Google has withdrawn 3 of its new TLD applications.
Its applications for .and, .are and .est are now listed as “withdrawn” on the new TLD application status page:
As Kevin pointed out, the three strings break the rules, as they appear on the ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 list and are the codes for the United Arab Emirates, Estonia and Andorra.
A fourth application, for .ksb by KSB Aktiengesellschaft, has also been withdrawn.
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