.konami

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Status: Proposed
Registry Provider: GMO Registry
Type: Brand TLD
Priority #: 992 - KONAMI CORPORATION

.konami is a Brand TLD being proposed in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The applicant is KONAMI CORPORATION.[1]

Application Details

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

"KONAMI CORPORATION is a global company in the fields of Digital Entertainment Business, Gaming & Systems Business, Pachinko & Pachinko Slot Machines Business and Health & Fitness Business. The company has registered many domain names under various gTLDs and ccTLDs not only for actual use but also as a trademark protection measure. Despite these efforts, there exist many domain name registrations and websites that infringe KONAMI CORPORATION’s trademarks. As a result, Internet users often have difficulty differentiating bona fide websites from fraudulent ones. Positioning .konami as the official domain for the company, and unifying the company⁄brand’s web presence under .konami, would provide easy access and interaction, which the company believes would reduce confusion and improve user experience.

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In addition, .konami is different from other existing TLDs because it will be only available to KONAMI CORPORATION and its stakeholders. With its restrictive rules and comprehensive abuse handling processes, the Applicant expects minimal abusive domain name registrations in the .konami name space. This means that information provided by .konami will be reliable and Internet users will be able to enjoy the name space with confidence. .konami will deliver unprecedented trust to Internet users, which the Applicant believes will spur further positive competition and innovation in the industry."[2]

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