ICANN releases Long Awaited .BRAND list.

Written by Karthik Murthy on . Posted in Uncategorized

ICANN has released the long awaited list of Applicants who have applied for DOT BRAND.  While ICANN at the start expected only around 500 Applications to be filed, the final number has reached a whopping One Thousand Nine Hundred and Thirty Six (1936) Applications.  Out of these 1936, Companies in North America leads with 911 Applications, while Companies in Africa have filed only 17 Applications.  Following are the tabulted list of Applications filed by Companies in various countries.

gTLDs Applications
Africa 17
Asia/Pacific 303
Europe 675
Latin America/Caribbean 24
North America 911

It is pertinent to note that most of these 911 Applications from North America have been filed by Companies from the United States.  The most important DOT BRANDS applied are;

.YOUTUBE by Google

.YAHOO by Yahoo Inc

.XPERIA by Sony Mobiles

.XEROX by Xerox Corporation

.WINDOWS, .SKYPE, .SKYDRIVE by Microsoft Corporation

.WALMART by Walmart Stores

.VOLKSWAGEN by Volswagen Inc

.TVS by Sundaram Iyengar & Sons

.TATA & .TATAMOTORS by Tata Group

.SYMANTEC by Symantec Corporation

.SUZUKI by Suzuki Motor Corporation

.SONY by Sony Corporation

.SBI by State Bank of India

.INDIANS, .RELAINCE, . RIL by Relaince Group

.NOKIA by Nokia Corporation

.NIKE by Nike Inc

.INFOSYS. .INFY by Infosys Limited

.DOCOMO by NTT Docomo

.APPLE by Apple Inc.

These are only few of the .DOT BRAND Domains that have been applied by famous companies.  There are tough competition for certain .DOT BRANDS such as .ART / .TECH/ .WEB where at least 10 or more Companies have applied.  Our next blog post wil cover this aspect where our study will concentrate on the .DOT BRANDS that have been applied by more than a Company.

The complete listing could be found here.

Karthik is the Director of Domain Name Disputes India and a Master’s Degree Holder in Intellectual Property & Technology Law at the National University of Singapore. Domain Name Disputes India, are India’s first consultants dealing exclusively with Online Brand Protection & Domain Name Disputes. Domain Name Disputes India offers its clients detailed online brand protection strategies and solutions to protect them from online frauds, cybersquatting, sale of counterfeit goods etc., To know more, please visit www.domaindisputesindia.com., call me @ +91 9840477744 or mail me at [email protected]

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