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Status: Active
Registry: Donuts
Registry Backend: Rightside
Type: Generic
Category: Media
Priority #: 540 - Donuts (Sugar Glen, LLC)
875 - Top Level Design
Registrations: 53,207
Parked Domains: 27,018
Parked Domain %: 50.78 %
Important Dates
Delegation: 19 November 2013
General Availability: 12 February 2014

More Information: NTLDStatsLogo.png

.photography is an active gTLD that was proposed in ICANN's New gTLD Program. Donuts (Sugar Glen, LLC) is the Registry for the string. Their proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 19 November, 2013.[1]


In June 2013, the two applicants for .photography, Top Level Design and Donuts, participated in the first round of private gTLD Auctions held by Innovative Auctions. The auction resulted in Donuts out-bidding Top Level Design in the .photography contention set.[2] CEO, Raymond King, was quoted as saying, ""The applicant auction process was great, the software functioned without a hitch and all of the folks involved were responsive and highly professional. We look forward to participating in future auctions with Innovative Auctions."[3]

Contract Signed

On Sept 23, 2013 Donuts received a Registry Agreement signed by ICANN for .photography after passing the Initial Evaluation.[4]

Delegation and Availability

.photography was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on November 19, 2013, completing the successful application for the string.[1]


The Registry announced that their Sunrise Period for the string would begin 03 December 2013 and end on 31 January 2014.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Delegated Strings, ICANN.org Retrieved 21 November 2013
  2. User Submitted, June 11 2013
  3. First Private Auction for Generic Top Level Domains Completed, CircleId.comPublished 6 June 2013, Retrieved 11 June 2013
  4. Nine More New gTLDs Get Contracts, Domain Incite Retrieved 24 Sept 2013
  5. TLD Startup Information, ICANN.org Retrieved 10 December 2013