.center

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Status: Active
Registry Provider: Demand Media
Registry: Donuts
Registry Backend: Rightside
Type: Generic
Category: Commerce
PIC Submitted: Download Here
nTLDStats
Registrations: 38,099
Parked Domains: 22,603
Parked Domain %: 59.33 %
Important Dates
Delegation: 17 December 2013
General Availability: 19 March 2014

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.center is an active gTLD that was proposed in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The Registry and manager of the TLD is Donuts (Tin Mill, LLC), and the company was the sole applicant for .center.[1] The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 17 December, 2013.[2]

Application Details

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."[3]

Contract Signed

On 07 November 2013, Donuts received a Registry Agreement signed by ICANN for .center after passing all the required processes needed to become a Registry Operator for the string.[4]

Delegation and Availability

.center was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on December 17, 2013, completing the successful application for the string.[2]

Sunrise

The Registry announced that the Sunrise Period for the string would begin 07 January 2014 and end on 08 March 2014.[5]

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