|Parked Domain %:||78.42 %|
|Delegation:||23 April 2014|
|General Availability:||27 August 2014|
.discount is a gTLD that was proposed in ICANN's New gTLD Program. Donuts won the rights to the string over WhatBox? in a Private auction and is now the Registry Operator for the string. The Donuts application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 23 April 2014.
- Donuts (Holly Hill, LLC) - The company has applied for 307 new gTLDs. Each application was filed under a different company name. Daniel Schindler, co-founder and EVP for Marketing and Sales of Donuts, is the main contact person in the application.  This applicant submitted a Public Interest Commitment, which can be downloaded here.
- Dot Discount, LLC - The contact person listed in the application is Mr. Erik Ludwick. 
European Commission Communiqué
The European Commission flagged both applications for .discount outside of ICANN's defined remediation processes.
Just after ICANN's GAC issued its Early Warnings, which are advice given from one GAC member country to an applicant warning it of potential issues within its application, the European Commission issued a letter to all applicants within the new gTLD program. The letter highlights 58 applications that "could raise issues of compatibility with the existing legislation .. and/or with policy positions and objectives of the European Union." It notes a desire to open a dialogue with each offending applicant.
The Commission specifically notes that this objection is not a part of the GAC Early Warning process, and goes on to note that "the Commission does not consider itself legally bound to [ICANN] processes," given that there is not legal agreement between the two bodies.
Delegation and Availability
- Delegated Strings, ICANN.org Retrieved 30 May 2014
- Donuts Inc eye popping list of 307 new top-level domains
- Donuts wins 3 New gTLD Auctions, Domain Incite Retrieved 24 Oct 2013
- Reveal Day 13 June 2012 – New gTLD Applied-For Strings
- DomainIncite.com/Docs Published 27 Nov 2012, Retrieved 11 Dec 2012
- Europe Rejects ICANNs Authority As it Warns of Problems with 58 New gTLDs, DomainIncite.com Published 27 Nov 2012, Retrieved 11 Dec 2012
- Registry Agreements, ICANN.org Retrieved 30 May 2014