|Manager:||Seiko Epson Corporation|
|Registry Provider:||ARI Registry Services|
|Registry:||Seiko Epson Corporation|
|Registry Backend:||GMO Registry|
|Priority #:||228 - Seiko Epson Corporation|
|Parked Domain %:||50.0 %|
|Delegation:||03 February 2015|
.epson is a Brand TLD delegated in ICANN's New gTLD Program. NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD. manages the TLD and is its Registry. The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on March 3rd, 2015.
The following is excerpted from the applicant's response to question #18:
"The Company is a long established and well known multinational corporation, with a history spanning more than 70 years. It was founded in 1942 as Daiwa Industry and has changed its corporate name twice, developing its business under the present corporate name since 1985. Its headquarters are located in Japan. The Company is currently comprised of a group of 99 companies, undertaking business in 117 countries with a total workforce of 78,901 employees (as of March 31, 2011, consolidated basis).
The Company is considered to be one of the leading companies in the development, sales, marketing, manufacturing and servicing of information-related equipment, electronic devices, and precision products. The net sales for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011 were up to JPY973,663,000,000 (consolidated basis).
The Company initially intends to reserve all names within the TLD for itself, and to primarily use any of those domain names for promotional and navigational purposes relating to The Company’s online presence and⁄or provision of goods and services.
Eventually, though not likely for at least three years post-delegation, The Company anticipates the possibility that Affiliates could license the use of domains within the TLD from The Company. However, such licenses could only be made via contract which limits the use of the domain name to purposes specified by The Company. Such terms would be enforced via monitoring and quick action to mitigate any negative effects of any such abuse, if any. Licenses of the domain names could be revoked by The Company at any time, for any reason."