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Governments register objections to .wtf, .islam and .baby TLDs
An international panel representing a selection of governments from around the world has registered more than 240 objections to proposed generic top level domains, including .wtf, .baby, and .islam.
The Governmental Advisory Committee has contacted each applicant directly with an Early Warning notice which generally asks for further information or requests clarification, but in some cases advises withdrawal of an application.
Maintaining a healthy online business ecosystem is a big consideration, so a number of the notices deal with terms relating to regulated market sectors (.finance, .casino, and .dental) and warn applicants that they must have safeguards in place to mitigate potential misuse and minimise the likelihood of harm to consumers.