Status: Delegated
Registry Provider: OpenRegistry
Date Implemented: 02 Jun 2016
Type: Brand TLD
Priority #: 751 - Deutsche Post AG

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.dhl is a delegated Brand TLD in ICANN's New gTLD Program. Deutsche Post AG was the sole applicant and currently manages the TLD.[1][2]

Application Details

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

"The Applicant for .DHL is Deutsche Post AG (hereinafter: ʺDeutsche Post DHLʺ), a global organization that renders postal and logistic services under the DEUTSCHE POST and DHL trademarks, apart from a large number of product- and service-specific brands.


At least during the initial months or even years following the delegation of the .DHL gTLD to Deutsche Post DHL, this extension is likely going to be a so-called ʺsingle registrant TLDʺ as contemplated by ICANN in Article 4.5 of the template Registry Operator Agreement (ʺTransition of Registry upon Termination of Agreementʺ). For the avoidance of doubt, a ʺsingle registrant TLDʺ is a TLD where ʺ(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.ʺ

Therefore, parties who are not Deutsche Post DHL or - insofar and to the extent Deutsche Post DHL deems appropriate - an Affiliate will not be entitled to register domain names in the .DHL gTLD."[3]