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Status: Active
country: International
Manager: Rightside/Demand Media
Registry Provider: Demand Media
Registry: Rightside
Registry Backend: Donuts
Type: Generic
Category: Sport
PIC Submitted: Download Here
Registrations: 8,214
Parked Domains: 3,548
Parked Domain %: 43.19 %
Important Dates
Delegation: 14 January 2014
General Availability: 21 May 2014

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.dance is an active gTLD that was proposed in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The Registry and manager of the TLD is Rightside/Demand Media (United TLD Holdco Ltd.).[1] The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 14 January, 2014.[2]

Application Details

The following is excerpted from the applicant's response to question #18:

"The term “dance” is a generic and broadly used word that holds particular affinity for people and organizations with interests in dance as a form of art, exercise, expression, therapy and entertainment. Global in scope, today a passionate group of millions of individuals and organizations identify with this word. The mission and purpose of the .dance TLD is to establish an easily recognized and accessible namespace for this large and dynamic group.

The .dance TLD is proposed by United TLD Holdco Ltd. (“United TLD”), a well-funded company established by highly experienced domain industry executives for the express purpose of securing the rights to operate a portfolio of TLDs that increase choice, expression, affinity and relevance for millions of consumers, businesses and other organizations on the web. ..

United TLD will be inclusive in its registration policies for this broad and generic TLD. We will not limit registrant eligibility for second-level registrations and will provide registration services to all legitimate registrants. However, we may elect to reserve and hold back certain strings from second-level registration at the time we launch the TLD.

We will not tolerate illegal activity in this TLD and will have strict policies and enforcement that provide for takedown or other appropriate forms of remedy. United TLD will adhere to and uphold all ICANN-required registration policies and comply with the requirements of the registration policy portion of the Registry Agreement. "[3]

Contract Signed

On 24 October 2013, Demand Media received a Registry Agreement signed by ICANN for .dance after passing the Initial Evaluation.[4]

Delegation and Availability

.dance was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on January 14, 2014, completing the successful application for the string.[2]