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Status: Delegated
Registry Provider: Demand Media
Type: Generic
Category: Lifestyle
PIC Submitted: Download Here
Priority #: 1650 - Demand Media (United TLD Holdco Ltd.)

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.gives is a proposed TLD in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The applicant is Rightside/Demand Media (United TLD Holdco Ltd.).[1] Their application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 4 June 2014.[2]

Application Details

The following is excerpted from the applicant's response to question #18:

"Over the past decade, investing in the care and development of others has blossomed as an increasingly important cultural movement and societal force. Global in scope, the millions of individuals and organizations who share a bond created by “giving back” are a large and passionate group. The mission and purpose of the .gives TLD is to establish an easily recognized and accessible namespace for the universe of committed people and organizations who invest in the welfare of others, in their backyard and around the world.

The .gives TLD is proposed by United TLD Holdco Ltd. (“United TLD”), a well-funded company established by highly experienced domain industry executives for the express purpose of securing the rights to operate a portfolio of TLDs that increase choice, expression, affinity and relevance for millions of consumers, businesses and other organizations on the web.

As outlined in our response to Qs. 46, 47 and 48, United TLD has a large capital base available to fund start-up costs, acquire the rights to operate multiple TLDs and operate the registries in a world-class manner. Additionally, United TLD has prefunded a Continued Operations Instrument (COI) to protect future registrants.


United TLD team has a wealth of experience in the domain industry and has been a dedicated contributor to ICANN’s new TLD program for many years as an active participant to Internet policy development and implementation, working on topics like rights protection mechanisms and trademark clearing house. United TLD is committed to operating .gives in a manner that promotes inclusiveness, while creating a safe environment for consumers and rights holders."[3]

Contract Signed

On 6 March 2014 Rightside received a Registry Agreement signed by ICANN for .gives after passing all the required processes needed to become a Registry Operator for the string.[4]

Delegation and Availability

.gives was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on 4 June 2014, completing the successful application for the string.[2]