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Status: Delegation
Registry Provider: GMO Registry
Type: Brand TLD
Priority #: 1039 - Sharp Corporation

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.sharp is a Brand TLD delegated in ICANN's New gTLD Program. Sharp Corporation's application succeeded and the TLD was delegated to the Root Zone on 5 December 2015. [1][2]

Application Details

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

"Sharp Corporation is an electronics manufacturer headquartered in Osaka, Japan. The company is known worldwide as a leading manufacturer of LCD display technology products, and for having produced many industry and world first product innovations. Established in 1912 the companyʹs trademark and name is derived from the ʺsharp pencilʺ (mechanical pencil) that it invented in 1915. This year SHARP celebrates its 100th anniversary while remaining committed to two principal ideals, ʺSincerity and Creativityʺ through which we aim to improve peopleʹs lives and make a real contribution to society.

.sharp is a domain for Sharp Corporation and its stakeholders. The primary purpose of .sharp is to consolidate Sharp Corporation-related domain names registered under various TLDs into an official .sharp extension.


In order to achieve the goals stated above, the plans for .sharp domain name registration policies are as follows. All .sharp TLD registrars and registrants must agree to abide by the policies. Failure to comply with the policies may result in denial, cancelation or transfer of any registration or transaction, or domain name being placed on lock, hold or similar status.

Registration Eligibility Domain name registrations for .sharp will be limited to the following organizations: 1. Sharp Corporation 2. Companies listed on the asset securities reports of Sharp Corporation

Important Note: No individual-basis registrations will be allowed. In other words, the board members, employees, and contract staff of the companies listed above are not permitted to be registrants of .sharp domain names."[3]