.life

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Status: Delegated
Registry: Donuts
Registry Backend: Rightside
Type: Generic
Category: Lifestyle
Priority #: 758 - CompassRose.Life Inc.
1283 - Xiamen 35.com Technology Co., Ltd

1625 - Donuts (Trixy Oaks, LLC)
nTLDStats
Registrations: 62,187
Parked Domains: 37,108
Parked Domain %: 59.67 %
Important Dates
Delegation: 15 May 2014
General Availability: 17 September 2014

More Information: NTLDStatsLogo.png

.life is a gTLD delegated in ICANN's New gTLD Program. Donuts' application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 15 May 2014, making the company the Registry Operator for the string.[1]

Background

Registry Operator

  1. Donuts (Trixy Oaks, LLC) - This applicant submitted a Public Interest Commitment, which can be downloaded here.

Previous Applicants

  1. CompassRose.Life Inc. - This applicant submitted a Public Interest Commitment, which can be downloaded here. The TLD failed its initial evaluation in June 2013 due to its responses to the financial questions in the application; it subsequently requested and passed extended evaluation.[2][3]
  2. Xiamen 35.com Technology Co., Ltd[4]

Auction

It was announced on 19 Dec 2013 that Donuts won in a private auction against all other applicants the right to .life. Donuts became the sole remaining applicant and CompassRose.Life Inc. and Xiamen 35.com Technology received a pay-off from Donuts in return for withdrawing their applications. The auction was administered by Applicant Auction.[5]

Contract Signed

On 06 February 2014 Donuts received a Registry Agreement signed by ICANN for .life after passing all the required processes needed to become a Registry Operator for the string.[6]

Delegation and Availability

.life was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on 15 May, 2014, completing the successful application for the string.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Delegated Strings, ICANN.org Retrieved 2 June 2014
  2. Four Failures and 92 Passes in Latest New gTLD Results, DomainIncite.com Published & Retrieved 17 June 2013
  3. Application Status, ICANN.org Retrieved 06 Nov 2013
  4. Life Status, ICANN.org
  5. Donuts Officially Richer than God after Winning 3 New gTLD Auctions, DomainIncite Retrieved 19 Dec 2013
  6. Registry Agreements, ICANN.org Retrieved 10 Feb 2014