Historical Resolution Tracking Feature » Removal of the .TP top-level domain representing Portuguese Timor

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Removal of the .TP top-level domain representing Portuguese Timor

Resolution of the ICANN Board
Removal of the .TP top-level domain representing Portuguese Timor

Board approves the delegation of .TP be removed from the DNS Root Zone

Root Zone
Meeting Date: 
Thu, 12 Feb 2015
Resolution Number: 
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, the "TP" two-letter code was removed from the ISO 3166-1 standard and superseded by the "TL" code representing Timor-Leste.

Whereas the .TL domain name was delegated in 2005 to replace the .TP domain name, and a multi-year transition was conducted allowing .TP registrants to migrate to the new country-code top-level domain.

Whereas ICANN received confirmation from the Government of Timor-Leste supporting the final removal of the .TP delegation from the DNS Root Zone.

Resolved (2015.02.12.04), that the delegation of .TP be removed from the DNS Root Zone.

Rationale for Resolution: 

Why the Board is addressing the issue now?

The .TP top-level domain is planned for removal from the DNS Root Zone by 28 February 2015. The Government of Timor-Leste as the .TP operator confirmed their consent to the removal of .TP from the DNS Root Zone.

What is the proposal being considered?

The proposal is to approve a request to IANA to remove the delegation of the .TP (Portuguese Timor) top-level domain from the DNS Root Zone.

Which stakeholders or others were consulted?

In the course of evaluating a top-level domain removal request, ICANN staff consults with the current operator and other interested parties. As part of the removal process, the current operator needs to describe steps followed to ensure that the removal of the top-level domain does not have unplanned adverse impact on Internet stability.

What concerns or issues were raised by the community?

Staff is not aware of any significant issues or concerns raised by the community in relation to this request. The Government of Timor-Leste confirmed that that the .TP top-level domain is no longer in practical use.

Are there any security, stability, or resiliency issues relating to the DNS?

ICANN does not believe this request poses any notable risks to security, stability, or resiliency. This is an Organizational Administrative Function not requiring public comment.