18(c) What operating rules will you adopt to eliminate or minimize social costs?
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What operating rules will you adopt to eliminate or minimize social costs (e.g., time or financial resource costs, as well as various types of consumer vulnerabilities)? What other steps will you take to minimize negative consequences⁄costs imposed upon consumers?
As explained in the registration polices above, the .movistar TLD will only be open to registrations by Telefonica and its affiliates and the domain names will only be used for Movistarʹs legitimate services and products in a way that is commensurate to their role and importance within Movistar’s strategy.
These rules guarantee that the no costs need to be borne by trademarks and other intellectual property rights owners in monitoring the .movistar zone and protecting against abuses from registrations. This similarly applies to personal names, geographic names, Intergovernmental Organizations based in an International Treaty, and in general, any third party interested in protecting their identity.
The .movistar TLD uses related to Movistar’s telecommunications activities and its affiliates will have a positive effect on security, both on Movistar’s own customers and over the Internet as a whole as it will greatly reduce the risks of effective phishing, or any other malicious conduct, a serious concern for the financial sector as a whole.
i. How will multiple applications for a particular domain name be resolved, for example, by auction or on a first-come⁄first- serve basis?
Being the .movistar TLD for the exclusive use of Telefonica and its affiliates, first-come, first served will be the only available and reasonably possible, should multiple applications for the same domain name happen, as unlikely as this appears for this TLD model.
ii. Explain any cost benefits for registrants you intend to implement (e.g., advantageous pricing, introductory discounts, bulk registration discounts).
In a model in which the Registry is the sole and exclusive registrant of the domain names in the TLD, Telefonica does not believe that it makes sense to apply any such pricing measure.
iii. Note that the Registry Agreement requires that registrars be offered the option to obtain initial domain name registrations for periods of one to ten years at the discretion of the registrar, but no greater than ten years. Additionally, the Registry Agreement requires advance written notice of price increases. Do you intend to make contractual commitments to registrants regarding the magnitude of price escalation? If so, please describe your plans.
In accordance to Specification 9, point 6 of the Base gTLD Registry Agreement, as published in Module 5 of the Applicant Guidebook, Telefonica , taking into account that will operate the .movistar TLD for its exclusive use, will request an exemption to the Registry Operator Code of Conduct contained in Specification 9 of the Base gTLD Registry Agreement. Telefonica does not intend to provide any special contractual commitments to registrants, as the only allowed registrants will be Telefonica and its Affiliates.
Other than that, Telefonica will comply with any of the TLD Registry Agreement’s obligations, such as offering registration of domain names for periods of one to ten years, and the pricing provisions as contained in the Agreement.
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