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Status: Proposed
Registry: Dish DBS Corporation
Registry Backend: Afilias
Type: Generic
Category: Technology
Priority #: 388 - Donuts (Romeo Birch, LLC)
921 - Top Level Domain Holdings
1429 - Dish DBS Corporation

.data is a proposed TLD in ICANN's New gTLD Program.

Current Applicants

  1. Top Level Domain Holdings Ltd.- It is one of 68 applications that the company has filed on its own behalf.[1] This applicant submitted a Public Interest Commitment, which can be downloaded here.
  2. Donuts (Romeo Birch, LLC), Donuts formed different companies to submits each of its application for 307 new gTLDs. [2] This applicant submitted a Public Interest Commitment, which can be downloaded here.
  3. Dish DBS Corporation- The company runs the Dish Network Television Service in the United States.[3]

Dish DBS Corporation

The application from Dish DBS Corporation 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.[4]

The warning states that the applicant is "seeking exclusive access to a common generic string .. that relates to a broad market sector," which Ms. Dryden notes could have unintended consequences and a negative impact on competition.[5]

References