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Manager: Microsoft
Registry Provider: Verisign
Type: Brand gTLD
Priority #: 475 - Microsoft

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.microsoft is a new Brand gTLD delegated in ICANN's New gTLD Program on 10 June 2015. It is managed by Microsoft with back-end registry services provided by Verisign.

Application Details

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

"The mission of Microsoft Corporation is to transform the way people work, play and communicate throughout the world through the provision of software, services and hardware. Microsoft does business throughout the world, with offices in more than 100 countries and over 90,000 employees. Every day, billions of consumers and businesses work, play, and communicate using Microsoft software, services, and hardware.

Microsoft is one of the most valuable and recognized brands in the world. The purpose of the .microsoft registry is to promote Microsoft’s products, services, and brand.

We are also assessing the opportunities that a new .microsoft gTLD has for the delivery of secure communications, products and services.


Registration of a .microsoft domain name will be restricted to Microsoft Corporation and its wholly owned subsidiaries.

All domains in the .microsoft registry will be registered to Microsoft Corporation or one of its wholly owned subsidiaries. "[1]