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Status: Delegated
Registry Provider: Google
Registry: Charleston Road Registry Inc.
Registry Backend: Google Corporation
Type: Generic
Category: Technology
Priority #: 1490 - Google (Charleston Road Registry Inc.)
nTLDStats
Registrations: 12,194
Parked Domains: 10,628
Parked Domain %: 87.16 %
Important Dates
Delegation: 16 March 2015
General Availability: 09 October 2018

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.page is a delegated TLD in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The registry and manager is Google (Charleston Road Registry Inc.).[1] The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 16 March, 2015.[2]

Application Details

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

"The proposed gTLD will provide Google with direct association to the term ʺpage.” The mission of this gTLD, .page, is to provide a dedicated domain space in which Google will offer landing pages providing links to specific types of content. For example, the second level domain front.page may provide access to timely news content, sports.page might provide a collection of sports-related information, and business.page would aggregate content related to business and finance. Charleston Road Registry expects the gTLD to be a hub for content categorization and discovery that will assist in Google’s mission of organizing the world’s information. The proposed gTLD will improve the Internet for consumers by providing a namespace in which they can explore content relevant to various themes that they may find interesting. It creates new layers of organization on the Internet and signals the kind of content available in the domain.

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Charleston Road Registry believes that given its specific use related to Google’s offerings, the .page gTLD will best add value to the gTLD space by limiting all second level domains to the sole use of pointing to Google offerings and related content. Google, as the sole registrant, will manage the second level domain eligibility and allocation process.

Because the sole purpose of the proposed gTLD is to associate domain names with Google’s own offerings, Charleston Road Registry intends to apply for an exemption to the ICANN Registry Operator Code of Conduct and operate the gTLD with Google as the sole registrar and registrant.

Given the proposed limited scope and use of the gTLD, Charleston Road Registry believes that there is a reasonable case for such an exemption. Should ICANN not condone this proposed exemption, Charleston Road Registry will make access to Registry Services, including the shared registration system, available to all ICANN-accredited registrars.

Charleston Road Registry is committed to implementing strong and integrated intellectual property rights protection mechanisms. Doing so is critical to Google’s goals of model Internet citizenship and fostering Internet development, especially in emerging regions. Accordingly, Charleston Road Registry intends to offer a suite of rights protection measures which builds upon ICANNʹs required policies while fulfilling its commitment to encouraging innovation, competition and choice on the Internet."[3]

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