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Status: Delegated
Manager: Google
Registry Provider: Google
Registry: Charleston Road Registry Inc.[[Category:{{#sub:Charleston Road Registry Inc.|2|-2}}]]
Registry Backend: Google Corporation[[Category:{{#sub:Google Corporation|2|-2}} Backend]]
Date Implemented: 15 September 2014
Type: Brand TLD
Priority #: 121 - Google (Charleston Road Registry Inc.)
Registrations: 18
Parked Domains: 9
Parked Domain %: 50.0 %
Important Dates
Delegation: 15 September 2014
General Availability: N/A

More Information: 1}}

.gle is a Brand TLD delegated in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The successful applicant is Google (Charleston Road Registry Inc.).[1] .gle was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on the 15th September, 2014, completing the successful application for the string.[2]

Application Excerpt

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

The mission of the proposed gTLD, .gle is to make the worldʹs information universally accessible and useful through the streamlined provision of Google services. The purpose of the proposed gTLD is to provide a dedicated Internet space in which Google can continue to innovate on its Internet offerings. Specifically, the new gTLD will augment Googleʹs offerings through existing registries, provide Google with greater ability to categorize its present online locations around the world, and provide a more recognizable, branded, trusted web space to both the general Internet population and Google employees.

Charleston Road Registry believes that given its intended use by Google, the .gle gTLD will best add value to the gTLD space by remaining completely closed for the sole use of Google.

Second-level domain names within the proposed gTLD are intended for registration and use by Google only, and domain names under the new gTLD will not be available to the general public for purchase, sale, or registration. As such, Charleston Road Registry intends to apply for an exemption to the ICANN Registry Operator Code of Conduct as Google is intended to be the sole registrar and registrant."[3]

Contract signed

On the 24th July 2014, Google (Charleston Road Registry Inc.) received a Registry Agreement signed by ICANN for .gle after passing the Initial Evaluation.[4]


.gle was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on the 15th September, 2014, completing the successful application for the string.[5]