.site
IntroducedMarch 12, 2015 (2015-03-12)
TLD typeGeneric top-level domain
StatusActive
RegistryRadix
Registration restrictionsNone
DocumentsRegistry Information
DNSSECYes

.site is a generic top-level domain used in the Domain Name System of the internet. The domain was officially delegated to DotSite Inc (part of Radix) on 12 March 2015.[1] In 2000, years prior to its current ownership, the company Affilias LLC attempted to apply for ownership of the TLD, along with .info and .web.[2]

Usage

The .site domain reached the milestone of one million domain registrations in February 2019. Radix claims that approximately 70% of these registered domains were by small and medium businesses in fields such as ecommerce and information technology.[3]

The .site domain has had minor issues with being abused for spam and fraudulent purposes.[4]

Name Collision Issues

In October 2013 ICANN released their final assessment and mitigation plan for the Name Collision issue that was facing the New gTLD program. On 18 November 2013, ICANN announced the applied-for strings that were eligible for an alternative path towards delegation that would allow applicants to proceed without waiting for further mitigation research and plans to be published. 25 strings, including .site, were not eligible for the alternative path, and will have to wait for more plans to be published before continuing towards delegation.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Delegation Record for .SITE". iana.org. Internet Assigned Numbers Authority. Retrieved 19 May 2020.
  2. ^ Rodin, Rita. "Policy Deliverables". icann.org. ICANN. Retrieved 19 May 2020.
  3. ^ "New TLD .SITE Passes One Million Registrations, Reports Radix". circleid.com. Retrieved 19 May 2020.
  4. ^ Sanders, James. "How fraudulent domain names are powering phishing attacks". techrepublic.com. Tech Republic. Retrieved 19 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Reports for Alternate Path to Delegation Published". ICANN New gTLDs. 2013-11-17. Retrieved 2021-08-19.