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Status: Proposed
Type: Generic
Category: Technology
Priority #: 1538 - Donuts (Wild Frostbite, LLC)
1764 - Dish DBS Corporation

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

Current Applicants

  1. Donuts (Wild Frostbite, LLC), the company has applied for 307 TLDs. This applicant submitted a Public Interest Commitment, which can be downloaded here.
  2. Dish DBS Corporation[1] The United States Telecom Association filed a Community Objection against this application.[2]

Dish DBS Corporation

The application was issued a GAC Early Warning from the representative of Australia and GAC Chair, Heather Dryden. 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.[3]

The warning states that the applicant is "seeking exclusive access to a common generic string .. that relates to a broad market sector," which Ms. Dryden notes could have unintended consequences and a negative impact on competition.[4]