Email from Hakon Haugnes to Tina Dam
Date: February 23, 2004
From: Hakon Haugnes
To: Tina Dam
Subject: Monthly Billing Promotion available on .NAME
As the first and only gTLD, Global Name Registry is now making .NAME addresses available at Monthly Billing, which will provide for monthly billing of .NAME domains and email addresses.
Monthly billing enables all Registrars and their resellers to charge the end users on a monthly basis instead of charging the entire domain name registration fee upfront. Instead of charging the entire registration fee upfront, Global Name Registry will charge each Registrar for the applicable registrations at the end of each calendar month. Billing will be done each month at 1/12 of the applicable yearly price for as long as the domain name is registered.
We believe this is a unique, entirely new and very exciting offer in the gTLD marketplace and allows .NAME as the first gTLD to fit perfectly with the business models of consumer portals, telcos, ISPs and similar.
The Monthly Billing Promotion entails no changes to the Registry, WHOIS, DNS or email systems. Each such Monthly Domain will be registered in the Registry as a one-year registration of a .NAME email address and third level domain name ("Online Identity"/"Dual Registration"), and will have no technical difference from a normal Online Identity.
This enables Registrars to launch monthly billed .NAME addresses with no technical changes.
For more information on terms and conditions, the monthly billing promotion contract, or other assistance in launching a .NAME promotion to customers and resellers, as always, all Registrars are invited to contact Global Name Registry via phone or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to working with all .NAME Registrars who wish to pursue this exciting opportunity and dramatically grow .NAME in 2005.
Global Name Registry