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Status: Delegated
Registry: Donuts
Registry Backend: Rightside
Type: Generic
Category: Health
PIC Submitted: Download Here
Registrations: 7,667
Parked Domains: 3,971
Parked Domain %: 51.79 %
Important Dates
Delegation: 23 April 2014
General Availability: 13 August 2014

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.dental is a gTLD that was proposed in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The applicant and now Registry Operator isDonuts (Tin Birch, LLC). The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 23 April 2014.[1]


The company has applied for 307 new gTLDs. Applications for each TLD were submitted under different company names. Donuts invested $56 million in application fees alone.[2]

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.[3] The warning notes that the string refers to a regulated market but the applicant does not have sufficient mechanisms in place to protect consumer harm.[4]

Contract Signed

On 20 March 2014 Donuts received a Registry Agreement signed by ICANN for .dental after passing all the required processes needed to become a Registry Operator for the string.[5]

Delegation and Availability

.dental was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on 23 April, 2014, completing the successful application for the string.[1]