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Status: Delegated
Registry Provider: Neustar
Date Implemented: 13 February 2015
Type: Brand TLD
Priority #: 750 - The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc.

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.cbn is a Brand TLD delegated in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc.manages the TLD and is its Registry. The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 13 February, 2015.[1][2]

Application Details

The following is excerpted from the applicant's response to question #18:

"Who we are: The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc. (CBN) is a faith-based media content producer⁄distributor and humanitarian aid and relief organization. CBN is a multifaceted nonprofit organization that provides programming by cable, broadcast and satellite to approximately 200 countries, with a 24-hour telephone prayer line. CBN operates internationally with a presence in 21 African countries, eight Asian countries and four offices in Europe. Chief among CBNʹs broadcasting components is The 700 Club, a daily television program featuring Pat Robertson, Terry Meeuswen, Gordon Robertson, Kristi Watts and news anchor Lee Webb. On the air continuously since 1966, The 700 Club is one of the longest-running programs in broadcast history. CBN programs have aired in approximately 108 languages in 218 different countries and territories, from Mandarin to Spanish and from Turkish to Welsh. CBN International also distributes videos and literature and provides follow-up through international ministries around the world. In 1995, CBN launched CBN WorldReach with a mission of providing Christian programming to targeted international audiences. For instance, Middle East Television (METV), was a television station in Southern Lebanon, broadcasts news, sports, family entertainment, and religious programming by satellite to a potential audience of 200 million people in 15 nations including Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt and Cyprus.


Registration Policies for .cbn TLD are simple: (1) CBN will be the sole registrant of all .cbn domains (2) There will be one ICANN Accredited Registrar for .cbn domains

Privacy and Confidentiality for .cbn Registrations – CBN will be the sole registrant and CBN does not anticipate any personal information being stored in WHOIS or transmitted using SRS component so there is no risk of personally identifiable information (PII) being captured, transferred, or transcribed in out operations. Moreover, CBN will only connect to the registrar services provider using an interface and will not have any machine to machine connectivity between the outsourced service providers and CBNs own operations, web sites, nor other services. Should CBN choose to allow others to develop web sites using second level domains for .cbn, CBN will carefully control this activity."[3]