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'''.wedding''' is a [[GTLD]] that was proposed in [[ICANN]]'s [[New gTLD Program]]. It was delegated to the [[Root Zone]] of the [[DNS]] on the 15th October 2014, completing the successful application for the string.<ref>[http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/delegated-strings ICANN delegated strings] Retrieved 5th December 2014.</ref>
===Intended Use===
.Wedding is a new generic top-level domain targeted to the wedding industry, including couple registries and personalize websites, photo and video services, brands, and wedding industry vendors.
===Delegation===
.wedding was delegated to the [[Root Zone]] of the [[DNS]] on the 15th October 2014, completing the successful application for the string.<ref>[http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/delegated-strings ICANN delegated strings] Retrieved 5th December 2014.</ref>
===Current Applicant===
# [[Top Level Domain Holdings Ltd.]] (TLDH), .wedding is one of 68 TLDs that the company has filed for on its own behalf.<ref>[http://www.tldh.org/2012/06/gtld-application-update-92-applications-submitted/ gTLD Application Update 92 applications submitted, TLDH.org]</ref> This applicant submitted a [[PIC|Public Interest Commitment]], which can be downloaded [https://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus/applicationdetails/1544 here].
===Previous Applicants===
# [[Wedding TLD LLC]]
# [[Donuts]] (Wild Madison, LLC), one of 307 TLDs applied for by Donuts. This applicant submitted a [[PIC|Public Interest Commitment]], which can be downloaded [https://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus/applicationdetails/702 here].
===Private Auction===
TLDH announced in a press release on 25 February 2014 that it has won the rights to the .wedding string in a [[private auction]] conducted by [[Applicant Auction]]. The sale price was not disclosed, but was over USD$2.2 Million.<ref>[http://domainincite.com/15896-wedding-and-green-gtld-auctions-raise-millions .wedding and .green Auctions Raise Millions, DomainIncite] Retrieved 25 Feb 2014</ref>
===TLDH & $15mm Auction Funding===
On February 26 2013, [[Top Level Domain Holdings Ltd.]] announced that it had entered into a funding agreement worth $15 million to be used in the case of auction for a specific unnamed TLD. The investor will not receive ownership of the TLD but a share of future revenues. TLDH did not name the TLD that the funds are directed for, and it is in 11 head to head contentions and 12 featuring more than one contender.<ref>[http://domainnamewire.com/2013/02/26/tldh-gets-up-to-15-million-for-a-single-top-level-domain-name-auction/ TLDh Gets 15 Million for A Single Top Level Domain Name Auction, DomainNameWire.com] Published and Retrieved 26 Feb 2013</ref>
===Contract signed===
On the 24th April 2014, [[Top Level Domain Holdings]] received a [[Registry Agreement]] signed by [[ICANN]] for .wedding after passing the [[Initial Evaluation]].<ref>[http://www.icann.org/en/about/agreements/registries Registry Agreements, ICANN.org] Retrieved 05 December 2014</ref>
===References===
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[[Category:TLD]]
[[Category:Lifestyle New gTLDs|wedding]]
 
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