18(c) What operating rules will you adopt to eliminate or minimize social costs?
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As a restricted gTLD, registration for the .weibo gTLD will be in accordance with its stringent registration policy. The registration policy, and in particular the verification process and the public interest considerations, will eliminate or minimize the social costs. Therefore it is not anticipated that third parties and⁄or trademark owners will incur costs in relation to the .weibo gTLD. Users wishing to sign up to use domain names in the .weibo gTLD must ensure that all policy requirements have been satisfied. Tencent will utilise the services of the proposed Trademark Clearinghouse to ensure that domain names registered and the use of those domain names, do not infringe any registered third party intellectual property rights.
In order to minimize social costs, Tencent will put in place a mechanism whereby second level domains within .weibo and .IDN weibo correlate, despite being separate gTLDs. If a user registers name.weibo, the corresponding name.IDNweibo will also be reserved for the user, even if they do not intend to create or use such domain. Such a policy is intended to minimise user confusion and its associated social costs.
18(C)I. HOW WILL MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS FOR A PARTICULAR DOMAIN NAME BE RESOLVED, FOR EXAMPLE, BY AUCTION OR ON A FIRST-COME⁄FIRST-SERVE BASIS?
The .weibo policy for multiple applications for the same name will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis in accordance with the draft registration policy. Public interest domain names will be managed in the manner described above and will require verification prior to use.
18(C)II. EXPLAIN ANY COST BENEFITS FOR REGISTRANTS YOU INTEND TO IMPLEMENT (E.G., ADVANTAGEOUS PRICING, INTRODUCTORY DISCOUNTS, BULK REGISTRATION DISCOUNTS).
The pricing scheme for .weibo will reflect the mission and purpose of the .weibo gTLD to encourage easy communication through Tencent’s weibo, micro-blogging platform, to enable business enterprises and to encourage the creation of civil society internet communities. Tencent intends to provide free domain name use for those considered to be in the public interest, as well as packaged deals for businesses encompassing advertising within the Weibo ‘micro-space’.
.weibo intends to be a quality gTLD, given the impact of micro-blogging as a means of communication. Price reductions for bulk use of domains will not be permitted as that will not benefit the purpose of ensuring a high quality .weibo gTLD.
18(C)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 PLAN.
There will be no contractual commitments regarding the magnitude of price escalation. However, the registry does not intend on having unwarranted price increases as that is against the purpose of the .weibo gTLD, which aims to encourage easy communication between users on the Tencent Weibo micro-blogging platform.
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