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

Prototypical answer:

gTLDFull Legal NameDetail
.incTop Level Domain Holdings LimitedView

18(c)(i) Multiple applications for the same domain name

Our rules concerning applications for the same domain name establish clearly delineated rules, and will be published well in advance. They provide adequate safeguards for the rights of all participants as well as expeditious and cost-effective challenge procedures in the event of disputes.

During the Sunrise period and Landrush periods, multiple applications for the same name will be resolved by auction. Premium names will also be put up for auction. UDRP or URS will be used if there are disputes as to rights to a name.

After Sunrise and Landrush, domain names will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. All domains are subject to UDRP and URS challenges.

At all times, .INC’s Complaint Resolution Service will be available to registrants and the public in the case of alleged prohibited use or content.


18(c)(ii) Cost benefits and discounts.

.INC does not envision special discounts for different classes of registrants, but may consider such offers in the future. We may offer introductory discounts for first-time registrants in .INC. Bulk registration discounts are not being considered at this time.


18(c)(iii) Notice of Price escalation

.INC plans to make contractual commitments to registrants regarding the magnitude of price increases. .INC will contract with its registrars that any percentage increase in renewal and first registration fees will be applied uniformly across all registrations, and that notice of any price increases will be provided on the registrar’s website and by the registrar to registrants via email six months or more in advance. The provisions of the Clause 2.10 of the ICANN contract will be observed.

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