The national law that defines Kabushiki Kaisha (Stock Company/Corporation) in Japan is: Companies Act (Act No. 86 of 2005)
The TLD is intended to benefit Internet users by enabling Panasonic Corporation (hereinafter referred as ʺThe Companyʺ) to communicate more easily and effectively with all Internet users, and particularly with The Company's numerous customers, employees and affiliates. The TLD will become a... Read more
The TLD is intended to benefit Internet users by enabling Panasonic Corporation (hereinafter referred as ʺThe Companyʺ) to communicate more easily and effectively with all Internet users, and particularly with The Company's numerous customers, employees and affiliates. The TLD will become a supporting branding, technology and services platform for The Company's mission and its businesses.
The Company is a long established and well known multinational corporation, with a history spanning more than 94 years. It was founded in 1918 and was incorporated in 1935. It has changed its corporate name several times, developing its business under the present corporate name from 2008. Its headquarters are located in Osaka, Japan. The Company is currently comprised of a group of 634 companies, undertaking business in over 63 countries, with a total workforce of 366,937 employees (as of March 31, 2011, consolidated basis).
The Company is considered to be one of the leading companies in the development, manufacture and sale of AVC equipment, home appliances, personal-care products, health enhancing products, car-use-multimedia-related equipment, electronic components and batteries. The net sales for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011 were up to JPY8,692,672,000,000 (consolidated basis).
The Company has established a long term, sustainable vision for the development of its business and its strong internet presence, along with technologies such as the World Wide Web and email, are central to this development. This is also reflected by the Company's domain portfolio, of over 500 domains. The Company envisions that the .PANASONIC TLD and the domain names registered under it will provide a great opportunity to interact online with current and potential customers and stakeholders.
The brand ʺPANASONICʺ is the name of The Company itself and is a well-known multinational corporate brand. This brand was established in 1955, and it has been used continuously as the name of the company since 2008. The company has registered this corporate brand in over 190 countries and/or trademark jurisdictional regions. This corporate brand serves to clearly remind general customers of the companyʹs goods and services.
The .PANASONIC Registry will provide an Internet space, under the control of The Company, to allow for the distribution and exchange of information among The Company and its stakeholders by means of, but not limited to, websites, social networks, email and other technologies that will reside within the .PANASONIC domain name space. In addition, ancillary services may be provided in relation to registration of domains within the TLD, including but not limited to website hosting, SEO, marketing and consulting services.
The Company initially intends to reserve all names within the TLD for itself, and to primarily use any of those domain names for promotional and navigational purposes relating to The Companyʹs online presence and/or provision of goods and services.
Eventually, though not likely for at least three years post-delegation, The Company anticipates the possibility that Affiliates could license the use of domains within the TLD from The Company. However, such licenses could only be made via contract which limits the use of the domain name to purposes specified by The Company. Such terms would be enforced via monitoring and quick action to mitigate any negative effects of any such abuse, if any. Licenses of the domain names could be revoked by The Company at any time, for any reason.×