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Status: Delegated
Registry Provider: Demand Media
Registry: Donuts
Registry Backend: Donuts
Type: Generic
Category: Lifestyle
PIC Submitted: Download Here
Priority #: 1460 - Donuts (Pioneer North, LLC)
Registrations: 17,794
Parked Domains: 7,762
Parked Domain %: 43.62 %
Important Dates
Delegation: 23 January 2014
General Availability: 25 June 2014

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.tools is a proposed TLD in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The applicant is Donuts (Pioneer North, LLC).[1] The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 23 January 2014.[2]

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."[3]

Contract Signed

On November 21, 2013 Donuts received a Registry Agreement signed by ICANN for .tools after passing the Initial Evaluation.[4]

Delegation and Availability

.tools was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on January 23, 2014, completing the successful application for the string.[2]