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Status: Delegated
Registry: Donuts
Registry Backend: Donuts
Date Implemented: 05 April 2015
Type: Generic
Category: Technology
Registrations: 9,105
Parked Domains: 4,877
Parked Domain %: 53.56 %
Important Dates
Delegation: 05 April 2015
General Availability: 15 July 2015

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.express is a TLD delegated in ICANN's new gTLD expansion program. Donuts (Sea Sunset, LLC) manages the TLD and is its Registry. The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 05 April, 2015.[1]


  1. Donuts (Sea Sunset, LLC)- The company filed for 307 new gTLDs. Donuts created a company for each TLD application, including Sea Sunset LLC to submit its .express application. It invested $56 million for applications fees alone. The company partnered with Demand Media to serve as its back-end registry service provider.[2] This applicant submitted a Public Interest Commitment, which can be downloaded here.
  2. Express LLC- Failed its technical evaluation in the initial evaluation.[3] Requested and passed extended evaluation.[4]


An official Legal Rights Objection was filed by the applicant Express LLC, against fellow applicant Donuts.[5]

A Legal Rights Objection, as defined by the ICANN approved mediator, WIPO, is when, "third parties may file a formal objection to an application on several grounds, including, for trademark owners and Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs) [..] When such an objection is filed, an independent panel (comprised of one or three experts) will determine whether the applicant’s potential use of the applied-for gTLD would be likely to infringe [..] the objector’s existing trademark, or IGO name or acronym."[6]