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Support DAdotART

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 6:07 PM by makepictures:iconmakepictures:






DeviantART is getting a tremendous, positive response to our call for support for the application by DAdotART for the .ART domain.


We now have a special request for professional artists, art directors, creative directors, curators, educators and others employed directly in the arts to show their support in their professional capacities.


We also have a special request to members of the deviantART community who belong to organizations involved in the arts to submit an indication of support from the organization.


The idea of an address on the Internet ending in .ART is compelling to all of us in the arts.  It would instantly verify an intention on the part of that location completely different than the intentions shown by a .com, .org or .net address.  It seems certain that the .ART Top Level Domain will be awarded by ICANN. The question is: who or what will manage the policies and the pricings for addresses ending in .ART?


The application process is now closed. There are eleven applicants.  Two have asked for a “community designation" - - and DAdotART, supported by deviantART, is one of the two.  A community designation establishes that the domain is to be managed as a benefit to the community it represents.


DAdotART clearly commits in its application to include in its management representatives from all of the arts, artists of all kinds, museums, theaters, dance companies, music, literary and film societies, cultural organizations and representatives of government and international diplomatic organizations dedicated to culture and art preservation. Through deviantART, it is fair to say that our community has the most experience to bring to the table for the success of .ART.


If you and/or your organization can support this effort, please comment directly to ICANN on your own behalf as a professional and/or on behalf of the organization.  You can also prepare a message of support on the organization’s letterhead and send a .PDF file to art@dadotart.com.  We will then forward the letters on to ICANN.  Alternately, you can comment on this Journal but comments to ICANN are preferred.







In your comments to ICANN, please indicate your involvement in the arts; your country of origin or operation; and a sense of why a .ART TLD managed under the aegis of DAdotART would succeed in the purpose of serving the arts community worldwide. Comments and letters to ICANN in your native language are particularly welcomed.

There is a time deadline which has now been extended to September 26, 2012 ,  













Calling all professionals and organizations to support the DAdotART application.
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:iconbwphotographry:
BWPhotographry Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
Are they still calling for public submission because from what i see they are not :S
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:iconmakepictures:
makepictures Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Thanks for the question. The time has past for public submissions.
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:iconbwphotographry:
BWPhotographry Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
Ahh i thought so, i no your extremely busy but do you mind if i send you a note regarding copyright i have a question that i can figure out :)
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:iconmakepictures:
makepictures Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Sure. But I cannot provide legal advice.
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:iconbwphotographry:
BWPhotographry Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
i don't think it was legal advice but i won't be offended if you can't answer it hahah
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BWPhotographry Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
but if they are i will support it :)
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ntim007 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Did you get it yet ?
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:iconmakepictures:
makepictures Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Months and months and months away as ICANN checks out all of the applicants. Thanks so much for your continued interest.
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getcarter Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012   Photographer
What a project! You have my support, although I am not a fulltime artist
...but I can tell them, that DA turned me into what I am...if it comes to develop a sense for art
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makepictures Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Please do post a comment directly to ICANN and in German. I would mean a great deal - - at least to me and many of the deviantART staff.
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