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

Prototypical answer:

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i) Multiple applications resolution policies

The .immo gTLD Sunrise Period will be conducted in compliance with ICANN’s specifications. The proposed Sunrise Eligibility Requirements will conform to the following qualification derived from numerous past TLD Sunrise programs: applicants will have to prove ownership of a qualifying mark, as set forth in our response to question 29 of this application.

Multiple applications for the same domain name, were they to occur, will be resolved by auction, however always bearing in mind that all candidate registrants must meet the eligibility criteria defined in the .immo registration policies. In any case, domain names in the .immo extension will only be awarded eligible applicants registrants.
The Sunrise period will be followed by a Landrush period during which applications may be submitted for any available .immo domain name. The Landrush period will be strictly reserved to:
- Verifiable participants in the real estate industry;
- Local governments that wish to register codes for the names of their subdivisions contained on the ISO 3166-2 list in English, French, German or Spanish (as set forth in our response to question 22 of this application), insofar and to the extent allowed by ICANN.

Multiple applications for the same name, if they to occur will be resolved by auction, except in the event of a contention between a verifiable participant in the real estate industry and a local government. In such case, the domain name will we awarded to the local government.

During the General Availability period, verifiable participants in the real estate industry will have the opportunity to apply for a .immo domain name, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Reserved domain names may be allocated by Starting Dot as the latter deems fit.

ii) Cost strategy among registrants

Domain name registration fees will be higher during the Sunrise and the Landrush period as registration will be open to fewer applicants.

Reserved names will be subject to a different pricing policy.

Starting Dot also reserves the right to set up promotional offers, limited in time and under predefined conditions.

iii) Commitments to registrants regarding the magnitude of price escalation.

Starting Dot understands 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.
We also understand that the Registry Agreement requires advance written notice of price increase.

Starting Dot will adhere to these provisions.

Domain name registration price under the .immo gTLD might increase in the event of:
- Inflation in the Euro area;
- Increase of fees charged by ICANN.

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