.dental

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Status: Proposed
Registry: Donuts
Registry Backend: Donuts
Type: Generic
Category: Health
nTLDStats
Registrations: 8,191
Parked Domains: 3,837
Parked Domain %: 46.84 %
Important Dates
Delegation: 23 April 2014
General Availability: 13 August 2014

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.dental is a proposed new TLD in ICANN's New gTLD Program submitted by Donuts (Tin Birch, LLC). The company has applied for 307 new gTLDs. Applications for each TLD were submitted under different company names. Donuts invested $56 million in application fees alone.[1]


The application was issued 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 as it stands. Applicants are encouraged to work with objecting GAC members.[2] The warning notes that the string refers to a regulated market but the applicant does not have sufficient mechanisms in place to protect consumer harm.[3]

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