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Status: Delegated
Registry Provider: Verisign
Registry: Shortdot SA
Registry Backend: CentralNic
Type: Generic
Category: Commerce
Registrations: 5,631
Parked Domains: 2
Parked Domain %: 0.04 %
Important Dates
Delegation: 13 March 2015
General Availability: 20 April 2021

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.cfd is a delegated TLD in ICANN's New gTLD Program. IG Group Holdings PLC was the applicant. As of 16 December 2014, IG Group Holdings PLC assigned the TLD to DotCFD Registry Limited, which is now the manager and registry of ".cfd".[1][2] The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 13 Mar, 2015.[3]

Application Details

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

"The .cfd gTLD will create a new generation gTLD serving the interests of end users by providing an authoritative Internet space where information about contracts for difference trading (CFDs), services and resources of the IG Group Holdings plc (IG Group). .cfd will communicate some key information on CFD trading, how to securely trade in CFDs and offer internet users the possibility to trade. The .cfd gTLD will be closely controlled by IG Group. The majority of the anticipated domain name registrations in.cfd will be used in the promotion and communication of CFDs as a transparent and viable investment opportunity offered by IG Group, and more in particular its brand IG Markets, its affiliates and partners that are associated with the product. A subset of domain names has the potential to be created for communication and marketing purposes, with internet users assured of the legitimacy of the product offered by IG Group, IG Markets, its affiliates and partners. Second and third level domains will possibly include geographical names to provide relevant information to customers in specific regions.

IG Group was established in 1974, has its headquarters in London and operates globally with 14 global offices in several European countries, Japan, Singapore and Australia. IG Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange, is a member of the FTSE 250 and has a market capital value of GBP 1.7 billion (as at October 2011). IG Group is a world-leading provider of financial derivatives., divided into several individual brands that cater the needs of its clients. IG Markets, as part of the IG Group, offers CFDs to a global audience. and has accumulated numerous awards as a CFD provider over the past years including Winner of the Smart Investor Blue Ribbon award for 2011 (recommended for 2010, 2009 and 2008), Winner of TheBull ‘Stockies’ Awards in 2011, 2010 and 2009, Canstar Cannex 5 star ratings for 2009. IG Group has currently secured several domain names such as cfddeal.co.uk, cfddeal.com, cfdonline.co.jp, cfds.co.nz, cfdtradingguide.com to offer secure trading in CFDs to internet users. .cfd gTLD will increase customers’ trust in CFDs as a transparent and viable investment product offered in a secure environment by a world-leading provider.. The .cfd gTLD will allow IG Group to provide CFD resources and potential services to online customers in a secure, interactive and authoritative internet space."[4]