The huge Indian multinational Tata Group may offer to build a Moroccan province a school as a sweetener to encourage it to allow it the rights to the .tata new generic top level domain.
The province in Morocco with 150,000 people, also called Tata, is a protected geographic name reports the New Indian Express, and the Indian company has to show ‘unequivocal’ endorsement or non-objection from the province before it’s allowed to proceed with its application.
The report says the Moroccan government has written a letter to ICANN saying they may wish to apply for the gTLD themselves at some time in the future.
According to the report, “officials say that the issue can be resolved amicably and building Tata province a new school may open the doors for the Indian conglomerate that has its presence from salt making to high-end luxury cars.”
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