18(c) What operating rules will you adopt to eliminate or minimize social costs?

Prototypical answer:

gTLDFull Legal NameE-mail suffixDetail
.lawTop Level Domain Holdings Limitedgmail.comView

18c Rules for Eliminating or Minimizing Social Costs

We plan to minimize social costs primarily through clearly written, widely disseminated, and easy-to-understand policies. There is a full description of most of those policies in our answer 18(b)(iv) above.

We will implement the SSWG Standards as noted above. We are dedicated to protection of third-party rights and prevention of abusive uses of the .LAW domain name. We intend to achieve this goal by crafting our Naming Policy,
Acceptable Use Policy, and other policies to be readily understandable and easily accessible, and by making sure that our mechanisms for enforcing rights and preventing abuse (such as our Complaint Resolution Service) operate effectively, efficiently, and fairly. In addition, we will ensure that they work in with other ICANN-mandated rights protection mechanisms such as the UDRP.

Our Acceptable Use Policy clearly delineates unacceptable behavior and prohibited content by registrants using domain names in the .LAW TLD, balancing the right of free speech with Intellectual Property rights, privacy and other rights. We will actively promote and enforce our Acceptable Use and Abuse Prevention policies and procedures, which we believe will effectively combat improper or unlawful unprotected speech and online conduct.

18(c)(i) Multiple applications for the same domain name

Our rules concerning applications for the same domain name establish clearly delineated rules, and will be published well in advance. They provide adequate safeguards for the rights of all participants as well as expeditious and cost-effective challenge procedures in the event of disputes.

During the Sunrise period and Landrush periods, multiple applications for the same name will be resolved by auction. Premium names will also be put up for auction. UDRP or URS will be used if there are disputes as to rights to a name.

After Sunrise and Landrush, domain names will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. All domains are subject to UDRP and URS challenges.

At all times, .LAW’s Complaint Resolution Service will be available to registrants and the public in the case of alleged prohibited use or content.

18(c)(ii) Cost benefits and discounts.

.LAW does not envision special discounts for different classes of registrants, but may consider such offers in the future. We may offer introductory discounts for first-time registrants in .LAW. Bulk registration discounts are not being considered at this time.

18(c)(iii) Notice of Price escalation

.LAW plans to make contractual commitments to registrants regarding the magnitude of price increases. .LAW will contract with its registrars that any percentage increase in renewal and first registration fees will be applied uniformly across all registrations, and that notice of any price increases will be provided on the registrar’s website and by the registrar to registrants via email six months or more in advance. The provisions of the Clause 2.10 of the ICANN contract will be observed.

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