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{{TLD| |logo = |status = Delegated |manager = |country = International |language = |translation = |stringcontention = |registryprovider = |registrations = |date = |type =[[gTLD|Generic]] |category = [[:Category:Technology New gTLDs|Technology]] |community = |priority = 606 - [[Radix]] (DotWebsite Inc.)
1103 - [[Top Level Domain Holdings]]
1572 - [[Donuts]] (Fern Edge, LLC) |keypeople = }} '''.website''' is a [[gTLD]] that was proposed in [[ICANN]]'s [[New gTLD Program]]. [[Radix]]'s application succeeded and was delegated to the [[Root Zone]] on 30 May 2014, making the company the [[Registry Operator]] for .website.[http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/delegated-strings Delegated Strings, ICANN.org] Retrieved 2 June 2014 ==Background== ===Private Auction=== Radix announced in Oct 2013 that it won a private auction against [[Top Level Domain Holdings Ltd.]] and [[Donuts]], making it the sole remaining applicant. The auction was managed by [[Innovative Auctions]] and the price was not disclosed.[http://domainincite.com/14822-directis-radix-wins-website-gtld-auction Radix Wins .website gTLD Auction, Domain Incite] Retrieved 23 Oct 2013 TLDH announced that it had received $5mm as a result of losing private auctions for [[.lawyer]] and .website against [[Donuts]] and [[Radix]], but did not disclose how much of that money came from [[Radix]].[http://domainincite.com/14876-tldh-raises-5-million-from-gtld-auctions TLDH raises $5mm from gTLD Auctions, Domain Incite] Retrieved 25 Oct 2013 ===Previous Applicants=== # [[Top Level Domain Holdings Ltd.]], it is one of 68 applications that [[Top Level Domain Holdings Ltd.]] has filed for on its own behalf.[http://www.tldh.org/2012/06/gtld-application-update-92-applications-submitted/ gTLD Application Update 92 applications submitted, TLDH.org] This applicant submitted a [[PIC|Public Interest Commitment]], which can be downloaded [https://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus/applicationdetails/1543 here]. # [[Donuts]] (Fern Edge, LLC), one of 307 applications submitted by the company. This applicant submitted a [[PIC|Public Interest Commitment]], which can be downloaded [https://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus/applicationdetails/696 here]. ===TLDH & $15mm Auction Funding=== On February 26 2013, [[Top Level Domain Holdings Ltd.]] announced that it had entered into a funding agreement worth $15 million to be used in the case of auction for a specific unnamed TLD. The investor will not receive ownership of the TLD but a share of future revenues. TLDH did not name the TLD that the funds are directed for, and it is in 11 head to head contentions and 12 featuring more than one contender.[http://domainnamewire.com/2013/02/26/tldh-gets-up-to-15-million-for-a-single-top-level-domain-name-auction/ TLDh Gets 15 Million for A Single Top Level Domain Name Auction, DomainNameWire.com] Published and Retrieved 26 Feb 2013 ===GAC Early Warning=== The Independent State of Samoa issued a GAC Early Warning to all three applicants, recommending that they withdraw their applications. 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 26 Nov 2012 Samoa notes that it is a developing country whose income and economy is not highly diversified and fragile. Its [[ccTLD]], [[.ws]], has been marketed as a shorthand for "website" since 1999. The registry has over a million registrations and the profits from this have become an important revenue source. It fears that the introduction of ".website" would devastate this enterprise. It also believes that .website is confusingly similar to its .ws.[https://gacweb.icann.org/download/attachments/22938690/Website-WS-47594.pdf?version=1&modificationDate=1353452656000 Website WS, GACweb.ICANN.org]Retrieved 27 Nov 2012 ====Donuts Responds==== [[Jon Nevett]], co-founder and EVP of [[Donuts]], replied to the [[GAC]] Early Warning from Samoa. He notes that while Donuts does not believe .website will negatively impact [[.ws]], in the case that it does is not an established grounds for rejection in the Applicant Guidebook. Indeed, he points out that the cause of the new gTLD program is to create consumer choice and competition. Regarding similarity Donuts remains confident that they will not be flagged by [[ICANN]]'s [[String Similarity Panel]]. He notes that the proper way of voicing further concern may be through objection from the actual .ws registry rather than the government.[http://www.donuts.co/news/files/donuts_reply_to_samoa_early_warning.pdf Donuts Reply to Samoa Early Warning, Donuts.co]Retrieved 22 jan 2013 ====Radix==== Radix received a [[GAC]] Early Warning as an entire applicant, where each one of the applicants was flagged by the U.S. Government. This seems to be the only time a portfolio applicant had all of their applications warned. The issue does not deal with the technical capabilities or thematic content of their applications, but rather the inclusion of an email address associated with the US' Federal Bureau of Investigation. It seems that Radix included correspondence with this address as a recommendation with each of their applications.[https://gacweb.icann.org/download/attachments/22938690/RadixReg-US-31.pdf?version=1&modificationDate=1353452704000 RadixReg. GACweb.ICANN.org] Retrieved 27 Nov 2012 ===Contract Signed=== On 3 April 2014 Radix received a [[Registry Agreement]] signed by ICANN for .website after passing all the required processes needed to become a Registry Operator for the string.[http://www.icann.org/en/about/agreements/registries-date Registry Agreements, ICANN.org] Retrieved 2 June 2014 ==Delegation and Availability== .website was delegated to the Root Zone of the [[DNS]] on 30 May, 2014, completing the successful application for the string. ==References== {{reflist}} [[Category:TLD]] [[Category:Technology New gTLDs|website]] [[Category:TLDs with Registry Agreements|website]]

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Registrar Details

WEBSITE Domain Name
Introduced
2014
Contacts
DotWebsite Inc. (Radix)
F/19, BC1, Ras Al Khaimah FTZ, P.O Box # 16113
Ras Al Khaimah, Ras Al Khaimah 16113
AE
Tel
+1 415 449 4774
Email
contact@radixregistry.com
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//radixregistry.com/
Registry Website
https://whois.nic.website/
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