|Registry Provider:||KSregistry GmbH|
|Registry:||Desi Networks LLC|
|Registry Backend:||KSregistry GmbH|
|Date Implemented:||06 10 2014 (go live)|
|Parked Domain %:||60.0 %|
|Delegation:||10 April 2014|
|General Availability:||06 October 2014|
.desi is a new TLD in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The string was originally applied for by both Afilias and Desi Networks, though the latter prevailed in a August 2013 auction held by Innovative Auctions. The total amount was not disclosed though the 8 total auctions were cumulatively valued at $9.65 million. The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 10 April 2014.
Delegation and Availability
.desi was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on 10 April, 2014, completing the successful application for the string. DESI Landrush started August 26, 2014 and the landrush period runs until September 26, 2014 ; go live started October 06, 2014 (more info).
.DESI, a further new TLD using the registry system of the KSregistry GmbH as technical framework, is the only domain focused on uniting the global community of desis.
- Second Applicant Auction, Concluded Successfully 8 domains 965m, ApplicantAuction.com Published Aug 15th
- Delegated Strings, ICANN.org Retrieved 15 April 2014
- Registry Agreements, ICANN.org Retrieved 15 Nov 2013