|Priority #:||1432 - Electronic Media Network Limited (M-Net)|
The following is excerpted from the applicant's response to question #18:
"The applicant, Electronic Media Network Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Multichoice South Africa Holdings (Pty) Ltd. MultiChoice started as the subscriber management arm of M-Net, the analogue Pay-TV channel. Today it is the leading multichannel digital satellite television operator across the African continent. Its dynamic technology platform and varied bouquet of channels, built on a foundation of compelling premium entertainment, has seen MultiChoice grow its business across South Africa. We live in a world where information has become the key advantage. Today, information can travel anywhere, anytime, at great speed and in so many different ways - unlocking potential wherever it goes. MultiChoice constantly looks for innovative ways and push boundaries to deliver information and content that is not only entertaining, but informative. The Applicant, Electronic Media Network Limited, aims to package the most compelling entertainment content, produced and acquired for the people of Africa, and delivered across all current and emerging subscription platforms.
The proposed gTLD will be a restricted, exclusively-controlled gTLD where only Applicant, affiliated entities and authorized business partners will be permitted to register second-level domains for Applicant business purposes only for a term of one to ten years. Affiliated entities who are part of the same corporate organization as the Applicant who seek registrations for second-level names under the TLD will be required to present evidence in writing to accredited registrar(s) for the TLD demonstrating explicit authorization from an officer of the Applicant company to register second-level names within the TLD to protect against unauthorized registration within the TLD by unaffiliated third parties. Applicants and affiliated entities owned and⁄or controlled by the same corporate parent company will supply corporate contact and ownership information, not personal information, for each registration obtained under the TLD for display in the TLD WHOIS."