.yoga

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Status: Delegated
country: International
Registry: Top Level Domain Holdings
Registry Backend: Nominet
Type: Open
Category: Sport
Website: mmx.co
nTLDStats
Registrations: 8,359
Parked Domains: 4,609
Parked Domain %: 55.14 %
Important Dates
Delegation: 15 October 2014
General Availability: 17 February 2015

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.yoga is a gTLD that was proposed through ICANN's New gTLD Program. .yoga was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on the 15th October, 2014, completing the successful application for the string.[1]

Intended Use

.Yoga is a new generic top level domain targeted to yoga teachers, studios, yoga bloggers, and equipment vendors.

Delegation Status

.yoga was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on the 15th October, 2014, completing the successful application for the string.[2]

Notable Users

Thinking about the best way to stretch your web audience? Put yourself into the best position to grow with a .yoga address. Teachers, studios, yoga bloggers, and equipment vendors can all benefit from a .yoga domain name: it’s short, it’s memorable, and it makes an instant connection between your brand and yoga. It’s the best way to show - before someone has even clicked your site or opened your email - that yoga is what you do.

Successful Applicant

Top Level Domain Holdings Ltd., one of 68 applications that the company has filed for on its own behalf.[3] This applicant submitted a Public Interest Commitment, which can be downloaded here.

Previous Applicants

  1. Donuts (Victor Falls, LLC), one of 307 TLDs applied for by Donuts. This applicant submitted a Public Interest Commitment, which can be downloaded here.
  2. Uniregistry, one of 53 TLDs applied for by Frank Schilling's company.

Both Donuts and Uniregistry withdrew their applications after an April 2014 private auction that was administered by Applicant Auction, in which TLDH (Minds and Machines) won the rights to the string.[4]

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.[5]

Contract Signed

On 29th May 2014, Top Level Domain Holdings received a Registry Agreement signed by ICANN for .yoga after passing the Initial Evaluation.[6]

References