.changiairport

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Status: Proposed
Registry Provider: Verisign
Type: Brand TLD
Priority #: 1211 - Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte. Ltd

.changiairport is a Brand TLD being proposed in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The applicant is Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte. Ltd[1]

Application Details

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

"The new .changiairport gTLD will operate as a restricted registry, in which Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd (CAG) can create and control domain spaces that promote its brand identity and authenticity. In this regard, .changiairport will be used by CAG, its affiliates and partners that are associated with the brand as an authoritative internet space to provide timely information, services and resources relating to its operation of Changi Airport to consumers and travellers in a way that promotes trust, convenience and efficiency. Acknowledging that time is of the essence amongst travellers, the proposed .changiairport gTLD will provide easy and quick access to relevant information. Second and third level domain names can then be utilised for marketing and communication purposes, with internet users assured of the accuracy, reliability and authenticity of the information presented online.

CAG is responsible for all aspects of the daily operations and management of Changi Airport in Singapore. CAG focuses on airport operations and management, air hub development, commercial activities and airport emergency services. Through its subsidiary, Changi Airports International Pte Ltd (CAI), CAG invests in and manages foreign airports to spread the success of Changi Airport internationally. Today, CAG has established CAI’s presence to cover major economies including China, India, the Middle East and Europe.

As the seventh busiest international airport in the world, Changi Airport serves more than 100 international airlines flying to over 210 cities in worldwide and in 2011, more than 46 million passengers transited through Changi Airport. Changi Airport has over 390 awards recognised for its excellence in airport operations, including being voted as the ‘Best Airport in the World’ by Business Traveller (UK) for 24 times between 1988 and 2011 and voted as ‘Deficiency-Free’ for its safe and efficient air traffic services 30 times by the International Federation of Airline Pilots Associations. CAG’s mission is to be the world’s leading airport company growing a vibrant air-hub in Singapore and enhancing the communities it serves worldwide. CAG harnesses new technologies and continually enhances the online experience and communication with its travellers and internet users. In this regard, taking proactive measures to protect CAG’s online brand presence to strengthen consumer trust, credibility, reputation and continuous innovation are paramount considerations in CAG’s activities."[2]

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