.wtf

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Status: Proposed
Registry: Donuts
Registry Backend: Donuts
Type: Generic
Category: Technology
Priority #: 1274 - Donuts (Hidden Way, LLC)
nTLDStats
Registrations: 24,296
Parked Domains: 8,945
Parked Domain %: 36.82 %
Important Dates
Delegation: 23 April 2014
General Availability: 06 August 2014

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.wtf is a proposed TLD in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The applicant is Donuts (Hidden Way, LLC).[1] "WTF" is a largely understood acronym in English that stands for "What the fuck?", it became popular related to chatting, texting, and other ICT networking formats. The applicant does not actually define the acronym in its application.[2]

Objection

Saudi Arabia's Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) filed an objection against the TLD.[3]


The application was subject to 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. The warning states the the .wtf string has an overtly critical nature and that the applicant had not sufficiently adresses how it would prevent massive Defensive Registrations in its application.[4]

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