Donuts, the Registry operator for .DOCTOR domains announced the general availability of the extension which will commence on 26h October, 2016.
The Registry also clarified the eligibility requirements for .DOCTOR domains. They said that the gTLD is open and anyone can register a .DOCTOR domain, not just physicians, dentists, veterinarians, Ph.D’s, and others that have earned the title of “Doctor.”
Donuts have also said that they will guard against inappropriate or dangerous uses of .DOCTOR.
Donuts said :
If registrants using this name make the representation on their websites that they are licensed medical practitioners, they should be able to demonstrate upon request that in fact they hold such a license.
Failure to so demonstrate could be considered a violation of the terms of registration and may subject the registrant to registrar and registry rights to delete, revoke, suspend, cancel, or transfer a registration.