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Status: Proposed
country: International
Registry: Afilias[[Category:{{#sub:Afilias|2|-2}}]]
Registry Backend: Afilias[[Category:{{#sub:Afilias|2|-2}} Backend]]
Type: Generic
Category: Lifestyle
Priority #: 1229 - Google (Charleston Road Registry Inc.)
1529 - Afilias
Registrations: 11,884
Parked Domains: 8,261
Parked Domain %: 69.51 %
Important Dates
Delegation: 26 July 2015
General Availability: 23 February 2016

More Information: 1}}

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


  1. Afilias
  2. Google (Charleston Road Registry Inc.)[1]

String Confusion Objection

Google submitted a String Confusion Objection to the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) (a division of the AAA) on March 13, 2013, asserting that .pet and .pets are confusingly similar.[2] .pets' only applicant is Donuts, but a ruling by Richard Page of the ICDR that agrees with objection may put Donuts into the same contention set with current .pet applicants Google and Afilias. This ruling came as a surprise as similar String Confusion Objections for .hotel vs. .hotels and .car vs. .cars did not find the plural form of the strings to be confusingly similar.[3]