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Status: Active
Registry Provider: ARI Registry Services
Registry: Uniregistry
Registry Backend: Tucows
Type: Generic
Category: Commerce
Priority #: 1187 - Deutsche Post AG, Assigned to Artemis Internet Inc.
Key People
Rob Cotton, Chief Executive Officer
Pete Stock, Chief Operation Director
Jean-Christophe Vignes, Director of Domain Operations
Registrations: 52
Parked Domains: 39
Parked Domain %: 75.0 %
Important Dates
Delegation: 06 December 2014
General Availability: 28 April 2021

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The .trust top level domain is an active gTLD that was proposed in ICANN's New gTLD Program.

Operated by NCC Group plc and its subsidiary NCC Group Domain Services (originally formed as Artemis Internet), the .trust registry combines brand protection with a new high standard of security, giving customers the assurance that they can safely transact with any site identified by a .trust domain name[1].

To do so, the Registry provides a set of best-of-breed verification tools and a dedicated security operations center (SOC) team whose continual monitoring gives .trust registrants assurance that they are in line with security best practices and remain compliant with the .trust Technical Policy.

.trust Technical Policy

Developed by security luminaries and industry experts, the .trust Technical Policy is an open document that was published at the beginning of ICANN 51. [2]

Assignment and Delegation of the TLD

The original applicant for .trust was Deutsche Post AG, which sold all its rights to the TLD to NCC Group plc [3].

In accordance with ICANN procedures, Deutsche Post AG signed a Registry agreement with ICANN which was then assigned to NCC Group’s subsidiary Artemis Internet, now renamed NCC Group Domain Services, on October 16, 2014. [4]

NCC Group Domain Services is now the Registry for the TLD, which was delegated to the Root Zone on December 6, 2014 [5]


The Sunrise Period for .trust began on December 16, 2014 [6] and will last until March 7, 2015 to end concurrently with the .trust Name Collision period mandated by ICANN.


In order to be able to offer the .trust Domain Service as an end-to-end solution, NCC Group has taken advantage of the Vertical Integration principles adopted by ICANN and has formed an ICANN-accredited Registrar [7], NCC Group Secure Registrar.

.secure Withdrawal

In the 2012 round, Artemis Internet had applied for .secure [8] and was in contention with Amazon for the TLD. Artemis’ application for this TLD was withdrawn on December 16, 2014.


  1. [1] "NCC Group brings .trust to the internet." Retrieved 27 Jan 2015.
  2. [2] "NCC Group publishes .trust Technical Policy." Retrieved 27 Jan 2015.
  3. [3] "Acquisition of rights to first gTLD - .trust." Retrieved 27 Jan 2015.
  4. [4] .trust Registry Agreement. Retrieved 27 Jan 2015.
  5. [5] Delegation Record for .TRUST. Retrieved 27 Jan 2015.
  6. [6] "NCC Group to open .trust domain for registration." Retrieved 27 Jan 2015.
  7. [7] ICANN-Accredited Registrars. Retrieved 27 Jan 2015.
  8. [8] New gTLD Current Application Status. Retrieved 27 Jan 2015.