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Donuts signs three more new gTLD contracts

Kevin Murphy, September 10, 2013, Domain Registries

Donuts today signed Registry Agreements covering the new gTLDs .land, .plumbing and .contractors, according to ICANN.

The deals mean ICANN now has contracts covering 40 gTLDs, 22 of them as a result of the new gTLD program and 16 of which are to be managed by Donuts.

Like all the gTLDs Donuts applied for, they’re to be operated with an “open” registration policy.

It’s therefore ironic that the company should become the contracted registry for .plumbing and .contractors — both regulated industries where I come from — on the same day we find out that it can’t have .architect because architecture is a licensed profession.