Status: Active
Manager: dotStrategy, Co.
Registry Provider: Neustar
Type: Generic
Category: Culture
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.buzz is an active gTLD that was proposed in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The Registry and manager of the TLD is dotStrategy, Co.[1] The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 18 December, 2013.[2]

Application Details

Excerpted from Response to Question 18: "Creating a buzz around a brand, product or service is the goal of advertising and marketing professionals worldwide. Products having buzz are products everyone is talking about. News and information sharing are also central to the new social Internet. Users share news around noteworthy developments and events. When news becomes worthy of sharing with friends, people say there is a ʺbuzzʺ around it. .buzz is intended to provide a label for news and information sharing.

The mission and purpose of DotStrategyʹs .buzz gTLD is to be family-friendly registration space for registrants seeking to label their Internet-based content as noteworthy and as to whatʹs happening right now.

dotStrategy is an Arkansas-based company, with a principal place of business in Conway, Arkansas. The company is the creation William Doshier, an experienced domain name developer and business leader...

dotStrategyʹs TLD, .buzz will be an open, non-restricted top-level domain. To promote a family-friendly approach to the namespace, dotStrategy will block from registration certain names that contain patently offensive words and phrases; otherwise, all names will be available for registration. Certain names will be allocated by auction, sunrise and landrush events. Other names will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis."[3]

Contract Signed

On 2 October 2013, dotStrategy, Co. received a Registry Agreement signed by ICANN for .buzz after passing the Initial Evaluation.[4]

Delegation and Availability

.buzz was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on December 18, 2013, completing the successful application for the string.[2]


The Registry announced that the Sunrise Period for the string would begin 15 January 2014 and end on 18 March 2014.[5]