Charleston Road Registry Inc.
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 operator services to the Internet public. Google is an American multinational public corporation and global technology leader focused on... Read more
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 operator 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 Google 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 sole purpose of the proposed gTLD, .gmail, is to provide a dedicated Internet space where Google can continue to innovate on its Gmail offerings. The mission of the proposed gTLD is to provide a dedicated domain space in which to enact second-level domains that relate to a group of Gmail accounts associated with individuals or organizations. Second-level domains in the proposed gTLD, .gmail, will automatically be delegated to Googleʹs DNS servers, which will in turn provide authoritative DNS responses pointing the userʹs web browsers and other communication software to Gmail's servers. The mission of the proposed gTLD is to simplify the Gmail user experience by facilitating the generation of new Gmail addresses, such as firstname.lastname@example.org. This mission will enhance consumer choice by providing new availability in the second-level domain space, expanding Gmail's namepsace, improving the Gmail user experience, and signaling the kind of communication services available to the owner of an @... Gmail account.
The proposed gTLD will also provide Charleston Road Registry with the means to meet its business objectives.×