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New sTLD Application

Part D. Financial Model

15 December 2003

Part A. Explanatory Notes | Part B. Application Form | Part C. Business Plan | Part D. Financial Model | Part E. Technical Specification | Part F. Application Checklist

 

Introduction

This document describes financial information that is necessary to comply with the specifiations of the Request for Proposal. This part will be read by the independent evaluators in conjunction with Part C - Business Plan.

In particular, the descriptions accompanying the sTLD Business Plan spreadsheet must include the following:

1. Salaries must include all salary related expenses such as bonuses, benefits and taxes paid. Describe titles and functions under each heading as appropriate, for example, Executive Team: President, General Counsel, or Administration: Finance, Human Resources.

2. Outsourced services must be described. Potential suppliers or partners must be identified along with relevant experience.

3. Travel must be detailed and justified including the number of and reason for trips.

4. Facilities must include all occupancy costs such as leasing and insurance. Facility locations must be described as accurately as possible.

5. Hardware and systems must indicate to what extent existing hardware and systems will be used and also describe the adequacy of system capacity.

6. The sources of start-up and follow-on capital must be identified.

7. Operational income amounts must be accompanied by projected sales and penetration estimates and a pricing model. Describe the proposed picing model for arrangements between the registry and the registrars.

8. Revenue from other sources must include evidence of the stability of those sources and demonstrate how those revenues are specifically reserved for this purpose.

  Application Period Year 1 Year 2
  Amount Headcount Amount Headcount Amount Headcount
Expenses (US Dollars)
  Salaries  
  Executive              
  Administration            
  Technical
  Software Developers            
  Engineering Support            
  Marketing            
  Sales              
  Customer/Registrar Service            
  Salaries & Headcount Subtotals            
  Services
  Marketing/PR              
  Technical            
  Finance/Accounting/Payroll            
  Human Resources            
  Legal/Conracting            
  Bonding/Insurance            
  Other/Consulting            
  Services Subtotal            
  Travel              
  Facilities
  Rent              
  Utilities            
  Facilities Subtotal            
  Capital
  Computer Hardware            
  Other Capital            
  Capital Subtotal            
  Systems/Software              
  Supplies              
  Fees              
  Contingency              
Total Expenses              
 
Revenues
  Start-up Capital              
  Projected Operational Income              
  Revenue from Other Sources              
Total Revenues              

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