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Deloitte Applies for “.deloitte” TLD

Deloitte logo[news release] Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) announced today that it has submitted an application to ICANN for the Top Level Domain (TLD) of “.deloitte.”

One of the key objectives of adopting a TLD is to give a brand a more personalised online presence and enhance the site user experience.

Heather Hancock, Managing Director, Global Brand & Communications, DTTL said: “Being a pioneering applicant for a TLD aligns with the Deloitte brand’s positioning and marketplace presence as leader, innovator, and impact maker.

“Additionally, the ‘.deloitte’ TLD will offer improved site accessibility and usability to Deloitte member firm clients, recruits, and others for an enhanced online experience—and lay a foundation for future online innovation.”

A TLD also helps to ensure that the internal online activity and exchange of information among a company’s employees is secure. Additionally, a TLD can help to serve as a defense against counterfeit operations that could harm an organization’s reputation—including “domain squatting,” in which fraudulent websites are created to profit from using a brand name belonging to a legitimate business.

Larry Quinlan, Global Chief Information Officer, DTTL said: “Adopting a ‘.deloitte’ TLD can help to protect as well as enhance the Deloitte brand.

“With the rollout of the TLD, Deloitte member firms will continue as industry leaders in providing clients and people with world-class IT security.”

Tracey Edwards, Global Chief Knowledge Officer, DTTL commented: “The safeguarding of corporate intellectual property is a top priority for DTTL and its member firms, and the ‘.deloitte’ TLD will further reinforce the safety of Deloitte member firms’ intellectual property, as well as the exchange of information among their people and their clients.”

As used in this communication, “Deloitte” means Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited and its member firms.

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