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Status: Contract Signed
Type: Generic
Category: Sport
Priority #: 1154 - WhatBox? (Dot Club LLC)
1517 - Donuts (Fox Woods, LLC)

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.fish is a proposed top level domain name (TLD) to ICANN's New gTLD Program. The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 21 February 2014.[1]

Registry Operator

The registry operator is Donuts (Fox Woods, LLC), which filed for a total of 307 domain name strings and invested $56 million just for application fees. Demand Media provides back-end registry services.[2] This applicant submitted a Public Interest Commitment, which can be downloaded here.

Private Auction

Donuts won in a private auction the right to .fish, beating out fellow applicant Dot Club LLC. The auction was managed by Innovative Auctions and the winning bid was not disclosed.[3]

Previous Applicants

Dot Club LLC, has been associated with WhatBox?, owner and operator of several domain name resellers. Mr. Erik Ludwick, CEO of Whatbox? is listed as the main contact person in the application. [4]

Contract Signed

On 12 December 2013 Donuts received a Registry Agreement signed by ICANN for .fish after passing all the required processes needed to become a Registry Operator for the string.[5]

Delegation and Availability

.fish was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on 21 February, 2014, completing the successful application for the string.[1]