.wtf

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.wtf
DotWTF domain logo.png
Introduced23 April 2014
TLD typeGeneric
StatusActive
RegistryDonuts
Registered domains~2,240,000 pages (May 2021)[1]
DNSSECunknown

.wtf is a generic top-level domain (gTLD) run by Donuts, a gTLD registry.[2] It is derived from "WTF",[3] an online acronym for "what the fuck?".[4]

In June 2012, Ryan Singel of Wired predicted no one would ever set up the .wtf domain,[3] but later that month an application for the domain was submitted to ICANN,[5] and although in August 2012 the Saudi Arabian government objected to .wtf and 30 other newly proposed top-level domains,[5][6] ICANN approved .wtf on 23 April 2014.[7] Google indexed about 2,240,000 webpages with the .wtf domain.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "site:.wtf". Google Search. Archived from the original on 2021-05-30. Retrieved 2021-05-29.
  2. ^ "Donuts and Domain Names : Donuts Inc". Archived from the original on 2020-08-11. Retrieved 2020-01-23.
  3. ^ a b Singel, Ryan (2012-06-14). ".WTF? — 20 New Top-Level Domain Names That Should Exist, But Never Will". Wired. Archived from the original on 2015-02-04. Retrieved 2021-05-29.
  4. ^ "WTF". Oxford English Dictionary. March 2021 [entry added March 2009]. Archived from the original on 2021-05-30. Retrieved 2021-05-29. WTF int. (also w.t.f., W.T.F., wtf) (esp. in the language of electronic communications) ‘what the fuck?’; used to express incredulity or annoyance.
  5. ^ a b Bosch, Torie (2012-08-06). "Saudi Arabia Apparently Objects to .Catholic, .Gay, .Bible, and 28 More Proposed New Top-Level Domains". Slate. Archived from the original on 2020-03-22. Retrieved 2021-05-29.
  6. ^ Kelly, Heather (2015-08-15). "Saudi Arabia objects to .gay and .islam domain names". CNN. Archived from the original on 2021-05-30. Retrieved 2021-05-29.
  7. ^ "Delegated Strings: New ICANN gTLDs". ICANN. Archived from the original on 2021-05-30. Retrieved 2021-05-29.

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