20(b) Explain the applicant's relationship to the community identified in 20(a)

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gTLDFull Legal NameE-mail suffixDetail
.islamAsia Green IT System Bilgisayar San. ve Tic. Ltd. Sti.nsline.comView

AGITSYS is founded, owned and managed by Muslim people. AGITSys utilizes the technical expertise of highly-qualified Muslims, and it is incorporated in Turkey, a Muslim-majority country where 98% of the population follows Islam.

AGITSys’ team is entirely comprised of Middle Eastern citizens, a region where Islam is the major religion, and the heart of Islam. Additionally, Turkey’s geographical and political location aids enormously in this endeavor, as it literally and figuratively sits in-between the East and West. The .ISLAM gTLD is designed to accommodate a global community, and AGITSysʹ team’s work with ICANN has always looked toward serving Muslims globally. A location sitting between the East and West facilitates this process.

Relations to the community and its constituent parts⁄groups.

As stated above, AGITSys and its constituent team members hail from the heart of the Muslim community, both in terms of geography and the nationality of the team members. Their links to the community therein are thus irrefutably strong, as they themselves are passionate members of it.

AGITSys therefore not only has sufficient technical knowledge and expertise to run the .ISLAM gTLD, but is also supported by important well-known figures within the Islamic world. Going forward, the trust and support from the Muslim community this will ensure will be fundamental to the successful operation of a thriving community under the .ISLAM gTLD.

Accountability mechanisms of applicant to the community.

AGITSys will oversee the formation of a .ISLAM Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) populated by members of the Islamic community. AGITSys intends that the PAC be representative of the entire broad spectrum of the Muslim community. It therefore intends to engage religious figures, academics, public figures and a broad range of community leaders and other interested parties as a part of this committee. Anyone with a desire to do so will be able to apply to become a member of the PAC, and AGITSys will not discriminate against any applicants; if their application is strong then the simplest farmer has as much chance of joining the board as a distinguished academic.
The PAC would serve as a conduit for the community to weigh in on any policy matters that impact the operation of the gTLD. These can range from abuse prevention and mitigation to registration policies and the maintenance and structure of the .ISLAM community.
The PAC will also be critical for our continued outreach across the community as we spread the word about the .ISLAM gTLD. It will serve as a key channel of communication with, and anchor to, the community which this effort hopes to serve.. As discussed later in this response, the PAC will be responsible for developing a list of reserved names that will ensure that any domains registered in this TLD do not infringe upon or in any other way impugn key words to the community.

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