|Priority #:||764 - Telefónica S.A.|
|Parked Domain %:||100.0 %|
|Delegation:||26 June 2015|
.telefonica is a Brand TLD delegated in ICANN's New gTLD Program. Telefónica S.A. manages the Registry with back-end services provided by CORE. The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 26 June, 2015.
The following is excerpted from the applicants response to question #18:
"The .telefonica TLD is applied by TELEFONICA S.A., as a TLD for institutional purposes, and for its services, brands and products, and those of the whole Telefonica Group.
Telefonica is one of the world leading integrated operators in the telecommunications sector, providing communication, information and entertainment solutions, with presence in Europe and Latin America. It operates in 25 countries. As of December 2011, Telefonica’s total number of customers amounted to 306.6 millions.
In Spain, the Group has over 80 years experience since its constitution in 1924, providing services to more than 47.0 million customers at December 2011. In Latin America, Telefonica gives service to more than 201.4 million customers as of the end of December 2011 becoming the leader operator in Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru and has substantial operations in Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Venezuela and Costa Rica. In Europe, on top of the Spanish operations, the Company has operating companies in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Czech Republic and Slovakia, providing services to more than 58.0 million customers as of the end of December 2011.
Telefonica has a regional and integrated management model. The key to the companyʹs structure lies in extending its client focus, its leveraging scales and its strategic and industrial alliances. The different operations of the Telefonica Group in 25 countries are organised into two geographical regions, Europe and Latin America, and the global business unit, Telefonica Digital. Telefonica is a global brand that plays an institutional role towards institutions, shareholders, investors, clients, employees and the general society. Telefonica as a brand is the meaning and the nexus of the main company towards its commercial brands (such as Movistar, Terra, o2). It offers them and their services to the people to enrich and improve their lives. Telefonica is also applying for .movistar and .terra in order to reinforce their brand image and to empower their own identities, specially in the geographical areas where these two fast-growing expanding brands operate, Spain and Latin America.
The .telefonica TLD will be for the exclusive use of the Telefonica Group’s services and purposes. Telefonica does not contemplate at this stage opening the registration to any third party."
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