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Status: Available
Type: Brand TLD
Priority #: 313 - IG Group Holdings PLC

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.forex is a Brand TLD delegated in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The applicant and manager of the TLD is IG Group Holdings PLC.[1] The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on March 12, 2015.[2] .FOREX reached General Availability 16 November 2015. [3]

Application Details

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

"The .forex gTLD will create a new generation gTLD serving the interests of end users by providing an authoritative Internet space for information about forex (foreign exchange market) trading, services and resources of IG Group Holdings plc (IG Group). .forex will communicate some key information on forex trading and how to trade securely as well as offering IG Group customers the opportunity to trade online. The .forex gTLD will be closely controlled by IG Group for use by IG Group, its affiliates and partners that are associated with the brand and product. The majority of anticipated domain name registrations in .forex will be used in the promotion and communication of forex trading as a viable investment opportunity offered by IG Group. 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 Group is a world leading provider of retail derivatives, including forex trading. 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. IG Markets, as a part of the IG Group, is a leading provider of forex trading and has received several awards for forex trading, including; Financial Review Smart Investor Blue Ribbon Award for recommended Forex Provider in 2010, 2009, 2008, and The Bull ‘Stockies’ Awards Winner of Best Forex Provider 2008 and Finalist 2011, 2010 and 2009. As such, IG Group has significant global reputation for forex trading. .forex will allow IG Group to provide forex resources and potential services to online customers in a secure, interactive and authoritative Internet space."[4]