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'''.life''' is a proposed [[TLDgTLD]] that was proposed in [[ICANN]]'s [[New gTLD Program]]. [[Donuts]]' application succeeded and was delegated to the [[Root Zone]] on 15 May 2014, making the company the [[Registry Operator]] for the string.<ref name="delegation">[ Delegated Strings,] Retrieved 2 June 2014</ref>
==Current ApplicantsBackground=====Registry Operator===
# [[Donuts]] (Trixy Oaks, LLC) - This applicant submitted a [[PIC|Public Interest Commitment]], which can be downloaded [ here].
===Previous Applicants===
# [[CompassRose.Life Inc.]] - This applicant submitted a [[PIC|Public Interest Commitment]], which can be downloaded [ here]. The TLD failed its initial evaluation in June 2013 due to its responses to the financial questions in the application; it subsequently requested and passed extended evaluation.<ref>[ Four Failures and 92 Passes in Latest New gTLD Results,] Published & Retrieved 17 June 2013</ref><ref>[ Application Status,] Retrieved 06 Nov 2013</ref>
# [[Xiamen Technology Co., Ltd]]<ref>[ Life Status,]</ref>
It was announced on 19 Dec 2013 that [[Donuts]] won in a private auction against all other applicants the right to .life. Donuts is now the sole remaining applicant and CompassRose.Life Inc. and Xiamen Technology will receive a pay-off from Donuts in return for withdrawing their applications. The auction was administered by [[Applicant Auction]].<ref>[ Donuts Officially Richer than God after Winning 3 New gTLD Auctions, DomainIncite] Retrieved 19 Dec 2013</ref>
===Contract Signed===
On 06 February 2014 [[Donuts]] received a [[Registry Agreement]] signed by [[ICANN]] for .life after passing all the required processes needed to become a [[Registry Operator]] for the string.<ref>[ Registry Agreements,] Retrieved 10 Feb 2014</ref>
==Delegation and Availability==
.life was delegated to the Root Zone of the [[DNS]] on 15 May, 2014, completing the successful application for the string.<ref name="delegation"></ref>
[[Category:Lifestyle New gTLDs|life]]
[[Category:TLDs with Registry Agreements|life]]

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