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Status: Active
Manager: Donuts
Registry Provider: Demand Media
Registry: Donuts
Registry Backend: Donuts
Category: Commerce
PIC Submitted: Download Here
Registrations: 79,555
Parked Domains: 46,459
Parked Domain %: 58.4 %
Important Dates
Delegation: 14 January 2014
General Availability: 30 April 2014

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.agency is an active top level domain name (TLD) that was proposed in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The Registry and manager of the TLD is Donuts through Steel Falls, LLC, one of its subsidiary company. The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 14 January, 2014.[1]

Donuts was founded specifically to apply and manage new gTLDs, and filed for the most single strings with 307 new TLD applications, raising $100 million to support its operations. Its back-end registry services will be provided by Demand Media.[2]

Application Detials

Most of Donuts' applications seem to be 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 14 November 2013, Donuts received a Registry Agreement signed by ICANN for .agency after passing all the required processes needed to become a Registry Operator for the string.[4]

Delegation and Availability

.agency was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on January 14, 2014, completing the successful application for the string.[1]