.politie Domain Information
Applicant Full Legal Name
public entity / governmental entity
Odijk Utrecht 3984NH
Artikel 4.7.a van de politiewet 1993 Nederlands recht / Article 4.7.a of the Dutch Policelaw 1993
Applied for gTLD
Mission/Purpose of Domain Extension
With the commissioning of the National Police, a new era for policing has started in the Netherlands. The formation of a national police force offers opportunities for improvement and innovation. The ambitions and expectations are high. The police provide a recognizable order in society and is the... Read more
The police are constantly faced with new security issues. New tasks, such as the surveillance of the Internet and processing of images of citizens are being shaped into a valued service component of the police portfolio of tasks.
To increase public safety in the Netherlands, regional and national units of the National Police must work together very closely. This cooperation is dependent on information- and IT-facilities to which the Police have access.
In the cooperation with private and public partners and citizens, information exchange is vital. Police and partners are strongly dependent on each otherʹs sharing of information and on a common approach to safety issues within society. The police and partner organizations have a clear need to significantly improve information exchange.
The Internet is seen as an important tool to enhance both the internal cooperation within the Police and the external cooperation with citizens and partner organizations as far as possible.
The National Police as an organization already offers its services via the Internet. This includes: a national and global portal for the National Police, in interaction with citizens, businesses and other national and international agencies and police organizations.
The expectation is that in the near future all citizen interactions with the Police, if desired, can be performed over the Internet, or that at least the first steps will have been achieved to make this possible. Searching for (informative-) information, a declaration - or logging a report and being able to directly communicate with a Police officer in the neighborhood, are just some of the basic functionalities expected in this context.
In addition, an Internet portal for the National Police will offer opportunities for partnerships with local stakeholders and provide a platform for local partners to share information concerning a particular incident or a structural problem within a neighborhood.
Shielded environments that employees themselves can create and manage, provide the opportunity to exchange information and to collaborate with third parties, and between police officers themselves.
Police officers may very well soon be using the Internet to perform their primary duties. The information management of the police will be accessible via the Internet. Furthermore, police officers will be trainable through the Internet and be able to mobilize their expertise via the Internet. The police are then able to present real time information processing and relay real-time information effectively to deploy and capitalize on the core business of maintaining law and order.
In summary, the National Police organization expects to achieve the following aspects with the availability on the toplevel domain ʺ.politieʺ:
• It will emphasize the role of the National Police in the current information society.
• It offers the possibility to take responsibility for the availability and safer use of Internet technology and services.
• It ensures the availability and future stability of an internal service offering and of service delivery to citizens, businesses and partner organizations.
• By taking the responsibility for the issuance of subdomains, the integrity of the police will be better guaranteed. This contributes to the visibility of the Police on the internet and provides an improved reputation.
• Domain names in which the word ʹpolitieʹ occurs but not being a subdomain of ʺ.politieʺ are instantly recognizable to citizens, businesses and partner organizations, as not being part of the National Police.
Through the toplevel domain ʺ.politieʺ the National Police positions itself to society as a transparent organization contributing to the improvement of the mutual contact between society and the Police.
By claiming the namespace ".politie" the Dutch Police is the authority within the namespace. This claim provides the Dutch Police the trustworthy image which fits the organisation and its role in society. Potential users of the namespace, which can only be from inside the organisation or... Read more
It further provides trust for the internet user experience. Domain names in which the word ʹpolitieʹ occurs but not being a subdomain of ʺ.politieʺ are instantly recognizable to citizens, businesses and partner organizations, as not being part of the National Police.
Operational Rules and Cost Benefits
Since the ".politie" TLD will only register domains for its own usage and with only the police as the registrant there will no ‘social costs' whatsoever involved in the operation of ".politie" TLD. Instead of that, the fact that all internet communications from the Dutch Police will be under the... Read more
To be complete:
- There will be no multiple applications for any particular domain name as all registrations will be done in the name of a single party: the Dutch Police;
- There will not be any cost benefits for registrants as there will be no other registrations than by the Dutch Police;
- The Dutch Police will, as it is obliged to, work with an ICANN registrar and also allow all ICANN registrars to sign its standard Registry Registrar Agreement. It is expected however that the Dutch Police in its role as a registrant will register all domains through a single registrar. As the Dutch Police will be the sole registrant of domains under ".politie", and in the end will cover all the costs for as well the running of the registry and the registration fees to be paid as the registrant, the registry plans to register and publish the domains under ".politie" without any charge to the registrar. The registrar will as usual add its mark up towards the registrant. Given this situation not any price in- or decreases are foreseen.
Is this a Community-based TLD?
Is this a Geographic-based TLD?
Protection of Geographic Names
Measures for protection of geographic names in the .politie top-level are being taken for Country and territory names (conform Specification 5 in the Base Agreement). Registry Operator will exclude all country and territory names from registration on the second level, the only level in which... Read more
Registry Operator will exclude all country and territory names from registration on the second level, the only level in which registrations will be offered by Registry Operator, specified in Specification 5 of the Base Agreement:
5.1. the short form (in English) of all country and territory names contained on the ISO 3166- 1 list, as updated from time to time, including the European Union, which is exceptionally reserved on the ISO 3166-1 list, and its scope extended in August 1999 to any application needing to represent the name European Union 〈http://www.iso.org/iso/support/country_codes/iso_3166_code_lists/iso-3166- 1_decoding_table.htm#EU〉;
5.2. the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names, Technical Reference Manual for the Standardization of Geographical Names, Part III Names of Countries of the World; and
5.3. the list of United Nations member states in 6 official United Nations languages prepared by the Working Group on Country Names of the United Nations Conference on the Standardization of Geographical Names;.
The names on these lists will be shown in the registries' Whois with status ‘excluded'.
Registration of these names will be limited during the entire lifetime of the .politie top level domain to registrants who are designated by the government or public authority of the concerned country or territory. Authentication of representation is based on the existing methodology developed for release of country names in the .INFO top-level domain.
A government or public authority wanting to register their country or territory name under .politie has to get an authentication by GAC Secretariat. This authentication and the name of the designated beneficiary need to be transferred to Registry Operator, who will issue an authorisation number to the designated beneficiary in the country concerned. The domain name can be registered through an accredited registrar with the designated beneficiary as the registrant, using the authorisation number.
The registrant of these domain names can only be changed after registration if the new designated registrant also has been authenticated by GAC Secretariat.×