Donuts released .charity domain names today.
Domain names ending in the .Charity top level domain name are now available in general availability.
A quick survey of domain name registrars shows that prices are generally in the $25-$35/year range.
Top level domain name company Donuts faced a multi-year battle for rights to operate the domain name. The Independent Objector filed a community objection against Donuts’ and Famous Four Media’s applications for the TLD. A panelist agreed with the Independent Objector when it came to Donuts’ application, but allowed Famous Four Media’s application to go forward because of a Public Interest Commitment it submitted.
Needless to say, Donuts was rather upset. It challenged the decision with an Independent Review Panel and won. That kicked it back to a panel to rehear the original objection and it took another year for the panel to find in Donuts’ favor. All told it was a 4-5 year delay.
Donuts paid off Famous Four Media earlier this year to win the contention set.