.software

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Status: Delegated
Registry Provider: Demand Media
Registry: Rightside
Registry Backend: Donuts
Type: Generic
Category: Technology
PIC Submitted: Download Here
Priority #: 650 - Donuts (Over Birch, LLC)
nTLDStats
Registrations: 18,029
Parked Domains: 8,866
Parked Domain %: 49.18 %
Important Dates
Delegation: 31 May 2014
General Availability: 10 December 2014

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.software is a gTLD that was proposed in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The applicant and now Registry Operator is Donuts (Over Birch, LLC).[1] Their application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 31 May 2014.[2]

Background

Application Details

Many of Donuts' applications, including this one, seem to have been applied for using the same boiler-plate application in which the TLD is defined as a means of providing greater expression on the Internet and will be an open TLD without pre-registration policies. It notes its plans to adhere with all registration policies required by ICANN and its intent to have remediation and takedown policies clearly defined to fit within these requirements. Pre-registration verification will not be used and this as defined as causing "cause more harm than benefit by denying domain access to legitimate registrants." They intend to control abuse through "extensive user and rights protections."[3]

Contract Signed

On 20 March 2014 Donuts received a Registry Agreement signed by ICANN for .software after passing all the required processes needed to become a Registry Operator for the string.[4]

Delegation and Availability

.software was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on 31 May 2014, completing the successful application for the string.[2]

References