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Status: Delegated
Registry Provider: AFNIC
Type: Brand TLD
Priority #: 869 - Bostik SA

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.bostik is a Brand TLD delegated in ICANN's New gTLD Program. Bostik SA is the current owner and manager of .BOSTIK. The company's application succeeded and the extension was delegated to the Root Zone 25 November 2015. [1] [2]

Application Details

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

"The Applicant, Bostik SA (“Bostik”) is a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of technological adhesives and sealants. The company creates high-performance bonding solutions for five strategic markets: construction, transportation, disposable hygiene, tape & label, and flexible lamination.

With 2011 sales of 1.43 € billion, the company employs 4,500 people and has a presence in more than 50 countries with 47 production facilities, 2 corporate research and development laboratories and 10 applied research centers. Bostik was initially founded in 1889 in Massachusetts as the Boston Blacking Co., Since then it has grown to a leading global position: 5th of the top 15 adhesive companies in the world. Bostik is a subsidiary of the Total Group (http:⁄⁄www.total.com), the fifth largest publicly traded international oil and gas company in the world. Total has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 1991 and has one of the largest capitalizations on the Euronext stock exchange. 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, Total ranked 19 (http:⁄⁄www.forbes.com⁄global2000⁄list⁄).


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