|Registry Provider:||Demand Media|
|PIC Submitted:||Download Here|
|Priority #:||804 - Donuts (Koko Moon, LLC)|
|Parked Domain %:||53.61 %|
|Delegation:||11 April 2014|
|General Availability:||30 July 2014|
The application was subject to 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. The warning states that .town is a generic geographic term and that Donuts has no sufficiently addressed how to protect geographic names at the second level.
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 "cause more harm than benefit by denying domain access to legitimate registrants." They intend to control abuse through "extensive user and rights protections."
Delegation and Availability
- Reveal Day 13 June 2012 – New gTLD Applied-For Strings
- Delegated Strings, ICANN.org Retrieved 15 April 2014
- Town AU, GACweb.ICANN.org
- ApplicationDetails, gTLDresult.ICANN.orgRetrieved 12 Dec 2012
- Registry Agreements, ICANN.org Retrieved 15 April 2014