|PIC Submitted:||Download Here|
|Parked Domain %:||52.1 %|
|Delegation:||23 April 2014|
|General Availability:||13 August 2014|
.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.
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.
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. 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.
Delegation and Availability
- Delegated Strings, ICANN.org Retrieved 30 May 2014
- Donuts Inc eye popping list of 307 new top-level domains
- GAC Early Warning, NewgTLDS.ICANN.org Retrieved 24 Nov 2012
- Dental AU, GACweb.ICANN.org
- Registry Agreements, ICANN.org Retrieved 30 May 2014