Mike Berkens reports that Donuts has asked ICANN for permission to release 2-character domains in all the new gTLDs it operates.
This would require a contract change, but ICANN is not against it. The new registry agreements would be put out for public comment before ICANN would look to approve them.
Just to avoid any possible confusion, Donuts’ Jon Nevett wrote that the request was “to make available for registration those two-character ASCII labels that do not appear on the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 list and for which there are no corresponding country-code operators.”
So even if Donuts is granted the Registry Agreement revision, it would not be given a green light to make every single 2-character domain available under its strings.
Which strings? The full list of requested contract amendments was published by The Domains.