20(e) Provide a description of the applicant's intended registration policies in support of the community-based purpose of the applied-for gTLD

Prototypical answer:

gTLDFull Legal NameE-mail suffixDetail
.католикPontificium Consilium de Comunicationibus Socialibus (PCCS) (Pontifical Council for Social Communication)pccs.vaView


The eligibility to register a domain name within the .католик TLD will be restricted to the PCCS and the PCCS alone. Use of a .католик domain name may be granted at the sole discretion of the PCCS to an affiliate such as recognised dioceses, religious orders and Catholic Church-affiliated institutions. The PCCS maintains a list of affiliates formally recognised by the Holy See as being part of the Catholic Church and thus being eligible to be granted use of a .католик domain name. This list is primarily based on, however not exclusively, on the Annuario Pontificio (the official annual directory of all institutions related to the Holy See).
In support of the mission and purpose of the .католик TLD, the use of .католик domains will be subject to an acceptable use policy which governs the use and outlines acceptable content for hosting within .католик domain. Prior to use of a .католик TLD being granted, the ultimate user of each domain must have read and agreed to the acceptable use policy.

Name Selection:
Selection of names for domains within the .католик TLD will be administered by the PCCS in collaboration with the applicants for said domains. The type of second-level domain names that may be registered in the TLD will include the most closely related linguistic term to the official name of the affiliate as per the Annuario Pontificio within the boundaries of protected name limitations. The PCCS, at its sole discretion, may also register generic terms for its own use or the use of affiliates to further support the Mission and Purpose of the .католик TLD. All names will be assigned in accordance with Specification 5 of the Registry Agreement.

Content and Use:
The use of a .католик domain by the PCCS or an affiliate will be governed by an acceptable use policy. This policy stipulates that content and use of domains in the .католик TLD are supportive of the Mission and Purpose of the TLD and are used in an acceptable fashion to assist with sharing the message and teachings of the Catholic Church.
Registrations within the .католик TLD will be initially for a one (1) year term only. Prior to expiry of each registration, use of each domain will be reviewed and renewal will occur should the domain be in use and comply with the guidelines of the acceptable use policy.

On a regular basis, the Project Manager in charge of the .католик TLD will be required to undertake an audit of all registrations within the .католик TLD. This will be undertaken in liaison with personnel from the National Bishops’ Conferences. The audit will ensure that all domain names created have been authorised and comply with name selection policies. This is to ensure that all domain names are the closest related linguistic term to the name of an affiliate according to the Annuario Pontificio and no breach of Specification 5 of the registry agreement has occurred.
As the single registrant, the PCCS exercises a significant amount of control over registrations within the .католик TLD. An acceptable use policy has also been developed so affiliates understand their responsibilities and what constitutes acceptable use and content of a .католик domain name. In conjunction with this, the PCCS being part of the Holy See, is held in high regard within the Catholic Community and therefore any directive to an affiliate will be taken seriously and recommended actions will be acted upon as a matter of priority. Through this, we anticipate that the likelihood of a breach of policy will be minimal.

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