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Status: Proposed
country: International
Registry: Donuts
Registry Backend: Donuts
Type: Commerce
Category: IT
Registrations: 12,511
Parked Domains: 5,849
Parked Domain %: 46.75 %
Important Dates
Delegation: 24 March 2015
General Availability: 08 July 2015

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.gold is a proposed TLD in ICANN's New gTLD Program.


  1. Donuts (June Edge, LLC)- This is one of the 307 new domain name string applications submitted by the company to the internet governing body. Donuts filed for .gold TLD through its subsidiary June Edge, LLC. It is financially stable with $100 million available capital to support its domain name registry operations. The company plans to operate the .gold domain name space in accordance with the purpose of the New gTLD Program, that is to promote competition, innovation and provide internet users the opportunity to establish their own online identity under a safe and secure internet environment. Donuts also plans to implement 8 mechanisms to protect intellectual property rights. It has strategic partnership with Demand Media to provide back-end registry services and AusRegistry for DNS services and DNSSEC Exstension.[1] [2]
  2. WGC (IOM) Limited- The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of the World Gold Market (WGC), a non-profit organization responsible for the growth and development of the gold industry. Its membership is composed of 23 leading gold mining companies worldwide. It primary purpose in applying for the TLD is to protect the "GOLD" brand and to provide a trusted, secure and online space for all stakeholders in the gold industry to present objective and factual information about gold. The company admits that it has no relevant experience in managing and operating a domain name registry, however it is confident that the technical and operational expertise of both ARI Registry Services and NetNames will be able to help the company to successfully operate the .gold domain name space. [3]