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Status: Delegated
country: International
Registry: Radix
Registry Backend: CentralNic
Type: Generic
Category: Commerce
Priority #: 690 - Top Level Domain Holdings
968 - Radix (DotStore Inc.)
1041 - Dot Store Group LLC
1299 - Donuts (Sand Dale, LLC)
1448 - Amazon
1478 - Google (Charleston Road Registry Inc.)
1553 - Uniregistry, Corp.
nTLDStats
Registrations: 206,341
Parked Domains: 139,969
Parked Domain %: 67.83 %
Important Dates
Delegation: 22 February 2016
General Availability: 14 June 2016

More Information: NTLDStatsLogo.png

.store is a gTLD delegated to the Root Zone in ICANN's New gTLD Program on 19 February 2016. [1]

Applicants

  1. Radix (DotStore Inc.), one of 3 applications submitted by the company.
  2. Top Level Domain Holdings Ltd., it is one of 68 applications that the company has filed for on its own behalf.[2] This applicant submitted a Public Interest Commitment, which can be downloaded here.
  3. Uniregistry Corp, it is one of 54 applications submitted by Frank Schilling's company.[3]
  4. Google (Charleston Road Registry Inc.)
  5. Dot Store Group LLC
  6. Donuts (Sand Dale, LLC), one of 307 applications filed by the company. This applicant submitted a Public Interest Commitment, which can be downloaded here.
  7. Amazon

Amazon

Amazon's 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.[4]

The warning states that the applicant is "seeking exclusive access to a common generic string .. that relates to a broad market sector," which Ms. Dryden notes could have unintended consequences and a negative impact on competition.[5]

Radix

Radix received a GAC Early Warning as an entire applicant, where each one of the applicants was flagged by the U.S. Government. This seems to be the only time a portfolio applicant had all of their applications warned. The issue does not deal with the technical capabilities or thematic content of their applications, but rather the inclusion of an email address associated with the US' Federal Bureau of Investigation. It seems that Radix included correspondence with this address as a recommendation with each of their applications.[6]

TLDH & $15mm Auction Funding

On February 26 2013, Top Level Domain Holdings Ltd. announced that it had entered into a funding agreement worth $15 million to be used in the case of auction for a specific unnamed TLD. The investor will not receive ownership of the TLD but a share of future revenues. TLDH did not name the TLD that the funds are directed for, and it is in 11 head to head contentions and 12 featuring more than one contender.[7]

References