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{{TLD| |logo = |status = Active |manager = |country = |language = |translation = |registryprovider =[[ARI Registry Services]] |registrations = |date = |type = [[gTLD|Generic]] |category = [[:Category:Food & Drink New gTLDs|Food & Drink]] |community = |priority = 132 - [[WhatBox?]] (Wedding TLD2, LLC) |keypeople = }} '''.menu''' is an active [[gTLD]] that was proposed in [[ICANN]]'s [[New gTLD Program]]. The applicant was [[WhatBox?]] (Wedding TLD2, LLC) and the company is now the [[Registry]] for the TLD.[http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/application-results/strings-1200utc-13jun12-en Reveal Day 13 June 2012 – New gTLD Applied-For Strings] The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the [[Root Zone]] on 30 November, 2013.[http://domainincite.com/15216-two-more-new-gtlds-delegated Two More gTLDs Delegated, DomainIncite] Retrieved 02 December 2013 In early March 2013, [[WhatBox?]] became one of the first applicants to announce its decision for auction and premium service providers. It chose [[Afternic]] and [[NameJet]] to provide sunrise and landrush auctions, and offer premium name distribution for .menu, which given its place in the priority line should be one of the first generic (non-IDN, non-brand) TLDs to be launched.[http://www.thedomains.com/2013/03/04/menu-one-of-the-first-new-gtld-that-should-launch-goes-with-namejetafternic/ Menu One of the First New gTLD That Should Launch Goes with NameJetAfternic] TheDomains.com, Retrieved 5 March Published 4 March 2013 ==Application Excerpt== The following is excerpted from applicant response to question # 18: "The Registry intends to develop two components of this gTLD. The first is the traditional registry model - a domain registration wholesale-retail model. Beyond this, the Registry plans to establish Registry-owned domains and websites, in accordance with Specification 9 of the Registry Agreement, centered around different menu categories, such as: Italian, French, Sushi, German, Ethiopian, Mexican, Indian, to name just some examples. A dedicated domain and website for each of these categories will be a content-rich environment driving Search Engine Optimization (ʺSEOʺ) and viewership, and serving as an information, pricing, reviews and communication resource for its participants. Each domain will also contain a directory of enterprises wishing to gain greater exposure to the users of the site. The Registry will reach out to entities within the restaurant community-building platforms to generate publicity for the proposed gTLD and will welcome all registrants seeking a .menu domain. Following a Sunrise and Landrush period, the Registry intends to make domains available to anyone willing to complete the Registry’s application process and comply with Registry policies and ICANN requirements. The Registry will collect limited demographic information from registrants, which will be used to streamline searches and target communications. Registration requests for available names will be allocated by the registry through accredited registrars on a first come, first served basis, subject to the registry policies and ICANN requirements. The Registry will establish dispute resolution procedures concerning compliance with TLD registration policies and shall enforce such registration policies."[http://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus Download from gTLDresult.ICANN.org]Retrieved 6 Feb 2013 ==Contract Signed== On Sept 11, 2013 [[WhatBox?]] received a [[Registry Agreeement]] signed by [[ICANN]] for .menu after passing the [[Initial Evaluation]].[http://domainincite.com/14450-four-more-new-gtlds-including-sexy-get-contracts Four More New gTLDs Get Contracts, Domain Incite] Retrieved 12 Sept 2013 ==Delegation and Availability== .menu was delegated to the [[Root Zone]] of the [[DNS]] on November 30, 2013, completing the successful application for the string. ===Sunrise=== The Registry announced that their [[Sunrise Period]] for the string would begin 09 December 2013 and end on 06 February 2014.[http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/sunrise-claims-periods TLD Startup Information, ICANN.org] Retrieved 10 December 2013 ==References== {{reflist}} [[Category:TLD]] [[Category:Food & Drink New gTLDs|menu]] [[Category:TLDs with Registry Agreements|menu]]

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Registrar Details

MENU Domain Name
Introduced
2013
Contacts
Erik Ludwick
Wedding TLD2, LLC
427 North Camden Drive, 6th Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
US
Tel
(323) 488 6263
Fax
(323) 488 6285
Email
info@nic.menu
nic.menu
Registry Website
https://whois.nic.menu/
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