|Manager:||Charleston Road Registry Inc. (Google)|
|Registry Provider:||Charleston Road Registry Inc.|
.and was one of 101 TLDs applied for by Google through its subsidiary Charleston Road Registry Inc.; it was applied for as a closed registration Brand TLD intended for use and promotion of its android brand and services. The company also applied for .android.
The application was later criticized as flying directly in the face of ICANN's applicant guidebook given that it clearly lays out that geographic and territory names on the ISO 3166-1 standard list are protected. AND is on that list as a designation of Andorra. Thus, it was quickly suggested that the application would be rejected outright. Google also applied for .are and .est, which have the same conflict. In September, 2012 it was noted that Google had withdrawn all three applications.