.android Domain Information
Applicant Full Legal Name
Charleston Road Registry Inc.
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View 94043
State of Delaware (General Corporations Code)
Applied for gTLD
Domain Registration Status
Mission/Purpose of Domain Extension
18.a. Mission/Purpose of the Proposed gTLD Charleston Road Registry is an American company, wholly owned by Google, which was established to provide registry services to the Internet public. Google is an American multinational public corporation and global technology leader focused on improving... Read more
Charleston Road Registry is an American company, wholly owned by Google, which was established to provide registry services to the Internet public. Google is an American multinational public corporation and global technology leader focused on improving the ways its hundreds of millions of users connect with information. Since its formation, Google has been developing technology that can improve upon existing ways of doing business on the Internet. Google provides a variety of services and tools for Internet users and advertisers of all sizes, from simple search features and local ads to enterprise-scale business applications and global advertising solutions. These tools make it easier for people to make use of the world's information and enable entrepreneurs and publishers around the world to grow their businesses.
In line with Google's general mission, Charleston Road Registry's mission is to help make information universally accessible and useful by extending the utility of the DNS while enhancing the performance, security, and stability of the Internet for users worldwide. Charleston Road Registry aspires to create unique web spaces where users can learn about products, services, and information in a targeted manner and in ways never before seen on the Internet. Its business objective is to manage Google's gTLD portfolio and Google's registry operator business. As discussed further in the responses to questions 23 and 31, Charleston Road Registry intends to outsource all critical registry functions to Google Registry Services.
The proposed gTLD will provide the marketplace with direct association to the term, ʺandroid.ʺ The mission of this gTLD, .android, is to provide members of the Open Handset Alliance with a dedicated domain space in which to enact relevant second-level domains. Members of the Open Handset Alliance have committed to drive innovation in the mobile space by supporting the open source Android platform and the open Android ecosystem. The .android gTLD will enhance consumer choice by facilitating the aggregation of such content and promoting further innovation. It will also provide new availability in the second-level domain space, create new layers of organization on the Internet, and signal the kind of content available in the domain.
The proposed gTLD will also provide Charleston Road Registry with the means to meet its business objectives.×