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{{TLD| |logo = |status = Delegated |manager =[[Google]] |country = |language = |translation = |registryprovider =[[Google]] |registrations = |date = |type = [[gTLD|Generic]] |category = [[:Category:Technology New gTLDs|Technology]] |community = |priority = 542 - [[Google]] ([[Charleston Road Registry Inc.]]) |keypeople = }} '''.channel''' is a [[GTLD]] that was proposed in [[ICANN]]'s [[New gTLD Program]]. The successful applicant is [[Google]] ([[Charleston Road Registry Inc.]]).[http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/application-results/strings-1200utc-13jun12-en Reveal Day 13 June 2012 – New gTLD Applied-For Strings] .channel was delegated to the [[Root Zone]] of the [[DNS]] on the 15th September, 2014, completing the successful application for the string.[http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/delegated-strings ICANN delegated strings] Retrieved 5th December 2014. ==Application Details== The following is excerpted from the applicant's response to question # 18: "In line with Google’s general mission, Charleston Road Registry’s mission is to help make information universally accessible and useful by extending the utility of the DNS while enhancing the performance, security and stability of the Internet for users worldwide. Charleston Road Registry aspires to create unique web spaces where users can learn about Google products, services and information in a targeted manner and in ways never before seen on the Internet. Its business objective is to manage Google’s gTLD portfolio and Google’s registry operator business. As discussed further in the responses to questions 23 and 31, Charleston Road Registry intends to outsource all critical registry functions to Google Registry Services. The sole purpose of the proposed gTLD, .channel, is to host select YouTube channels’ digital content. The proposed gTLD will introduce a dedicated Internet space in which select YouTube channel providers can link to the content hosted on their respective YouTube page. All registered domains would automatically be delegated to YouTubeʹs DNS servers, which would in turn provide authoritative DNS responses pointing the userʹs web browsers to the YouTube service. The mission of the proposed gTLD is to strengthen the brand relationship between YouTube and its content partners and to simplify the YouTube user experience. Select YouTube content distributors will be able to register a branded .channel domain (e.g., brand.channel) which will be used to host short and simple URLs that point to the distributor’s YouTube page or specific offering. This mission will enhance consumer choice by providing new availability in the second-level domain space for distributors on YouTube, creating new layers of organization on the Internet, improving the YouTube user experience, and signaling that only select YouTube content is available in the domain. Charleston Road Registry believes that registrants will find value in associating with this gTLD, which will be limited to premium members that meet YouTubeʹs selection criteria. In late 2011, YouTube issued a press statement emphasizing its strategic focus on channels and the site underwent a redesign to provide more prominence to channels and channel-managed content .. Because the sole purpose of the proposed gTLD is to associate domain names with the YouTube product, Charleston Road Registry intends to apply for an exemption to the ICANN Registry Operator Code of Conduct and operate the gTLD with Google as the sole registrar and registrant. As the sole registrant, Google will have the opportunity to differentiate and innovate upon its YouTube products and services through its use of the gTLD. Given the proposed limited scope and use of the gTLD, Charleston Road Registry believes that there is a reasonable case for such an exemption. Should ICANN not condone this proposed exemption, Charleston Road Registry will make access to Registry Services, including the shared registration system, available to all ICANN-accredited registrars."[http://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus/applicationdetails/1335 Application Details, gTLDresult.ICANN.org] Retrieved 17 Feb 2013 ==Contract signed== On the 8th May 2014, [[Google]] ([[Charleston Road Registry Inc.]])received a [[Registry Agreement]] signed by [[ICANN]] for .channel after passing the [[Initial Evaluation]].[http://www.icann.org/en/about/agreements/registries Registry Agreements, ICANN.org] Retrieved 05 December 2014 ==Delegation== .channel was delegated to the [[Root Zone]] of the [[DNS]] on the 15th September, 2014, completing the successful application for the string.[http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/delegated-strings ICANN delegated strings] Retrieved 5th December 2014. ==References== {{reflist}} [[Category:TLD]] [[Category:Technology New gTLDs|channel]] __NOTOC__

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Registrar Details

CHANNEL Domain Name
Introduced
2014
Contacts
Charleston Road Registry Inc.
Charleston Road Registry, Inc. (d/b/a Google Registry)
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, California 94043
US
Tel
1 650 253 0000
Fax
1 650 253 0001
Email
registry poc primary@google.com
www.registry.google
Registry Website
https://whois.nic.channel/