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Status: Active
Registry Provider: Demand Media
Type: Generic
Category: Media
PIC Submitted: Download Here
Priority #: 916 - Donuts (Sea Corner, LLC)

.photos is an active gTLD that was proposed in ICANN's New gTLD Program. Donuts (Sea Corner, LLC) is the Registry for the TLD and was its sole applicant.[1] The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 17 December, 2013.[2]

Contents

Application Details

Many of Donuts' applications, including this one, seem to have been applied for using the same boiler-plate application in which the TLD is defined as a means of providing greater expression on the Internet and will be an open TLD without pre-registration policies. It notes its plans to adhere with all registration policies required by ICANN and its intent to have remediation and takedown policies clearly defined to fit within these requirements. Pre-registration verification will not be used and this as defined as causing "cause more harm than benefit by denying domain access to legitimate registrants." They intend to control abuse through "extensive user and rights protections."[3]

Contract Signed

On 17 Oct 2013 Donuts received a Registry Agreement signed by ICANN for .photos after passing the Initial Evaluation.[4]

Delegation and Availability

.photos was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on December 17, 2013, completing the successful application for the string.[2]

Sunrise

The Registry announced that the Sunrise Period for the string would begin 24 December 2013 and end on 22 February 2014.[5]

References

  1. Reveal Day 13 June 2012 – New gTLD Applied-For Strings
  2. 2.0 2.1 The plurals debate is over as ICANN delegates 17 more New gTLDs, DomainIncite Retrieved 18 Dec 2013
  3. ApplicationDetails, gTLDresult.ICANN.orgRetrieved 12 Dec 2012
  4. Registry Agreements, ICANN.org Retrieved 18 Oct 2013
  5. TLD Startup Information, ICANN.org Retrieved 24 January 2014
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