|Date Implemented:||01 Jul 2016|
|Type:||Community Brand TLD|
|Priority #:||1897 - Ikano S.A.|
|Parked Domain %:||42.31 %|
|Delegation:||02 July 2016|
.ikano is a Community Brand TLD delegated in ICANN's New gTLD Program. Ikano S.A., which "is the holding company of an international, family owned group of companies, manages the TLD. Ikano was established on April 16, 1988 and develops, owns and manages companies in the areas of asset management, finance, insurance, real estate and retail. The company operates in 17 countries in Europe, Asia and the USA and employs close to 3,000 people. Ikano S.A.’s financials for 2010 were as follows: - Asset management: market value of assets under management 4.5 billion EUR - Finance: business volume 4.2 billion EUR - Insurance: gross premium written 111 million EUR - Real estate: market value property 1 billion EUR - Retail: turnover 245 million EUR.
The Company has its registered office and principal place of business in Luxembourg...Ikano was originally a part of the home furnishing company IKEA. IKEA was founded by Ingvar Kamprad in Sweden, in 1943. In 1988, Ikano became an independent group of companies, owned by the Kamprad family. While Ikano’s first experience was gained from working with IKEA, and IKEA is still an important business partner for Ikano, Ikano has since then developed their own identity and numerous other businesses."