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Status: Delegated
Registry: Rightside
Registry Backend: Rightside
Type: Generic
Category: Lifestyle
Priority #: 892 - Google (Charleston Road Registry Inc.)
1494 - Uniregistry, Corp.
1539 - Donuts (Bitter Galley, LLC)
nTLDStats
Registrations: 13,139
Parked Domains: 9,656
Parked Domain %: 73.49 %
Important Dates
Delegation: 11 August 2015
General Availability: 20 January 2016

More Information: NTLDStatsLogo.png

.family is a new gTLD delegated to the Root Zone in ICANN's New gTLD Program on 11 August 2015. Rightside is the registry provider.

Current Applicants

  1. Donuts (Bitter Galley, LLC)- This is one of the 307 new gTLDs filed by the company. Donuts created a company to submit its applications for each domain name string including Bitter Galley, LLC for .family. Its investment for application fees alone $56 million. Demand Media will provide the back-end registry solutions for the company. [1] This applicant submitted a Public Interest Commitment, which can be downloaded here.
  2. Google (Charleston Road Registry Inc.)- The company filed for 101 new domain name strings. Sarah Falvey, Senior Policy Analyst of Google is the main contact person in the application. [2]
  3. Uniregistry, Corp.- The company was formed by domain name investor Frank Schilling. He invested $60 million in the company and applied for 54 new gTLDs including .family.[3]

Name Collision Issues

In October 2013 ICANN released their final assessment and mitigation plan for the Name Collision issue that was facing the New gTLD program. On 18 November 2013, ICANN announced the applied-for strings that were eligible for an alternative path towards delegation that would allow applicants to proceed without waiting for further mitigation research and plans to be published. 25 strings, including .family, were not eligible for the alternative path, and will have to wait for more plans to be published before continuing towards delegation.[4]

References

  1. Donuts Inc eye popping list of 307 new top-level domains
  2. Google applied for 101 New Domains
  3. Uniregistry Corp. applies for 54 new top-level domains...
  4. Announcement 17 Nov 13, ICANN.org Retrieved 20 Feb 2014