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Status: Delegated
Manager: Donuts
Registry Provider: Demand Media
Registry: Donuts[[Category:{{#sub:Donuts|2|-2}}]]
Registry Backend: Donuts[[Category:{{#sub:Donuts|2|-2}} Backend]]
Type: Generic
Category: Real Estate
PIC Submitted: Download Here
Priority #: 1611 - Donuts (New Sky, LLC)
Registrations: 1,644
Parked Domains: 1,080
Parked Domain %: 65.69 %
Important Dates
Delegation: 11 February 2014
General Availability: 28 May 2014

More Information: 1}}

.villas is a proposed TLD in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The applicant is Donuts (New Sky, LLC).[1] The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 11 February 2014.[2]

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 "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 December 5, 2013 Donuts received a Registry Agreement signed by ICANN for .villas after passing all the required processes needed to become a Registry Operator for the string.[4]

Delegation and Availability

.villas was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on 11 February, 2014, completing the successful application for the string.[2]