18(a) Describe the mission/purpose of your proposed gTLD
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The mission of .space is to serve as a blank canvas on the Internet, for anyone across the globe. Our namespace is not specialized, or themed. It is open to all, regardless of country of origin, profession, industry, speciality, interest or hobby. It is boundless and multi-dimensional. Our name space is wide open for everyone to paint their dreams.
With .Space, the possibilities are endless. .Space always welcomes expansion and abundance. Registrants will find their choice of domain names, and allow for unrestricted, uncategorized innovation and growth. .Space will remain always open to new frontiers, exploration and innovation in all fields of human endeavour. With .Space, individuals, businesses, entrepreneurs, communities, entities, hobbyists, students and anyone else can get their preferred choice of name.
Too often today, when a potential registrant goes to a registrar’s site to register a new domain name, the domain name is unavailable and the registrant is presented with a long list of permutation options that are not their preferred choice – either for the name or the TLD. Our research shows that today, close to 70% of all .com ‘check-availability’ lookups result in names not being available (Internal Research data). The registrant is left with no choice but to register substandard names that do not exactly denote what visitors should expect to find on the website.
The .Space Registry will aim to serve as an open and available-to-all namespace, which we positively believe, will invite innovation and fresh possibilities at a global level. The Mission and purpose of our TLD is also to contribute to the Internet Namespace in the following ways:
1.1 ENHANCE REGISTRANT CHOICE
To create a namespace that provides registrants greater choice to represent themselves online in the manner they please. Due to the saturated nature of the existing gTLD space, many Internet users have to opt for a name that does not suit their needs best. Our Registry will provide Registrants a higher probability of obtaining their desired name.
1.2 CREATE A CLEANER INTERNET SPACE
To create a cleaner internet experience for end users by implementing pioneering registration policies, content and usage policies, and abuse mitigation processes.
1.3 CREATE A STABLE AND RESILIENT INTERNET SPACE
To deliver a stable and resilient internet experience to registrants and end-users by going above and beyond the ICANN mandated SLAs and delivering 100% resolution uptime
This completes our response to Q18(a).
Similar gTLD applications: (1)
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