|Registry:||IRI Domain Management, LLC|
|Priority #:||1022 - IRI Domain Management, LLC|
|Parked Domain %:||100.0 %|
|Delegation:||19 November 2014|
.lds is a proposed TLD in ICANN's New gTLD Program, its application is a Community Priority Application. It was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on the 19th November, 2014, completing the successful application for the string.
The TLD is a widely-used and acceptable acronym for "Latter-day Saints", referring the the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its community, who are also known as Mormons. The applicant has also applied for .mormon, though that TLD was not filed as a Community TLD.
"The Applicant is a subsidiary of Intellectual Reserve, Inc., a wholly owned corporation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints..The Applicant is directly accountable to general Church officers, who in turn are accountable to Church members through semi-annual worldwide General Conferences, where they are invited to express publicly their continuing support for that leadership."
'Eligibility to register domain names under the .LDS gTLD will be highly restricted. Only the Applicant and its designated representative, Church officers and employees, and organizations affiliated with the Church will have authority to register names."