'''.frogans''' is a [[Brand TLD]] being proposed in [[ICANN]]'s [[New gTLD Program]]. The applicant is [[OP3FT]].<ref>[http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/application-results/strings-1200utc-13jun12-en Reveal Day 13 June 2012 – New gTLD Applied-For Strings]</ref>
The following is
excerpted from the applicant's response to question #18:
"The OP3FT (Organization for the Promotion, Protection and Progress of Frogans Technology) is a French non-profit organization established on March 17, 2012 for ensuring that, in the public interest, the development of Frogans technology, begun in 1999, be carried out irrevocably in a neutral, open and transparent manner and that its access be guaranteed to all Internet users.
As a non-profit organization acting in the public interest, the object of the OP3FT is to hold, promote, protect and progress Frogans technology in the form of an open standard for the Internet that is free to use by all.
More generally, the object of the OP3FT is to contribute to the development of a secure and stable Internet that is open to innovations, and to support and finance public-interest initiatives or innovative actions of a social, educational or cultural nature in the area of information and communication technologies.
The works that the OP3FT must accomplish to fulfill its mission are detailed in its Bylaws which are available to the public.
Frogans technology allows the implementation of a new application layer on the Internet, called the “Frogans layer,” alongside the other Internet application layers such as Email or the World Wide Web.
The Frogans layer will be introduced on the Internet in the near future.
will use the .frogans gTLD with the aim of ensuring the security, stability and reliability of the Frogans layer for the benefit of all Internet users. The OP3FT will use .frogans gTLD domain names for addressing the computers that are dedicated to the functioning of the Frogans layer on the Internet.
These computers are to be used, for example:
- for the resolution of Frogans addresses from anywhere on the Internet.
This use of the .frogans gTLD is inspired by the use of the .net gTLD, as specified by Jon Postel in RFC 1591 (March 1994).
The OP3FT will not use .frogans gTLD domain names for naming Frogans sites. Indeed, the global addressing system of the Frogans layer (Frogans Network System) relies on Frogans addresses, whose specific and simple pattern (network*site) is not related to the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) scheme.
The use of the .frogans gTLD adheres to ICANNʹs principles for keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable, while encouraging more innovation on the Internet."<ref>[http://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus/applicationdetails/1083 Application Download, gTLDresult.ICANN.org] Retrieved 28 Feb 2013</ref>