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Status: Delegated
Date Implemented: 02 May 2015
Type: Generic
Category: Industry

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.auto is a generic top level domain name (gTLD) delegated to the New gTLD Program of ICANN.Uniregistry became the sole applicant for the string after a private auction in September 2014. The company now manages the TLD and is its Registry. The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 02 May, 2015.[1]

Current Applicants

  1. Uniregistry, Corp., the string is one of the 54 new gTLDs applied for by the company. [2]

Previous Applicants

  1. Dot Auto LLC, Tess Pattisson Wade is listed as contact person for the company
  2. Fegistry, LLC, Jay Westerdal, founder of Name Intelligence, is the contact person.
  3. Donuts (Big Maple, LLC), represented by Daniel Schindler, EVP of Donuts, which applied for 307 new gTLDs.[3] This applicant submitted a Public Interest Commitment, which can be downloaded here.

Private Auction

A private auction concluded in September 2014 that left Uniregistry as the sole applicant for .auto. The other applicants withdrew their applications and the winning bid was not disclosed.[4]