.KIDS Domains, Inc. Four Phase TLD Registration Process
The sunrise period
will entail a sufficient notification period followed by a 30 day application
period where trademark owners will be given an opportunity to register .kids
domain names upon payment of the initial fee and the first year’s annual
.kids domain names corresponding to trademark owners marks can be
registered before such a domain
is opened to the general public.
It is the primary intent of .KIDS Domains, Inc. to maintain policies to
protect the intellectual property of others.
A $20.00 (U.S. Dollars) fee will be charged to famous name and
trademark holders to cover the costs of mark name ownership research and
If more than one claim is made for the same domain-name the rules of
arbitration and mediation set by WIPO will be followed.
.KIDS Domains, Inc. may offer the opportunity to all claimants of the
same second-level domain-names to a distribution page which would show the
user a list of sites operating under the same name.
If all parties agree a
lottery may be held to determine the owner of the second-level domain-name.
this phase .KIDS will develop a “glamour” list of the top 1000 to 2000
words/names and will seek to sell these domain names using an established,
well-respected, online auction service. The
proceeds of this auction will be distributed to a newly formed public charity,
chartered to distribute the funds as follows:
to the support of the infrastructure pursuing worthwhile endeavors toward the
safety of children using the Internet.
50% allocated by the Board of Directors of the Public Foundation to
charities whose mission is to feed, clothe, or enrich the lives of children
around the world.
Subsequent annual registration fees for these names will be 25% of the
auctioned price. This fee will
forever be established as a reoccurring donation to the charity fund.
Upon transfer of
ownership the registration policy, the annual registration fee to charitable
contribution, will remain in place.
Note: All domains are transferable, but restrictions and
regulations transfer with the name.
A month-long period will be initiated where registrants can claim names
not trademarked or part of the charitable lottery program.
All applicants must be registered users and agree to .KIDS Domains,
Inc. Terms and Conditions, as well as, pay the registration fee.
Users will be able to go to the .kids site and enter a list of 10 names
that they would like to register. Applicants
will be encouraged to prioritize their choices from high to low.
Applicants will be assigned a random priority position, generated by a
computer, in the selection process and will be overseen by a large, reputable
A computer will generate random priority assignments, essentially
placing the applicants in line for their domains.
Our computer system will then go through the line processing the
requests of the applicants according to their randomly assigned number.
The domain name highest on an applicant’s list and still available
for registration will be assigned to the applicant. Applicants will be able to
register only one (1) domain-name on their list.
Applicants must have their website under construction or online within
120 days from the date of registration.
will be opened to all requests. All
terms and conditions must be followed upon the grant of a domain-name,
During open registration, prospective registrants will also be required
From The Standard.com, June 05, 2000
Youth: Next on the Net
Online youth are 16 million strong. This year kids and teens will make up one-quarter of the U.S. Net population.
By David Lake
The Internet was once just a rarified toy for adults, but by the end of this year kids and teens will make up one-quarter of the Net population. School is the most popular access point, with more than 80 percent of youths age 10 to 17 saying they surf the Net at school, according to a joint study by the Kaiser Family Foundation and National Public Radio. Almost 63 percent of U.S. public-school classrooms had Internet access by year-end 1999, up from just 14 percent in 1996, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
Once online, kids are hooked. Seventy percent of online students
say they use the Web at least once a week from home or school, and 35 percent
report using the Net almost every day. On average, they spent almost 7 hours
per month online – three hours less than adults – says Nielsen NetRatings.
Among the late teens-early 20s crowd, Forrester Research estimates
that 56 percent will surf the Web this year. About 9 million of these users
will buy products online, bringing online spending in this age group to $4.5
billion. Top product purchases for online youths include music, books and
clothing. Forrester also reports that 30 percent of these young adults are
going online to be entertained, while another 32 percent say communication is
their prime motivation for surfing the Web.