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{{TLD| |logo = |status = Active |manager = |country = |language = |translation = |stringcontention = No |registryprovider = [[Demand Media]] |registrations = |date = |type = [[gTLD|Generic]] |category= [[:Category:Education New gTLDs|Education]] |community = |PIC = [https://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus/applicationdetails/896 Download Here] |priority = |keypeople = }} '''.academy''' is an active [[gTLD]] that was proposed in [[ICANN]]'s [[New gTLD Program]]. The [[Registry]] and manager of the TLD is [[Donuts]]. Their proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the [[Root Zone]] on 17 December, 2013.[http://domainincite.com/15362-the-plurals-debate-is-over-as-icann-delegates-17-more-new-gtlds The plurals debate is over as ICANN delegates 17 more New gTLDs, DomainIncite] Retrieved 18 Dec 2013 ==Background== The application was filed by Half Oaks LLC, one of the companies created by [[Donuts]] to submit its applications. They applied for 307 total TLDs. According to the company, it is financially stable and it raised $100 million from various investors to support its registry operations safely, securely with world-class infrastructure and high-quality organizational management. The company partnered with [[Demand Media]] to provide back-end registry services.[http://domainnamewire.com/2012/06/05/donuts-raises-100-million-applies-for-307-new-tlds/ Donuts raises $100 million, applies for 307 new TLDs] [http://news.dot-nxt.com/gtld/academy Donuts Application for .Academy] ===Application Details=== Seemingly all of [[Donuts]] applications were 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."[http://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus/applicationdetails/896 ApplicationDetails, gTLDresult.ICANN.org]Retrieved 12 Dec 2012 ==Objection== An official Legal Rights Objection was filed by Academy, Ltd., d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors against [[Donuts]].[http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/lro/cases/ LRO Cases, WIPO.int] A Legal Rights Objection, as defined by the ICANN approved mediator, [[WIPO]], is when, "third parties may file a formal objection to an application on several grounds, including, for trademark owners and Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs) [..] When such an objection is filed, an independent panel (comprised of one or three experts) will determine whether the applicant’s potential use of the applied-for gTLD would be likely to infringe [..] the objector’s existing trademark, or IGO name or acronym."[http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/lro/ LRO, WIPO.int] Retrieved 25 March 2013 The objection was dismissed and [[Donuts]] prevailed, meaning they can continue with their application for the string uninhibited by the objection. The case was determined on August 16, 2013 and published by [[ICANN]] on September 25, 2013.[http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/odr/determination Objection Determinations, ICANN.org] Retrieved 07 Nov 2013 ==Contract Signed== On 07 November 2013, [[Donuts]] received a [[Registry Agreement]] signed by [[ICANN]] for .academy after passing all the required processes needed to become a [[Registry Operator]] for the string.[http://www.icann.org/en/about/agreements/registries Registry Agreements, ICANN.org] Retrieved 11 Nov 2013 ==Delegation and Availability== .academy was delegated to the [[Root Zone]] of the [[DNS]] on December 17, 2013, completing the successful application for the string. ===Sunrise=== The [[Registry]] announced that the [[Sunrise Period]] for the string would begin 07 January 2014 and end on 08 March 2014.[http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/sunrise-claims-periods TLD Startup Information, ICANN.org] Retrieved 24 January 2014 ==References== {{reflist}} [[Category:TLD]] [[Category:Education New gTLDs|academy]] [[Category:TLDs with Registry Agreements|academy]]

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.academy Registrar Details

.ACADEMY Domain Name
Binky Moon, LLC
c/o Donuts Inc.
5808 Lake Washington Blvd, Suite 300
Kirkland, WA 98033
+1 424 254 8537
+1 425 671 0020
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