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Status: Delegated
Date Implemented: 18 Dec 2014
Type: Generic
Category: Technology
Priority #: 165 - Google (Charleston Road Registry Inc.)
1282 - Microsoft

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.docs is a delegated generic top level domain name (gTLD) with ICANN's new gTLD expansion program. Charleston Road Registry (Google) manages the TLD and is its Registry. The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 18 December, 2014.[1]

Current Applicant

  1. Charleston Road Registry Inc.- The application for the gTLD was confirmed in the official Google blog posted by Vinton Cerf, chief Internet evangelist. The proposed .docs TLD falls under Google's core business category. [2] The search engine giant applied for 101 TLDs under this company name. [3]

Previous Applicant

  1. MicrosoftCorporation[4]

Private Deal

In July 2014, Microsoft withdrew their application for the .docs TLD. It is not known if this action was a result of an auction or some other type of private deal, but Google is now the sole applicant for the string.[5]