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Status: Delegated
Type: Brand TLD

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.sca is a Brand TLD that was proposed in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The successful applicant is SVENSKA CELLULOSA AKTIEBOLAGET SCA.[1].sca was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on the 14th August, 2014, completing the successful application for the string.[2]

Application Download

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

"Founded in 1929 and based in Stockholm, Sweden, Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA is a global hygiene and paper company that develops and produces personal care products, tissue, packaging solutions and forest products.

We operate two global brands: TENA within incontinence care in which segment we are the market leader and TORK within the AFH (Away From Home) hygiene tissue solution product segment. The Group has also some strong local and regional brands such as Zewa, Tempo, Libresse, Libero, Velvet, Saba and Libra.

We have sales in more than 100 countries, the five largest markets being Germany 14% of Group sales (SEK 15,066m), Great Britain 9% (SEK 9,455m), US 8% (SEK 9,018m), France 7% (SEK 8,446m), and Sweden 7% (SEK 8,001m). About 75% of net sales is derived from our European operations.

In 2010, net sales amounted to some SEK 107 billion (EUR 11.3 billion) and we had about 45,000 employees. In 2011, sales increased in all business areas, and net sales for 2011, excluding exchange rate effects and divestments, rose 4%. Growth in the hygiene operations remained good in emerging markets, where Personal Care and Tissue grew sales by 13% and 10%, respectively. In 2011, to take advantage of growth opportunities in the hygiene operations and strengthen our positions in emerging markets, we carried out acquisitions and investments in Brazil, Turkey and Russia, among other places.

Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA was introduced on the Stockholm Stock Exchange in 1950. Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA shares are listed and traded on the Nasdaq OMX Stockholm Exchange and also traded as American Depositary Receipts (ADR level 1) in the US via Deutsche Bank.

We aim to be recognized as the leading provider of value for customers, shareholders and employees in our field and our mission is to provide essential products that improve the quality of everyday life. We believe our products make life considerably easier for consumers and customers in a modern society.

The .SCA registry will be a standard, not a community-based, registry[.]


Domains in the Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA registry must be utilised solely for purposes that enhance Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA’s strategic or commercial interests. .SCA domains may not be used in a way which knowingly infringes any third party intellectual property rights or gives rise to moral or public order questions.

.SCA domain names may not be delegated or assigned to external organizations, institutions, or individuals."[3]

Contract Signed

On 13th March 2014, SCA received a Registry Agreement signed by ICANN for .sca after passing the Initial Evaluation.[4]

Delegation and Availability

.sca was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on the 14th August, 2014, completing the successful application for the string.[5]

The Registry announced that the trademark claims period would run from the 30th October 2014 to the 28th January 2015.[6]