|Registry Provider:||Demand Media|
|PIC Submitted:||Download Here|
|Priority #:||1377 - Donuts (Sand Shadow, LLC)|
|Parked Domain %:||64.85 %|
|Delegation:||23 January 2014|
|General Availability:||07 May 2014|
.watch is an active gTLD that proposed in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The Registry and manager of the TLD is Donuts (Sand Shadow, LLC). The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 23 January 2014.
There is an applicant for the plural, .watches.
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."
On 14 November 2013, Donuts received a Registry Agreement signed by ICANN for .watch after passing all the required processes needed to become a Registry Operator for the string.
Delegation and Availability
.watch was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on January 23, 2014, completing the successful application for the string.
- ↑ Reveal Day 13 June 2012 – New gTLD Applied-For Strings
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Ten More New gTLDs Go Live, DomainIncite Retrieved 24 Jan 2014
- ↑ ApplicationDetails, gTLDresult.ICANN.orgRetrieved 12 Dec 2012
- ↑ Registry Agreements, ICANN.org Retrieved 20 Nov 2013