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Status: Proposed
Registry Provider: Afilias
Type: Brand TLD
Priority #: 381 - Hughes Satellite Systems Corporation

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.hughes is a Brand TLD being proposed in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The applicant is Hughes Satellite Systems Corporation.[1]

Application Details

The following is excerpted from the applicant's reply 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 .hughes gTLD as a restricted, exclusively-controlled gTLD for the purpose of expanding Applicant and its affiliated entities’ ability to: • create a connected digital presence and personalized brand experience for customers and other business partners; • deliver product and service marketing⁄advertising; • enable marketing campaign activation; • facilitate secure interaction and communication with individuals and entities with whom Applicant has a business relationship; • improve business operations; • simplify Internet user navigation to information about Applicant products and services; • demonstrate market leadership in protecting customer privacy and confidential information online; and • meet future client expectations and competitive market demands."[2]