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Status: Active
Registry Provider: Demand Media
Registry: Donuts
Registry Backend: Donuts
Type: Generic
Category: Technology
PIC Submitted: Download Here
Registrations: 6,855
Parked Domains: 3,997
Parked Domain %: 58.31 %
Important Dates
Delegation: 17 December 2013
General Availability: 12 March 2014

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.domains is an active gTLD that was proposed in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The applicant and now Registry is Donuts (Sugar Cross, LLC).[1] The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 17 December, 2013.[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]

Contract Signed

On 17 Oct 2013 Donuts received a Registry Agreement signed by ICANN for .domains after passing the Initial Evaluation.[4]

Delegation and Availability

.domains was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on December 17, 2013, completing the successful application for the string.[2]


The Registry announced that the Sunrise Period for the string would begin 31 December 2013 and end on 01 March 2014.[5]