.机构 is an active IDN gTLD that was proposed in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The Registry and manager of the TLD is Public Interest Registry. The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 9 March 2014.
Excerpted from applicant response to question #18 in TLD application:
"The mission⁄purpose of the IDN gTLD is to offer the Chinese language community a gTLD that is an in-language and localized translation of .ORG, and to promote the mainstream adoption of Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs).
PIR wishes to extend its stewardship of .ORG to other language communities, providing a consistent end-user experience across the IDN equivalents. PIR’s deployment of an IDN, as a mainstream and proven registry operator, will serve as an important boost to promote the adoption of IDNs, and will signal to application developers to support IDNs, which in turn leads to a better user experience and usability of IDNs. [..]
PIR will manage the Chinese IDN gTLD in accordance with best practices and specific policies around privacy and data protection, as it does for nearly 10 million .ORG registrations today."
On 14 November 2013, PIR received a Registry Agreement signed by ICANN for .机构 after passing all the required processes needed to become a Registry Operator for the string.
Delegation and Availability
.机构 was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on 9 March, 2014, completing the successful application for the string.
- ↑ Reveal Day 13 June 2012 – New gTLD Applied-For Strings
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Delegated Strings, ICANN.org Retrieved 10 March 2014
- ↑ Application Download, gTLDresult.ICANN.orgRetrieved 17 Jan 2013
- ↑ Registry Agreements, ICANN.org Retrieved 20 Nov 2013