18(c) What operating rules will you adopt to eliminate or minimize social costs?

Prototypical answer:

gTLDFull Legal NameDetail
.insuranceProgressive Casualty Insurance CompanyView

(c) What operating rules will you adopt to eliminate or minimize social costs (e.g., time or financial resource costs, as well as various types of consumer vulnerabilities)? What other steps will you take to minimize negative consequences⁄costs imposed upon consumers?

The lack of cybersquatting, typo squatting, phishing, pharming, identity theft scams and other activities designed to profit from the creation of consumer confusion within the gTLD and the ability to have a trusted source for information about insurance in general, and Progressive and its goods and services in particular, will minimize social costs and consumer vulnerabilities with a substantially lower risk of fraud or the typical dangers found in the general domain name space currently in place.

Answers should address the following points:

i. How will multiple applications for a particular domain name be resolved, for example, by auction or on a first-come⁄first serve basis?
There will not be multiple applications for a particular domain in the proposed .insurance TLD because this will be a restricted, exclusively controlled environment where only Progressive and its affiliated, authorized entities will be able to seek and obtain registrations.

ii. Explain any cost benefits for registrants you intend to implement (e.g., advantageous pricing, introductory discounts, bulk registration discounts).
This question is not applicable to a restricted, exclusively controlled, self-funded TLD, like the proposed .insurance TLD.

iii. Note that the Registry Agreement requires that registrars be offered the option to obtain initial domain name registrations for periods of one to ten years at the discretion of the registrar, but no greater than ten years. Additionally, the Registry Agreement requires advance written notice of price increases. Do you intend to make contractual commitments to registrants regarding the magnitude of price escalation? If so, please describe your plans.
The proposed .insurance TLD will be a restricted, exclusively controlled, self-funded TLD available only to Progressive and its authorized, affiliated entities. Thus, there will be no domain name registration cost incurred by any party for this TLD and thus, no price changes and⁄or escalations about which registrants will need to be notified.

Similar gTLD applications: (1)

gTLDFull Legal NameDetail
.progressiveProgressive Casualty Insurance CompanyView