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Generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) Registry Agreements

gTLD Registry Agreements establish the rights, duties, liabilities, and obligations ICANN requires of registry operators to run gTLDs.

Unsponsored TLD Agreement: Appendix G (.name)

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Unsponsored TLD Agreement: Appendix G (.name)

(8 August 2003)


Registry Operator Maximum Price Schedule

This schedule specifies the maximum price Registry Operator may charge for Registry Services under the Registry-Registrar Agreement. In a manner consistent with Section 3.4.3 of the Registry Agreement, Registry Operator may charge a lower-than-specified rate for services, including not charging for a specified service. Registry Operator shall not be entitled to charge for any Registry Service not specified in this Appendix G.

For purposes of this Appendix, "Registered Items" shall mean, collectively, Registered Second Level Names, Registered Third Level Names, SLD E-mail addresses, Defensive Registrations and NameWatch registrations, each as described herein.

1. Registered Name - Initial Registration Fees

The fee per year that Registry Operator may charge at the time of registration for each Registered Name registered (the "Registered Name Initial Registration Fee") during the Term of the Registry Agreement depends upon the total number of Registered Names registered at that time in the Registry TLD and shall not exceed the fees set forth in the following tables:

For Second Level Domain Registrations:

Maximum Registered Second Level Name Initial Registration Fee

Volume Range (Number of Registered Names)

US $6.00

0 to 7,999,999

US $5.50

8,000,000 to 14,999,999

US $5.00

15,000,000 +

For Third Level Domain Registrations:

Maximum Registered Name Initial Registration Fee

Volume Range (Number of Registered Names)

US $5.25

0 to 7,999,999

US $5.00

8,000,000 to 14,999,999

US $4.75

15,000,000 +

 

The Registered Name Initial Registration Fees above do not include any direct or indirect taxation that Registry Operator may be obligated to add on. The ICANN-Accredited Registrar sponsoring the Registered Name shall pay the Registered Name Initial Registration Fee and any applicable taxes in full at the time of registration.

2. Registered Name - Renewal Fees

The fee per year that Registry Operator may charge at the time of renewal for each Registered Name renewal (the "Registered Name Renewal Fee") in the Registry TLD during the Term of the Registry Agreement will be equivalent to the Registered Name Initial Registration Fee chargeable to ICANN-Accredited Registrars at the time of renewal, and may not exceed the fees described in Subsection 1 above. The Registered Name Renewal Fees referred to above do not include any direct or indirect taxation that Registry Operator may be obligated to add on. The ICANN-Accredited Registrar sponsoring the Registered Name shall pay the Registered Name Renewal Fee and any applicable taxes in full at the time of renewal.

3. Cooperative Marketing Fund Share per Registered Name

Registry Operator will provide a Cooperative Marketing Fund as described in Appendix J. The additional fees chargeable for the service (the "Cooperative Marketing Fund Share") depend upon the total number of Registered Names registered at the time in the Registry TLD, and shall not exceed the fees set forth in the following table:

 

Maximum Additional Contribution to Cooperative Marketing Fund Per Registered Name

Volume Range(Number of Registered Names)

US $5.00

0 to 349,999

US $3.00

350,000 to 999,999

US $1.00

1,000,000 to10,000,000


The Cooperative Marketing Fund Share fees above do not include any direct or indirect taxation that Registry Operator may be obligated to add on. The ICANN-Accredited Registrar sponsoring the Registered Name shall pay the Cooperative Marketing Fund Share fee and any applicable taxes in full at the time of registration.

4. Fee for Intellectual Property NameWatch Service

Registry Operator will provide an intellectual property NameWatch ("NameWatch") service as described in Appendix C. NameWatch reports will be available on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. The fee charged by Registry Operator for NameWatch registrations (the "NameWatch Fee") may not exceed the fees set forth in the following table:

Maximum NameWatch Fee

NameWatch Reporting Frequency

US $50.00 per year
Daily

US $50.00 per year

Weekly

US $50.00 per year

Monthly


The NameWatch Fees above do not include any direct or indirect taxation that Registry Operator may be obligated to add on. The ICANN-Accredited Registrar sponsoring the NameWatch registration shall pay the NameWatch Fee and any applicable taxes in full at the time of registration.

5. Second Level Domain Email Forwarding Service - Initial Registration Fees

The SLD E-mail forwarding service is described in Appendix C. The fee per year that Registry Operator may charge at the time of registration for each SLD E-mail address registered (the "SLD E-mail Initial Registration Fee") during the Term of the Registry Agreement depends upon the total number of SLD E-mail addresses registered at that time in the Registry TLD and shall not exceed the fees set forth in the following table:

Maximum SLD E-mail Initial Registration Fee

Volume Range(Number of Registered SLD E-mail Addresses)

US $20.00

0 to 1,999,999

US $17.00

2,000,000 to 4,999,999

US $15.00

5,000,000 +

The SLD E-mail Initial Registration Fees above do not include any direct or indirect taxation that Registry Operator may be obligated to add on. The ICANN-Accredited Registrar sponsoring the SLD E-mail address shall pay the SLD E-mail Initial Registration Fee and any applicable taxes in full at the time of registration.

6. Second Level Domain Email Forwarding Service-Renewal Fees

The fee per year that Registry Operator may charge at the time of renewal for each SLD E-mail address renewal (the "SLD E-mail Renewal Fee") in the Registry TLD during the Term of the Registry Agreement will be equivalent to the SLD E-mail Initial Registration Fee chargeable at that time and may not exceed the fees described in Subsection 5 above. The SLD E-mail Renewal Fees referred to above do not include any direct or indirect taxation that Registry Operator may be obligated to add on. The ICANN-Accredited Registrar sponsoring the SLD E-mail address shall pay the SLD E-mail Renewal Fee and any applicable taxes in full at the time of renewal.

7. Defensive Registration - Initial Registration Fees

Registry Operator's Defensive Registration service is described in Appendices C and L. The fee charged by Registry Operator for Defensive Registrations (the "Defensive Registration Fee") may not exceed the fees set forth in the following table:

US $ 6,000

Per Defensive Registration on a Second Level Only

US $ 6,000

Per Defensive Registration on a Third Level Only

US $ 250

Per Defensive Registration in Combination (both 2nd and 3rd level)


The Defensive Registration Fees do not include any direct or indirect taxation that Registry Operator may be obligated to add on. The ICANN-Accredited Registrar sponsoring the Defensive Registration shall pay the Defensive Registration Fee and any applicable taxes in full at the time of registration.

8. Defensive Registration - Renewal Fees

The fee that Registry Operator may charge for each Defensive Registration renewal (the "Defensive Registration Renewal Fee") in the Registry TLD during the Term of the Registry Agreement will be equivalent to the Defensive Registration Fee chargeable at that time and may not exceed the fees described in Subsection 7 above. The Defensive Registration Renewal Fees referred to above do not include any direct or indirect taxation that Registry Operator may be obligated to add on. The ICANN-Accredited Registrar sponsoring the Defensive Registration shall pay the Defensive Registration Renewal Fee and any applicable taxes in full at the time of renewal.

9. Multilingual/International Domain Name Registrations

During the Term of the Registry Agreement, Registry Operator contemplates the introduction of Multilingual Domain Name Registrations, offered through ICANN-Accredited Registrars. The charge for this service will be negotiated with ICANN.

10. Fees for Transfers of Sponsorship of Registered Item Registrations

Where the sponsorship of a Registered Item is transferred from one ICANN-Accredited Registrar to another ICANN-Accredited Registrar, Registry Operator will require the registrar receiving the sponsorship to request (a) a renewal of a minimum of one year, in the case of Registered Name and SLD E-mail address registrations or (b) an extension of one year, in the case of Defensive Registrations and NameWatch registrations. In connection with such renewal or extension, Registry Operator will charge a fee for the requested renewal or extension (a "Renewal Fee"), as such fees are set forth in this Appendix. For extensions of Defensive Registration, the extension fee shall be one tenth of the then-applicable Defensive Registration Fee. The transfer shall result in an extension according to the renewal request, subject to a ten-year maximum on the future term of any Registered Item registration. The Renewal Fee and any applicable taxes shall be paid in full at the time of the transfer by the ICANN-Accredited Registrar receiving sponsorship of the Registered Item.

11. Bulk Transfer Fee

For a bulk transfer approved by ICANN under Part B of Exhibit D to the Registry-Registrar Agreement, Registry Operator will charge the gaining registrar US$0 (for transfer of 50,000 combined Registered Items or fewer) or US$50,000 (for transfers of more than 50,000 combined Registered Items). This amount does not include any direct or indirect taxation that Registry Operator may be obligated to add on, the payment of which shall be the ICANN-Accredited Registrar's sole obligation.

12. Fee Adjustments

The fees charged by Registry Operator for Registry Services are subject to adjustment according to the terms of Subsections 3.14.5 and 4.4 of the Registry Agreement.

Fee Type

Maximum Amount

Fee Subject to Adjustment
Registered Second Level Name Initial Registration Fee

US $6.00, US $5.50, US $5.00

Yes, §§ 3.14.5, 4.4
Registered Second Level Name Renewal Fee

US $6.00, US $5.50, US $5.00

Yes, §§ 3.14.5, 4.4
Registered Third Level Name Initial Registration Fee
US $5.25, US $5.00, US $5.25
Yes, §§ 3.14.5, 4.4
Registered Third Level Name Renewal Fee
US $5.25, US $5.00, US $5.25
Yes, §§ 3.14.5, 4.4
SLD E-mail Initial Registration Fee

US $20, US $17, US $15

Yes, §§ 3.14.5, 4.4
SLD E-mail Renewal Fee

US $20, US $17, US $15

Yes, §§ 3.14.5, 4.4
Cooperative Marketing Fund Share per Registered Name

US $5, US $3, US $1

Yes, §§ 3.14.5, 4.4
NameWatch Fee

US $50

Yes, §§ 3.14.5, 4.4
Defensive Registration Initial and Renewal Fees
US $6,000, US $6,000, US $250

Yes, §§ 3.14.5, 4.4
Multilingual Domain Name Registration Fee

To be negotiated with ICANN

Yes, §§ 3.14.5, 4.4


Earlier drafts:

3 July 2001

26 April 2001
6 March 2001

 


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