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Status: Available
country: International
Date Implemented: 06 May 2015
Type: Generic
Category: Culture
Priority #: 374 - Donuts (Blue Tigers, LLC)
670 - Key GTLD Holding Inc
1586 - Key GTLD Holding Inc

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.theater is a delegated gTLD in ICANN's new gTLD program. Donuts (Blue Tigers, LLC) manages the TLD and is its Registry. The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 06 May, 2015.[1] The TLD reached General Availability August 19, 2015. [2]

Previous Applicants

  1. Key GTLD Holding Inc, the applicant also submitted an application for the alternate spelling, .theatre. [3]

Key GTLD Holding Inc

Key GTLD Holding Inc's 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.[4]

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.[5]