TLD Application: Sponsoring
15 August 2000
Sponsoring Organization's Proposal
A Sponsoring Organization's Proposal is to be submitted only
as part of applications for sponsored TLDs. It should not be
included with applications for unsponsored TLDs. It should be
prepared and submitted by either the sponsoring organization
or, where the sponsoring organization has not yet been formed,
by organization(s) or person(s) proposing to form the sponsoring
TLDs will involve a more complex contractual structure. Applicants
are urged to evaluate carefully whether to seek a sponsored or
the legend "CONFIDENTIAL" on any part of the Sponsoring
Organization's Proposal that you have listed in item F3.1 of your Statement of Requested Confidential
Treatment of Materials Submitted.
Organization's Proposal should be separately bound and labeled:
"Sponsoring Organization's Proposal" and should cover
Sections I, II, and III
below. This page, signed on behalf of the applicant(s), should
be included in the Sponsoring Organization's Proposal.]
C1. Please submit a comprehensive
description of the structure and nature of the sponsoring organization
and the manner in which that organization will conduct its operations,
including policy-formulation activities. We strongly recommend
retaining professional legal assistance to aid in the formulation
of your Sponsoring Organization's Proposal and accompanying documents.
The following documents should be attached
to the description:
- articles of incorporation, association,
- bylaws or any similar organizational document;
- list of persons presently on the supervising
Board of the organization (or to be initially on the Board);
- their resumes.
To the extent applicable and not clear
from the attached documents, the description should address the
following topics in detail.
C2. Organization Information.
Principal location, legal status of the organization, laws under
which it is organized, type of organization (for profit, non-profit,
corporation, association, etc.).
C3. Organization Structure.
Size of organization, number of officers, directors and advisors,
roles/duties of directors and officers and other staff, supporting
and/or contributing organizations, affiliates, membership.
C4. Organization Purpose.
Functions and mission of the organization, definition of community
to be served (if any), method of ensuring operation in the interest
of the stakeholders of the community to be served and the Internet
of Community. If the organization is intended to serve or
represent a particular community, define the community and explain
why that definition fits the TLD proposal.
Manner in which the organization will represent and take input
from community to be served, the categories of stakeholder to
be included in the organization.
C7. Openness and Transparency.
Measures taken to promote openness and transparency, access to
information, web site use, public posting of information, meeting
minutes, notice and comment provisions.
C8. Initial Directors
and Staff. The identity and qualifications of the initial
directors and staff.
C9. Selection of Directors,
Officers, Members, Staff, etc. Eligibility, method of selection,
term of service, compensation, liability, conflicts of interest,
resignation, removal, vacancies.
Procedure. Provide a detailed description of the process
for formulating policies for the TLD, including a detailed description
of the requirements for adoption of different types of policy.
C11. Meetings and
Communication. Frequency of meetings, location of meetings,
provisions for telephone meetings, other methods of communication,
generation of minutes for meetings.
C12. Fiscal Information.
Initial budget, expenses, existing capital, sources of revenue,
accounting, audit, annual report and annual statement.
Liability of the organization, directors, officers, and staff.
C14. Amendment of
Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws. Procedures for making
amendments to the articles of incorporation, bylaws, and other
and Review. Any policy for allowing reconsideration and review
of organization policy or implementation decisions.
EXTENT OF POLICY-FORMULATION AUTHORITY
This section is intended to address the extent of the policy
authority to be delegated, NOT the specific policies proposed.
Specific policies should be described in the Description of Proposed
TLD Policies part of the application.]
C16. List and describe
in detail the areas over which a delegation of policy-formulation
authority is sought. For each area in which policy authority
is sought, please address:
C16.1. Scope of authority
for seeking authority;
C16.3. Method of guaranteeing
that your organization will administer the policy in the interest
of the Internet at large; and
C16.4. Whether variation
from existing ICANN policies is intended at the opening of the
TERMS WITH REGISTRY OPERATOR
Sponsoring organizations are responsible for securing an initial
registry operator for the proposed TLD and ensuring that the
registry operator completes the Registry Operator's Proposal.
Sponsoring organizations should also enter detailed contracts
for the provision of registry operation services. These contracts
should address all of the required functions as outlined in the
Registry Operator's Proposal.]
of Registry Operator. Please list the full legal name, principal
address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address of the
C18. Contract with
Registry Operator. Please attach one of the following:
C18.1. a copy of your
contract with the selected registry operator for provision of
C18.2. proposed terms
for a contract (i.e. at least a detailed term sheet) with a registry
operator for provision of registry services, proof of commitment
from the registry operator for provision of services under those
proposed terms, and a notation of the estimated date of entry
into the contract; or
C18.3. a statement
that the sponsoring organization will also serve as the registry
operator for the proposed TLD. (In this case, the sponsoring
organization must prepare and submit the Registry Operator's
Proposal in addition to the Sponsoring Organization's Proposal.)
By signing this proposal, the undersigned
attests, on behalf of the applicant(s), that the information
contained in this application, and all supporting documents included
with this application, are true and accurate to the best of applicant's
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