What is the .corp generic Top Level Domain Extension?
There are many names that businesses use to identify themselves as a separate legal entity and the word corporation is just one way businesses identify themselves to the general public. When the new gTLDs are released, businesses will find themselves with fresh new opportunities to brand themselves on the Internet. A few of the new extensions such as .inc, .ltd, .gmbh and .corp will be ideal for businesses all over the world. For companies that use corp or corporation, the .corp gTLD will be the perfect complement to your domain name.
Any registered corporation will be able to register domains under an extension that reinforces their brand on the Internet. The .corp domain will help businesses build trust with their clients because .corp domains will be targeted for registered corporations.
Small businesses will benefit from registering a .corp domain because it assists in branding efforts and it gives the impression of a larger operation. Because people usually associate the words corporation with a large business organization, small businesses will be able to capitalize on this opportunity to increase their market reach, gain new customers and solidify business partnerships.
For businesses that are comfortable with their current domains, registering a .corp domain will help you protect your trademark and brand on the Internet. Securing a domain under the new gTLD will protect your brand from being taken by competitors or anyone attempting to impersonate your brand.
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.corp gTLD Requirements
The new gTLD applications for the applicants, Charleston Road Registry Inc., NU DOT CO LLC, Cotton Fields, LLC, PROC Registry, LLC, DOTCORP LIMITED, and Dot Registry LLC, are still being reviewed but you can expect to see some extensions become available in 2013 when they are released by ICANN.
Highly Regulated Domain
.corp is a "Highly Regulated Domain" which is subject to additional requirements mandated by ICANN.
- Legal Compliance: Registrants must comply with all applicable laws, including laws relating to privacy, data collection, consumer protection (including in relation to misleading and deceptive conduct) and applicable consumer laws in respect of fair lending, debt collection, organic farming (if applicable), disclosure of data and financial regulations;
- Health and Financial Information: Registrants must acknowledge and agree that those who collect and maintain sensitive health and financial data must implement reasonable and appropriate security measures commensurate with the offering of those services, as defined by applicable law;
- Abuse Contact Information: Registrants must provide administrative contact information, which must be kept up-to-date, for the notification of complaints or reports of registration abuse, as well as the contact details of the relevant regulatory, or industry self-regulatory, bodies in your main place of business;
- Possession of Necessary Credentials: Registrants must represent that he/she possesses any necessary authorizations, charters, licenses and/or other related credentials for participation in the sector associated with such Highly Regulated TLD; and
- Report Material Changes to Credentials: Registrants must report any material changes to the validity of the Registrant’s authorizations, charters licenses and/or other related credentials for participation in the sector associated with the Highly Regulated TLD to ensure the Registrant continues to conform to the appropriate regulations and licensing requirements and generally conduct activities in the interests of the consumer served.