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Status: Proposed
Registry: Afilias
Registry Backend: Afilias
Type: Generic
Category: Industry
Registrations: 6,018
Parked Domains: 3,812
Parked Domain %: 63.34 %
Important Dates
Delegation: 19 June 2014
General Availability: 24 March 2015

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.green is one of the proposed new TLDs in ICANN's New gTLD Program.

Current Applicants

  1. The DotGreen Community, Inc., the organization is led by Annalisa Roger, co-founder and co-Chair of the San Francisco Regional Chapter of ISOC. Neustar will provide the technical back-end registry solutions.[1] It is associated with the Dot Green Foundation.
  2. Top Level Domain Holdings Ltd., one of 68 applications the company filed on their own behalf
  3. Demand Media (United TLD Holdco Ltd.)
  4. Afilias

GAC Early Warning

The Representative of the Czech Republic issued a GAC Early Warning to all applicants but The DotGreen Community, Inc.. 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 Cezh warning is of the belief that none of the other 3 applicants are prepared to act in the global public interest with the .green TLD, and can not aid and be a part of the green, sustainable movement as the The DotGreen Community, Inc.. The warning regards the latter's application as highly respected and widely supported, and the others as seemingly disinterest attempts by portfolio applicants. "These 3 applicants are applying for .green as a TLD string amongst many others they are are applying for. They are probably less prepared than Dot Green Community, Inc. to play an active participatory role in the Green movement of community in either a local or global manner. They are not recognized by leaders in the Green Movement, as evidence that there were no positive comments of supports issued for their applications.[3]

Applicant Details

The Dotgreen Community, Inc.

In an interview, Ms. Roger confirmed that .green has many supporters from the environmental community and the internet industry. She explained that .green means many things, and is about encouraging sustainable, humanitarian, and ecological progress; and represents a worldwide movement that is better served by the proposed TLD. She also welcomed the competition and choice created through other proposed environmental TLDs, like .eco.[4]