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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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:iconbwphotographry:
BWPhotographry Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
but if they are i will support it :)
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:iconntim007:
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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:icongetcarter:
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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:iconmakepictures:
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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:icongetcarter:
getcarter Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012   Photographer
Ai, Ai...captain :)
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:icontuficlevien:
tuficlevien Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Yes. Always yes.
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:iconoogtardrawer:
oogtardrawer Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i dont get this but its worth reading this but too lazy i know its about somthing here it is: DA dot art i think it is about a DA blog or some thing
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:iconimlineking:
imlineking Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
didn't get whats going on...
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:iconmakepictures:
makepictures Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
This Journal might be helpful: [link]
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:iconmuhamadsham:
muhamadsham Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Filmographer
im very full supporting!!!
deviantART muro drawing Comment Drawing
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:iconmakepictures:
makepictures Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
It would be very helpful for you to comment directly to ICANN. It is an international organization and you can comment in any language. Instructions for how to comment are here: [link]
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:iconvronskaya:
vronskaya Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
supporting!!!
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:iconmakepictures:
makepictures Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
It would be very helpful for you to comment directly to ICANN. It is an international organization and you can comment in any language. Instructions for how to comment are here: [link]
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:iconeverlasting-joy:
Everlasting-Joy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
totally supporting this!!!
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:iconmakepictures:
makepictures Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Thanks. maybe you'd like to comment directly to ICANN. Here are instructions for doing so: [link]
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:iconeverlasting-joy:
Everlasting-Joy Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
okay!
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:iconmyxmark:
myxmark Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student
yes i always support this
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:iconmakepictures:
makepictures Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
It would be very helpful for you to comment directly to ICANN. It is an international organization and you can comment in any language. Instructions for how to comment are here: [link]
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:iconridla86:
ridla86 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
YES!!!!
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:iconuniqueenigma:
UniqueEnigma Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student General Artist
So long as it supports art in general (especially already great artist and artists trying to rise up) Then I'll support this all the way!
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:iconmakepictures:
makepictures Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Terrific. The DAdotART application for a community designation rests on the shoulders of those principles. Please consider a direct comment of support to ICANN.
[link]
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:iconuniqueenigma:
UniqueEnigma Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Alright thanks, I will do that as soon as I can :)
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:iconviper2k3sr:
Viper2k3sr Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Will deffinately support this, will leave a comment for ICANN very soon. As a professional graphic designer this would be a big help
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:iconmakepictures:
makepictures Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Terrific. Thanks.
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:iconmegbear99:
megbear99 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes, in support of DAdotART!
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:iconmakepictures:
makepictures Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Would be terrific for ICANN to hear from a professional artist in South Africa. Please let them know here you live when you comment and thanks so much for your support.
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:icondraganbantiarna:
DraganBantiarna Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
YES!!! art domains!!! happy day!!
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:iconmakepictures:
makepictures Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Your support as a professional artist will be particularly convincing to ICANN.
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:iconsamantha-d:
samantha-d Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
I have supported. Good luck guys
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:iconmakepictures:
makepictures Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Thanks you!
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:iconsop-sama:
Sop-sama Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so if we get this new domain, it'll be like:- deviant.art :?

that's awesome!
:dummy:

if only I had my own company, I'd so contact those officials :shakefist:

but either way, i support this all the way! :thumbsup:
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:iconmakepictures:
makepictures Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
You don't need your own company. A direct comment to ICANN from an artist is just as valuable.

Thanks.
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:iconaliwithaneye:
AliWithAnEye Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional Photographer
I did this! Sounds so awesome!! Can't wait!
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:iconmakepictures:
makepictures Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Thanks so much.
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:iconaliwithaneye:
AliWithAnEye Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional Photographer
:woohoo:
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:iconratnakarsoren:
ratnakarsoren Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
There is no friggin' reason why anyone would not support it.
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:iconmakepictures:
makepictures Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Please pass your support on to ICANN. Just takes a moment. Instructions are here:[link]
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:iconjonkliffe:
JonKliffe Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Artist
Sounds technical,,maybe we could make it a little simplier than a complex statement,,
but whatever it is I do support deviant art and its affiliate organizations,
such as,DAdotART.
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:iconebeni92:
ebeni92 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I want support
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:iconmakepictures:
makepictures Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Please pass your support on to ICANN. Just takes a moment. Instructions are here:[link]
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:iconepsilonrose:
EpsilonRose Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Having a .art domain does sound worth while, but I think having an entity like DA in charge of it is a bad idea. I mean, what if someone wants to register a site that competes with DA or one that hosts content that falls outside the stuff DA suggests? Both of those things should be allowed on a .art domain, but if DA's the one controlling it there's a non-zero chance of them trying to stop those kinds of sites. Overall it seems far to ripe for abuse.

Yeah, I don't think I'll be supporting this.
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:iconmakepictures:
makepictures Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
There is a 100% chance that DAdotART would permit a "competitor" of dA to obtain a .art domain. You can read the DAdotART application here to verify this: [link]
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:iconwestlylafleur:
WestlyLaFleur Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
word.
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:iconblur1321:
Blur1321 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student General Artist
definitely gonna support.
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