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Status: Proposed
Registry: Motion Picture Domain Registry Pty Ltd
Registry Backend: GoDaddy
Type: Community gTLD
Community: film industry
Registrations: 5,226
Parked Domains: 2,135
Parked Domain %: 40.85 %
Important Dates
Delegation: 24 March 2015
General Availability: 06 October 2015

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.film is a new generic top level domain name (gTLD) proposed to ICANN's New gTLD Program.


  1. Motion Picture Domain Registry Pty Ltd- This is an Australian based company that applied for .film and .movie. ARI Registry Services is the registry provider of the company. Simon Delzoppo filed the application in behalf of the company. [1]
  2. Donuts (Outer Avenue, LLC)- This is one of the 307 new gTLDs filed by the company. Outer Avenue LLC is also one of the companies created by Donuts to submit its application for the .film string. Daniel Schindler, co-founder and EVP for Marketing and Sales of the company is the main contact person. Demand Media will provide back-end registry services for the Donuts. [2]
  3. Google (Charleston Road Registry Inc.)- The search engine giant submitted applications for 101 new gTLDs under this company name. Sarah Falvey, Senior Policy Analyst of Google is the main contact person in the application. [3]
  4. The Film Registry Inc. is an applicant for the .film TLD to serve as registry operator. The company plans to restrict the registrations of .film domain names to film industry professional and legitimate owners of film titles. The company also aims to utilize the TLD to solve problems related to film industry including piracy and copyright infringement, to provide an intuitive and easy to navigate domain name system and to preserve the legacy of film libraries in perpetuity. AusRegistry was selected by Film Registry to provide registry services for the .film domain space. [4] The company also created a dot Film Title Registration Bureau, which will be responsible in administering the registration and delegation process of domain names. It will also serve as an independent body to handle dispute resolution process for the domain space. The dot Film Registration Bureau will be lead by a president to be appointed by the president of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) while its member constituents will be come from every affiliated film industry body.[5] The Film Registry Inc. is not included in the official list of applicants for .film.