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{{TLD|
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|status = ProposedDelegated
|manager = [[Donuts]]
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'''.attorney''' is a proposed [[TLDgTLD]] that was proposed in [[ICANN]]'s [[New gTLD Program]]. The applicant and now [[Registry Operator]] is [[Donuts]] (Victor North, LLC).<ref>[http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/application-results/strings-1200utc-13jun12-en Reveal Day 13 June 2012 – New gTLD Applied-For Strings]</ref> Their application succeeded and was delegated to the [[Root Zone]] on 31 May 2014.<ref name="delegation">[http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/delegated-strings Delegated Strings, ICANN.org] Retrieved 3 June 2014</ref>
==Background==
===GAC Early Warning===
The application was issued 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 as it stands. Applicants are encouraged to work with objecting GAC members.<ref>[http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/gac-early-warning GAC Early Warning, NewgTLDS.ICANN.org] Retrieved 24 Nov 2012</ref> The warning notes that the TLD refers to a regulated market and that there are not currently sufficient protection mechanisms detailed in the application to protect against consumer harm.<ref>[https://gacweb.icann.org/download/attachments/22938690/Attorney-AU-99321.pdf?version=1&modificationDate=1353385293000 Attorney AU, GACweb.ICANN.org] Retrieved 24 Nov 2012</ref>
===Proposed Registration Policies===
We recognize some applicants seek to address harms by constraining access to the registration of second level names. However, we believe attempts to limit abuse by limiting registrant eligibility is unnecessarily restrictive and harms users by denying access to many legitimate registrants. Restrictions on second level domain eligibility would prevent law-abiding individuals and organizations from participating in a space to which they are legitimately connected, and would inhibit the sort of positive innovation we intend to see in this TLD. As detailed throughout this application, we have struck the correct balance between consumer and business safety, and open access to second level names."<ref>[http://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus/applicationdetails/883 ApplicationDetails, gTLDresult.ICANN.org]Retrieved 12 Dec 2012</ref>
 
===Contract Signed===
On 20 March 2014 Donuts received a [[Registry Agreement]] signed by ICANN for .attorney after passing all the required processes needed to become a Registry Operator for the string.<ref>[http://www.icann.org/en/about/agreements/registries-date Registry Agreements, ICANN.org] Retrieved 3 June 2014</ref>
 
==Delegation and Availability==
.attorney was delegated to the Root Zone of the [[DNS]] on 31 May 2014, completing the successful application for the string.<ref name="delegation"></ref>
 
==References==
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[[Category:TLD]]
[[Category:Professional New gTLDs|attorney]]
[[Category:TLDs with Registry Agreements|attorney]]

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