We, DotKids Foundation, as the only community based applicant for the “.kid(s)” domain, acknowledging the impact that a .kid(s) domain will have on kids and the general public around the world, we believe that .kid(s) must be run under these guiding principles:
Adopt the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child as a fundamental guiding principle to protect the rights of children;
Operate as a not-for-profit initiative promoting kids-friendly content on the Internet;
Promote the well-being of children online and uphold children’s rights;
Value children’s participation on Internet governance by making .kid(s) a platform for children as an important part of the multi-stakeholder approach to build a better Internet world together; and
Support child-right organizations and initiatives around the world, especially with relevance to the development of the Internet with the best interests of the child as a fundamental principle.
Be a global platform to drive the creation of kids friendly content on the Internet, and one that enables and empowers kids to participate in Internet governance with a core principle in advocating children’s rights.