|Registry:||Hughes Satellite Systems Corporation|
|Priority #:||1355 - Hughes Satellite Systems Corporation|
|Parked Domain %:||100.0 %|
|Delegation:||30 September 2016|
The application was issued a GAC Early Warning from the representative of Australia and GAC Chair, Heather Dryden. The warning system is noted as a strong recommendation on behalf of national governments to the ICANN Board that a given TLD application should be denied as it stands. Applicants are encouraged to work with objecting GAC members.
The warning states that the applicant is "seeking exclusive access to a common generic string .. that relates to a broad market sector," which Ms. Dryden notes could have unintended consequences and a negative impact on competition.
The following is excerpted from the applicant's response to question #18:
"Hughes Satellite Systems Corporation (“Applicant”) is the world’s leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies and managed network services for enterprises and governments in more than 100 countries, but primarily in North America. Applicant is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation,, a premier global provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions. Among the many offerings of Applicant and its affiliates are HughesNet®, the market’s #1 high-speed satellite Internet service; Sling Media’s award-winning Sling® technology; and Move Networks™ adaptive bit-rate streaming technology. The Applicant’s EchoStar Satellite Services segment leases satellite capacity on a full-time and occasional-use basis primarily to DISH Network; and to Dish Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V., the United States government service providers, state agencies, Internet service providers, broadcast news organizations, programmers, and private enterprise customers. This segment uses its 10 owned and leased in-orbit satellites and related Federal Communications Commission licenses. The Applicant also provides managed services to large enterprises; and networking systems solutions to customers for mobile satellite and wireless backhaul systems. The Applicant was formerly known as EH Holding Corporation and changed its name to Hughes Satellite Systems Corporation in October 2011. The Applicant is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado. Hughes Satellite Systems Corporation operates as a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation. Applicant seeks the proposed .dvr gTLD as a restricted, exclusively-controlled gTLD[.]"
- Reveal Day 13 June 2012 – New gTLD Applied-For Strings
- GAC Early Warning, NewgTLDS.ICANN.org Retrieved 25 Nov 2012
- DVR AU, GACweb.ICANN.org Retrieved 25 Nov 2012
- Application Download, gTLDresult.ICANN.org Retrieved 28 Feb 2013