Supplemental Notes

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(Clarification On Evaluation Questions)

Supplement provide clarification on evaluation criteria. Applicants may use these as a resource to help them answer the evaluation questions.

Evaluation question #6: Primary Contact

Evaluation question #7: Secondary Contact

Evaluation question #8: Proof of Legal Establishment

Evaluation question #11: Applicant Background

Evaluation Question #12: Evaluation Fee

Evaluation Question #15: IDN Tables

Evaluation question #16: Applied-for gTLD String – Operational or Rendering Problems

Evaluation question #18: Mission/Purpose

Evaluation Question #20: Community-Based Designation

Evaluation Question #21: Geographic Names

Evaluation question #23: Registry Services

Evaluation question #24: Shared Registration System (SRS) Performance

Evaluation question #25: Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP)

Evaluation question #26: Whois

Evaluation question #27: Registration Lifecycle

Evaluation question #28: Abuse Prevention and Mitigation

Evaluation question #29: Rights Protection Mechanisms

Evaluation question #30: Security Policy

Evaluation question #31: Technical Overview of Proposed Registry

Evaluation question #32: Architecture

Evaluation question #34: Geographic Diversity

Evaluation question #35: DNS Service

Evaluation question #38: Data Escrow

Evaluation question #39: Registry Continuity

Evaluation question #40: Registry Transition

Evaluation question #41: Failover Testing

Evaluation question #42: Monitoring and Fault Escalation Processes

Evaluation question #43: DNSSEC

Evaluation question #44: IDNs

Evaluation question #45: Financial Statements

Evaluation question #46: Projections Template

Evaluation question #47: Costs and Capital Expenditures

Evaluation question #48: Funding and Revenue

Evaluation question #49: Contingency Planning

Evaluation question #50: Funding for Critical Registry Functions