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									                                   SGS DOMAIN NAMES POLICY


8.6.1 PURPOSE OF THIS POLICY

This Policy is intended to inform about SGS’ Policy on (a) Domain Names' management rules and
(b) Domain Names’ Communication strategy and guidelines.


8.6.2     SGS DOMAIN NAMES’ MANAGEMENT RULES


8.6.2.1 Scope
The rules mentioned below shall apply to the following domain names (hereafter SGS Domain
Names):
    -     gTLDs or ccTLD’s comprising SGS’ trademarks (either SGS letters alone or another
          trademark)
    -     gTLDs or ccTLDs comprising generic words either alone or in association with SGS
          letters
    -     gTLDs or ccTLD’s comprising business names or/and service names either alone or in
          association with SGS letters
    -     gTLDs and ccTLDS comprising SGS' new acquisitions business names/service
          names or trademarks


8.6.2.2    Management rules
    -     SGS IP SA is exclusively responsible for the registration and the maintenance of SGS
          Domain Names in accordance with the rules set up in exhibit 1 attached hereto. SGS
          Domain Names’ list is available upon request by email at sgs.dnp@sgs.com. SGS Group
          Management is responsible for all management costs in relation thereto.

    -     All requests for registering a new ccTLD shall be sent at sgs.dnp@sgs.com


    -     SGS Affiliates, SGS Businesses and SGS’ new acquisitions are strictly prohibited to
          register or maintain SGS Domain Names by any means on their own.


8.6.2.3 SGS DOMAIN NAMES’ COMMUNICATION STRATEGY AND GUIDELINES


All communication, including emails, shall focus on sgs.com. To accommodate businesses and
local needs while maintaining a consistent communication policy, sub-domain names of
sgs.com will be activated and URL redirections will be implemented on www.sgs.com website
by Corporate Information Technology.
SGS Affiliates, SGS Businesses and SGS’ new acquisitions must use domain names in the
formats listed in appendix 2 attached hereto, on all communication media.
All requests for the activation of domain names and/or sub-domain names and the
implementation of redirections, as described above, must be sent to sgs.dnp@sgs.com that will
check compliance with the policy prior to set up.


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SGS Affiliates, SGS businesses and SGS’ new acquisitions are strictly prohibited from activating
domain names, sub-domain names and URL redirections by any means on their own.


Important:
-       gTLDs and ccTLDs comprising SGS' new acquisition business name/service names
        or trademark will be redirected to http://www.sgs.com/SGS' new acquisition business
        name, for a grace period to be determined between Corporate Communication and the
        concerned business on a case by case basis. SGS’ new acquisition shall be responsible
        for all maintenance costs in relation thereto during the grace period.
-       In order to preserve SGS' acquisition intellectual property rights, ccTLDs comprising the
        new acquisition's trademarks may be registered or maintained by SGS IP SA. All
        requests shall be sent to sgs.dnp@sgs.com and SGS’ new acquisition shall be
        responsible for all maintenance costs in relation thereto (including assignment costs).




_____________________________________________________________________________
If you have any questions or you need to apply this Policy to specific situations please contact
one of the following persons:

Legal & Compliance                       Corporate Communications         Information Technology
1, Place des Alpes                       1, Place des Alpes               1, Place des Alpes
1201 Genève                              1201 Genève                      1201 Genève
Fax : 41 22 739 98 78                    Fax : 41 22 739 98 61            Fax : 41 22 739 98 61

e-mails:
Manuela.vonarx@sgs.com                   Nathalie.gervaz@sgs.com          Fabian.Simillion@sgs.com
                                         Patricia.nardozza@sgs.com




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Exhibit 1 – SGS Domain Names’ Rules Allocation




                                                         A) DOMAIN NAMES                B) RENEWABLE   C) ALTERNATIVE
                                                                                        REGISTRATION   DOMAIN
                                                                                                       DOMAIN NAMES IN
                                                                                        PERIOD         CASE OF NON
                                                                                                       AVAILABILITY IN A)

                                     gTLD’S              www.trademark.gTLD             10 years       www.trademark.gTLD
                                     RULES ALLOCATION                                                  or
                                                                                                       www.sgs-trademark.gTLD




                                     SGS.ccTLD’S RULES   www.sgs.ccTLD                  10 years       www.sgsgroup.ccTLD
                                     ALLOCATION          and                                           or
                                                         www.SGS letters with the                      www.sgs-group.ccTLD
                                                         character sets mentioned                      or
                                                         below. ccTLD                                  www.sgs followed by the
                                                         Western; Central                              name of the concerned
                                                         European; Japanese;                           country.ccTLD
                                                         Traditional Chinese;                          or
                                                         Simplified Chinese; Korean;                   www.sgs- followed by the
                                                         cyrillic; Greek; Turkish;                     name of the concerned
                                                         Thai; Baltic; Arabic; Hebrew                  country.ccTLD




                                     ccTLD’S             www.trademark.ccTLD            10 years       www.trademark.ccTLD
                                     RULES ALLOCATION                                                  or
                                                                                                       www.sgs-trademark.ccTLD




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Exhibit 2 – SGS Domain Names’ usage guidelines


1. Domain names and sub-level domain names scope of usage:


Access to SGS centralized & multilingual website:
sgs.com                                  eg: http://www.sgs.com
Access to country pages of the SGS centralised & multilingual website, where "cc" stands for the
two-letter ISO country code:
cc.sgs.com                               eg: http://www.fr.sgs.com
Access to corporate and/or countries extranet, intranet web applications
Application_name.sgs.com                 eg: http://www.tradeworks.sgs.com




2. Messaging
The use of sub domain names or any domains other than sgs.com in the case of messaging is
strictly prohibited. All SGS email addresses must show as firstname.lastname@sgs.com


3. Types of redirections
While communicating, marketing or promoting a service, trademark or business redirections must
be used instead of sub-domain or full page URL. Redirections are to be requested to SGS.COM
project management team. Examples:


sgs.com/business_name                    eg: http://www.sgs.com/agricultural
sgs.com/service_name                     eg: http://www.sgs.com/climatechange
sgs.com/trademark_name                   eg: http://www.sgs.com/qualifor




Types of sub-domain names:
application_name.sgs.com                 eg: https://www.tradeworks.sgs.com
cc.sgs.com                               eg: http://www.uk.sgs.com


Sub-domain names & redirections
cc.sgs.com/business_name                 eg: http://www.uk.sgs.com/agricultural
cc.sgs.com/service_name                  eg: http://www.uk.sgs.com/climatechange
cc.sgs.com/trademark_name                eg: http://www.uk.sgs.com/qualifor




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