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Status: Delegated
Registry Provider: Internet Systems Consortium
Type: Brand TLD
Priority #: 586 - Locus Analytics LLC

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.locus is a Brand TLD delegated to the Root Zone in ICANN's New gTLD Program on 9 March 2016. The registry operator is Locus Analytics LLC.[1][2]

The TLD failed its Initial Evaluation in June 2013 due to its responses to the financial questions in the application; it was eligible for extended evaluation (EE), and passed EE in January 2014.[3][4]

Application Details

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

"Locus Analytics (“Locus”) is a company that specializes in semantic information systems. Over the last dozen years, we have developed novel semantic classification systems. The 1st products are related to business and finance. Locus’ next series of products will be around the use of the upper-level domain “. Locus” and “. Impact”. Each upper-level domain be community-based upper level domains. These are upper-level domains that will be approved in a defined process that meets the objectives and standards of the upper-level domain. “.Locus” domains will be business-oriented domains that are attached with a GPS-like address that will position and relate the site in the Locus community. “. Impact” will be a social enterprise domain that will be available to those companies that are part of the global social impact community. These are the new generation of companies that are trying to make a difference by building micro-finance, water, food, housing, healthcare operations in the under-developed areas of the world. ..

We intend to build a specialty top-level domain where each domain name will have a specific semantic meaning as part of a larger economic system. These domains will be community-based like many of the proposed domains. The difference is that Locus communities’ will all be semantically defined. We believe that these types of domains are what web 3.0 is all about and we intend to be a leader in that space. We believe that “. locus” we can have millions of domains."[5]