Status: Delegated
Registry Provider: OpenRegistry
Type: Brand TLD
Priority #: 389 - PT Comunicacoes S.A.

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.meo is a Brand TLD delegated in ICANN's New gTLD Program. PT Comunicacoes S.A. manages the TLD. The company's application to ICANN succeeded and the extension was delegated to the Root Zone 29 October 2015. [1][2]

Application Details

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

"The Applicant, PT Comunicações, S.A., a major company of the Portugal Telecom Group, is the largest provider of telecommunication services and Internet access provider in Portugal. MEO is one of the key brands under which the Applicant provides triple-play home telecommunications services in Portugal (ADSL2+, FTTH or Satellite link).


Furthermore, should be noted that Portugal Telecom is a global telecommunications operator. It is the national leader in every sector where it operates.

It is understood to be the Portuguese entity with the largest national and international projection.

It has a diversified business portfolio in which quality and innovation are decisive aspects, alongside the most advanced international companies in this sector.

The Group’s activity covers every segment of the telecommunications sector: fixed, mobile, multimedia, data and corporate solutions.

These telecommunications and multimedia services are available in Portugal, Brazil and in developing international markets.

Portugal Telecom’s international footprint spreads to countries like Cape Verde, Mozambique, Timor, Angola, Kenya, China, Brazil, S. Tomé and Príncipe and Namibia.

In the Brazilian market, PT is present in Oi, the largest telecommunications operator in South America, and in Contax, Brazilʹs leading contact center services company.

...Portugal Telecom holds various registered trademarks for MEO. The main reason for which Portugal Telecom submits this application for the .MEO gTLD is that it wants to prevent third parties from securing the gTLD that is identical to Portugal Telecom’s highly distinctive and reputable brand."[3]