.click

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Status: Delegated
Registry: Uniregistry
Registry Backend: Uniregistry
Type: Generic
Category: Technology
nTLDStats
Registrations: 76,590
Parked Domains: 40,998
Parked Domain %: 53.53 %
Important Dates
Delegation: 16 August 2014
General Availability: 25 November 2014

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.click is a new gTLD that was proposed in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The Registry Operator is Uniregistry. Their application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 16 August 2014.[1]

Registry

  1. Uniregistry, Corp., the company applied for 54 new gTLDs. Uniregistry was founded by the well-known domainer, Frank Schilling.[2]

Previous Applicant

  1. Radix, .click is one of 31 applications submitted by the company.[3]

Radix withdrew its application for .click due to a private auction administered by Applicant Auction that took place in April 2014. It was one of several auctions Radix took part in during that month, and the company is presumed to have received millions of dollars from losing 5 auctions.[4]

Radix

Radix received a GAC Early Warning as an entire applicant, where each one of the applicants was flagged by the U.S. Government. This seems to be the only time a portfolio applicant had all of their applications warned. The issue does not deal with the technical capabilities or thematic content of their applications, but rather the inclusion of an email address associated with the US' Federal Bureau of Investigation. It seems that Radix included correspondence with this address as a recommendation with each of their applications.[5]

Contract Signed

On 5 June 2014 Uniregistry received a Registry Agreement signed by ICANN for .click after passing all the required processes needed to become a Registry Operator for the string.[6]

Delegation and Availability

.click was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on 16 August 2014, completing the successful application for the string.[1]

References