|Registry Provider:||Demand Media|
|Date Implemented:||04 June 2014|
|PIC Submitted:||Download Here|
|Parked Domain %:||42.3 %|
|Delegation:||04 June 2014|
|General Availability:||22 October 2014|
.army is a delegated TLD in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The TLD's manager and registry is Rightside/Demand Media (United TLD Holdco Ltd.). Their application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 4 June 2014.
GAC Early Warnings
The application was issued three GAC Early Warnings, from The United States, Australia, and India. The warning system is noted as a strong recommendation on behalf of national governments to the ICANN Board that a given TLD application should be denied as it stands. Applicants are encouraged to work with objecting GAC members.
The United States representative simply notes that the name is confusingly similar to an official government agency; The Australian warning notes that this similarity will not only confuse end-users but negatively impact national armed forces services; India adds that this will cause irreparable harm to the safety and security of the nation. All three governments recommend that Demand Media withdraw the application. Similar warnings were made to their other military focused applications, such as .navy and .airforce.
Excerpted from response to Question 18:
United TLD will be inclusive in its registration policies for this broad and generic TLD. We will not limit registrant eligibility for second-level registrations and will provide registration services to all legitimate registrants. However, we may elect to reserve and hold back certain strings from second-level registration at the time we launch the TLD.
We will not tolerate illegal activity in this TLD and will have strict policies and enforcement that provide for takedown or other appropriate forms of remedy. United TLD will adhere to and uphold all ICANN-required registration policies and comply with the requirements of the registration policy portion of the Registry Agreement."
Delegation and Availability
- Reveal Day 13 June 2012 – New gTLD Applied-For Strings
- Delegated Strings, ICANN.org Retrieved 11 July 2014
- GAC Early Warning, NewgTLDS.ICANN.org Retrieved 25 Nov 2012
- Army US, GACweb.ICANN.org
- Army AU, GACweb.ICANN.org
- Army IN, GACweb.ICANN.org
- Independent Objectors Comments on Controversial Applications, Independent-Objector-NewgTLDs.org Retrieved 5 Mar 2013
- ApplicationDetails, gTLDresult.ICANN.orgRetrieved 12 Dec 2012
- Registry Agreements, ICANN.org Retrieved 11 July 2014