SPONSORED TLD APPLICATION
P.O. Box 226,
FIN-00045 NOKIA GROUP
Tel +358 9 180 71
Fax +358 9 652 409
Contact Person: Mr. Reidar Wasenius
Nokia Ventures Organization
P.O. Box 206
FIN-00045 NOKIA GROUP
Tel +358 9 511 62311
Fax +358 9 5116 2910
Sponsored TLD Application Transmittal Form
An application is hereby made to sponsor a top-level
domain within the Internet Domain Name System (DNS).
A1. This application is made by:
( ) Sponsoring organization.
(X) Organization proposing to form the sponsoring
A2. A list of the full legal name, principal address,
telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail of the applicant is attached.
A3. The persons signing below certify that they have
full authority to make this application on behalf of the above organization
and to make all agreements, representations, waivers, and undertakings
stated in this transmittal form and accompanying materials. Copies of the
documents demonstrating the authority are attached.
A4. All documents linked directly or indirectly from "TLD Application Process: Information for Applicants," posted at <http://www..icann.org/tlds/tld-application-process.htm> have been thoroughly reviewed on behalf of applicant. In particular, the following documents have been reviewed:
A4.2. New TLD Application Instructions, posted at
A4.3. Criteria for Assessing TLD Proposals, posted
The applicant understands that failure fully to follow
instructions included in these documents will be a factor negatively affecting
consideration of this application.
A5.2. The Registry Operator's Proposal, with cover sheet and attachments and accompanying materials.
A5.3. A Description of TLD Policies, with cover sheet and attachments and accompanying materials.
A5.4. A Statement of Requested Confidential Treatment of Materials Submitted.
A5.5. Fitness Disclosure of Sponsoring Organization.
A5.6. Fitness Disclosure of Registry Operator.
(X) This application is accompanied by a check, drawn on a United States bank and payable to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), in the amount of 50,000 United States dollars.
( ) At least five business days before submitting this application, the applicant has sent 50,000 United States dollars by wire transfer according to item I11.2 of the New TLD Application Instructions. This application is accompanied by a wire transfer receipt or other document identifying the wire transfer.
The applicant understands and agrees that this $50,000 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. As 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
A9. The applicant hereby authorizes ICANN to:
A9.2 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.
A11. 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. The applicant grants ICANN and its officers, directors, employees,
consultants, attorneys, and agents a license to use any copyright or other
intellectual property that applicant may have in any portion of the application
for this purpose.
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
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
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:
A15.2 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