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Status: Delegated
Manager: Demand Media
Registry Provider: Demand Media
Registry: Rightside
Registry Backend: Donuts
Type: Generic
Category: Professional
PIC Submitted: Download Here
Priority #: 1677 - Rightside (United TLD Holdco Ltd.)
Registrations: 2,407
Parked Domains: 1,333
Parked Domain %: 55.38 %
Important Dates
Delegation: 26 February 2014
General Availability: 06 August 2014

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.actor is a proposed TLD in ICANN's New gTLD Program by United TLD Holdco Ltd., a subsidiary company of Rightside/Demand Media. It is one of the 26 domain name strings filed by the company to serve as registry operator. [1] The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 26 February 2014.[2]

The target registrants for the .actor TLD are the professionals and organizations engaged in or associated with motion pictures, television and theatrical arts worldwide. The company plans to implement 22 protection mechanisms to ensure the safety and security of the .actor domain name space. If approved by ICANN, United TLD Holdco Ltd. plans to sell domain names at discount price for multiple year registrations and bulk purchases. Its back-end registry operations will be taken care of in-house.[3]

Contract Signed

On 12 December 2013 Demand Media received a Registry Agreement signed by ICANN for .actor after passing all the required processes needed to become a Registry Operator for the string.[4]

Delegation and Availability

.actor was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on 26 February, 2014, completing the successful application for the string.[2]