The mission of the .FLIR TLD is to make a safe, trusted and reputable name space for our products, services, and company divisions, as well as our authorized FLIR sales agents, OEMs and distribution outlets.
FLIR Systems, Inc. (FLIR) is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. Today FLIR provides advanced thermal imaging and threat detection systems for use by industry, consumers, science, law enforcement, and the military for a wide variety of imaging, thermography, and security applications.
The .FLIR TLD will be managed under the direct control of FLIR and therefore will deliberately be organized from the beginning to be consistent with the navigational needs and preferences of FLIR’s main stakeholders such FLIR corporate divisions, authorized FLIR sales agents, OEMs and distribution outlets, and most importantly, FLIR’s end-user customers.
.FLIR Registration Policies
The .FLIR TLD will be managed and operated exclusively by FLIR and its qualified affiliates and trademark licensees.
FLIR will implement the following registration policies:
- .FLIR Domain Name Eligibility Requirements
- Acceptable Use Policy
- Rights Protection Mechanisms
1. FLIR Domain Name Eligibility Requirements
The .FLIR Domain Registration Eligibility policy sets forth guidelines for what domain names may be registered in the .FLIR TLD, as well as which individuals or entities may register or control the DNS records associated with these domains.
Only FLIR and its qualified affiliates, and trademark licensees will be allowed to request domain registrations in the .FLIR TLD. FLIR will implement an internal process that will define how qualified individuals and entities can submit registration requests and the process by which such registrations will be approved and executed upon by FLIR.
FLIR’s internal domain management department will be responsible for the receipt of domain name registration requests from specially designated and approved domain name managers (Domain Managers) 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 naming criteria and registration policies, as well as with the specifications described in the ICANN Registry 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 a 2013 ICANN-Accredited Registrar for registration.
Upon registration, only FLIR and its qualified Affiliates and Licensees will be able to control the DNS records associated with domain names in the .FLIR TLD.
FLIR reserves the right to modify its Domain Name Eligibility Requirements in its sole discretion and without prior notice, as well as the internal procedures established for requesting, approving, and registering names in the .FLIR TLD. FLIR will promptly notify its Domain Managers and .FLIR registrants of any changes to the Domain Name Eligibility Requirements. FLIR will promptly notify Domain Managers in the event of changes to its internal registration procedures.
2. Acceptable Use Policy
This Acceptable Use Policy sets forth the criteria and procedures by which FLIR (“Registry Operator”) can quickly lock, cancel, suspend, transfer or take ownership of a name in the .FLIR TLD, either temporarily or permanently. The Acceptable Use policy may be invoked if a domain name in the .FLIR TLD is being used in a manner that appears to threaten the stability, integrity or security of the .FLIR Registry or in a fashion that may put the safety and security of a .FLIR registrant or user at risk. The process also allows the Registry Operator to take preventive measures to avoid criminal or security threats.
The Acceptable Use Policy may be triggered through a variety of channels, including, among others, private complaint, public alert, government or law enforcement agency outreach, or on-going monitoring by the Registry or its partners. In all cases, Registry Operator or its designees will alert the sponsoring registrar(s) about any identified threats.
The following are some (but not all) activities that may trigger rapid domain compliance:
- Phishing: the attempt by a third party to acquire personally identifiable information by masquerading as a FLIR website.
- Pharming: the redirection of Internet users to websites other than those the user intends to visit, usually through unauthorized changes to the Hosts file on a victim’s computer or DNS records in DNS servers.
- Dissemination of Malware: the intentional creation and distribution of "malicious" software designed to infiltrate a computer system without the owner’s consent, including, without limitation, computer viruses, worms, key loggers, and Trojans.
- Fast Flux Hosting: a technique used to shelter Phishing, Pharming and Malware sites and networks from detection and to frustrate methods employed to defend against such practices, whereby the IP address associated with fraudulent websites are changed rapidly so as to make the true location of the sites difficult to find.
- Botnetting: the development and use of a command, agent, motor, service, or software which is implemented: (1) to remotely control the computer or computer system of an Internet user without their knowledge or consent, (2) to generate direct denial of service (DDOS) attacks.
- Malicious Hacking: the attempt to gain unauthorized access (or exceed the level of authorized access) to a computer, information system, user account or profile, database, or security system.
- Child Pornography: the storage, publication, display and/or dissemination of pornographic materials depicting individuals under the age of majority in the relevant jurisdiction.
FLIR reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to take any administrative and operational actions necessary, including, but not limited to, the use of computer forensics and information security technological services in order to implement the Acceptable Use Policy. In addition, FLIR reserves the right to deny, cancel, suspend, transfer, or otherwise alter any registration or transaction, or to 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 Operator as well as its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, and employees; (4) to enforce the terms of the registration agreement or (5) to correct mistakes made by Registry Operator or any Registrar in connection with a domain name registration. FLIR also reserves the right to place upon registry lock, hold or similar status a domain name during resolution of a dispute or court proceeding or (5) to enforce the .FLIR Domain Eligibility Requirements.
FLIR Reserves the right to modify its Acceptable Use Policies without prior notice and in its sole discretion. FLIR will promptly notify its Domain Managers and .FLIR registrants of any changes to its Acceptable Use Policies.
3. Rights Protection Mechanisms
FLIR is committed to following all mandatory ICANN rights protection mechanisms aimed at protecting third party intellectual property rights within the .FLIR TLD. FLIR plans to limit the registration and control of DNS records associated with .FLIR domain names to FLIR and its qualified affiliates and licensees; therefore, it is highly unlikely that names under .FLIR infringe upon with the intellectual property rights of third parties.
Nevertheless, FLIR plans to implement all Rights Protection Mechanisms (RPMs) as required by ICANN, including:
- Implementation of the Trademark Claims Process
- Implementation of the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP)
- Implementation of the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) mechanism