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Specific TLD Registration Agreements

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Quick links: .biz, .com and .net, .uk, .info, .mobi, .fr and .re, .eu, .asia, .tel, .org, .in

.biz

Should you seek to register a .BIZ domain name you and the registrant, must also agree to the following terms:

Indemnification:

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the .BIZ Registry Operator, NeuStar, Inc., and its directors, officers, employees, agents, and affiliates from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees and expenses arising out of or relating to the Registered Name holder's domain name registration. This indemnification obligation survives the termination or expiration of the registration agreement.

  1. Registration Requirements

    You certify:
    1. The data provided in the domain name registration application is true, correct, up to date and complete; and
    2. The registrant and you will keep the information provided above up to date.
    You certify to the best of your knowledge:
    1. The registered domain name will be used primarily for bona fide business or commercial purposes and not
      1. exclusively for personal use; or
      2. solely for the purposes of
        1. selling, trading or leasing the domain name for compensation, or
        2. the unsolicited offering to sell, trade or lease the domain name for compensation.
    2. The domain name registrant has the authority to enter into the registration agreement; and
    3. The registered domain name is reasonably related to the registrant's business or intended commercial purpose at the time of registration.
    For purposes of the .biz Registration Restrictions ("Restrictions"), "bona fide business or commercial use" shall mean the bona fide use or bona fide intent to use the domain name or any content, software, materials, graphics or other information thereon, to permit Internet users to access one or more host computers through the DNS:
    1. To exchange goods, services, or property of any kind;
    2. In the ordinary course of trade or business; or
    3. To facilitate
      1. the exchange of goods, services, information, or property of any kind; or,
      2. the ordinary course of trade or business.
    Registering a domain name solely for the purposes of
    1. selling, trading or leasing the domain name for compensation, or
    2. the unsolicited offering to sell, trade or lease the domain name for compensation shall not constitute a "bona fide business or commercial use" of that domain name.
    For illustration purposes, the following shall not constitute a "bona fide business or commercial use" of a domain name:
    1. Using or intending to use the domain name exclusively for personal, noncommercial purposes; or
    2. Using or intending to use the domain name exclusively for the expression of noncommercial ideas (i.e., registering abcsucks.biz exclusively to criticize or otherwise express an opinion on the products or services of ABC company, with no other intended business or commercial purpose);
    3. Using the domain name for the submission of unsolicited bulk e-mail, phishing, pharming or other abusive or fraudulent purposes.
  2. .biz Dispute Resolution Services

    You and the Registrant acknowledge having read and understood and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of the following documents, as they may be amended from time to time, which are hereby incorporated and made an integral part of this Agreement:
    1. The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy, currently available at http://www.icann.org/udrp/udrp.htm; and
    2. The Restrictions Dispute Resolution Criteria and Rules, currently available at http://www.icann.org/en/about/agreements/registries/biz/registry-agmt-appm-27apr01-en.htm

    The UDRP sets forth the terms and conditions in connection with a dispute between a Registrant and any party other than the Registry Operator or Registrar over the registration and use of an Internet domain name registered by Registrant.

    The RDRP sets forth the terms under which any allegation that a domain name is not used primarily for business or commercial purposes shall be enforced on a case-by-case, fact specific basis by an independent ICANN-accredited dispute provider. None of the violations of the Restrictions will be enforced directly by or through Registry Operator. Registry Operator will not review, monitor, or otherwise verify that any particular domain name is being used primarily for business or commercial purposes or that a domain name is being used in compliance with the UDRP processes.

  3. Reservation

    Registry Operator reserves the right to deny, cancel, place on registry-lock or hold, or transfer any registration that it deems necessary, in its discretion;
    1. to protect the integrity and stability of the registry;
    2. to comply with any applicable laws, government rules or requirements, requests of law enforcement, in compliance with any dispute resolution process;
    3. to avoid any liability, civil or criminal, on the part of Registry Operator, as well as its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, employees and stockholders;
    4. for violations of this Agreement and its Exhibits; or
    5. to correct mistakes made by Registry Operator or any Registrar in connection with a domain name registration. Registry Operator also reserves the right to lock or place on hold a domain name during resolution of a dispute.

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.com and .net

Should you seek to register a .COM and/or a .NET domain name you and the registrant, must also agree to the following terms:

Indemnification:

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the .COM and .NET Registry Operator, VeriSign, Inc., and its directors, officers, employees, agents, and affiliates from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees and expenses arising out of or relating to the Registered Name holder's domain name registration. This indemnification obligation survives the termination or expiration of the registration agreement.

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.uk

Should you seek to register a .UK domain name, in addition to the above terms and condition you and the registrant must also agree to the following terms and conditions:

Indemnification:

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the .UK Registry Operator, Nominet UK (Company No. 3203859), and its directors, officers, employees, agents, and affiliates from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees and expenses arising out of or relating to the Registered Name holder's domain name registration. This indemnification obligation survives the termination or expiration of the registration agreement.

Additional terms and conditions:
http://www.nominet.org.uk/nominet-terms
http://www.nic.uk/registrants/aboutdomainnames/legal/terms/

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.info

Should you seek to register a .INFO domain name you and the registrant, must also agree to the following terms:

The .info Registry is Afilias LTD

Indemnification:

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the .info Registry, Afilias LTD and its subcontractors, and the directors, officers, employees, affiliates and agents of each of them, from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees and expenses, arising out of or relating to the Registered Name Holder's domain name registration. This indemnification obligation survives the termination or expiration of the registration agreement.

Compliance:

You agree to comply with each of the following additional requirements:

  1. ICANN standards, policies, procedures, and practices for which Afilias has monitoring responsibility in accordance with the Registry Agreement or other arrangement with ICANN; and
  2. consent to the use, copying, distribution, publication, modification and other processing of Registered Name Holder's Personal Data by Afilias and its designees and agents; and
  3. submit to proceedings commenced under ICANN's Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy ("UDRP"); and
  4. immediately correct and update the registration information for the Registered Name during the registration term for the Registered Name; and
  5. acknowledge and agree that Afilias reserves the right to deny, cancel or transfer any registration or transaction, or place any domain name(s) on registry lock, hold or similar status, that it deems necessary, in its discretion;
    1. to protect the integrity and stability of the registry;
    2. to comply with any applicable laws, government rules or requirements, requests of law enforcement, or any dispute resolution process;
    3. to avoid any liability, civil or criminal, on the part of Afilias, as well as its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, and employees;
    4. per the terms of the registration agreement or
    5. to correct mistakes made by Afilias or any Registrar in connection with a domain name registration. Afilias also reserves the right to place upon registry lock, hold or similar status a domain name during resolution of a dispute.

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.mobi

Should you seek to register a .MOBI domain name you and the registrant, must also agree to the following terms:

Indemnification:

You agree to indemnify to the maximum extent permitted by law, defend and hold harmless the .BIZ Registry Operator, mTLD Top Level Domain, Ltd., and its directors, officers, employees, agents, and affiliates from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees and expenses arising out of or relating to the Registered Name holder's domain name registration. This indemnification obligation survives the termination or expiration of the registration agreement.

Compliance, rules and policies:

You consent to the use, copying, distribution, publication, modification and other processing of Registered Name Holder's Personal Data by Registry Operator and its designees and agents in a manner consistent and relevant with mandatory local data protection, laws and privacy;

You hereby acknowledge and agree that the Registry and Registry Services Provider, acting in consent with the Registry, reserves the right to deny, cancel or transfer any registration that it deems necessary, in its discretion

  1. to protect the integrity and stability of the registry;
  2. to comply with all applicable laws, government rules or requirements, requests of law enforcement, in compliance with any dispute resolution process;
  3. to avoid any liability, civil or criminal, on the part of the Registry as well as its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, representatives, employees, and stockholders;
  4. for violations of the terms and conditions herein; or
  5. to correct mistakes made by the Registry or any registrar in connection with a domain name registration. The Registry also reserves the right to freeze a Registered Name during resolution of a dispute.

You acknowledge and agree that you must comply with the requirements, standards, policies, procedures and practices set forth in the dotmobi Style Guide (www.mtld.mobi) and consent to the monitoring of the website as described in the dotmobi Style Guide monitoring guidelines (www.mtld.mobi) for compliance with the Style Guide. Furthermore, Registrant acknowledges and agrees that this Style Guide is subject to modification by the Registry with any such changes appearing at the previously designated URL, and that Registrant must promptly comply with any such changes in the time allotted.

Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, mTLD Top Level Domain Ltd. ("dotmobi"), the Registry Operator of the .mobi TLD, is and shall be an intended third party beneficiary of this Agreement. As such, the parties to this Agreement acknowledge and agree that the third party beneficiary rights of dotmobi have vested and that dotmobi has relied on its third party beneficiary rights under this Agreement in agreeing to Internet.bs Corp. being a registrar for the .mobi top-level domain. Additionally, the third party beneficiary rights of dotmobi shall survive any termination or expiration of this Agreement.

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.fr and .re

Should you seek to register a .FR or a .RE domain name you and the registrant, must also agree to the following terms:

Indemnification:

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the .FR and .RE Registry Operator, Association Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération (AFNIC), and its directors, officers, employees, agents, and affiliates from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees and expenses arising out of or relating to the Registered Name holder's domain name registration. This indemnification obligation survives the termination or expiration of the registration agreement.

Additional terms and conditions found here:
(French) http://www.afnic.fr/fr/ressources/documents-de-reference/chartes/
(English) http://www.afnic.fr/en/ressources/reference/charters/

(French) http://www.afnic.fr/fr/ressources/documents-de-reference/politiques-de-registre/
(English) http://www.afnic.fr/en/ressources/reference/registry-policies/

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.eu

Should you seek to register a .EU domain name you and the registrant, must also agree to the following terms:

Indemnification:

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the .EU Registry Operator, European Registry for Internet Domains abbreviated to "EURID vzw/asbl.", and its directors, officers, employees, agents, and affiliates from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees and expenses arising out of or relating to the Registered Name holder's domain name registration. This indemnification obligation survives the termination or expiration of the registration agreement.

.EU Registration Restrictions

You acknowledge and agree that you are not permitted to purchase Private Whois for .EU registrations.

You should use your personal information to register a .EU domain name which information you represent and warrant is current, accurate and complete.

Furthermore, you acknowledge and agree that you are not allowed and you should not attempt to register a .EU domain name unless you have a physical presence in one European Union member state.

Applicable Rules and Policies

You agree to obey, comply with and be bound by any and all applicable laws, regulations and administrative policies promulgated by the European Registry of Internet Domain Names ("EURID" http://www.eurid.eu).

Rules and Dispute Resolution by ADR

You agree to obey, comply with and be bound by EURID rules and regulations and any and all updates, revisions and modifications thereto, which may be made by EURID from time to time, including, but not limited to, their dispute policy (http://www.eurid.eu/en/eu-domain-names/disputes).

EURID offers an alternative procedure for resolving disputes concerning .EU domain names (http://www.eurid.eu/en/eu-domain-names/disputes). When applicable, You acknowledge such procedure and agree that you shall comply with and abide by its terms and conditions.

WHOIS Policy

You agree to obey, comply with and be bound by the EURID Domain Name WHOIS Policy and any and all updates, revisions and modifications thereto, which may be made by EURID from time to time (http://www.eurid.eu/files/whois_en.pdf)

Jurisdiction

For the adjudication of disputes concerning or arising from use of the registered.EU domain name, you agree to submit to the laws of the state of Luxemburg.

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.asia

Should you seek to register a .ASIA domain name you and the registrant, must also agree to the following terms:

General policies:

You represent and warrant that you meet all the eligibility requirements for .ASIA. You further agree to be bound by any .ASIA registry rules, policies and agreements.

The registration guidelines are available here: http://www.dotasia.org/draft/DotAsia-General-Policies--FINALDRAFT-v-1-0.pdf

Charter Eligibility Requirement.

You understand the Registered Name Holders are required to comply with the Charter Eligibility Requirement as set forth in the Registry Policies and you declare compliance with such requirement: http://www.dotasia.org/draft/DotAsia-Charter-Eligibility--FINALDRAFT-v-1-5.pdf

Indemnification:

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless to the maximum extent permitted by law the .ASIA Registry Operator, DotAsia Organisation Limited, Registry Services Provider, and their directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees and expenses, arising out of or relating to the Registered Name Holder’s domain name registration and or use. This indemnification obligation survive the termination or expiration of the registration agreement.

Compliance, rules and policies:

You agree to comply with each of the following additional requirements:

ICANN requirements, standards, policies, procedures, and practices for which DotAsia has monitoring responsibility in accordance with the Registry Agreement or other arrangement with ICANN;

Operational standards, policies, procedures, and practices for the .ASIA Registry established from time to time by DotAsia in a non-arbitrary manner as Registry Policies, applicable to all registrars and/or Registered Name Holders, and consistent with the Registry Agreement shall be effective upon thirty (30) days’ notice by DotAsia to Registrar;

Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, DotAsia Organisation Limited ("DotAsia"), the Registry Operator of the .ASIA TLD, is and shall be an intended third party beneficiary of this Agreement. As such, the parties to this Agreement acknowledge and agree that the third party beneficiary rights of DotAsia have vested and that DotAsia has relied on its third party beneficiary rights under this Agreement in agreeing to Internet.bs Corp._being a registrar for the .ASIA TLD. Additionally, the third party beneficiary rights of DotAsia shall survive any termination or expiration of this Agreement.

You consent to the use, copying, distribution, publication, modification and other processing of Registered Name Holder’s Personal Data by DotAsia and its designees and agents in a manner consistent with relevant mandatory local data protection, laws and privacy;

You accept to submit to proceedings commenced under ICANN’s Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy ("UDRP");

You accept to submit to proceedings commenced under ICANN’s Charter Eligibility Dispute Resolution Policy ("CEDRP");

You immediately correct and update the registration information for the Registered Name during the registration term for the Registered Name;

You acknowledge and agree to comply with the .ASIA Charter Eligibility Requirement, including the following provision: "The Registrant Contact represents and warrants that it has made known to the Charter Eligibility Declaration Contact (CED Contact), and the CED Contact has agreed, that the Registrant Contact and the CED Contact will CED Contact will jointly be defined as the Registered Name Holder, and that it shall be jointly responsible for the Registered Name in the event of a dispute or a challenge over the Registered Name Holder’s legal entitlement to or the ownership of the Registered Name. The CED Contact shall be bound by the provisions in the DotAsia Organisation Limited’s .ASIA Charter Eligibility Requirement Policy published from time to time.

Registered Name Holder acting as Registrant Contact agrees that it has obtained an agreement from the CED Contact that the Registrant Contact shall remain the Operating Contact for all operations of the domain, including but not limited to domain transfer and updates."

You agree to be bound by the terms and conditions in the initial launch and general operations of the Registry TLD, including without limitation the Start-Up Policies. Where such terms and conditions include the submission to a binding arbitration for disputes arising from the Start-Up process or any allocation of domain names.

You acknowledge and agree that DotAsia and Registry Services Provider, acting in consent with DotAsia, reserves the right to deny, cancel or transfer any registration that it deems necessary, in its sole discretion (i) to protect the integrity security, and stability of the registry; (ii) to comply with all appropriate laws, government rules or requirements, requests of law enforcement, in compliance with any dispute resolution process; (iii) to avoid any liability, civil or criminal, on the part of DotAsia as well as its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, representatives, employees, and stockholders; (iv) for violations of the terms and conditions herein: or (v) to correct mistakes made by DotAsia, the Registry Services Provider or any registrar in connection with a domain name registration. DotAsia also reserves the right to freeze a Registered Name such as placing a domain name on hold, lock, or other status during the resolution of a dispute.

You accept to submit to proceedings commenced under other dispute policies as set forth by DotAsia from time to time in the Registry Policies, including but not limited to expedited processes for suspension of a domain name by claims sought by intellectual property right holders, Internet engineering and security experts or other competent claimants in the purpose of upholding the stability, security and integrity of the .ASIA Registry.

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.tel

Should you seek to register a .TEL domain name you and the registrant, must also agree to the following terms:

  1. Representations and Warranties
    You represent and certify that, to the best of your knowledge and belief.
    1. you are aware that registering a .TEL domain name, involves you contracting with the telnic which is the .TEL Registry, and agreeing to their Terms and Conditions of Domain Name Registration available on their website at http://www.telnic.org/.
    2. you are aware that registering a .TEL domain name, requires you to submit at least one communications contact such as a telephone number, an e-mail address, an instant-messaging handle or a web link associated with you.
    3. you agree to comply with all applicable laws, regulations and policies of telnic available on their website at http://www.telnic.org/.
  2. Domain Dispute Policy
    You agree to be bound by the current Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy, available at http://www.icann.org/udrp/udrp.htm that is incorporated herein and made a part of this Agreement by reference.

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.org

Should you seek to register a .ORG domain name you and the registrant, must also agree to the following terms:

Indemnification:

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the.ORG Registry Operator, Public Interest Registry, and its subcontractors, shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents, and affiliates from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees and expenses arising out of or relating to the Registered Name holder's domain name registration. This indemnification requirement shall survive the termination or expiration of this Agreement.

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.in

Should you seek to register a .IN domain name you and the registrant, must also agree to the following terms:

Indemnification:

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the .in Registry Operator, NIXI, INRegistry, and its subcontractors, shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents, and affiliates from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees and expenses arising out of or relating to the Registered Name holder's domain name registration. This indemnification requirement shall survive the termination or expiration of this Agreement.

  1. Representations and Warranties
    You represent and certify that, to the best of your knowledge and belief:
    1. neither the registration of the domain name nor the manner in which it is directly or indirectly used, infringes the legal rights of any third party, breaks any applicable laws or regulations, including discrimination on the basis of race, language, sex or religion, is used in bad faith or for any unlawful purpose,
    2. your registered domain name is not contrary to public policy and the content of the website does not violate any Indian Laws.
  2. Domain Dispute Policy
    You agree to be bound by the dispute policies as decided by the .IN Registry and published at http://www.registry.in that are incorporated herein and made a part of this Agreement by reference.

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