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Donuts Clears 1.369 Million Reserved Domain Names for Registration

Donuts logo[news release] Beginning this week, Donuts Inc., the world’s largest registry for new gTLDs, will release for registration 1.369 million previously reserved domain names. The company will make these names available in batches each week between June and September.

Those interested in these valuable, frequently searched terms can secure them through accredited domain name registrars. These names include just over 1.2 million terms (in 144 gTLDs) that were previously withheld to address the potential for “name collision,” or the possible leakage of Internet traffic from a closed private network onto the broader domain name system (or DNS), an issue no longer of concern. On September 9, Donuts also will release thousands of extremely desirable two-character combinations across all its gTLDs.

The release comes on the heels of significant milestones in the growth of new domains. Just last week, new gTLD registrations topped the six million mark. And on Tuesday, Lionsgate, the U.S. film studio, began promotion of its latest feature in The Hunger Games franchise by directing viewers to TheHungerGames.MOVIE.

Names are highly valuable

“This is an opportunity to secure some very strong domain names,” said Donuts co-founder and CEO Paul Stahura. “Over the past several months we’ve had thousands of inquiries about these names, many of which we’re offering at standard pricing. These are terms that already enjoy a high rate of lookup traffic and have great potential for appreciation.”

The names:

  • include highly intuitive, specific or usable terms, like Airport.LIMO, Digital.CAMERA and A1.DEALS;
  • along with other unregistered Donuts domains, receive billions of traffic lookups per month;
  • are available at low, standard prices (less than two percent are premium priced); and
  • will be offered via Donuts’ Early Access Program (EAP) for the first seven days of availability of each batch.

Launch Dates and Categories

Launch Date 


 Top-level domains

June 10, 2015



June 17, 2015



June 24, 2015

Generic and Fun


July 1, 2015



July 8, 2015



July 15, 2015

Food and Goods


July 22, 2015



July 29, 2015



August 5, 2015



August 12, 2015



August 19, 2015



August 26, 2015



September 2, 2015



September 9, 2015

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About Donuts Inc.
Donuts securely operates the largest number of the Internet’s top-level domain names and provides varied and relevant online identities, in multiple languages and character sets, to businesses, individuals, and organizations worldwide. Donuts is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, with offices in Southern California, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and London.  For more information, please visit