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Status: Delegated
country: International
Registry Provider: Rightside
Type: Generic
Category: Commerce
PIC Submitted: Download Here
Priority #: 1361 - Donuts (Ruby Moon, LLC)

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.rocks is a gTLD delegated to the Root Zone in ICANN's New gTLD Program on 10 April 2014. The Registry operator is Rightside. [1]

Application Details

Many of Donuts' applications, including this one, seem to have been applied for using the same boiler-plate application in which the TLD is defined as a means of providing greater expression on the Internet and will be an open TLD without pre-registration policies. It notes its plans to adhere with all registration policies required by ICANN and its intent to have remediation and takedown policies clearly defined to fit within these requirements. Pre-registration verification will not be used and this as defined as causing "more harm than benefit by denying domain access to legitimate registrants." They intend to control abuse through "extensive user and rights protections."[2]

Contract Signed

On 14 November 2013, Donuts received a Registry Agreement signed by ICANN for .rocks after passing all the required processes needed to become a Registry Operator for the string.[3]

Delegation and Availability

.rocks was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on 10 April, 2014, completing the successful application for the string.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Delegated Strings, ICANN.org Retrieved 15 April 2014
  2. ApplicationDetails, gTLDresult.ICANN.orgRetrieved 12 Dec 2012
  3. Registry Agreements, ICANN.org Retrieved 20 Nov 2013