SCHEDULE A (.biz) Form of Registration Agreement
In this Registration Agreement ("Agreement") "you"
and "your" refer to the registrant of each domain name registration, "we",
"us" and "our" refer to Tucows Inc., "Registry Operator" refers to Neulevel
Inc. and "Services" refers to the domain name registration provided by us
as offered through wundersolutions.com ("RSP"). This Agreement explains
our obligations to you, and explains your obligations to us for various
2. .BIZ RESTRICTIONS.
Registrations in the .biz top level domain
must be used or intended to be used primarily for bona fide business or
commercial purposes. For the purposes of the .biz registration 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:
(i) to exchange goods, services, or property of any kind;
(ii) in the ordinary course of business; or
(iii) to facilitate (i) the exchange of goods, services, information or
property of any kind; or (ii) the ordinary course of trade or business.
For more information on the .biz restrictions, which are incorporated herein
by reference, please see
3. SELECTION OF A DOMAIN NAME.
You represent that:
(i) the data provided in the domain name registration application is true,
correct, up to date and complete, and that you will continue to keep all
of the information provided correct, up-to-date and complete;
(ii) to the best of the your knowledge and belief, neither this registration
of a domain name nor the manner in which it is directly or indirectly to
be used infringes upon the legal rights of a third party;
(iii) that the domain name is not being registered for nor shall it at any
time whatsoever be used for any unlawful purpose whatsoever;
(iv) the registered domain name will be used primarily for bona fide business
or commercial purposes and not (a) exclusively for personal use, or (b)
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;
(v) you have the authority to enter into this Registration Agreement; and
(vi) the registered domain name is reasonably related to your business or
intended commercial purpose at the time of registration.
As consideration for the Services you have selected, you
agree to pay the RSP the applicable service(s) fees. All fees payable hereunder
are non-refundable. As further consideration for the Services, you agree
to: (1) provide certain current, complete and accurate information about
you as required by the registration process and (2) maintain and update
this information as needed to keep it current, complete and accurate. All
such information shall be referred to as account information ("Account Information").
By submitting this Agreement, you represent that the statements in your
Application are true, complete and accurate.
This Agreement shall remain in full force during the length
of the term of your domain name registration(s) as selected, recorded, and
paid for upon registration of the domain name. Should you choose to renew
or otherwise lengthen the term of your domain name registration, then the
term of this Registration Agreement shall be extended accordingly. Should
the domain name be transferred to another Registrar, the terms and conditions
of this contract shall cease.
6. MODIFICATIONS TO AGREEMENT.
You agree that we may: (1) revise
the terms and conditions of this Agreement; and (2) change the services
provided under this Agreement. You agree to be bound by any such revision
or change which shall be effective immediately upon posting on our web site
or upon notification to you by e-mail or your country's postal service pursuant
to the Notices section of this Agreement. You agree to review this Agreement
as posted on our web site periodically to maintain an awareness of any and
all such revisions. If you do not agree with any revision to the Agreement,
you may terminate this Agreement at any time by providing us with notice
by e-mail or postal service pursuant to the Notices section of this Agreement.
Notice of your termination shall be effective after processing by us. You
agree that, by continuing the use of Services following notice of any revision
to this Agreement or change in service(s), you shall be bound by any such
revisions and changes. You further agree to be bound by the ICANN Uniform
Dispute Resolution Policy ("Dispute Policy") as presently written and posted
and as shall be amended from time to time. You acknowledge that if you do
not agree to any such modifications, you may request that your domain name
be deleted from the domain name database. We will not refund any fees paid
by you if you terminate your agreement with us.
7. MODIFICATIONS TO YOUR ACCOUNT.
In order to change any of your
account information with us, you must use your Account Identifier and Password
that you selected when you opened your account with us. You agree to safeguard
your Account Identifier and Password from any unauthorized use. In no event
shall we be liable for the unauthorized use or misuse of your Account Identifier
8. DOMAIN NAME DISPUTE POLICY.
If you reserved or registered a domain
name through us, or transferred a domain name to us from another registrar,
you agree to be bound by the Dispute Policy that is incorporated herein
and made a part of this Agreement by reference. The current version of the
Dispute Policy may be found at
Please take the time to familiarize yourself with this policy.
9. DOMAIN NAME DISPUTES.
You 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:
(i) The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy ("Dispute Policy),
available at http://www.icann.org/udrp/
(ii) The Restrictions Dispute Resolution Criteria and Rules ("RDRP"), available
(collectively, "Dispute Policies").
The Dispute Policy 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
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 endorsed
on a case-by-case, fact specific basis by an independent ICANN-accredited
You agree that your registration of the domain name shall
be subject to suspension, cancellation, or transfer pursuant to any Tucows,
Registry Operator, ICANN or government-adopted policy, or pursuant to any
registrar or registry procedure not inconsistent with an ICANN or government-adopted
policy, (1) to correct mistakes by us or the applicable Registry in registering
the name or (2) for the resolution of disputes concerning the domain name.
Should you intend to license use of a domain name to
a third party you shall nonetheless be the domain name holder of record
and are therefore responsible for providing your own full contact information
and for providing and updating accurate technical and administrative contact
information adequate to facilitate timely resolution of any problems that
arise in connection with the domain name. You shall accept liability for
harm caused by wrongful use of the domain name. You represent that you have
provided notice of the terms and conditions in this Agreement to a third
party licensee and that the third party agrees to the terms hereof. You
acknowledge and agree that the domain name has not been registered solely
for the purposes of selling, trading or leasing for compensation and will
be used for a business or commercial purpose.
We reserve the right to distribute information
to you that is pertinent to the quality or operation of our services and
those of our service partners. These announcements will be predominately
informative in nature and may include notices describing changes, upgrades,
new products or other information to add security or to enhance your identity
on the Internet.
13. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
You agree that our entire liability,
and your exclusive remedy, with respect to any Services(s) provided under
this Agreement and any breach of this Agreement is solely limited to the
amount you paid for such Service(s). Neither we nor our contractors or third
party beneficiaries shall be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental,
special or consequential damages resulting from the use or inability to
use any of the Services or for the cost of procurement of substitute services.
Because some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability
for consequential or incidental damages, in such jurisdictions, our liability
is limited to the extent permitted by law. We disclaim any and all loss
or liability resulting from, but not limited to: (1) loss or liability resulting
from access delays or access interruptions; (2) loss or liability resulting
from data non-delivery or data miss-delivery; (3) loss or liability resulting
from acts of God; (4) loss or liability resulting from the unauthorized
use or misuse of your account identifier or password; (5) loss or liability
resulting from errors, omissions, or misstatements in any and all information
or services(s) provided under this Agreement; (6) loss or liability resulting
from the interruption of your Service. You agree that we will not be liable
for any loss of registration and use of your domain name, or for interruption
of business, or any indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages
of any kind (including lost profits) regardless of the form of action whether
in contract, tort (including negligence), or otherwise, even if we have
been advised of the possibility of such damages. In no event shall our maximum
liability exceed five hundred ($500.00) dollars.
You agree to release, indemnify, and hold us, the
Registry Operator, our contractors, agents, employees, officers, directors,
affiliates and third party beneficiaries harmless from all liabilities,
claims and expenses, including attorney's fees, of third parties relating
to or arising under this Agreement, the Services provided hereunder or your
use of the Services, including without limitation infringement by you, or
someone else using the Service of any intellectual property or other proprietary
right of any person or entity, or from the violation of any of our operating
rules or policy relating to the Service(s) provided. You also agree to release,
indemnify and hold us harmless pursuant to the terms and conditions contained
in the Dispute Policy. When we are threatened with suit by a third party,
we may seek written assurances from you concerning your promise to indemnify
us; your failure to provide those assurances shall be a breach of your Agreement
and may result in deactivation of your domain name. This indemnification
obligation will survive the termination or expiration of this agreement.
15. TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP.
The person named as registrant on the
WHOIS shall be the registered name holder. The person named as administrative
contact at the time the controlling user name and password are secured shall
be deemed to be the designate of the registrant with the authority to manage
the domain name. You agree that prior to transferring ownership of your
domain name to another person (the Transferee") you shall require the Transferee
to agree in writing to be bound by all the terms and conditions of this
Agreement. Your domain name will not be transferred until we receive such
written assurances or other reasonable assurance that the Transferee has
been bound by the contractual terms of this Agreement (such reasonable assurance
as determined by us in our sole discretion) along with the applicable transfer
fee. If the Transferee fails to be bound in a reasonable fashion (as determine
by us in our sole discretion) to the terms and conditions in this Agreement,
any such transfer will be null and void. You acknowledge that you will not
be entitled to change registrars during the first sixty (60) days following
the registration of your domain name.
You agree that failure to abide by any provision of this
Agreement, any operating rule or policy or the Dispute Policy provided by
us, may be considered by us to be a material breach and that we may provide
a written notice, describing the breach, to you. If you fail to provide
evidence, which is reasonably satisfactory to us, that you have not breached
your obligations under the Agreement, then we may delete the registration
or reservation of your domain name. Any such breach by you shall not be
deemed to be excused simply because we did not act earlier in response to
that, or any other breach by you.
17. NO GUARANTY.
You acknowledge that registration or reservation
of your chosen domain name does not confer immunity from objection to either
the registration, reservation, or use of the domain name.
18. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES.
You agree that your use of our Services
is solely at your own risk. You agree that such Service(s) is provided on
an "as is," "as available" basis. We expressly disclaim all warranties of
any kind, whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied
warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
We make no warranty that the Services will meet your requirements, or that
the Service(s) will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free; nor
do we make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the
use of the Service(s) or as to the accuracy or reliability of any information
obtained through the Service or that defects in the Service will be corrected.
You understand and agree that any material and/or data downloaded or otherwise
obtained through the use of Service is done at your own discretion and risk
and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer
system or loss of data that results from the download of such material and/or
data. We make no warranty regarding any goods or services purchased or obtained
through the Service or any transactions entered into through the Service.
No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from
us or through the Service shall create any warranty not expressly made herein.
As part of the registration process, you are required
to provide us certain information and to update us promptly as such information
changes such that our records are current, complete and accurate. You are
obliged to provide us the following information:
(i) Your full name, postal address, e-mail address and telephone number
and fax number (if available) (or, if different, that of the domain name
(ii) The domain name being registered;
(iii) The name, postal address, e-mail address, and telephone number and
fax number (if available) telephone numbers of the administrative contact,
the technical contact and the billing contact for the domain name;
(iv) The IP addresses and names of the primary nameserver and any secondary
nameserver(s) for the domain name.
Any other information, which we request from you at registration, is voluntary.
Any voluntary information we request is collected for the purpose of improving
the products and services offered to you through your RSP.
20. DISCLOSURE AND USE OF REGISTRATION INFORMATION.
You agree and
acknowledge that we will make domain name registration information you provide
available to ICANN, to the registry administrators, and to other third parties
as applicable. You further agree and acknowledge that we may make publicly
available, or directly available to third party vendors, some, or all, of
the domain name registration information you provide, for purposes of inspection
(such as through our WHOIS service) or other purposes as required or permitted
by ICANN and applicable laws.
You hereby consent to any and all such disclosures and use of information
provided by you in connection with the registration of a domain name (including
any updates to such information), whether during or after the term of your
registration of the domain name. You hereby irrevocably waive any and all
claims and causes of action you may have arising from such disclosure or
use of your domain name registration information by us.
You may access your domain name registration information in our possession
to review, modify or update such information, by accessing our domain manager
service, or similar service, made available by us through your RSP.
We will not process data about any identified or identifiable natural person
that we obtain from you in a way incompatible with the purposes and other
limitations which we describe in this Agreement.
We will take reasonable precautions to protect the information we obtain
from you from our loss, misuse, unauthorized accessor disclosure, alteration
or destruction of that information.
Your wilful provision of inaccurate or unreliable
information, your wilful failure promptly to update information provided
to us, or any failure to respond to inquiries by us addressed to the email
address of the registrant, the administrative, billing or technical contact
appearing in the "Whois" directory with respect to a domain name concerning
the accuracy of contact details associated with the registration shall constitute
a material breach of this Agreement and be a basis for cancellation of the
domain name registration. Any information collected by us concerning an
identified or identifiable natural person ("Personal Data") will be used
in connection with the registration of your domain name(s) and for the purposes
of this Agreement and as required or permitted by the ICANN Agreement or
an ICANN/Registry Operator policy.
22. RIGHT OF REFUSAL.
We, and/or Registry Operator, in our sole discretion,
reserve the right to refuse to register or reserve your chosen domain name
or register you for other Services. In the event we do not register or reserve
your domain name or register you for other Services, or we delete your domain
name or other Services within such thirty (30) calendar day period, we agree
to refund your applicable fee(s). You agree that we shall not be liable
to you for loss or damages that may result from our refusal to register,
reserve, or delete your domain name or register you for other Services.
We reserve the right to delete or transfer your domain name following registration
if we believe the registration has been made possible by a mistake, made
either by us or by a third party. We also reserve the right to suspend a
domain name during resolution of a dispute.
You agree that the terms of this Agreement are
severable. If any term or provision is declared invalid or unenforceable,
that term or provision will be construed consistent with applicable law
as nearly as possible to reflect the original intentions of the parties,
and the remaining terms and provisions will remain in full force and effect.
Nothing contained in this Agreement or the Dispute
Policies shall be construed as creating any agency, partnership, or other
form of joint enterprise between the parties.
Our failure to require performance by you of any
provision hereof shall not affect the full right to require such performance
at any time thereafter; nor shall the waiver by us of a breach of any provision
hereof be taken or held to be a waiver of the provision itself.
Any notice, direction or other communication given under
this Agreement shall be in writing and given by sending it via e-mail or
via postal service. 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. In the case of e-mail, notifications must be
sent to us at [email protected]
in the case of notification to you, to the e-mail address provided by you
in your 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 5 business days after the date of
mailing and, in the case of notification to us or to RSP shall be sent to:
96 Mowat Avenue
Attention: Legal Affairs
and in the case of notification to you shall be to the address specified
in the "Administrative Contact" in your WHOIS record
You agree that this Agreement, the rules and policies
published by Tucows, ICANN and/or the Registry Operator and the Dispute
Policy are the complete and exclusive agreement between you and us regarding
our Services. This Agreement and the Dispute Policy supersede all prior
agreements and understandings, whether established by custom, practice,
policy or precedent.
28. 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.
You attest that you are of legal age to enter into this
30. 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.