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Status: Delegated
Registry Provider: Demand Media
Registry: Donuts
Registry Backend: Donuts
Type: Generic
Category: Technology
PIC Submitted: Download Here
Priority #: 287 - Donuts (Corn Sunset, LLC)
Registrations: 704
Parked Domains: 828
Parked Domain %: 100 %
Important Dates
Delegation: 11 April 2014
General Availability: 16 July 2014

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.gripe is a proposed TLD in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The applicant is Donuts (Corn Sunset, LLC).[1] The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 11 April 2014.[2]

The application was subject to a GAC Early Warning from the representative of Australia and GAC Chair, Heather Dryden. The warning system is noted as a strong recommendation on behalf of national governments to the ICANN Board that a given TLD application should be denied. The warning states that the .gripe string has an overtly critical nature and that Donuts had no sufficiently addressed how to prevent large quantities of Defensive Registrations.[3]

Contract Signed

On 06 March 2014, Donuts received a Registry Agreement signed by ICANN for .gripe after passing all the required processes needed to become a Registry Operator for the string.[4]

Delegation and Availability

.gripe was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on 11 April, 2014, completing the successful application for the string.[2]