Change Request to ICANN on .kids application

Since the submission of the application to ICANN in early 2012, the DotKids Foundation have continued to work closely with our community members on our vision to create a kids-friendly Internet namespace.  Among the many activities, the team has been invited to meet and participate at the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child as well as the ITU Child Online Protection working group to jointly develop the .kids initiative with the global kids and children rights community.  The changes submitted reflect the refinement of  policies based on these discussion with our community members on the operation of “.kids”.

The changes submitted also include many more letters of support from around the world, including support from Child Welfare League of America (representing over 700 children organizations from the US) and from about 200 Members of the European Parliament.

These information is submitted by the DotKids initiative in good faith as publicly available information to be included for consideration by the CPE Panel for the community priority evaluation (CPE).

[Reference – CPE Panel’s guidelines available here:]


Updated versions of the responses to: Questions 18(a)(b)(c) & 20(a)(b)(c)(d)(e)(f) from the DotKids Foundation:

1. A new version of our response to Question 18 and 20 respectively [Download]

2. A “red-line” version of the changes included in 1. for your reference [Download]

3. A more complete version of the additional support letters (rather than simply the spreadsheet submitted by staff) [Download]

4. A brief summary based on the CPE requirements for your consideration [Download]


Supporting Organizations of DotKids Foundation

The kids community joins hand in hand supporting .kids by adopting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) as a fundamental guiding principle of registry operation to protect the rights of children online.






United States

  • The Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)
    ACEI has liaisons, network groups and members in the following countries: Bangladesh, Canada, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Hong Kong and Macau, India, Iran, Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, Sierra, Leone, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey and United Arab Emirates.
    Click here to read the ICANN endorsement.






China / Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong Youth Synergy
    Click here to read the ICANN endorsement.
  • Internet Learning Support Centre
    Click here to read the ICANN endorsement.
  • NetMission.Asia
    Click here to read the ICANN endorsement.
  • The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education
    Click here to read the ICANN endorsement.
  • Mr. Dennis Chi Kuen Ho
    Click here to read the ICANN endorsement.
  • Alliance for Children’s Commission
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    • Against Child Abuse
    • Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Hong Kong Association
    • Caritas Family Crisis Line & Education Centre, Children Counseling Services
    • Caritas Youth and Community Service
    • Children Rights Association
    • Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong – Hin Keng Centre
    • Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hong Kong Social Service Head Office
    • The Hong Kong Childhood Injury Prevention and Research Association
    • Hong Kong College of Paediatricians
    • Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF
    • Hong Kong Committee on Children’s Rights
    • Hong Kong Council of Early Childhood Education and Services
    • Hong Kong Down Syndrome Association
    • Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children
    • Kids’ Dream
    • Playright Children’ s Play Association
    • Save the Children Hong Kong
    • Society for Community Organization
    • Suen Mei Speech & Hearing Centre
    • The Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong
    • The Hong Kong Council of Social Service
    • TREATS
    • Ms Chan C.Y. Eliza
    • Mr Ken Chan
    • Dr Cheung Chiu Hung, Fernando
    • Dr Kwok Ka Ki
    • Mrs Priscilla Lui
    • Mrs Mak Yau Mei Siu, Teresa

Asia Region

  • Child Rights Coalition Asia (CRC Asia)
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    • Cambodia
NGO Committee on the Rights of the Child (NGOCRC)
    • China/ Hong Kong
      • Hong Kong Committee on Children’s Rights (HKCCR)
    • Indonesia
      • Children’s Human Rights Foundation
      • Yayasan SEJIWA
      • Yayasan KKSP – Education and Information Centre for Child Rights
      • Sahabat Perempuan dan Anak Indonesia (SAPA Indonesia)
    • Philippines
      • Mindanao Action Group for Children’s Rights and Protection (MAG-CRP)
    • Malaysia
      • Protect and Save the Children – Malaysia
    • Myanmar
      • Human Rights Education Institute of Burma (HREIB)
      • United Against Child Trafficking (United ACT)
    • Thailand
      • The Life Skills Development Foundation (TLSDF)
    • Vietnam
      • Vietnam Association for the Protection of Children’s Rights (VAPCR)
      • Centre for Research and Support for Vietnamese Children (CENFORCHIL)
      • Paradise for Children Network (PCNet)
      • Institute for Social Studies (ISS)
    • Regional
      • Southeast Asia Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers (SEASUCS)
      • Save the Children Sweden – Southeast Asia and Pacific Regional Office
      • Terre des Hommes Germany in Southeast Asia
      • NGO Advisory Council for the Follow-up of the UN Secretary-General’s
      • Study on Violence Against Children