1. QUESTION 18(A): DESCRIBE THE MISSION/PURPOSE OF YOUR PROPOSED GTLD. 1.1 INTRODUCTION The mission and purpose of the proposed .JAVA Top Level Domain (TLD) is the creation and operation of a TLD dedicated to the Applicantʹs JAVA business, brands, trade marks, goods and service. As such the... Read more
1. QUESTION 18(A): DESCRIBE THE MISSION/PURPOSE OF YOUR PROPOSED GTLD.
The mission and purpose of the proposed .JAVA Top Level Domain (TLD) is the creation and operation of a TLD dedicated to the Applicantʹs JAVA business, brands, trade marks, goods and service. As such the objective is that the .JAVA TLD will serve as an official, trusted, secure and dedicated name space for the globally renowned JAVA brand and services. To this end the Applicant seeks to launch the .JAVA TLD and to create and operate an innovative and secure platform in a manner which is consistent with its subject matter whilst committing to the promotion of competition, consumer trust, consumer protection and integrity of the .JAVA TLD and the associated Internet space.
The Applicant is committed to ensure that it fully complies and meets or exceeds the requirements of ICANN in terms of competition, consumer protection, security, stability and resiliency, malicious abuse issues, sovereignty concerns, and rights protection in relation to the expansion of the generic Top Level
Domain name space by devising and implementing mechanisms in line with ICANN's Consensus Policies and Temporary Policies.
The Applicant proposes to launch and operate the .JAVA TLD to create a new Internet ecosystem dedicated to the Applicant and to enable and facilitate innovations, creation and promotion of new initiatives, platforms, applications and ventures from the Applicant and its Affiliates. The domain name space associated with the .JAVA TLD will create a new environment which will enhance diversity, choice and utility of the Domain Name System, based on a segmented approach, hence encouraging specialisation, differentiation, consumer recognition, and consumer choice in line with ICANN policy development.
In order to ensure the integrity, success and to build confidence in the .JAVA TLD and the associated domain name space, the Applicant is dedicated to ensuring that appropriate safeguards are put in place with a view to protecting, among other things, public interest, consumers, trade mark owners and other third party rights owners.
Operating and overseeing this new Internet space in a transparent, fair and efficient manner will be essential to create goodwill in the .JAVA TLD and to develop confidence and trust in the .JAVA TLD.
The fact that the Applicant intends to operate the .JAVA TLD as a single registrant/single user registry model will allow the Applicant and its Affiliates to control the operations of the .JAVA TLD and prevent violation of public interest, trade mark infringement and other types of malicious conducts. The .JAVA TLD will thus create an environment where opportunities for abuse and malevolent conduct will be virtually eliminated.
Furthermore, the Applicant is dedicated to ensuring that the creation and operation of the .JAVA TLD will not have an adverse or negative effect on the operational security and stability of the Internet and the Domain Name System with regard to the proposed registry services under the .JAVA TLD.
The .JAVA TLD will be a continuously evolving platform and serve as a base for continuously evolving uses, contents and services with a view to optimising specialisation, high level of service, content quality and reliability, consumer trust and innovation.
The Applicant has considered potential uses of the .JAVA TLD which would include allocating second-level domain names that correspond with:
1. The specialisation areas of the Applicant and its Affiliates:
2. Internal management and information:
3. Investor relations and corporate portal:
These are some of the potential uses which have been identified as being in line with the operation of the proposed .JAVA TLD following the single registrant/single user registry model. In addition, the Applicant and its Affiliates will actively use and continue to explore new ways of ensuring that the .JAVA TLD is an environment prone to innovation, consumer choice and recognition, business visibility and specialisation and may in this respect implement additional types of use of the .JAVA TLD within the scope of the Registry Agreement to be executed before delegation of the .JAVA TLD.
1.2 BACKGROUND TO THE ORACLE BUSINESS AND JAVA
The Applicant is the Oracle Corporation, a publicly traded corporation in good standing and listed on NASDAQ Stock Market LLC, ticker ORCL, created in 1977 with its headquarters at 500 Oracle Parkway Redwood Shores, CA 94065, United States of America.
Oracle is the gold standard for database technology and applications in enterprises throughout the world. The Applicant is the worldʹs leading supplier of information management software and the worldʹs second largest independent software company. Oracleʹs complete portfolio of servers, storage, software, and networking products are engineered to work together to deliver performance, simplified management, and cost-saving efficiencies.
One of the key offerings of the Applicant is Java, the software programming language and computing platform.
Java is the foundation for virtually every type of networked application and is the global standard for developing and delivering mobile applications, games, Web-based content, and enterprise software. To date, the Java platform has attracted more than 9 million software developers. Itʹs used in every major industry segment and has a presence in a wide range of devices, computers, and networks.
Java enables users to efficiently develop and deploy exciting applications and services. With comprehensive tooling, a mature ecosystem, and robust performance, Java delivers applications portability across even the most disparate computing environments.
As a result Java is currently one of the most popular programming languages in use, particularly for client-server web applications. It is the underlying technology that powers state-of-the-art programs including utilities, games, and business applications. Java runs on more than 850 million personal computers worldwide, and on more than 3 billion devices worldwide, including mobile and TV devices.
1.3 THE JAVA BRAND, TRADE MARKS, DOMAIN NAMES AND GLOBAL GOODWILL AND REPUTATION
The term JAVA is registered as a trade mark worldwide in many classes of goods and services including computers, computer hardware, computer software (all in International class 9), electronics including mobile phones, personal digital assistants, digital cameras, smart cards and readers, kiosks, set top boxes, digital television products, (in class 9), boats and automobiles in class 12, and a wide array of computer- and software-related goods and services, as well as for user manuals and related printed materials in class 16 and merchandise.
Oracle's JAVA trade mark registrations include the entire class heading in class 9, and computer related services in classes 35 (business and advertising, trade shows), 36 (financing), 37 (repair and installation), 38 (transmission of data over the internet), 41 (training), 42 (programming, consulting, information resources on the internet) and 45 (computer related security).
The Applicant has secured numerous trade mark registrations in the term JAVA in 148 countries and territories.
The explosive popularity and consumer recognition of the JAVA brand due to its proliferation across multiple technologies and uses makes it instantly recognisable as one of the Applicantʹs premium brands. Reflecting its global reach, the Applicant owns numerous domain names consisting of or comprising the term JAVA in most available gTLDs and ccTLDs.
The JAVA brand, trade marks and domain names are invaluable assets and serve to identify the JAVA business as a trusted source of the highest quality goods and services globally.×