|PIC Submitted:||Download Here|
|Priority #:||873 - Donuts (Grand Orchard, LLC)|
|Parked Domain %:||48.07 %|
|Delegation:||18 December 2013|
|General Availability:||26 March 2014|
.support is an active gTLD that was proposed in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The Registry and manager of the TLD is Donuts (Grand Orchard, LLC). Their proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 18 December, 2013.
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."
On 24 October 2013, Donuts received a Registry Agreement signed by ICANN for .support after passing the Initial Evaluation.
Delegation and Availability
.support was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on December 18, 2013, completing the successful application for the string.
The Registry announced that the Sunrise Period for the string would begin 14 January 2014 and end on 15 March 2014.
- ↑ Reveal Day 13 June 2012 – New gTLD Applied-For Strings
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 .buzz and .support Go Live, DomainIncite Retrieved 30 Dec 2013
- ↑ ApplicationDetails, gTLDresult.ICANN.orgRetrieved 12 Dec 2012
- ↑ Registry Agreements, ICANN.org Retrieved 25 Oct 2013
- ↑ TLD Startup Information, ICANN.org Retrieved 24 January 2014