Registry Operator Code of Conduct Exemption Requests

The Registry Operator Code of Conduct ("Code of Conduct") is a set of guidelines for the Registry Operator relating to certain and limited operations of a registry. An exemption to the Code of Conduct may be granted if the TLD is not a "generic string" and the Registry Operator satisfies all three (3) stated exemption criteria:

  1. All domain name registrations in the TLD are registered to, and maintained by, Registry Operator for the exclusive use of Registry Operator or its affiliates;
  2. Registry Operator does not sell, distribute or transfer control or use of any registrations in the TLD to any third party that is not an affiliate of Registry Operator; and
  3. Application of the Code of Conduct to the TLD is not necessary to protect the public interest.

ICANN seeks comment from the community regarding the exemption requests that have been submitted by Applicants or Registry Operators. Comments submitted within 30 days of the posting date of the exemption requests will be reviewed and considered by ICANN in determining whether to grant an exemption. Comments may be submitted at exemption-request@icann.org.

To learn more about the Code of Conduct, ICANN's review process, as well as the criteria utilized by ICANN in making a determination, read the Code of Conduct FAQ [PDF, 500 KB].

Review the Code of Conduct Exemption Process & Forms [PDF, 118 KB]
View Comments Submitted on Exemption Requests
Read the "ICANN Seeks Comments on Requests for Exemption to the Registry Operator Code of Conduct" Announcement

 

Changes to the below tables are made every Tuesday, if applicable. (Last update: 28 June 2016)

Currently in Comment Period

TLD Applicant Request Date Posted Comment
         

 

Completed Comment Period

Explanation of Statuses:

  • Granted: Code of Conduct Notice of Exemption was granted
  • Not Approved or Withdrawn: Code of Conduct Exemption request was either not approved by ICANN or withdrawn by applicant
  • Pending: Code of Conduct Exemption request is currently under review or pending signature from ICANN or applicant
TLD Applicant Request Date Posted Comment Status
.star Star India Private Limited View Request 01 December 2015 Submit Comment
View Comments
Pending
.broadway Celebrate Broadway, Inc. View Request 10 November 2015 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.jprs Japan Registry Services Co., Ltd. View Request 01 September 2015 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
xn--vermgensberater-ctb Deutsche Vermögensberatung Aktiengesellschaft DVAG View Request 25 August 2015 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
xn--vermgensberatung-pwb Deutsche Vermögensberatung Aktiengesellschaft DVAG View Request 25 August 2015 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.analytics Campus IP LLC View Request 04 August 2015 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.yamaxun Amazon Registry Services Inc. View Request 21 July 2015 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.med Medistry LLC View Request 26 May 2015 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.foo Charleston Road Registry Inc. View Request 05 May 2015 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.living Lifestyle Domain Holdings, Inc. View Request 05 May 2015 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.sakura SAKURA Internet Inc. View Request 14 April 2015 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.shriram Shriram Capital Ltd. View Request 10 March 2015 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.giving Giving Limited View Request 17 February 2015 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.ftr Frontier Communications Corporation View Request 03 February 2015 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.dot Dish DBS Corporation View Request 27 January 2015 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.latino Dish DBS Corporation View Request 27 January 2015 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.office Microsoft Corporation View Request 20 January 2015 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.allfinanz Allfinanz Deutsche Vermögensberatung Aktiengesellschaft View Request 13 January 2015 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.pohl Deutsche Vermögensberatung Aktiengesellschaft DVAG View Request 13 January 2015 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
xn--mgbaakc7dvf Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (trading as Etisalat) View Request 02 December 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.able Able Inc. View Request 04 November 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.agakhan Fondation Aga Khan (Aga Khan Foundation) View Request 04 November 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.akdn Fondation Aga Khan (Aga Khan Foundation) View Request 04 November 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.drive Charleston Road Registry Inc. View Request 04 November 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.imamat Fondation Aga Khan (Aga Khan Foundation) View Request 04 November 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.ismaili Fondation Aga Khan (Aga Khan Foundation) View Request 04 November 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.mutuelle Fédération Nationale de la Mutualité Française View Request 04 November 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.play Charleston Road Registry Inc. View Request 04 November 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.richardli Pacific Century Asset Management (HK) Limited View Request 04 November 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.gotv MultiChoice (Proprietary) Limited View Request 21 October 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.thd Homer TLC, Inc. View Request 14 October 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.lasalle Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated View Request 07 October 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.stc Saudi Telecom Company View Request 07 October 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.gecompany GE GTLD Holdings LLC View Request 30 September 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.helsinki City of Helsinki View Request 30 September 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
xn--55qx5d8y0buji4b870u GE GTLD Holdings LLC View Request 30 September 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.aramco Aramco Services Company View Request 23 September 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.changiairport Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte. Ltd View Request 23 September 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.dtv Dish DBS Corporation View Request 23 September 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.kerryhotels Kerry Trading Co. Limited View Request 23 September 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.kerrylogistics Kerry Trading Co. Limited View Request 23 September 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.kerryproperties Kerry Trading Co. Limited View Request 23 September 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.kuokgroup Kerry Trading Co. Limited View Request 23 September 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.locker Dish DBS Corporation View Request 23 September 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.ollo Dish DBS Corporation View Request 23 September 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.ott Dish DBS Corporation View Request 23 September 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.schwarzgroup Schwarz Domains und Services GmbH & Co. KG View Request 23 September 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
xn--mgba3a3ejt Aramco Services Company View Request 23 September 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
xn--w4r85el8fhu5dnra Kerry Trading Co. Limited View Request 23 September 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.ril Reliance Industries Limited View Request 16 September 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.mutual Northwestern Mutual MU TLD Registry, LLC View Request 09 September 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.cityeats Lifestyle Domain Holdings, Inc. View Request 02 September 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.kfh Kuwait Finance House View Request 02 September 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.observer Guardian News and Media Limited View Request 02 September 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.quest Quest ION Limited View Request 02 September 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.redumbrella Travelers TLD, LLC View Request 02 September 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.theguardian Guardian News and Media Limited View Request 02 September 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.travelersinsurance Travelers TLD, LLC View Request 02 September 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.trv Travelers TLD, LLC View Request 02 September 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
xn--ngbe9e0a Kuwait Finance House View Request 02 September 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.stcgroup Saudi Telecom Company View Request 26 August 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.vana Lifestyle Domain Holdings, Inc. View Request 26 August 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.bond Bond University Limited View Request 05 August 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.dev Charleston Road Registry Inc. View Request 05 August 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.lifestyle Lifestyle Domain Holdings, Inc. View Request 08 July 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.cern European Organization for Nuclear Research ("CERN") View Request 22 April 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.channel Charleston Road Registry Inc. View Request 22 April 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.mma MMA IARD View Request 22 April 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.crs Federated Co-operatives Ltd. View Request 08 April 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.hermes Hermes International View Request 08 April 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.ice IntercontinentalExchange Inc. (ICE) View Request 08 April 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.aaa American Automobile Association, Inc. View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.axa AXA SA View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.bcn Municipi de Barcelona View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.bloomberg Bloomberg IP Holdings LLC View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.bmw Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.cal Charleston Road Registry Inc. View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.caravan Caravan International, Inc. View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.ceb The Corporate Executive Board Company View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
chrome Charleston Road Registry Inc. View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.cuisinella SALM S.A.S. View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.dclk Charleston Road Registry Inc. View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.dnp Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.emerck Merck KGaA View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.erni ERNI Group Holding AG View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.eurovision European Broadcasting Union (EBU) View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.firmdale Firmdale Holdings Limited View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.gbiz Charleston Road Registry Inc. View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.gle Charleston Road Registry Inc. View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.globo Globo Comunicação e Participações S.A View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.gmail Charleston Road Registry Inc. View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.goog Charleston Road Registry Inc. View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.google Charleston Road Registry Inc. View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.guge Charleston Road Registry Inc. View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.hangout Charleston Road Registry Inc. View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.ieee IEEE Global LLC View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.kred KredTLD Pty Ltd View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.lacaixa CAIXA D'ESTALVIS I PENSIONS DE BARCELONA View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.lancaster LANCASTER View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.lds IRI Domain Management, LLC ("Applicant") View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.mango PUNTO FA S.L. View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.mini Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.mormon IRI Domain Management, LLC ("Applicant") View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.movistar Telefónica S.A. View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.neustar NeuStar, Inc. View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.nexus Charleston Road Registry Inc. View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.nra NRA Holdings Company, INC. View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.otsuka Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.pictet Pictet Europe S.A. View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.prod Charleston Road Registry Inc. View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.realtor Real Estate Domains LLC View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.scb The Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited ("SCB") View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.schmidt SALM S.A.S. View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.seat SEAT, S.A. (Sociedad Unipersonal) View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.spiegel SPIEGEL-Verlag Rudolf Augstein GmbH & Co. KG View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.telefonica Telefónica S.A. View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.terra Telefónica S.A. View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.translations TRANSLATIONS View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.uol UBN INTERNET LTDA. View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.vista Vistaprint Limited View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.vistaprint Vistaprint Limited View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.viva Saudi Telecom Company View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Granted
.wtc World Trade Centers Association, Inc. View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
.youtube Charleston Road Registry Inc. View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
xn--qcka1pmc Charleston Road Registry Inc. View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn
xn--flw351e Charleston Road Registry Inc. View Request 18 March 2014 Submit Comment
View Comments
Not Approved or Withdrawn