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Status: Delegated
Registry Provider: Afilias
Date Implemented: 13 May 2015
Type: Brand TLD
Priority #: 928 - Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited

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.icbc is a Brand TLD delegated in ICANN's New gTLD Program. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited manages the TLD and is its Registry. The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 13 May, 2015.[1] [2]

Application Details

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

"The intention of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (ʺICBCʺ) in filing this application is to provide a trusted, hierarchical and intuitive namespace for businesses and consumers that use ICBC’s broad range of financial products and services. In addition to this ASCII application for the .ICBC string, ICBC will also be filing an internationalized domain name (IDN) application for the string (.工行) to provide a unified branding strategy for a global financial institution.

The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited

ICBC is a trademark of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd (SEHK: 1398; , SSE: 601398). (simplified Chinese: 中国工商银行; traditional Chinese: 中國工商銀行; pinyin: Zhōngguó Gōngshāng Yínháng, more commonly known as 工行 Gōngháng). ICBC was incorporated in the Peopleʹs Republic of China on January 1, 1984 and is now one of the largest commercial banks in China, as well as around the world, with total assets in excess of RMB 15,476 billion, ICBC had 408,859 employees under payroll providing a wide range of financial products and services to 4.11 million corporate clients and 282 million individual customers through 16,648 outlets across China and 239 overseas subsidiaries at the end of 2011.


As documented in Section 18a, during the first three years of operation, ICBC is intending to restrict registration and use of domain names with the gTLD to limited number of CIU. Because of this condition precedent, any registration and use requirements are more appropriately vested in these corporate⁄subsidiary agreements and not in a domain name registration agreement. ICBC mark is a valuable brand whose protection is of paramount important, any registration and use (e.g. trademark quality control provisions) must vest in these other agreements."[3]