.life

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Status: Delegated
Registry: Donuts
Registry Backend: Donuts
Type: Generic
Category: Lifestyle
Priority #: 758 - CompassRose.Life Inc.
1283 - Xiamen 35.com Technology Co., Ltd

1625 - Donuts (Trixy Oaks, LLC)
nTLDStats
Registrations: 196,794
Parked Domains: 143,973
Parked Domain %: 73.16 %
Important Dates
Delegation: 15 May 2014
General Availability: 17 September 2014

More Information: NTLDStatsLogo.png

.life is a gTLD that was proposed in ICANN's New gTLD Program. Donuts' application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 15 May 2014, making the company the Registry Operator for the string.[1]

Background

Registry Operator

  1. Donuts (Trixy Oaks, LLC) - This applicant submitted a Public Interest Commitment, which can be downloaded here.

Previous Applicants

  1. CompassRose.Life Inc. - This applicant submitted a Public Interest Commitment, which can be downloaded here. The TLD failed its initial evaluation in June 2013 due to its responses to the financial questions in the application; it subsequently requested and passed extended evaluation.[2][3]
  2. Xiamen 35.com Technology Co., Ltd[4]

Auction

It was announced on 19 Dec 2013 that Donuts won in a private auction against all other applicants the right to .life. Donuts became the sole remaining applicant and CompassRose.Life Inc. and Xiamen 35.com Technology received a pay-off from Donuts in return for withdrawing their applications. The auction was administered by Applicant Auction.[5]

Contract Signed

On 06 February 2014 Donuts received a Registry Agreement signed by ICANN for .life after passing all the required processes needed to become a Registry Operator for the string.[6]

Delegation and Availability

.life was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on 15 May, 2014, completing the successful application for the string.[1]

References