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Status: Delegated
Registry Provider: Verisign
Date Implemented: 02 May 2015
Type: Brand TLD
Priority #: 1249 - CFA Institute

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.cfa is a Brand TLD delegated in ICANN's New gTLD Program. CFA Institute manages the TLD and is its registry. The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 02 May 2015.[1] [2]

Application Details

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

"CFA Institute is a global, not-for-profit organization comprising the world’s largest association of investment professionals. At its cornerstone, CFA Institute administers the CFA program and awards the prestigious CFA, Chartered Financial Analyst, designation. The CFA program is a graduate level, self-study examination system for investment professionals. Established around 1963, the CFA program sets the global standard for investment knowledge, standards and ethics, and is highly esteemed worldwide. CFA Institute has over 108,000 members and 135 member societies in 58 countries. The CFA trademark is registered in over 50 countries around the world. CFA Institute’s mission is to develop and promote the highest educational, ethical, and professional standards in the investment industry. Beyond the CFA program, CFA Institute also offers a range of educational programs and services for our members, program candidates, investors, employers, educational institutions, and the press.

CFA Institute currently has its web presence at cfainstitute.org. Many of its individual products and services have their own web pages. For example, CFA Institute’s educational publications and webcasts can be found at cfapubs.org, its conference offerings at cfaconference.org, and its website dedicated to the GIPS standards - a set of standardized, industry-wide ethical principles that provide investment firms with guidance on how to calculate and report their investment results to prospective clients - resides at GIPS.org. Each of CFA Institute’s 135 member societies also has its own website (for example, the Los Angeles Society has a website at cfala.org)."[3]