|Registry Provider:||Demand Media|
|Community:||PIC = Download Here|
|Parked Domain %:||76.41 %|
|Delegation:||19 November 2013|
|General Availability:||19 February 2014|
.directory is an active gTLD that was proposed in ICANN's New gTLD Program. Donuts (Extra Madison, LLC) is the Registry for the TLD and was the sole applicant. The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 19 November, 2013.
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."
Delegation and Availability
- Reveal Day 13 June 2012 – New gTLD Applied-For Strings
- Delegated Strings, ICANN.org Retrieved 21 November 2013
- ApplicationDetails, gTLDresult.ICANN.orgRetrieved 12 Dec 2012
- Nine More New gTLDs Get Contracts, Domain Incite Retrieved 24 Sept 2013
- TLD Startup Information, ICANN.org Retrieved 10 December 2013