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Status: Delegated
Registry Provider: AFNIC
Type: Brand TLD
Priority #: 870 - Total SA

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.total is a Brand TLD delegated to the Root Zone in ICANN's New gTLD Program on 9 March 2016. The registry operator is Total SA.[1][2]

Application Details

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

"The Applicant, Total SA (“Total”), is a French société anonyme (limited company) incorporated in France on March 28, 1924. Together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, Total is one of France’s largest corporations and the fifth largest publicly-traded integrated international oil and gas company in the world (based on market capitalization (in dollars) as of December 31, 2011), as well as a world-wlass chemicals manufacturer (cf. www.total.com).

It has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 1991 and has one of the largest capitalizations on the NYSE Euronext. It accounts for 12% of the CAC 40, of which it is the largest listed company. In Forbesʹ 2011 issue of ʹThe Worldʹs Biggest Public Companiesʹ (http:⁄⁄www.forbes.com⁄global2000⁄list⁄), Total ranked 19.

The Total Group has operations in more than 130 countries and more than 96,000 employees.


At least during the initial months or even years following the delegation of the .TOTAL gTLD to Total, 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 Total or an Affiliate of Total or the Total Group will not be entitled to register domain names in the .TOTAL gTLD."[3]