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Status: Delegated
Registry Provider: CORE
Type: Generic
Category: Media
Priority #: 425 - Telefónica S.A.

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.movistar is delegated TLD in ICANN's New gTLD Program. Telefónica S.A. manages the TLD and is its Registry. The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 26 June, 2015.[1][2] The applicant is also applying for .telefonica.

Application Details

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

"Telefonica S.A. is submitting the .movistar application for the exclusive use of the Telefonica Group in connection with the Movistar operating commercial brand in Spain an Latin-American (Telefonica is one of the world leaders integrated operator in the telecommunication sector, providing communication, information and entertainment solutions, with presence in Europe and Latin America) present in: Spain, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela and Costa Rica.

Movistar, with one single voice for both individual and small and medium enterprises, brings together all the capacities of the leading integrated offer for the first time on a global level by placing customers in the center of all the brand’s activity in order to build strong emotional connections and long-lasting relationships.

Movistar’s vision is the synthesis of what the company aims to be and is, expressed as a promise to its main audiences.

Telefonica Group is also applying for .telefonica for institutional purposes and .terra in order to reinforce its brand image and to empower its own identity, specially in the geographical areas where this fast-growing expanding brand operates, Spain and Latin America.

The .movistar TLD Registry will be operated by Telefonicaʹs subsidiary Interdomain, as part of the domain-name services it provides to Telefonica. Interdomain was established in 1997 to develop the domain-name activities within the Telefonica Group. Interdomain is an ICANN-accredited registrar since 2000, and has the required expertise and know-how to handle the .movistar TLD Registry operations based on its extensive experience in managing more than 150.000 domain names.


The .movistar TLD will be for the exclusive use of Telefonica and its affiliates for the brand’s services and purposes. Telefonica does not contemplate at this stage opening the registration to any third party."[3]