.infosys

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Status: Withdrawn
Registry Provider: Verisign
Type: Brand TLD
Priority #: 876 - Infosys Limited

.infosys was a Brand TLD that was proposed in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The applicant was Infosys Limited.[1] The applicant later withdrew their application.[2]

Application Details

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

"The .infosys gTLD will create a new generation gTLD serving the interests of end users by providing an authoritative Internet space where information, services and resources of the Infosys brand, its affiliates and partners that are associated with the Infosys brand will be closely controlled by Infosys Limited (Infosys). The majority of the anticipated domain name registrations in the .infosys gTLD will be used in the promotion and communication of the Infosys brand and business and technology consulting services. A subset of domain names under the .infosys gTLD has the potential to be created and used for delivery of Infosys services, products and platforms, as well as for communication and marketing purposes, with internet users assured of brand authenticity.

Infosys was established in 1981 and is today a global leader in “next generation” IT and consulting. Infosys is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NASDAQ:INFY) and had revenues of USD 6.825 billion last financial year. Infosys offers business and technology consulting, application services, systems integration, product engineering, custom software development, maintenance, re-engineering, independent testing and validation services, IT infrastructure services and business process outsourcing, products and platforms. Infosys operates globally, with 64 offices and 68 development centres located worldwide in countries including US, India, China, Australia, Japan, the Middle East, UK, Germany, France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Poland and Canada. Infosys aims to achieve its objectives in an environment of fairness, honesty and courtesy towards its clients, employees, vendors and society at large. In this regard, consumer trust and continuous innovation are paramount considerations in all its activities.

Since the inception of the current domain name system, business activities conducted on the internet are constantly changing and evolving with increased complexity. The volume of commercial transactions over the internet is growing and bringing benefits of simplicity and lowered transaction costs to businesses and consumers. However, at the same time, criminal activities over the internet including data breach, hacking and phishing activities have also become more sophisticated resulting in loss of consumer confidence beyond mere monetary harm. The .infosys gTLD will facilitate greater trust and assurance from internet users connecting with Infosys online, whilst still allowing convenient and efficient interaction.

Only Infosys and its affiliate entities will be eligible to register domain names in .infosys, with the approval of its Head of Marketing. The domain name registration processes will address the requirements mandated by ICANN, including rights abuse prevention measures."[3]

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