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Status: Proposed
country: International
Manager: Web.com
Radix
Registry Provider: Ari Registry Services for Radix
Type: Generic TLD
Key People
David Brown, Chairman & CEO of Web.com

.web is a proposed new generic top level domain name (gTLD) to ICANN's new gTLD expansion program by Web.com and Radix.

Web.com is the parent company of two ICANN accredited registrars- Network Solutions and Register.com. The company owns the Web.com trademark issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). On the other hand, Radix is a subsidiary of Dubai-based company Directi Invest, owner of various registrar and web hosting businesses such as ResellerClub, Media.net, LogicBoxes, BigRock, Skenzo and WebHosting.info. [1] [2]

The .web TLD is expected to be highly contested. Domain analysts opine that Web.com has a strong case through the Legal Rights Objection because it owns the Web.com trademark. In a statement, Web.com CEO David Brown said, "We believe we possess the natural platform from which to successfully market the new .WEB top level domain since we are the sole owner of the Web.com trademark as issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark office." [3]

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