|Registry:||European Organization for Nuclear Research ("CERN")|
|Date Implemented:||16 August 2014|
|Priority #:||854 - European Organization for Nuclear Research|
|Parked Domain %:||3.7 %|
|Delegation:||16 August 2014|
.cern is a Brand TLD delegated in ICANN's New gTLD Program. European Organization for Nuclear Research ("CERN").manages the TLD and is its Registry. The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 16 August, 2014.
The following is excerpted from the applicant's response to question #18:
'The Applicant, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), is an intergovernmental organization situated across the French-Swiss border near Geneva. It is one of the world’s largest and most respected centers for scientific research in the field of fundamental physics. CERN has 20 Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United- Kingdom), one Candidate State for accession (Romania) and two Associate Members in the pre-stage to Membership (Israel and Serbia). Other countries are also involved, as some 10,000 scientists from around the world come to CERN for their research. They represent 608 universities and 113 nationalities. The mission of CERN is to enable international collaboration in the field of high-energy physics. To this end, CERN designs, builds and operates particle accelerators and the associated experimental areas, as well as connected information technology, administrative and industrial services. CERN’s flagship project, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), is producing unprecedented physics results.
Initially, the .CERN TLD will be a single-registrant TLD: only CERN will be eligible to register domain names. In due course, should the Applicant decide to open registration to certain third parties, the Applicant will organize the registry operation for.CERN in such a manner that it will avoid multiple applications for a particular domain name."
Delegation and Availability
- Delegated String, ICANN.org Retrieved 25 Mar 2015
- Reveal Day 13 June 2012 – New gTLD Applied-For Strings
- Application Download, gTLDresult.ICANN.org Retrieved 20 Feb 2013
- Registry Agreements, ICANN.org Retrieved 05 December 2014
- ICANN delegated strings Retrieved 5th December 2014.