|Registry Provider:||Demand Media|
|PIC Submitted:||Download Here|
|Parked Domain %:||58.4 %|
|Delegation:||14 January 2014|
|General Availability:||30 April 2014|
.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.
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.
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."
Delegation and Availability
- Delegated Strings, ICANN.org Retrieved 17 Jan 2014
- Donuts Inc eye popping list of 307 new top-level domains
- ApplicationDetails, gTLDresult.ICANN.orgRetrieved 12 Dec 2012
- Registry Agreements, ICANN.org Retrieved 18 Nov 2013