governments objected to the top-level domains being added to the internet."
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