|Registry Provider:||ARI Registry Services|
|Registry:||TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION|
|Registry Backend:||GMO Registry|
|Priority #:||785 - Toyota|
|Parked Domain %:||66.67 %|
|Delegation:||26 July 2015|
.lexus is a Brand TLD delegated in ICANN's New gTLD Program. Toyota manages the TLD and is its Registry. The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 26 July, 2015. .
The following is excerpted from the applicant's response to question #18:
"The TLD is intended to benefit Internet users by enabling TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (hereinafter referred to as ʺThe Companyʺ) to communicate more easily and effectively with all Internet users, and particularly with The Companyʹs numerous customers, employees and affiliates. The TLD will become a supporting branding, technology and services platform for The Companyʹs mission and its businesses.
The Company is a long established and well-known multinational corporation, with a history spanning more than 75 years. It was founded in 1937 and its headquarters are located in Aichi, Japan. The Company is currently comprised of a group of 15 subsidiary companies, and 50 overseas manufacturing companies located in 26 countries. The Company undertakes business in over 170 countries with a total workforce of 317,716 employees (as of March 31, 2011, consolidated basis).
The Company is considered to be one of the leading companies in motor vehicle production and sales. The net sales for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011 were up to JPY18,993,600,000,000 (consolidated basis).
The Company has established a long term, sustainable vision for the development of its business and its strong internet presence, along with technologies such as the World Wide Web and email, are central to this development. This is also reflected by the Company’s domain portfolio, of over 300 domains. The Company envisions that the .LEXUS TLD and the domain names registered under it will provide a great opportunity to interact online with current and potential customers and stakeholders.
The brand ʺLEXUSʺ was established simultaneously at the time The Company started to develop its business in the USA in 1989, and is a well known multinational corporate brand. The Company has registered this corporate brand in up to 130 countries and⁄or trademark jurisdictional regions. This corporate brand serves to clearly remind general customers of the companyʹs goods and services.
The .LEXUS Registry will provide an Internet space, under the control of The Company, to allow for the distribution and exchange of information among The Company and its stakeholders by means of, but not limited to, websites, social networks, email and other technologies that will reside within the .LEXUS domain name space. In addition, ancillary services may be provided in relation to registration of domains within the TLD, including but not limited to website hosting, SEO, marketing and consulting services.
The Company initially intends to reserve all names within the TLD for itself, and to primarily use any of those domain names for promotional and navigational purposes relating to The Companyʹs online presence and⁄or provision of goods and services.
Eventually, though not likely for at least three years post-delegation, The Company anticipates the possibility that Affiliates could license the use of domains within the TLD from The Company. However, such licenses could only be made via contract which limits the use of the domain name to purposes specified by The Company. Such terms would be enforced via monitoring and quick action to mitigate any negative effects of any such abuse, if any. Licenses of the domain names could be revoked by The Company at any time, for any reason."
- Delegated String, ICANN.org Retrieved 30 Jul 2015
- Reveal Day 13 June 2012 – New gTLD Applied-For Strings
- Application Download, gTLDresult.ICANN.org Retrieved 20 Feb 2013