Difference between revisions of ".capital"

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|category = [[:Category:Commerce New gTLDs|Commerce]]
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|priority = 585 - [[Donuts]] (Delta Mill, LLC)
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Revision as of 06:42, 23 December 2012

Status: Proposed
Manager: Donuts
Registry Provider: Demand Media
Registry: Donuts
Registry Backend: Donuts
Type: Generic
Category: Commerce
Priority #: 585 - Donuts (Delta Mill, LLC)
Registrations: 23,361
Parked Domains: 10,030
Parked Domain %: 42.93 %
Important Dates
Delegation: 11 April 2014
General Availability: 16 July 2014

More Information: NTLDStatsLogo.png

.capital is a proposed TLD in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The applicant is Donuts (Delta Mill, LLC).[1]

The application was subject to 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. It is noted in the warning that "The string (.capital) is a generic geographic term, and DeltaMill LLC does not appear to have proposed sufficient mecahnism to allow communities to protect their names and reputations from misuse at the second level.[2]

Application Details

Many of Donuts' applications, including this one, seem to have been applied for using the same boiler-plate application in which the TLD is defined as a means of providing greater expression on the Internet and will be an open TLD without pre-registration policies. It notes its plans to adhere with all registration policies required by ICANN and its intent to have remediation and takedown policies clearly defined to fit within these requirements. Pre-registration verification will not be used and this as defined as causing "cause more harm than benefit by denying domain access to legitimate registrants." They intend to control abuse through "extensive user and rights protections."[3]