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Domain Registration Agreement (Tucows)

Domain Registration Agreement (Tucows)

  • MASTER DOMAIN REGISTRATION AGREEMENT

THIS REGISTRATION AGREEMENT ("Agreement"), is between Tucows Domains Inc. ("Tucows") and you, on behalf of yourself or the entity you represent ("Registrant"), as offered through Hostica.com, the Reseller participating in Tucows' distribution channel for domain name registrations. Any reference to "Registry" or "Registry Operator" shall refer to the registry administrator of the applicable top-level domain ("TLD"). This Agreement explains Tucows' obligations to Registrant, and Registrant's obligations to Tucows, for the domain registration services. By agreeing to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, Registrant agrees to be bound by the rules and regulations set forth in this Agreement, and by a registry for that particular TLD.

DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATION. Domain name registrations are for a limited term, which ends on the expiration date communicated to the Registrant. A domain name submitted through Tucows will be deemed active when the relevant registry accepts the Registrant's application and activates Registrant's domain name registration or renewal. Tucows cannot guarantee that Registrant will obtain a desired domain name, even if an inquiry indicates that a domain name is available at the time of application. Tucows is not responsible for any inaccuracies or errors in the domain name registration or renewal process.

FEES. Registrant agrees to pay Reseller the applicable service fees prior to the registration or renewal of a domain. All fees payable here under are non-refundable even if Registrant's domain name registration is suspended, cancelled or transferred prior to the end of your current registration term.

 TERM. This Agreement will remain in effect during the term of the domain name registration as selected, recorded and paid for at the time of registration or renewal. Should the domain name be transferred to another registrar, the terms and conditions of this Agreement shall cease.

EXPIRATION, RENEWAL AND FORFEITURE. The registered domain name will expire on the expiration date specified in the registration term, and as communicated to the Registrant. Registrant will receive reminders immediately prior to the expiration inviting Registrant to renew the domain name. In the event that Registrant fails to renew the domain name in a timely fashion, the registration will expire and Tucows may, at its discretion, elect to assume the registration and may hold it in its own account, delete it, or sell it to a third party. During the period following the expiration of a domain name, the domain name will cease to resolve, the Whois registration records may be revised to include that of Tucows or its reseller, and visitors to Registrant's website may be directed to a default web page. This default web page may feature advertisements posted by Tucows for its own account. Registrant acknowledges and agrees that Registrant's right and interest in a domain name ceases upon its expiration. Registrant is solely responsible for informing itself of the date of expiration and renewing its registration in a timely manner. If Tucows, in its sole discretion, elects to renew the registration, Registrant will be entitled to a grace period of forty (40) days during which Registrant may re-register the domain name. Additional costs for the redemption and re-registration will apply.

 

EXPIRED REGISTRATION RECOVERY POLICY. Domain expiration notices will be sent via email thirty (30) days and five (5) days prior to a domain expiration date and three (3) days after a domain expires. Renewal, post-expiration renewal and redemptions fees are published at https://opensrs.com/services/domains/domain-pricing/. Reseller's fees may differ.


REGISTRANT INFORMATION AND DATA_SHARING. Data required for the registration of a domain name varies by top-level domain. The required data for a domain name registration (“Minimum Data”) will be presented at the time of registration or renewal and may include up to:

  • ·       Name and postal address of the Registered Name Holder;
  • ·       Registered name;
  • ·       Names of the primary nameserver and secondary nameserver(s) for the Registered Name;
  • ·       Name, postal address, e-mail address, and voice and fax (if available) telephone numbers of the administrative contact for the domain name;
  • ·       Name, postal address, e-mail address, and voice and fax (if available) telephone numbers of the billing contact for the domain name; and
  • ·       Name, postal address, e-mail address, and voice and fax (if available) telephone numbers of the technical contact for the domain name.
  • The Minimum Data will be shared with Tucows and the relevant authoritative registry services provider for your top-level domain. The identity of the authoritative registry services provider can be found at https://www.iana.org/whois. The Minimum Data for domains in any TLD you have registered can be found in the Data Use Information Page.

 

ACCURATE INFORMATION. Registrant represents and warrants that:

  • ·       The statements that Registrant makes in connection with the domain name registration, maintenance, or renewal are complete and accurate;
  • ·       Registrant information will be kept current;
  • ·       Registrant will not and will not permit others to use the domain name in violation of any ICANN or registry policies, applicable laws or regulations, or legal rights of others;
  • ·       Registrant will respond to inquiries from Tucows addressed to the email address of the Registrant, the administrative, billing or technical contact with respect to a domain name concerning the accuracy of contact details.

Registrant acknowledges that a breach of this Section 8 will constitute a material breach of the Agreement, which will entitle either Tucows or a registry to terminate this Agreement immediately upon such breach without any refund and without notice to Registrant.

 

ACCOUNT REVIEW, DATA MODIFICATION OR DELETION. To access, view, update, delete or download data associated with your domain name registration, you must be signed into your account. If you make a request to delete your personal data and that data is necessary for the products or services you have purchased, the request will be honored only to the extent it is no longer necessary for any services purchased or required for our legitimate business purposes or legal or contractual record keeping requirements. In some cases, when data is necessary for the provisioning of service, deletion of data may cancel or suspend the services you have purchased. If you have difficulty accessing your data, modifying it, or deleting it, you may request assistance by sending email to DPA @ Tucows.com or using the contact information at https://opensrs.com/privacy-policy/.

ICANN-REQUIRED DISCLOSURES. Domain name registration requires sharing the Registrant's information, in whole or in part, with the applicable Registry Operator and with ICANN. Both Tucows and the Registry Operator may be required to archive this information with a third-party escrow service. Further, Registrant represents and warrants that, if Registrant is providing information about a third party, Registrant has notified the third party of the required disclosures and the purpose for the disclosures and Registrant has obtained the third party's consent to such disclosure. ICANN may establish or modify the guidelines, limits or requirements that relate to the amount and type of information that Tucows may or must make available to the public or to private entities, and the manner in which such information is made available.


SUSPENSION AND CANCELLATION. Tucows may in its sole discretion, suspend or cancel Registrant's domain name registration:

  • ·       if Registrant breaches this Agreement;
  • ·       if Registrant fails to provide payment or accurate contact or billing information;
  • ·       in the event there was an error in the registration process for such domain name;
  • ·       as required by ICANN or a Registry Operator;
  • ·       to protect the integrity and stability of Tucows and any applicable registry;
  • ·       to comply with any applicable laws, government rules, requests of law enforcement and court orders;
  • ·       in compliance with any dispute resolution process; or
  • ·       to avoid any liability, civil or criminal.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION. Registrant is bound by all ICANN consensus policies and all policies of any relevant Registry Operator, including the Uniform Rapid Suspension Procedure, the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution policy (UDRP), along with the UDRP rules and all supplemental rules of any UDRP provider. ICANN may change the UDRP at any time. If a third party challenges the registration or reservation of the Registrant's domain name, Registrant will be subject to the provisions specified in the dispute policy adopted by the applicable registry. In the event a domain name dispute arises, Registrant will indemnify and hold Tucows harmless pursuant to the terms and conditions contained in the applicable policy. If Tucows is notified that a complaint has been filed with a judicial or administrative body regarding a domain name, Tucows may, at its sole discretion, suspend use of the domain name and the ability to make modifications to the registration records until:

  • ·       Tucows is directed to do so by the judicial or administrative body, or
  • ·       Tucows receives notification from both parties that the dispute has been settled.

If Registrant or Registrant's domain name becomes the subject of litigation, Tucows may deposit control of Registrant's domain name record into the registry of the judicial body by supplying a party with a registrar certificate.


WHOIS PRIVACY SERVICE. If Registrant elects to use the Whois privacy registration service, the following terms and conditions will apply:

  • ·       The publicly available Registrant contact information will list Contact Privacy Inc. Customer #### (where #### is a unique customer identification number) as the Registrant and contact name, and Tucows' postal address, assigned email address and telephone number as contact information.
  • ·       Tucows will keep the Registrant and Contact Information provided by Registrant on file. Both Tucows and the Registry may be required to archive this information with a third-party escrow service, as per ICANN policy.
  • ·       Registrant will retain complete control over the domain name and its registration records and may suspend and reinstate the Whois Privacy Service at its discretion.
  • ·       With respect to a domain name that has been transferred to Tucows, the Whois Privacy Service will only commence after the transfer has been completed. If Registrant elects to transfer a domain name to a different registrar, the Whois Privacy Service must be disabled in order to initiate the transfer.
  • ·       Tucows will send all obligatory renewal and transfer related messages to the contacts that Registrant has designated.
  • ·       Pricing for the Whois privacy registration service will be set by the Reseller, and Registrant will pay Reseller for this service.
  • ·       Communications received with respect to a domain name registration will be handled as follows:
    • o   Tucows will forward to Registrant all correspondence received by registered mail or traceable courier. This information may be opened, scanned and emailed to Registrant. Regular postal mail will be discarded or returned to sender at Tucows' discretion.
    • o   Email correspondence will be forwarded, only if submitted via the contactprivacy.com website.
    • o   A voice mail message will advise all callers that inbound messages will not be accepted; calls will be directed to the contactprivacy.com website.
    • o   The point of contact for third parties wishing to report abuse or infringement of trademarks (or other rights) is legal@tucows.com.
      • ·       The business contact information for the Whois privacy registration service is:
      •             Contact Privacy Inc.
      •             96 Mowat Ave
      •             Toronto (ON) M6K 3M1
      •             CANADA
  • ·       Tucows shall have the right, at its sole discretion and without liability to Registrant, to suspend or cancel the Whois Privacy Service and to reveal Registrant and Contact Whois Information in certain circumstances, including but not limited to the following:
  • o   when required by law;
  • o   in the good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to further determination of an alleged breach of a law;
  • o   to comply with a legal process served upon Tucows;
  • o   to resolve any and all third party claims including but not limited to ICANN's or a Registry's dispute resolution policy;
  • o   to avoid financial loss or legal liability;
  • o   if Tucows believes that Registrant or one of Registrant's contacts is using the Whois Privacy Service to conceal involvement with illegal, illicit, objectionable or harmful activities; or to transmit SPAM, viruses, worms or other harmful computer programs.

 

POLICY. Registrant agrees that its registration of the domain name shall be subject to suspension, cancellation, or transfer pursuant to a Tucows, registry, ICANN or government-adopted policy, or pursuant to any registrar or registry procedure not inconsistent with a Tucows, registry, ICANN or government-adopted policy,

  • ·       to correct mistakes by Tucows or a registry in registering the name or
  • ·       for the resolution of disputes concerning the domain name.

TRADEMARK CLEARINGHOUSE (TMCH). Registrant agrees to abide by the terms and conditions set forth by Tucows and the Trademark Clearinghouse Agreement available at http://opensrs.com/site/resources/agreements#contracts.

NO GUARANTEE. Registrant acknowledges that registration of a chosen domain name does not confer immunity from objection to the registration, reservation or use of the domain name.

AGENCY. If Registrant intends to license use of a domain name to a third party, Registrant is deemed the domain name holder of record and is responsible for providing Registrant's own full contact information adequate to facilitate timely resolution of any problems that arise in connection with the domain name. Registrant shall accept liability for harm caused by wrongful use of the domain name, unless it promptly discloses the licensee's identity and current contact information (as provided by the licensee) to a party providing the Registered Name Holder reasonable evidence of actionable harm. Registrant represents that it will secure the agreement of any third party to the terms and conditions in this Agreement.

MODIFICATIONS TO AGREEMENT. Tucows may modify this Agreement, or any other related and/or applicable agreement, as is necessary to comply with its agreements with ICANN, a registry or any other entity or individual, as well as to adjust to changing circumstances. All amendments to this Agreement will be posted on our website at http://www.opensrs.com/docs/contracts/exhibita.htm. Your continued use of the registered domain name will constitute your acceptance of this Agreement with any revisions. If you do not agree to any change, you may request that your domain name be cancelled or transferred to a different accredited registrar, and agree that such cancellation or transfer will be your exclusive remedy if you do not wish to abide by any change to this Agreement, or any other related and/or applicable agreement.

ANNOUNCEMENTS. Tucows reserves the right to distribute information to Registrant that is required by ICANN or Registry policy.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. Registrant agrees that Tucows' entire liability, and Registrant's exclusive remedy, with respect to the domain registration service provided under this Agreement and any breach of this Agreement is solely limited to the amount Registrant paid for the initial registration of the domain name. Tucows, ICANN and the applicable registries shall not be liable for any lost profits, revenues, or data, financial losses or indirect, special, consequential, exemplary, or punitive damages. Because some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states, liability is limited to the extent permitted by law.

 

INDEMNITY. Registrant will defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Tucows, ICANN, the applicable registries, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, affiliates, and contractors, from all liabilities, claims and expenses, including attorney's fees, arising out of or relating to

  • ·       Registrant's registration and use of the domain name registered;
  • ·       use of the domain name in violation of this Agreement; or
  • ·       Registrant's violation of any third party right, including Intellectual Property Rights. This indemnification obligation will survive the termination or expiration of this Agreement.

TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP. The person named as Registrant on record with Tucows shall be the "Registered Name Holder." If designated, the person named as administrative contact at the time the controlling account was secured shall be deemed the designate of the Registrant with the authority to manage the domain name. Registrant agrees that prior to transferring ownership of the domain name to another person (the "Transferee") Registrant shall require the Transferee to agree, in writing to be bound by all the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If the Transferee fails to be bound in a reasonable fashion (as determine by Tucows in its sole discretion) to the terms and conditions in this Agreement, any such transfer will be null and void. Registrant explicitly authorizes Tucows to act as their Designated Agent, as stipulated by the ICANN Transfer Policy, to approve a Change of Registrant on their behalf.

 

BREACH. Registrant agrees that failure to abide by any provision of this Agreement, any ICANN, Registry, URDP or Dispute operating rule or policy, may be considered by Tucows to be a material breach, and that Tucows may provide written notice, describing the breach, to Registrant. If within fifteen (15) calendar days of the date of such notice, Registrant fails to provide evidence, which is reasonably satisfactory to Tucows, that Registrant has not breached its obligations under the Agreement, then Tucows may delete the registration the domain name. Any such breach by Registrant shall not be deemed to be excused simply because Tucows did not act earlier in response to that, or any other, breach by Registrant.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES. Except for the express warranties in this Agreement, Tucows does not make any other warranty of any kind, whether express, implied, statutory or otherwise, including warranties or merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. Tucows is not responsible or liable for the deletion or of failure to store any content and other communications maintained or transmitted through the use of the domain name registration service. Tucows does not warrant that the domain name registrations service will be error free or uninterrupted. The domain name registration service is not intended for high risk activities.

 

INCONSISTENCIES WITH REGISTRY POLICIES. In the event that this Agreement may be inconsistent with any term, condition, policy or procedure of an applicable Registry, the term, condition, policy or procedure of the applicable Registry shall prevail.


NON-WAIVER. Tucows failure to require performance by Registrant of any provision hereof shall not affect the full right to require such performance at any time thereafter; nor shall the waiver by Tucows of a breach of any provision hereof be taken or held to be a waiver of the provision itself.

 

NOTICES. Any notice, direction or other communication given under this Agreement shall be in writing and given by sending it via e-mail or via regular mail. In the case of e-mail, valid notice shall only have been deemed to be given when an electronic confirmation of delivery has been obtained by the sender. E-mail notification to Tucows must be sent to domains@tucows.com. Any notice to Registrant will be sent to the e-mail address provided by Registrant in the Whois record. Any e-mail communication shall be deemed to have been validly and effectively given on the date of such communication, if such date is a business day and such delivery was made prior to 4:00 p.m. EST, otherwise it will be deemed to have been delivered on the next business day. In the case of regular mail notice, valid notice shall be deemed to have been validly and effectively given five (5) business days after the date of mailing Postal notices to Tucows shall be sent to:

            Tucows Domains Inc.

            96 Mowat Avenue

            Toronto, Ontario M6K 3M1

            CANADA

            Attention: Compliance

and, in the case of notification to you, shall be sent to the address specified by you in your registration of your domain name with Tucows.


ENTIRETY. Registrant agrees that this Agreement, the applicable dispute policy and the rules and policies published by Tucows and any applicable Registry or other governing authority, are the complete and exclusive Agreement between Tucows and Registrant regarding the domain registration service.

 

NO THIRD-PARTY BENEFICIARIES. This Agreement shall not be construed to create any obligation by either Tucows or Registrant to any non-party to this Agreement. Enforcement of this Agreement, including any provisions incorporated by reference, is a matter solely for the parties to this Agreement.


GOVERNING LAW. THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND INTERPRETED AND ENFORCED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF PROVINCE OF ONTARIO AND THE FEDERAL LAWS OF CANADA APPLICABLE THEREIN WITHOUT REFERENCE TO RULES GOVERNING CHOICE OF LAWS. ANY ACTION RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT MUST BE BROUGHT IN ONTARIO AND YOU IRREVOCABLY CONSENT TO THE JURISDICTION OF SUCH COURTS.

 

INFANCY. You attest that you are of legal age to enter into this Agreement.


FORCE MAJEURE. Registrant acknowledges and agrees that neither Tucows nor the applicable Registry shall be responsible for any failures or delays in performing the respective obligations hereunder arising from any cause beyond its reasonable control, including but not limited to, acts of God, acts of civil or military authority, fires, wars, riots, earthquakes, storms, typhoons and floods.


PRIVACY. Information collected about Registrant is subject to the terms of Tucows' privacy policy, the terms of which are hereby incorporated by reference. Tucows' privacy policy can be found at: https://opensrs.com/privacy-policy/

 

CONTROLLING LANGUAGE. In the event that Registrant is reading this Agreement in a language other than the English language, Registrant acknowledges and agrees that the English language version hereof shall prevail in case of inconsistency or contradiction in interpretation or translation.


TLDs. The following additional provisions apply to any domain names that you register through Tucows with the various registries:

a.              .com and .net Domains: In the case of a “.com” or “.net” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     Submission to UDRP. Registrant agrees to submit to proceedings under ICANN's Uniform Domain Dispute Policy (“UDRP”) (http://www.icann.org/dndr/udrp/policy.htm) and comply with the requirements set forth by the Registry; these policies are subject to modification;

                            ii.     For the adjudication of disputes concerning or arising from use of the domain name, the Registrant shall submit, without prejudice to other potentially applicable jurisdictions, to the jurisdiction of the courts (1) of the Registrant's domicile, and (2) where Tucows is located, presently Toronto, Ontario.

b.              .org Domains: In the case of a “.org” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     Submission to UDRP. Registrant agrees to submit to proceedings under ICANN's Uniform Domain Dispute Policy (“UDRP”) (http://www.icann.org/dndr/udrp/policy.htm) and comply with the requirements set forth by the Registry. These policies are subject to modification;

                            ii.     For the adjudication of disputes concerning or arising from use of the domain name, the Registrant shall submit, without prejudice to other potentially applicable jurisdictions, to the jurisdiction of the courts (1) of the Registrant's domicile, and (2) where Tucows is located, presently Toronto, Ontario.

  • iii.     For the purposes of these additional conditions, the term "sex" means acts of masturbation, sexual intercourse, or physical contact with a person's genitals, or the condition of human male or female genitals when in a state of sexual stimulation or arousal; and "minor" means a person who has not attained the age of 13.
  • a)     Their full name as the applicant, as recorded with their regulator.
  •                              i.     Registrants of .poker must:
  •                              i.     Registrants of .bio and .organic must:
  • ·       Registration is limited to those who are producers, transformers and retailers, or otherwise involved in the field of agriculture, food and farming.
  • ·       You agree to the additional .bio conditions at http://www.domains.bio/about/.
  • ·       You agree to the additional .organic conditions at http://get.organic/about/afilias-anti-abuse-policy.

.ski Domains: In the case of a “.ski” registration, the following additional terms and conditions will apply:

i.   You agree to the additional .SKI conditions at http://www.domains.ski/ski-domain-name-policy/

uu.           .club Domains: In the case of a “.club” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the DotCLUB DOMAINS Registration and Anti-Abuse Policy, located at http://nic.club/Terms/.

vv.            .uno Domains: In the case of a “.uno” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the DotLatin LLC Registration and Anti-Abuse Policy, located at http://nic.uno/policy/Acceptable-Use-and-Anti-Abuse-Policy.pdf.

ww.         .buzz Domains: In the case of a “.buzz” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the Dot Strategy Co., Registration and Anti-Abuse Policy, located at http://get.buzz/about-us/terms-of-service-tos/.

xx.            .nyc Domains: In the case of a “.nyc” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the City of New York's Registration and Anti-Abuse Policy, located at http://www.nic.nyc/policies/.

yy.            .moe Domains: In the case of a “.moe” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the Interlink Co. Registration and Anti-Abuse Policy, located at http://nic.moe/en/legal/.

zz.            .build Domains: In the case of a “.build” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the Plan Bee LLC. Acceptable Use and Anti-Abuse Policy, located at http://nic.build/#documents.

aaa.         .luxury Domains: In the case of a “.luxury” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the Luxury Partners LLC. Acceptable Use and Anti-Abuse Policy, located at http://nic.luxury/#documents.

bbb.        .menu Domains: In the case of a “.menu” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the Wedding TLD2 LLC, Acceptable Use and Anti-Abuse Policy, located at http://nic.menu/#documents.

ccc.         .wiki, .ink, and .design Domains: In the case of a “.wiki”, “.ink”, or “.design” registration, the following conditions apply:

                             i.     You agree to the Top Level Design, LLC Acceptable Use and Anti-Abuse Policy, located at http://toplevel.design/policy/.

ddd.        .xyz, .college, .rent, .security, .protection, and .theatre Domains: In the case of a “.xyz”, “.college”, “.rent”, “.security”, “.protection”, or “.theatre” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the xyz.com LLC, Domain Names Policies, located at https://gen.xyz/registrationterms.

eee.         .bar and .rest Domains: In the case of a “.bar” or “.rest” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the Punto 2012 S.A.P.I. de CV, Acceptable Use and Anti-Abuse Policy, located at http://www.register.bar/policies/.

fff.            .fans Domains: In the case of a “.fans” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the dotfans Terms and Conditions, located at http://dotfans.com/about-us/terms/.

ggg.        .love Domains: In the case of a “.love” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the getdotlove Terms and Conditions, located at http://dotfans.com/about-us/terms/.

hhh.        .host, .press, .website, .space, .site, .tech, .store, and .fun Domains: In the case of a “.host”, “.press”, “.website”, “.space”, “.site”, “.tech”, “.store”, or “.fun” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the Radix , Acceptable Use and Anti-Abuse Policy, located at http://radixregistry.com/policies/our-experience.php.

iii.              .bid, .trade, .webcam, .party, .science, .cricket, .review, .faith, .date, .men, .accountant, .download, .loan, .racing, .win, and .stream Domains: In the case of a “.bid”, “.trade”, “.webcam”, “.party”, “.science”, “.cricket”, “.review”, “.faith”, “.date”, “.men”, “.accountant”, “.download”, “.loan”, “.racing”, “.win”, or “.stream” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the Famous Four Media Limited Use and Anti-Abuse Policy, located at http://nic.bid/resources, http://nic.trade/resources, http://nic.webcam/resources, http://nic.party/resources, http://nic.science/resources, http://nic.cricket/resources, http://nic.review/resources, http://nic.faith/resources, http://nic.date/resources, http://nic.men/resources, http://nic.accountant/resources, http://nic.download/resources, http://nic.loan/resources, http://nic.racing/resources, http://nic.win/resources, and http://nic.stream/resources.

jjj.              .soy and .how Domains: In the case of a “.soy” or “.how” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the Google Inc, Charleston Road Registry, Inc. Policies located at http://www.googleregistry.co and https://www.registry.google/about/policies/domainabuse/.

kkk.         .cymru and .wales Domains: In the case of a “.cymru” or “.wales” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the Nominet UK Policies located at http://ourhomeonline.wales/about-us/policy.

lll.              .paris Domains: In the case of a “.paris” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the City of Paris' Policies located at http://bienvenue.paris/wp-content/uploads/registration-policies-paris-in-force-on-25-may-2018_vf.pdf.

mmm.   .tirol Domains: In the case of a “.tirol” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the Tirol GmbH’s Policies located at http://nic.tirol/ueber-uns/policies/.

nnn.        .physio Domains: In the case of a “.physio” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the ARI Registry Services Policies located at http://nic.physio/#documents.

ooo.        .one Domains: In the case of a “.one” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to One Registry’s Policies located at http://one.nic/policies/.

ppp.        .attorney, .lawyer, and .dentist Domains: In the case of a “.attorney”, “.lawyer”, or “.dentist” registration, as a highly-regulated TLD, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the Rightside Inc. Acceptable Use and Anti-Abuse Policy, located at http://rightside.co/registry/for-registrars/#c290

                            ii.     You acknowledge that TLDs offered by Rightside Inc. will have non-uniform renewal registration pricing, such that the fee for a domain name registration renewal may differ from other domain names in the same or other Rightside TLDs.

                           iii.     You must comply with all applicable laws, including laws relating to privacy, data collection, consumer protection (including in relation to misleading and deceptive conduct) and applicable consumer laws in respect of fair lending, debt collection, organic farming (if applicable), disclosure of data and financial regulations;

                           iv.     You must acknowledge and agree that any collection and use of sensitive health and financial data must implement reasonable and appropriate security measures commensurate with the offering of those services, as defined by applicable laws.

                            v.     You must provide administrative contact information, which must be kept up-to-date, for the notification of complaints or reports of registration abuse, as well as the contact details of the relevant regulatory, or industry self-regulatory, bodies in your main place of business.

                           vi.     You must represent that you possesses any necessary authorizations, charters, licenses and/or other related credentials for participation in the sector associated with this highly regulated TLD.

                          vii.     You must report any material changes to the validity of your authorizations, charters licenses and/or other related credentials for participation in the sector associated with this highly regulated TLD to ensure you continue to conform to the appropriate regulations and licensing requirements and generally conduct activities in the interests of the consumer served.

                         viii.     You must email a copy of your valid, active authorization, charter, license, or other related credentials to rightside@opensrs.com, along with contact information for the licensing/governing body for your profession. Registrars may set up a forwarding email to receive these documents and must forward these emails to OpenSRS if they wish to use their own email domain/address.

qqq.        .engineer, .market, .mortgage, .software, .vet, .gives, .degree, and .rehab Domains: In the case of a “.engineer”, “.market”, “.mortgage”, “.software”, “.vet”, “.gives”, “.degree”, or “.rehab” registration, as a regulated TLD, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the Rightside Inc. Acceptable Use and Anti-Abuse Policy, located at http://rightside.co/registry/for-registrars/#c290.

                            ii.     You acknowledge that TLDs offered by Rightside Inc. will have non-uniform renewal registration pricing, such that the fee for a domain name registration renewal may differ from other domain names in the same or other Rightside TLDs.

                           iii.     You must comply with all applicable laws, including laws relating to privacy, data collection, consumer protection (including in relation to misleading and deceptive conduct) and applicable consumer laws in respect of fair lending, debt collection, organic farming (if applicable), disclosure of data and financial regulations;

                           iv.     You must acknowledge and agree that any collection and use of sensitive health and financial data must implement reasonable and appropriate security measures commensurate with the offering of those services, as defined by applicable laws.

rrr.            .army, .navy, and .airforce Domains: In the case of a “.army”, “.navy”, or “.airforce” registration, as a regulated TLD, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the Rightside Inc. Acceptable Use and Anti-Abuse Policy, located at http://rightside.co/registry/for-registrars/#c290.

                            ii.     You acknowledge that TLDs offered by Rightside Inc. will have non-uniform renewal registration pricing, such that the fee for a domain name registration renewal may differ from other domain names in the same or other Rightside TLDs.

                           iii.     You must take steps to ensure against misrepresenting or falsely implying that you or your business is affiliated with, sponsored, or endorsed by one or more country’s or government’s military forces if such affiliation, sponsorship, or endorsement does not exist.

sss.         .durban, .joburg, .capetown. .za, and .africa Domains: in the case of a “.durban”, “.joburg”, “.capetown”, “.za”, or “.africa” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the ZA Central Registry Policies located at https://www.registry.net.za/content.php?gen=1&contentid=143&title=Legal%20/%20Policies.

ttt.            .desi Domains: In the case of a “.desi” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the Dot Desi, LLC Policies located at http://nic.desi/.

uuu.        .hamburg Domains: In the case of a “.hamburg” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the Hamburg Top-Level-Domain GmbH Policies located at http://www.punkthamburg.de/richtlinien/.

vvv.         .london Domains: In the case of a “.london” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the Dot London Domains Ltd Policies located at http://domains.london/policies/.

www.     .melbourne Domains: In the case of a “.melbourne” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the ARI Registry Services Policies located at http://nic.melbourne/policies/.

xxx.         .scot Domains: In the case of a “.scot” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to Dot Scot Registry Policies located at  http://dotscot.net/help/.

yyy.         .quebec Domains: In the case of a “.quebec” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to PointQuebec Policies located at http://registre.quebec/en/policy/.

zzz.         .bzh Domains: In the case of a “.bzh” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to www.bzh Association Policies located at http://www.pik.bzh/images/documents/bzh_Politique_enregistrement.pdf.

aaaa.       .brussels and .vlaanderen Domains: In the case of a “.brussels” or “.vlaanderen” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the DNS Belgium Policies located at http://dnsbelgium.be/en/domain-name/registering-domain-names.

bbbb.     .ist and .istanbul Domains: In the case of a “.ist” or “.istanbul” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Media Inc. Policies located at https://nic.istanbul/page/policies.

cccc.       .barcelona Domains: In the case of a “.barcelona” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the Foundation puntCAT Media Inc. Policies located at http://fundacio.cat/ca/avis-legal.

dddd.     .ceo and .best Domains: In the case of a “.ceo” or “.best” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to PeopleBrowsr’s Policies located at http://aboutus.best/overview.html.

eeee.       .ngo and .ong Domains: In the case of a “.ngo” or “.ong” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to Public Interest Registry’s Policies located at http://pir.org/policies/ and http://globalngo.org/discover/eligibility/, and detailed below:

Registrants must meet the following requirements:

1.   Focused on acting in the public interest. Whether in support of education or health, the environment or human rights, members of the .ngo|.ong community work for the good of humankind and/or the preservation of the planet and do not promote discrimination or bigotry.

2.   Non-profit making/non-profit-focused entities. While many NGOs engage in commercial activities or generate revenue in support of their missions, members of the .ngo|.ong community do not recognize profits or retain earnings.

3.   Limited government influence. Recognizing that many NGOs have important interactions with government, not least for reasons of funding (which may include receipt of some government funding in support of their programs), members of the .ngo|.ong community decide their own policies, direct their own activities and are independent of direct government or political control.

4.   Independent actors. Members of the .ngo|.ong community should not be political parties nor should be a part of any government. Participation in the work of a NGO or ONG is voluntary.

5.   Active organisations. Members of the .ngo|.ong community are actively pursuing their missions on a regular basis.

6.   Structured. Members of the .ngo|.ong community, whether large or small, operate in a structured manner (e.g. under bylaws, codes of conduct, organizational standards, or other government structures.)

7.   Lawful. Members of the .ngo|.ong community act with integrity within the bounds of law.

                            ii.     To activate new domains, NGO organisations will also need to complete a post-registration validation process:

1.   Registrant is required to submit information and documentation to PIR establishing that it meets the eligibility requirements of an NGO.

2.   Validation documentation may consist of one or more of the following:

i.    government list;

ii.    corporate documents (e.g. Articles of Incorporation); and

iii.   tax records or other documents evidencing the entity’s charitable status and work in the community it serves.

3.   Registrant is required to certify that the information and documentation it submitted in the validation process remains true, complete, and accurate at least once every two years after initial validation.

4.   If the registrant does not successfully complete the validation process within one year from the date it registers the domain name bundle, the domain name bundle will be deleted and released back into the pool of available domains and any fees paid in connection with the registration of the domain name bundle will be forfeit.

5.   Registrant acknowledges and understands that, in the event it is selected for an audit, it will promptly comply with any inquiries and requests from the Registry to provide additional evidence of its NGO status.

i.    If, as a result of the audit process, the Registry determines (in its sole discretion) that the Registrant does not meet the NGO eligibility requirements, the Registrant’s domain name bundle will be deleted and released back into the pool of available domains and any fees paid in connection with the Registrant’s domain name bundle will be forfeit.

ffff.           .vote and .voto Domains: In the case of a “.vote” or “.voto” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to Monolith Registry LLC’s Policies located at http://vote.afilias.info/vote_registration_policy.

gggg.     .amsterdam Domains: In the case of a “.amsterdam” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the dotAMSTERDAM BV policies located at: http://nic.amsterdam/.

hhhh.     .sucks Domains: In the case of a “.sucks” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the Vox Populi Registry Inc. policies located at: https://www.get.sucks/policies.

iiii.             .courses Domains: In the case of a “.courses” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the ARI policies located at: http://nic.courses/#documents.

jjjj.             .study Domains: In the case of a “.study” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the ARI policies located at: http://nic.study/#documents.

kkkk.       .film Domains: In the case of a “.film” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the ARI Policies located at http://go.film/eligibility/ and http://go.film/policies/.

llll.             .earth Domains: In the case of a “.earth” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the Interlink CO., Ltd. policies located at: http://http://domain.earth/legal/.

mmmm.        .cloud Domains: In the case of a “.cloud” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the Aruba PEC S.p.A. a Socio Unico Policies located at https://nic.cloud/policies.aspx.

nnnn.     .top Domains: In the case of a “.top” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the .top domain name registry Policies located at http://www.nic.top/cn/policy.asp.

oooo.     .feedback Domains: In the case of a “.feedback” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the Top Level Spectrum, LLC. Policies located at http://www.nic.feedback/registration-agreement/.

pppp.     .tube Domains: In the case of a “.tube” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the Latin American Telecom LLC. Policies located at https://www.get.tube/terms.

qqqq.     .shop Domains: In the case of a “.shop” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the GMO Registry, Inc. Policies located at http://nic.shop/policies/abuse_policy.pdf.

rrrr.           .storage Domains: In the case of a “.storage” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the Self Storage Company, LLC Policies located at http://www.domains.storage/registry-policies/.

ssss.       .blog Domains: In the case of a “.blog” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the Knock Knock Whois There Policies located at https://nic.blog/registry-policies-privacy/.

tttt.           .art Domains: In the case of a “.art” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the UK Creative Ideas Ltd. Policies located at http://nic.art/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/DotART-Policies.pdf.

uuuu.     .travel Domains: In the case of a “.travel” registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:

                             i.     You agree to the Tralliance Policies located at http://www.travel.travel/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/TravelPolicies2016.pdf.

                            ii.     Registrants must only be (or plan to be) a creator or provider of travel and tourism products, goods, services or content.

                           iii.     Registrant is required to provide a UIN number, which can be obtained at the registry here: http://www.travel.travel/resources/obtain-your-travel-uin.php.

 

SUPPORT FOR DNSSEC. We allow you to add DNSSEC on your domain upon request by relaying orders to add, remove or change public key material (e.g., DNSKEY or DS resource records) on your behalf to Registries operating under contract with ICANN that support DNSSEC.

 

  • ·       Add DNSSEC key material: $500 per transaction.
  • ·       Change DNSSEC key material: $500 per transaction.
  • ·       Remove DNSSEC key material: $0 per transaction.
  • o   Fees charged for DNSSEC support by registration service providers may differ.


ACCEPTANCE OF AGREEMENT. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT AND AGREE TO ALL ITS TERMS AND CONDITIONS. YOU HAVE INDEPENDENTLY EVALUATED THE DESIRABILITY OF THE SERVICE AND ARE NOT RELYING ON ANY REPRESENTATION AGREEMENT, GUARANTEE OR STATEMENT OTHER THAN AS SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT.


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