.lds

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Status: Delegated
Registry Provider: Afilias
Registry: IRI Domain Management, LLC
Registry Backend: Afilias
Type: Community gTLD
Category: Culture
Priority #: 1022 - IRI Domain Management, LLC
nTLDStats
Registrations: 1
Parked Domains: 1
Parked Domain %: 100.0 %
Important Dates
Delegation: 19 November 2014
General Availability: N/A

More Information: NTLDStatsLogo.png

.lds is a proposed TLD in ICANN's New gTLD Program, its application is a Community Priority Application. It was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on the 19th November, 2014, completing the successful application for the string.[1]


Background

The TLD is a widely-used and acceptable acronym for "Latter-day Saints", referring the the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its community, who are also known as Mormons. The applicant has also applied for .mormon, though that TLD was not filed as a Community TLD.

Application information

"The Applicant is a subsidiary of Intellectual Reserve, Inc., a wholly owned corporation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints..The Applicant is directly accountable to general Church officers, who in turn are accountable to Church members through semi-annual worldwide General Conferences, where they are invited to express publicly their continuing support for that leadership."

'Eligibility to register domain names under the .LDS gTLD will be highly restricted. Only the Applicant and its designated representative, Church officers and employees, and organizations affiliated with the Church will have authority to register names."[2]

Applicants

  1. IRI Domain Management, LLC, Community Application.[3]

Contract signed

On the 20th March 2014, IRI Domain Management, LLC received a Registry Agreement signed by ICANN for .lds after passing the Initial Evaluation.[4]

Delegation

.lds was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on the 19th November, 2014, completing the successful application for the string.[5]

References

  1. ICANN delegated strings Retrieved 7th December 2014.
  2. Application 1-1098-21368
  3. LDS Status, ICANN.org
  4. Registry Agreements, ICANN.org Retrieved 07 December 2014
  5. ICANN delegated strings Retrieved 7th December 2014.
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