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Status: Delegated
Registry: XYZ.COM LLC
Registry Backend: CentralNic
Type: Generic
Category: Sport
Priority #: 902 - Dominion Enterprises (DERMotorcycles, LLC)
Registrations: 468
Parked Domains: 163
Parked Domain %: 34.83 %
Important Dates
Delegation: 22 May 2014
General Availability: 09 June 2016

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.motorcycles is a gTLD that was proposed in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The applicant and now Registry Operator is Dominion Enterprises (DERMotorcycles, LLC).[1] Their application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 22 May 2014.[2]


GAC Warning

The application was issued 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 as it stands. Applicants are encouraged to work with objecting GAC members.[3]

The warning states that the applicant is "seeking exclusive access to a common generic string .. that relates to a broad market sector," which Ms. Dryden notes could have unintended consequences and a negative impact on competition.[4]

Contract Signed

On 09 January 2014 Dominion Enterprises received a Registry Agreement signed by ICANN for .motorcycles after passing all the required processes needed to become a Registry Operator for the string.[5]

Delegation and Availability

.motorcycles was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on 22 May, 2014, completing the successful application for the string.[2]