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{{TLD| |logo = |status = Proposed |manager = |country = International |language = |translation = |stringcontention = |registryprovider = |registrations = |date = |type = [[gTLD|Generic]] |category = [[:Category:Technology New gTLDs|Technology]] |community = |priority = 1179 - [[Donuts]] (Bitter McCook, LLC)
1305 - [[Amazon]]
1807 - [[Google]] ([[Charleston Road Registry Inc.]])
1865 - [[Famous Four Media]] (dot Now Limited) |keypeople = }} '''.search''' is a proposed [[TLD]] in [[ICANN]]'s [[New gTLD Program]]. ==Applicants== # [[Amazon]] # [[Donuts]] (Bitter McCook, LLC) - This applicant submitted a [[PIC|Public Interest Commitment]], which can be downloaded [https://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus/applicationdetails/592 here]. # [[Famous Four Media]] (dot Now Limited) # [[Google]] ([[Charleston Road Registry Inc.]])[http://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus/viewstatus Search Status, ICANN.org] ===Community Objections against Google=== The Initiative for a Competitive Online Marketplace (ICOMP) filed a [[Community Objection|community objection]] against the Google application.[http://www.iccwbo.org/products-and-services/arbitration-and-adr/expertise/icann-new-gtld-dispute-resolution/pending-cases/ Pending Cases, ICC.ICANN.org]Retrieved 15 May 2013 Fairsearch.org filed a [[Community Objection]] against the Google application as well.[http://www.iccwbo.org/products-and-services/arbitration-and-adr/expertise/icann-new-gtld-dispute-resolution/pending-cases/ Pending Cases, ICCWBO.org] Retrieved 14 May 2013 Both objections failed and were dismissed, allowing Google to proceed with its application. The objections failed on the grounds that the objectors failed to persuade the panelist that granting Google the .search string would cause material detriment to the "search" community.[http://domainnamewire.com/2014/02/06/googles-search-top-level-domain-name-application-survives-objections/ Google's .search TLD application Survives Objections, DomainNameWire] Retrieved 06 Feb 2014 ===GAC Early Warnings=== The applications from [[Amazon]] and [[Google]] were issued 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 as it stands. Applicants are encouraged to work with objecting GAC members.[http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/gac-early-warning GAC Early Warning, NewgTLDS.ICANN.org] Retrieved 25 Nov 2012 The warning states that the applicant is "seeking exclusive access to a common generic string .. that relates to a broad market sector," which Ms. Dryden notes could have unintended consequences and a negative impact on competition.[https://gacweb.icann.org/download/attachments/22938690/Search-AU-13549.pdf?version=1&modificationDate=1353432052000 Search AU, GACweb.ICANN.org] ===Google's Dotless TLD proposal=== [[Google]]'s application includes a proposal for a "dotless" TLD, which has been with significant objection from [[Microsoft]] and other companies.[http://domainincite.com/13376-microsoft-objects-to-googles-dotless-domains-plan Microsoft Objects to Google's Dotless domains plan, Domain Incite] Retrieved 20 Sept 2013 An excerpt from Google's application explains the proposal: "Charleston Road Registry will provide a service on the dotless search domain that will allow users to designate the search functionality of their choice and then perform queries that will automatically be redirected to the appropriate website. This facility should provide simple, consistent access to the userʹs preferred search functionality that does not exist today."[https://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus/applicationdetails/1319 Application details, ICANN.org] Retrieved 20 Sept 2013 ==References== {{reflist}} [[Category:TLD]] [[Category:Technology New gTLDs|search]] __NOTOC__

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Charleston Road Registry Inc.
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, California 94043
1 650 253 0000
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