Status: Delegated
Registry Provider: Neustar
Date Implemented: 10 Jun 2016
Type: Brand TLD
Priority #: 1292 - E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company

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.dupont is a delegated Brand TLD in ICANN's New gTLD Program. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company 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, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (“DuPont”), is the parent company of a multinational organization that has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802.


As we believe that the development and implementation of one or more business cases could likely take a couple of months or even years, we have only focused on a number of high-level characteristics of our plans in relation to the operation of the .DUPONT TLD.

DuPont intends to make the most of this initiative, promote its own business interests, and mitigate risks for its brand and brand reputation, whilst also reducing the (social) costs for others.

In this context, we will devise policies that encompass and comprise the following features:

During the initial months and years following delegation, the .DUPONT TLD is envisioned to be a “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 DuPont or – insofar and to the extent DuPont deems appropriate – an Affiliate will not be entitled to register domain names in the .DUPONT TLD."[3]