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Status: Delegated
country: International
Registry: Vox Populi Registry Inc.
Registry Backend: ARI Registry Services
Type: Generic
Category: Commerce
Priority #: 614 - Top Level Spectrum, Inc.
1171 - Donuts (Dog Bloom, LLC)
1449 - Momentous (Vox Populi Registry Inc.)
nTLDStats
Registrations: 9,486
Parked Domains: 7,502
Parked Domain %: 79.08 %
Important Dates
Delegation: 25 February 2015
General Availability: 21 June 2015

More Information: NTLDStatsLogo.png

.sucks is a delegated TLD in ICANN's New gTLD Program. Momentous (Vox Populi) is the manager and registry for .sucks. The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 24 February, 2015.[1]

Current Applicant

  1. Momentous (Vox Populi Registry Inc.) - This applicant submitted a Public Interest Commitment (PIC), which can be downloaded here.

Private Auction

A private auction resolved the contention set for this string in November 2014, with Vox Populi Registry winning the rights for the gTLD.[2]

Previous Applicants

  1. Top Level Spectrum, Inc. (Jay Westerdal)[3]
  2. Donuts (Dog Bloom, LLC) - This applicant submitted a Public Interest Commitment, which can be downloaded here.

PICs

Momentous and Donuts both submitted PICs. Donuts' lays out its protection mechanisms that are uniform across nearly all of its TLDs, while Momentous notably commits their potential .sucks registry from expert evaluation panel to identify cyberbullying, pornographic sites, and parked pages, which are then to be subject to rapid takedown.[4]

Objection

Saudi Arabia's Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) filed an objection against the TLD, on the grounds that it might also be used by pornographic sites.[5]

Availability

After noticing an influx of applications during its TMCH sunrise period, Vox Populis, the TLD's Registry decided to extend this period for an additional 3 weeks. General availability will begin two days after the end of this new sunrise period on June 21, 2015. [6]

References

  1. Delegated String, ICANN.org Retrieved 23 Mar 2015
  2. Battles for .chat, .style, .tennis, .bingo, and .sas Are Over By Kevin Murphy, DomainIncite.com; Retrieved 13 Nov 2014
  3. Sucks Status, ICANN.org
  4. PIC Download, gTLDresult.ICANN.org Retrieved 12 March 2013
  5. Saudi Arabia opposes .gay internet domain name, bbc.com
  6. http://domainincite.com/18625-sucks-extends-controversial-sunrise-delays-ga