An ASCII domain name label (string) or its translated A-Label string:
a. must not exceed 63 characters (not including the TLD);
b. must consist of A-Z (case insensitive), the digits (0-9) and hyphen (-) only;
c. must not start or end with a hyphen (-); and
d. must not contain hyphens in the third and fourth character positions (-), e.g. “ab--cd” is not allowed.
"IDN Character Table for TWNIC",http://www.iana.org/domains/idn-tables/tables/tw_zh-tw_4.0.1.html
a. When an IDN domain name is registered, either simplified or traditional Chinese characters may be registered and activated as the primary domain name while all other variants will be reserved to the registrant and blocked from registration.
b. The primary domain name and all of its variants constitute a bundle set. Deletion of any of the strings of the bundle set will render all the other variants deleted at the same time.
c. The reserved variants in the bundle set may be activated upon request by the registrant (via the sponsoring registrar).
d. Active variant IDNs must be provisioned in the TLD's DNS zone file as zone cuts using the same NS resource records as the primary (canonical) domain name.
This Anti-Abuse Policy forms part of the "Registry Policies " and applies to each of the top level domains listed below :
Unless otherwise defined herein, capitalized terms used in this document have the meanings given to them in the Registrar Accreditation Agreement ( "RAA" ).
2. Basic Requirements
Registration and use of domain names in the TLD are subject to all applicable laws and regulations, all Registry Policies and ICANN requirements set out in the Registry Agreement and the RAA, including all ICANN Consensus Policies and Temporary Policies.
Registry Operator reserves the right to amend or update this policy from time to time to take into account new laws or ICANN requirements, changes to technology or Registry’s operations and practices. Any amendments or update to this policy shall be effective and binding upon registrars and registrants thirty (30) days after the initial date of posting on Registry Operator's website at http://www.newgtld.cn
3. Provisions to be Included in Registration Agreements
Registrars must require all Registered Name Holders to enter into an electronic or paper registration agreement with the sponsoring registrar.
Each registration agreement must include all the provisions specified in any applicable law, the RAA and the Registry-Registrar Agreement.
4. Prohibited Use
Registry Operator expressly prohibits abusive use of a domain name for any illegal or fraudulent activities, including but not limited to, distributing malware, abusively operating botnets, phishing, piracy, trademark or copyright infringement, fraudulent or deceptive practices, counterfeiting or otherwise engaging in activity contrary to applicable law.
Registry Operator will periodically conduct a technical analysis to assess whether domains in the TLD are being used to perpetrate security threats, such as pharming, phishing, malware, and botnets.
5. Consequences for Contravention of Anti-Abuse Policy
Registry Operator 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:
a. to enforce any Registry Policies (including this policy) and ICANN requirements, as amended from time to time;
b. to protect the integrity and stability of Registry Operator, its operations, and the TLD;
c. to comply with any applicable law, regulation, holding, order, or decision issued by a court, administrative authority, or dispute resolution service provider with jurisdiction over Registry Operator or registrants;
d. to establish, assert, or defend the legal rights of Registry Operator or a third party, or to avoid any liability, civil or criminal, on the part of Registry Operator as well as its affiliates, subsidiaries, owners, officers, directors, representatives, employees, contractors, and stockholders; and
e. to correct mistakes made by Registry Operator or a registrar in connection with a registration or reservation of the domain name.
This Registry Reserved Names Policy is incorporated by reference into the registration agreements between registrars and registrants. It forms part of the "Registry Policies" and applies to each of the top level domains listed below (individually, the "TLD"):
References to "Registry Operator" are to the registry operator of the TLD.
2. Reserved Names Not Available for Registration
In addition to ICANN mandated reserved names, Registry Operator shall reserve (i.e., withhold from registration or allocate to Registry Operator, but not register to third parties, delegate, use, activate in the DNS or otherwise make available) or block certain names from registration (“Reserved Names”) in accordance with this Reserved Names Policy.
Each registration request is checked against the Reserved Names list. If the request is for a Reserved Name, it will not be accepted by Registry Operator.
3. Reserved Names List
Registry Operator shall maintain a Reserved Names list consisting of names, labels or additional character strings:
a. mandated by ICANN to be reserved or blocked ( "ICANN Requirements" );
b. reserved under applicable laws or regulations ( "Local Laws or Regulatory Requirements"); and
c. reserved under Registry’s marketing or strategic programs ( "Marketing Programs" ).
Registry Operator reserves the right to add to or remove names from the Reserved Names list at its discretion, provided that such change is not inconsistent with the ICANN Requirements and the Local Laws or Regulatory Requirements.
4. ICANN Requirements
Unless ICANN expressly authorizes in writing, the following labels are reserved or blocked from registration:
a. The ASCII label "EXAMPLE".
b. All two-character ASCII labels (including 00 to 99).
c. Labels reserved for registry operations.
d. Country and Territory Names.
e. International Olympic Committee; International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
f. Intergovernmental Organizations.
g. Second level names blocked under ICANN's "New gTLD Collision Occurrence Management Plan".
Additional labels or names (including their IDN variants) may be added to (e) and (g) above upon ten (10) calendar days’ notice from ICANN to Registry Operator.
5. Local Laws or Regulatory Requirements
The Measures for the Administration of Internet Domain Names (Regulation No. 30) promulgated by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China stipulate:
"No organization or individual may register or use names containing elements that:"
a. Oppose the fundamental principles of the Constitution;
b. Compromise national security, divulge state secrets, subvert the government or damage national unity;
c. Damage national honor and interest;
d. Incite ethnic hatred or ethnic discrimination, undermining people unity;
e. Violate state religion policies or propagate heretical teachings or feudal superstitions;
f. Spread rumors, disturb social order or undermine social stability;
g. Spread obscenity, pornography, gambling, violence, murder, terrorism or incite the commission of crimes;
h. Insult or slander others or infringe upon the legitimate rights and interests of a third party; or
i. Contain other content prohibited by laws and administrative regulations.”
Accordingly, names that are deemed in violation of the Measures are blocked from registration.
Additional names (including their IDN variants) may be added upon reasonable notice from the relevant authority to Registry Operator.
6. Marketing Programs
Names that are reserved under a Marketing Program are considered Reserved Names. Registry Operator may allocate the Reserved Names under such Marketing Program sale or auction from time to time. Once a Reserved Name is allocated, it will be removed from the Reserved Names list.
7. Activation of Reserved Names
A Reserved Name may be registered and activated provided the intended registrant presents Registry Operator a letter of consent issued by the rights holder authorizing the intended registrant to register the domain name.
This Registry Sunrise Registration Policy is incorporated by reference into the registration agreements between registrars and registrants. It forms part of the "Registry policie" and applies to the top level domain listed below (the "TLD"):
Unless otherwise defined herein, capitalized terms used in this document have the meanings given to them in the ICANN’s Trademark Clearinghouse Rights Protection Mechanism Requirements available at https://newgtlds.icann.org/en/about/trademark-clearinghouse/rpm-requirements-30sep13-en.pdf.
2. Start-Date Sunrise
Registry Operator will offer a Start-Date Sunrise for thirty (30) calendar days (“Sunrise Period”), followed by the Quiet Period, Landrush Period and Open Period. The start-date and end-date for the Sunrise Period will be published on Registry Operator's website at http://520.newgtld.cn
During the Sunrise Period, holders of eligible trademarks that have been validated by the Trademark Clearinghouse may apply to register domain names in the TLD.
3. Registration Requirements
Privacy or proxy services may not be used in connection with applications submitted during the Sunrise Period. In addition, an application for a Sunrise Registration must meet the following criteria (a “Valid Sunrise Application”):
a. a valid SMD file from the Sunrise-Eligible Rights Holder (or its agent) matching the applied-for domain name was provided and the validation procedures described in the Functional Specifications were performed; and
b. it complies with all applicable Registry Policies (including Registry Operator’s String policies and Reserved Names Policy ).
All applications received during the Sunrise Period will be time-stamped as they are received in the registry system.
After the Sunrise Period ends, the applied-for domain name will be allocated to the applicant of a Valid Sunrise Application and if two or more Valid Sunrise Applications are received, it will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
5. Representations and Warranties
By making a Sunrise Registration application, the applicant:
a. agrees to be bound by this Sunrise Policy, all other Registry Policie and ICANN requirements set out in the Registry Agreement and the Registrar Accreditation Agreement , including all ICANN Consensus Policies and Temporary Policies http://www.icann.org/en/resources/registrars/consensus-policies ;
b. represents and warrants that it is a Sunrise-Eligible Rights Holder or its duly authorized agent;
c. agrees to submit to any challenges filed in accordance with Registry Operator’s Sunrise Dispute Resolution Policy available at (“SDRP”); and
d. acknowledges, agrees, and accepts sole and direct liability for damages suffered by any third party injured as a consequence of an application and/or the Sunrise Registration under this Sunrise Policy, and agrees to indemnify and hold Registry Operator and its employees, directors, officers, representatives, affiliates, agents, and contractors harmless for any claims, causes of action, damages, or injuries resulting from actions, omissions, or errors.
6. Sunrise Dispute Resolution
Challenges to Sunrise Registrations on the following grounds may be filed with National Arbitration Forum (“Forum”) in accordance with the SDRP and the Forum’s Rules available at http://domains.adrforum.com/main.aspx?itemID=1922:
a.at the time the challenged domain name was registered, the registrant did not hold a trademark registration of national effect (or regional effect) or the trademark had not been court-validated or protected by statute or treaty;
b.the domain name is not identical to the mark on which the registrant based its Sunrise Registration; or
c.the trademark registration on which the registrant based its Sunrise Registration is not of national effect (or regional effect) or the trademark had not been court-validated or protected by statute or treaty.
This Registry General Registration Policy is incorporated by reference into the registration agreements between registrars and registrants. It forms part of the “Registry Policies ” and applies to the top level domain listed below (the “TLD):
Unless otherwise defined herein, capitalized terms used in this document have the meanings given to them in the ICANN Trademark Clearinghouse Rights Protection Mechanism Requirements available at http://www.icann.org/en/resources/registries/tmch-requirements (“TMCH Requirements”).
2. General Registration Commencement
After conclusion of the Sunrise Period and Quiet period, General Registration commences when available domain names in the TLD are open to the general public for registration.
A General Registration application must meet all Registry Policies (including Registry Operator’s String Policy) and ICANN requirements set out in the Registry Agreement and the Registrar Accreditation Agreement to be considered a valid application.
Different initial registration fee apply to first few weeks of General Registration (known as the “Landrush Period”). During the Landrush Period, interested parties may apply for available domain names in the TLD.
After conclusion of the Landrush Period, available domain names in the TLD are open to the general public for registration at a regular initial registration fee.
4. Trademark Claims Services
As part of the TMCH Requirements, Registry Operator will provide the Claims Services for the first ninety (90) calendar days of General Registration.
The "Claims Services" provide (i) a notice to potential domain name registrants that a domain name they are seeking to register in the TLD matches a Trademark Record (a “Claims Notice”); and (ii) a notification to the Trademark Holder.
A Claims Notice is intended to provide clear notice to the potential domain name registrant of the scope of the Trademark Holder's rights. Accordingly, during the first 90 days of General Registration, a potential domain name registrant may only complete the domain name registration following acknowledgement of the receipt of a Claims Notice.