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DeviantART announced a month ago that through a new organization, Dadotart we applied to manage a new Top Level Domain (TLD) called “.ART.” We are committed to having the .ART TLD — the Internet addresses that could end in .ART — organized and distributed with the full participation of the global art community.


We need your help!


We need your help to show public support for the Dadotart application. The application process to manage a TLD is long, arduous, and intricate. Help us gather as a true art-centric community. And please spread the word to everyone who loves the arts or is part of the arts because we aim to have .ART be home to everyone in every one of the arts.









Every voice counts!


There are a number of ways for you to support the Dadotart campaign.





1. Write a Comment


Write a comment about your support of Dadotart’s application in this journal and we will pass your comment on to ICANN. Tell them how a .ART TLD might serve you as an artist or art lover.






2. Spread the Word


Tell others! Help us spread the word by posting a Journal, updating your Facebook status, tweeting, or using any other means of social media to get others to join in. People who are not members of deviantART can e-mail messages of  support to: art@dadotart.com.







3. Go Above and Beyond


We also urge you to post a message of support to ICANN’s “Submit an Application Comment” page. This process isn’t for the faint of heart and takes a few minutes longer as it requires you to create an account and verify an e-mail address. Still, if you do this, you are assuring ICANN that you are an impassioned and vocal supporter of the arts community and of Dadotart’s application.


Click here for step-by-step instructions on how to post a message to ICANN.






Well-formulated, respectful, and intelligent comments will be the best approach to showing ICANN and the world why Dadotart, Inc. will be the best manager of the .ART TLD.






Thank You!


A landslide starts with a single pebble. This is a worldwide effort at every level — from a single artist to a small group of craftspeople to an international association of museum directors. The support of one is the support of all. But hurry! This is a time-sensitive effort. All comments must be submitted by August 13th, 2012 to be eligible. Help us gather as a true art-centric community. And please spread the word to everyone who loves the arts or is part of the arts because
we aim to have .ART be home to everyone in every one of the arts.


Please note this doesn't mean that deviantART.com would change to deviantART.art (or deviant.art). The .ART TLD would service all of the arts, including art forms that deviantART doesn't handle -- like the theater, music, dance, and so on -- and would allow people to have individual identities associated with the arts without going through a community like deviantART or YouTube.










For the reader:




  1. How would you use a .art address?

  2. If all the arts had a special address like .art, how would it improve your use of the Web?

  3. Do you think it's important for the voices of a community to come up with the guidelines for the use of a .art address?


Let ICANN know in your comments and support Dadotart!










DeviantART announced a month ago that — through a new organization, Dadotart — we applied to manage a new Top Level Domain (TLD) called “.ART.” We are committed to having the .ART TLD — the Internet addresses that could end in .ART — organized and distributed with the full participation of the global art community.
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:iconxenashwood:
XenAshwood Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A .art TLD would be amazing to designate parts of the internet for the sharing of art all forms of artistry , but I fear only dA will get to use it.
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:iconravynnenevyrmore:
RavynneNevyrmore Featured By Owner Edited Aug 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'm all for an .art TLD, but can someone explain to me why DA should be the entity in charge of it?
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:icondottifox:
DottiFox Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That would be rad, but priority should be given to the art theft and also server issues.
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:icondreathe:
Dreathe Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
What's a dado-tart?  It sounds kinky.
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:iconenucleator:
Enucleator Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Are you kidding? You cannot even manage this site.... You should be commited to make DA a better place for serious artists.
I think that all the artists supporting this are genuinely unaware of all the shit going on here....
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:icontomthetom00:
Tomthetom00 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats it
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:iconenucleator:
Enucleator Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
?
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:iconrobopony:
Robopony Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe if you grow some common sense and deal with all the non-art that plagues 99% of dA, I might consider it.

When was dA suddenly run by irresponsible manchildren?
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:iconscramblus:
Scramblus Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
it always was.
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:iconficticiousanimation:
FicticiousAnimation Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You probably would have gotten the .ART tld if you enforced the rules. "Sorry, but only the original author can report stolen art. Please tell your friend to submit a report." That's bullshit.
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:iconasbestos-kid:
asbestos-kid Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
:iconhowaboutnoplz:



About 95% of dA isn't art.
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:icondaisywolflove:
DaisyWolfLove Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Other way around, dude
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:iconhoch-spannung:
Hoch-Spannung Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
 Honestly, just see the front page now and then and you'd get that he's right. Nowadays Deviantart is more like a mere image hosting site with social networking functionality. A work must meet some standards (the higher - the better) to qualify as art. In theory the fact that dA allows posting everything disregarding the quality is good as it allows people to receive critiques and learn. In practice, however, such works often end up on the front page for no sane reason. You expect to see something original, skillful but instead you get some lineart and, to say politely, very questionable fanart. When a person opens an art site they have full right to expect the front page to showcase the best of it and they absolutely positively shouldn't end up seeing scribbles on the lined paper. And that's not to mention the search option which may lead an unsuspecting person to such lovecraftian horrors that no living being should ever cast their sight at.
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:icondaisywolflove:
DaisyWolfLove Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah I agree. But I think everything is art unless you put something like 5 scribbles on a piece of paper and sell is for over 1M dollars.
That's not art at all. 
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:iconinvisibleelvis:
InvisibleElvis Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I'd love a .art It would probably just redirect to my dA though :D
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:iconalinoancea:
alinoancea Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm graphic designer, i like art and i want .art's domain.
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:iconstupidmofo334:
stupidmofo334 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Isn't art just a product of commerce?
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:iconstupidmofo334:
stupidmofo334 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Also, yeah; art needs to stay in .com, otherwise we'll end up with good art sites spread between .com's and .art's.
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:iconzombleboy:
ZOMBlEBOY Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
      With all the problems that dA has, With art theft, Abuse, people joining deviantart who are underage. Not to mention the poor job at moderating; Were when somebody were to file a report of a stolen picture, or a picture against dA standards It would take months to reply and take action.
      No.
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:iconyokal5:
Yokal5 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Supporting for great justice
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:iconameliaddraws:
AmeliaDDraws Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Artist
sooooo.... can we get a .art yet?
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:iconabstract-mindser:
Abstract-Mindser Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
One has to presume that they likely got rejected severely, or one would just hope.

You poke your head into any of the categories and quickly get a general 'incompetence' vibe from deviantArt. :la:

Why would you want a company who can't even manage reliable what their users upload without taking a month on average to process?
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:iconameliaddraws:
AmeliaDDraws Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional Artist
I'm not sure that a company can even own one for that matter....
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:iconabstract-mindser:
Abstract-Mindser Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
We'd all like to say that, but look at how widespread some companies 'own' the very internet we use and regulate its speed?
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:iconkdeamndl:
kdeamndl Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
DeviantART would only be able to launch it in 2015 from what i've seen
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:iconabstract-mindser:
Abstract-Mindser Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
If even?
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:iconicyton:
Icyton Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I don't really like that I would have to register such a generic-sounding domain name through deviantART, it just feels wrong.
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:iconsanjouin-dacapo:
sanjouin-dacapo Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I think deviantart.com is just fine. I don't like the idea of anyone owning the word 'art'.
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:icon331319:
331319 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
It's not ownership over the word "art", but the TLD ".art". As in DeviantArt would be moderating who can get a website that can end in ".art". For example, if you wanted the domain "www.sanjouin-dacapo.art", you would have to register through DeviantArt, provided DeviantArt acquires the TLD.
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:iconmavinova:
mavinova Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Filmographer
so, what happened ? any development on the case?
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:iconsoul-spread:
soul-spread Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
cool
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:icontruffleshufflecomic:
TruffleShuffleComic Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
...wat.
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:iconabstract-mindser:
Abstract-Mindser Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
TL;DR: PRIORITIES ORGANIZATION AND STANDARDS, WE HAVE NONE.
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:iconbornes:
bornes Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
All comments must be submitted by August 2012. So yeah, this news is kind of really fucking late. What good is posting it now?
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:icontickitoki:
tickitoki Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
because this totally isn't a stupid idea and .com just wasn't cool enough
priorities, what are they
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:iconpuripie:
PuriPie Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist
Come to deviantart.art! Which isn't silly at all!
We are serious about showing our dedication to tracing pony screenshots, mspaint sonic fetishes, and photographs of teens with their shirts off.

If this happens anytime soon it'll just be embarrassing.
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:iconluckydog34:
Luckydog34 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If it's going to have that, then I'm expecting your going to get rid of the blatant pornography and screenshots of something that the user didn't create, if you don't then I don't support it, sorry but their are more larger problems that the deviantart staff seems to be ignoring.
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:iconcomickit:
Comickit Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist
ehh whatever i really don't see the point.
take a look at your priorities please.
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:iconluckydog34:
Luckydog34 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely agree, although I suck at drawing myself lots of people are proving a point here.
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:iconlagio-i-gaer:
Lagio-I-Gaer Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Absolutely not. There are many problems with DA right now that should be taken care of (art theft, abuse system, etc.) before it goes into this stage. Sure, there ARE artists with talent, but they're clouded out due to thousands of more artists who only submit a Sonic recoloring or make some anime fetish crap. It's an embarrassment, and until that gets fixed and this site returned to its former glory, then I WILL NOT support this at all.


Good day to you, sir!
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:iconbi0terr0r:
BI0TERR0R Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No.
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:iconscramblus:
Scramblus Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Considering DA's enthusiasm for selective ensorship of criticism and the face it's mostly full of mediocre anime fetish crap. Enter Roman empire into the search engine to see the sites problems
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:iconanegada:
Anegada Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Yes, a dotart domain is absolutely something I would love to see!
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:iconw0lfey:
w0lfey Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student General Artist
this comment is probably going to get hidden or some such. but i don't think deviantART is worth it. there are loads of absolutely top-notch professional artists, aspiring artists, designers, illustrators, cartoonists and photographers on here... but for every one brilliant artists, there's 100 other animu kiddies uploading hideous MS Paint scribbles of their rule 34 wet dreams and animu mary sues. i honestly don't think deviantart could call itself worthy of an .art TLD because some of the content here is an insult to art.

(and dA having a top level domain would intimidate me a bit, honestly. i'm only an amateur cartoonist/painter/photographer myself).
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:icontinanewtonart:
tinanewtonart Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
So +spyed? Did the .art domains go through or not? I am very excited by this, I submitted a comment @ icann's webpage as instructed to about two months ago.... How would we go about procuring a .art domain if they are made available?
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:iconspyed:
spyed Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This process will take a while.. but we greatly appreciate the support. None of these domains will be released within a year. But we're confident we'll be bringing them to you as soon as is possible!
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:icontinanewtonart:
tinanewtonart Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Filmographer
very awesome, Thank you +spyed
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:iconabstract-mindser:
Abstract-Mindser Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
I see a ^ next to your username in the future.
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:icontinanewtonart:
tinanewtonart Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Filmographer
That would be pretty nice, but I am fine with my =. lol
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