.contractors

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Status: Active
Registry Provider: Demand Media
Registry: Donuts
Registry Backend: Rightside
Type: Generic
Category: Professional
PIC Submitted: Download Here
nTLDStats
Registrations: 3,962
Parked Domains: 2,674
Parked Domain %: 67.49 %
Important Dates
Delegation: 14 November 2013
General Availability: 19 February 2014

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.contractors is an active gTLD that was proposed in ICANN's New gTLD Program. Donuts (Magic Woods, LLC) is the Registry for the TLD and was the sole applicant.[1] The application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 14 November, 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 10 September 2013, Donuts received a Registry Agreement signed by ICANN for .contractors after passing the Initial Evaluation.[4]

Delegation and Availability

.contractors was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on November 14, 2013, completing the successful application for the string.[2]

Sunrise

The Registry announced that their Sunrise Period for the string would begin 10 December 2013 and end on 07 February 2014.[5]

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