Dubai Technology, Electronic Commerce and
An application is hereby made to sponsor a top‑level domain within the Internet Domain Name System (DNS).
A1. This application is made by:
Dubai Technology, Electronic Commerce and Media Free Zone Authority (hereinafter the Applicant or the Authority).
The Applicant is:
(X) A sponsoring organization;
( ) An organization that proposes to form the sponsoring organization.
A2. A list of the full legal name, principal address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address of the Applicant is provided as Attachment A hereto.
A3. The person signing below, Mr. Mohammed Al-Gergawi, Director General of DTEC-MFZA, certifies that he has full authority to make this application on behalf of the Applicant and to make all agreements, representations, waivers, and undertakings stated in this transmittal form and accompanying materials. Such authority is granted pursuant to Article 6 of Law No. 1 of 2000 of Dubai Technology, Electronic Commerce and Media Free Zone
A4. All documents linked directly or indirectly from "TLD Application Process: Information for Applicants," posted at <www.icann.org/tlds/tld-application-process.htm> have been thoroughly reviewed by and on behalf of the Applicant. In particular, the following documents have been reviewed:
New TLD Application Process Overview, posted at <www.icann.org/tlds/application-process-03aug00.htm>;
New TLD Application Instructions, posted at <www.icann.org/tlds/application-instructions-15aug00.htm>;
A4.3. Criteria for Assessing TLD Proposals, posted at <www.icann.org/tlds/tld-criteria-15aug00.htm>;
The Applicant understands that failure fully to follow instructions included in these documents will be a factor negatively affecting consideration of this application. The Applicant notes that it has exercised its best efforts in completing this application.
A5. This application consists of the following, in addition to this transmittal form:
A5.1. The Sponsoring Organization's Proposal, with cover sheet and
and accompanying materials (Tab 2);
The Registry Operator's Proposal,
with cover sheet and attachments and accompanying materials (Tab
A Description of TLD Policies,
with cover sheet and attachments and accompanying materials (Tab
A Statement of Requested
Confidential Treatment of Materials Submitted (Attachment
B hereto and Tab 5);
Fitness Disclosure of Sponsoring
A5.6. Fitness Disclosure of Registry Operator (Tab 7).
In addition, Applicant requests that the covering letter also be considered in evaluating this application.
A6. This application is accompanied by one or more 3½" floppy diskettes (IBM high density) and a CD-ROM containing files with items A5.1, A5.2, and A5.3 above (Tab 8). Each item is provided in a common word‑processing format and in HTML format.
A7. This application is accompanied by a check (Tab 9), drawn on a United States bank and payable to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), in the amount of 50,000 (fifty thousand) United States dollars.
The Applicant understands and agrees that this USD50,000 is only an application fee to obtain consideration of this application; that the fee will not be refunded or returned in any circumstances (except if this application is not considered due to failure to reach agreement on terms for confidential treatment); that there is no understanding, assurance, or agreement that this application will be selected for negotiations toward entry of agreements with registry sponsors and operators; or that, if this application is selected, the negotiations will lead to entry of such agreements or establishment of a TLD as sought in this application. The Applicant understands and acknowledges that ICANN has the right to reject all applications for new top‑level domains that it receives and that there is no assurance that any additional top‑level domain will ever be created in the future.
A8. In the event multiple TLD strings are proposed in this application, the Applicant understands (a) that all parts of the application must apply, without significant variation, to all of the strings and (b) that, if ICANN determines in its sole discretion that one or more parts (such as the Business Capabilities and Plan or the Description of TLD Policies) apply to different proposed TLD strings in a significantly different manner, the Applicant may be required to elect which of the strings to pursue in this application.
A9. The Applicant (or, if there are multiple applicants, each applicant) hereby authorizes ICANN to:
Contact any person, group, or entity to request, obtain, and discuss
any documentation or other information that, in ICANN's sole judgment, may be
pertinent to this application,
Take any other steps to verify, elaborate on, supplement, analyze,
assess, investigate, or otherwise evaluate the information contained in this
application or other information that, in ICANN's sole judgment, may be
pertinent to this application,
A9.3. Consult with persons of ICANN's choosing regarding the information in this application or otherwise coming into ICANN's possession.
A10. The Applicant understands that difficulties encountered by ICANN in verifying, elaborating on, supplementing, analyzing, assessing, investigating, or otherwise evaluating any aspect within or related to this application may reflect negatively on the application. In consideration of ICANN's review of the application, the Applicant hereby waives liability on the part of ICANN (including its officers, directors, employees, consultants, attorneys, and agents) for its (their) actions or inaction in verifying the information provided in this application or in conducting any other aspect of its (their) evaluation of this application. The Applicant further waives liability on the part of any third parties who provide information to ICANN or its officers, directors, employees, consultants, attorneys, and agents in connection with the application.
The Applicant hereby authorizes ICANN (and its officers, directors,
employees, consultants, attorneys, and agents) to publish on ICANN's web site,
and to disclose or publicize in any other manner, all materials submitted to,
or obtained or generated by, ICANN (or its officers, directors, employees,
consultants, attorneys, and agents) in connection with the application,
including ICANN's (or their) evaluations and analyses in connection with the
application or ICANN's investigation or evaluation of the application, except
to the extent set forth in a written and duly signed agreement between ICANN
and the Applicant on the terms for confidential treatment of particular
materials or information submitted by Applicant.
A12. The Applicant hereby gives ICANN permission to use the Applicant's name and/or logo in ICANN's public announcements (including informational web pages) relating to top‑level domain space expansion.
A13. The Applicant hereby agrees, acknowledges, and represents that it has no legally enforceable right to acceptance or any other treatment of this application or to the delegation in any particular manner of any top-level domain that may be established in the authoritative DNS root. It further agrees, acknowledges, and represents that it has no legally enforceable rights in, to, or in connection with any top-level domain by virtue of its preparation or submission of this application or by virtue of ICANN's receipt of this application, ICANN's acceptance of the application fee, ICANN's consideration or other handling of this application, or statements made in connection with this or other applications ICANN receives.
A14. The Applicant understands and agrees that it will acquire rights in connection with a top‑level domain only in the event that it enters one or more written, duly signed agreements with ICANN, and that Applicant's rights in connection with that top‑level domain will be limited to those expressly stated in the written, duly signed agreements.
A15. In consideration of ICANN's review of the application:
A15.1.The Applicant, for itself and each of its officers, directors,
consultants, attorneys, agents, partners, and joint venturers, hereby agrees
that neither ICANN, nor any of its officers, directors, employees,
consultants, attorneys, and agents, shall have any liability for its/his/her
receipt, consideration, evaluation, analysis, or other activities in any way
connected with this application; and
A15.2.The Applicant hereby releases and forever discharges ICANN and
each of its officers, directors, employees, consultants, attorneys, and agents from any and all claims and liabilities relating in any way to (a) any action or inaction by or on behalf of ICANN in connection with this application or (b) the establishment or failure to establish a new TLD.
A16. The Applicant respectfully requests that an e‑mail be sent to the following address acknowledging receipt of this application:
In addition, the Applicant further requests, to the extent feasible and not inconvenient, that a hardcopy confirmation of the acknowledgment of receipt be provided separately to the following address:
Dubai Technology, Electronic Commerce and Media Free Zone Authority Attention:
By signing this transmittal form, the undersigned certifies, on his behalf and on behalf of the Applicant, that all information contained in this application, and in all supporting documents included with this application, is true and accurate to the best of his knowledge and information. The undersigned and the Applicant understand that any material misstatement or misrepresentation will reflect negatively on this application and may cause cancellation of any delegation of a top‑level domain based on this application.
Dubai on the 28th day of September in the year 2000.
2000 -DTEC & MFZA -DiDRA-LOK