Caravan currently intends for the .caravan gTLD to be used exclusively by Caravan and its qualified subsidiaries and affiliates. As Caravan intends to use the gTLD for its own branding purposes, many of the registration policies may be written into existing corporate policies. At minimum, Caravan will implement the following registration policies:
1. .caravan Domain Name Eligibility Requirements
The .caravan Domain Registration Eligibility policy sets forth the guidelines that dictate the allowable labels for domain name registrations, who or what entities may register the names, how the names may be used as well as the technical criteria each name must meet.
Caravan proposes that only Caravan, its qualified subsidiaries and affiliates will be allowed to request second level domain registrations. Caravan will implement an internal process that will define how authorized persons can submit second-level registration requests and the process which will be used to approve such registrations. Caravan envisions having an employee responsible for domain management, including the receipt of domain name registration requests from specially designated and approved managers (Domain Manager) though a documented internal request form. Once the domain manager receives a registration request, an internal review will be completed to ensure the name complies with internal policies and procedures governing the registration of .caravan domain name as well as complies with the technical specifications in the ICANN Agreement. Once the name has undergone the standard review, and is deemed in compliance with internal rules and procedures, the name will be approved and submitted through an ICANN-accredited Registrar for registration.
2. Acceptable Use Policy
This Acceptable Use Policy gives Caravan (the "Registry") the ability to quickly lock, cancel, transfer or take ownership of any .caravan domain name, either temporarily or permanently, if the domain name is being used in a manner that appears to threaten the stability, integrity or security of the Registry, or any of its registrar partners, and/or that may put the safety and security of any registrant or user at risk. The process also allows the Registry to take preventive measures to avoid any such criminal or security threats.
The Acceptable Use Policy may be triggered through a variety of channels, including, among other things, private complaint, public alert, government or enforcement agency outreach, and the on-going monitoring by the Registry or its partners. In all cases, the Registry or its designees will alert Registry's registrar partners about any identified threats, and will work closely with them to bring offending sites into compliance.
The following are some (but not all) activities that may be subject to rapid domain compliance:
Caravan reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to take any administrative and operational actions necessary, including the use of computer forensics and information security technological services, among other things, in order to implement the Acceptable Use Policy. In addition, Caravan reserves the right to deny, cancel or transfer any registration or transaction, or place any domain name(s) on registry lock, hold or similar status, that it deems necessary, in its discretion; (1) to protect the integrity and stability of the registry; (2) to comply with any applicable laws, government rules or requirements, requests of law enforcement, or any dispute resolution process; (3) to avoid any liability, civil or criminal, on the part of Registry as well as its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, and employees; (4) per the terms of the registration agreement or (5) to correct mistakes made by the Registry or any Registrar in connection with a domain name registration. Caravan also reserves the right to place upon registry lock, hold or similar status a domain name during resolution of a dispute.
3. Rights Protection Mechanisms
Caravan is committed to following all mandatory ICANN rights protection mechanisms aimed at protecting third party intellectual property rights within .caravan. Caravan plans to operate and maintain the .caravan space as an extension of its current branding activities, therefore, it is highly unlikely that names in the zone will interfere with the rights of other third parties.
Nevertheless, Caravan plans to implement all Rights Protection Mechanisms (RPMs) as required by ICANN. These RPMs include, but are not limited to the following: