|Registry:||Ipiranga Produtos de Petroleo S.A.|
|Priority #:||1357 - Ipiranga Produtos de Petroleo S.A.|
|Parked Domain %:||55.26 %|
|Delegation:||26 July 2015|
.ipiranga is a Brand TLD delegated in ICANN's New gTLD Program. Ipiranga Produtos de Petroleo S.A. manages the TLD and is its Registry. The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 28 July, 2015.
The following is excerpted from the applicant's response to question #18:
"Ipiranga Produtos de Petroleo S.A. (hereinafter: “Ipiranga”) is a joint stock company, duly established and validly existing under the laws of Brazil, with headquarters at Rua Francisco Eugenio, 329, Sao Cristovao, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).
Ipiranga was founded in 1937. It is one of the largest oil distribution companies in Brazil and is the largest private player in the Brazilian fuel distribution market, with nationwide coverage and a network of approximately 5,900 service stations. Most of these service stations also include convenience stores. Fuels distributed by Ipiranga include diesel, gasoline, ethanol, natural gas for vehicles (NGV), fuel oil and kerosene. Ipiranga also distributes lubricants. Through a differentiated relationship with its resellers, Ipiranga offers complementary products and services in the retail market.
Ipiranga’s operations also include a successful, promotion-based e-commerce website ipirangashop.com; a loyalty program called “Km de Vantagens”; and a branded credit card. The loyalty program includes seven million participants and connects online and offline products, which include products offered in the convenience stores.
Ipiranga holds various trademarks in Brazil to protect its brand.
At least during the initial months or even years following the delegation of the .IPIRANGA gTLD to Ipiranga, this extension is likely going to be a so-called “single registrant TLD” as contemplated by ICANN in Article 4.5 of the template Registry Operator Agreement (“Transition of Registry upon Termination of Agreement”). For the avoidance of doubt, a “single registrant TLD” is a TLD where “(i) all domain name registrations in the TLD are registered to, and maintained by, Registry Operator for its own exclusive use, and (ii) Registry Operator does not sell, distribute or transfer control or use of any registrations in the TLD to any third party that is not an Affiliate of Registry Operator.”
Therefore, parties who are not Ipiranga or – insofar and to the extent Ipiranga deems appropriate – an Affiliate will not be entitled to register domain names in the .IPIRANGA gTLD."
- Delegated String, ICANN.org Retrieved 30 Jul 2015
- Reveal Day 13 June 2012 – New gTLD Applied-For Strings
- Application Download, gTLDresult.ICANN.org Retrieved 28 Feb 2013