.kaufen

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Status: Delegated
Language: German
Translates to: "buy/shop"
Registry Provider: Demand Media
Registry: Rightside
Registry Backend: Rightside
Type: Generic
Category: Commerce
PIC Submitted: Download Here
Priority #: 970 - Demand Media (United TLD Holdco Ltd.)
nTLDStats
Registrations: 8,178
Parked Domains: 4,496
Parked Domain %: 54.98 %
Important Dates
Delegation: 28 December 2013
General Availability: 23 July 2014

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.kaufen is a proposed TLD in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The applicant is Demand Media (United TLD Holdco Ltd.).[1] The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 29 December, 2013.[2]

Application Download

The following is an excerpt from the TLD applicant's response to question #18:

"The term “kaufen” is a generic and broadly used German word that holds particular affinity for people and organizations engaged in online commerce. Global in scope, today a passionate group of millions of consumers and hundreds of thousands of organizations identify with this word. The mission and purpose of the .kaufen TLD is to establish an easily recognized and accessible namespace for the German-speaking portion of this large and dynamic group.

The .kaufen TLD is proposed by United TLD Holdco Ltd. (“United TLD”), a well-funded company established by highly experienced domain industry executives for the express purpose of securing the rights to operate a portfolio of TLDs that increase choice, expression, affinity and relevance for millions of consumers, businesses and other organizations on the web."[3]

Contract Signed

On 07 November 2013, Demand Media received a Registry Agreement signed by ICANN for .kaufen after passing all the required processes needed to become a Registry Operator for the string.[4]

Delegation and Availability

.kaufen was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on December 29, 2013, completing the successful application for the string.[2]

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