|Registry Provider:||Demand Media|
|PIC Submitted:||Download Here|
|Priority #:||730 - Demand Media |
(United TLD Holdco Ltd.)
|Parked Domain %:||66.29 %|
|Delegation:||14 January 2014|
|General Availability:||04 June 2014|
.social is an active gTLD that was proposed in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The Registry and manager of the TLD is Rightside/Demand Media (United TLD Holdco Ltd.). The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 14 January, 2014.
The following is excerpted from the applicant's response to question #18:
"he term “social” is a generic and broadly used word that holds particular affinity for people and organizations with interests ranging from social media to social issues and political ideals. Global in scope, today a passionate group of millions of individuals and organizations identify with this word. The mission and purpose of the .social TLD is to establish an easily recognized and accessible namespace for this large and dynamic group.
The .social TLD is proposed by United TLD Holdco Ltd. (“United TLD”), a well-funded company established by highly experienced domain industry executives for the express purpose of securing the rights to operate a portfolio of TLDs that increase choice, expression, affinity and relevance for millions of consumers, businesses and other organizations on the web. ..
United TLD will be inclusive in its registration policies for this broad and generic TLD. We will not limit registrant eligibility for second-level registrations and will provide registration services to all legitimate registrants. However, we may elect to reserve and hold back certain strings from second-level registration at the time we launch the TLD.
We will not tolerate illegal activity in this TLD and will have strict policies and enforcement that provide for takedown or other appropriate forms of remedy. United TLD will adhere to and uphold all ICANN-required registration policies and comply with the requirements of the registration policy portion of the Registry Agreement."
Delegation and Availability
- Reveal Day 13 June 2012 – New gTLD Applied-For Strings
- Delegated Strings, ICANN.org Retrieved 17 Jan 2014
- Application Download, gTLDresult.ICANN.org Retrieved 19 Feb 2013
- Registry Agreements, ICANN.org Retrieved 11 Nov 2013