- START: Tuesday, 23 August, 2016 - 16:00;
- END: Saturday, 22 October, 2016 - 16:00.
There were three applications submitted for the .DOCTOR new gTLD. You can hit "doctor" here for the list of applicants.
The famous question 18(a) describes the mission/purpose of the proposed domain name extension and here is what the Registry wrote:
"This TLD is attractive and useful to end-users as it better facilitates search, self-expression, information sharing and the provision of legitimate goods and services. Along with the other TLDs in the Donuts family, this TLD will provide Internet users with opportunities for online identities and expression that do not currently exist. In doing so, the TLD will introduce significant consumer choice and competition to the Internet namespace – the very purpose of ICANN’s new TLD program. This TLD is a generic term and its second level names will be attractive to a variety of Internet users. Making this TLD available to a broad audience of registrants is consistent with the competition goals of the New TLD expansion program, and consistent with ICANN’s objective of maximizing Internet participation. Donuts believes in an open Internet and, accordingly, we will encourage inclusiveness in the registration policies for this TLD. In order to avoid harm to legitimate registrants, Donuts will not artificially deny access, on the basis of identity alone (without legal cause), to a TLD that represents a generic form of activity and expression. .DOCTOR will be attractive to registrants with affinity for or professional interest in the term DOCTOR. This broad and diverse group includes a wide variety of medical practitioners (including physicians, osteopaths, dentists, veterinarians, optometrists, psychiatrists, chiropractors, podiatrists, and others); academics, educators, therapists and counselors and others (who carry the educational title “doctor”); a variety of commercial businesses who specialize in expert advice for specific goods or services (e.g., car.doctor); attorneys and legal practitioners (in some cultures); and consumers who wish to offer opinion and⁄or directory services about the range and quality of services offered in the space. The TLD would be operated in the best interests of registrants from all jurisdictions, and in a secure, legitimate manner."To read more about the mission/purpose of other proposed delegated domain name extension, I recommend the reading of this new website I am working on.
To register your ".doctor" domain name, contact a Corporate Registrars from this list and ensure he offers to participate in the .DOCTOR Sunrise Period.