SCHEDULE A (.name)
Form of Registration Agreement
1. AGREEMENT. In this Registration Agreement ("Agreement") "you" and
"your" refer to the registrant of each domain name registration and/or recipient
of email forwarding services, "we", "us" and "our" refer to TUCOWS Inc., "Registry
Operator" refers to The Global Name Registry Ltd. and "Services" refers to the
domain name registration and email forwarding provided by us as offered through
wundersolutions.com ("RSP"). This Agreement explains our obligations to you,
and explains your obligations to us for various Services.
2. .name RESTRICTIONS. Registrations in the .name top-level domain must
constitute an individual's "Personal Name". For purposes of the .name restrictions
(the "Restrictions"), a "Personal Name" is a person's legal name, or a name
by which the person is commonly known. A "name by which a person is commonly
known" includes, without limitation, a pseudonym used by an author or painter,
or a stage name used by a singer or actor.
3. .name REPRESENTATIONS. As a .name domain name Registrant, you hereby
(i) the registered domain name or second level domain ("SLD") email address
is your Personal Name.
(ii) 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, current and complete,
(iii) 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;
(iv) that the domain name is not being registered for nor shall it at any time
whatsoever be used for any unlawful purpose whatsoever;
(v) the registration satisfies the Eligibility Requirements found at
(vi) you have the authority to enter into this Registration Agreement.
4. EMAIL FORWARDING SERVICES.
(i) The Services for which you have registered may, at your option, include
email forwarding. To the extent you opt to use email forwarding, you are obliged
to do so in accordance with all applicable legislation and are responsible for
all use of email forwarding, including the content of messages sent through
(ii) You undertake to familiarize yourself with the content of and to comply
with the generally accepted rules for Internet and email usage. This includes,
but is not limited to the Acceptable Use Policy, available at
well as the following restrictions. Without prejudice to the foregoing, you
undertake not to use email forwarding:
(a) to encourage, allow or participate in any form of illegal or unsuitable
activity, including but not restricted to the exchange of threatening, obscene
or offensive messages, spreading computer viruses, breach of copyright and/or
proprietary rights or publishing defamatory material;
(b) to gain illegal access to systems or networks by unauthorized access to
or use of the data in systems or networks, including all attempts at guessing
passwords, checking or testing the vulnerability of a system or network or breaching
the security or access control without the sufficient approval of the owner
of the system or network;
(c) to interrupt data traffic to other users, servers or networks, including,
but not restricted to, mail bombing, flooding, Denial of Service (DoS) attacks,
wilful attempts to overload another system or other forms of harassment; or
(d) for spamming, which includes, but is not restricted to, the mass mailing
of unsolicited email, junk mail, the use of distribution lists (mailing lists)
which include persons who have not specifically given their consent to be placed
on such distribution list. Users are not permitted to provide false names or
in any other way to pose as somebody else when using email forwarding.
(iii) Registry Operator reserves the right to implement additional anti-spam
measures, to block spam or mail from systems with a history of abuse from entering
Registry Operator's email forwarding. However, due to the nature of such systems,
which actively block messages, Registry Operator shall make public any decision
to implement such systems a reasonable time in advance, so as to allow you or
us to give feedback on the decision.
(iv) You understand and agree that Registry Operator may delete material that
does not conform to clause (c) above or that in some other way constitutes a
misuse of email forwarding. You further understand and agree that Registry Operator
is at liberty to block your access to email forwarding if you use email forwarding
in a way that contravenes this Agreement. You will be given prior warning of
discontinuation of the email forwarding unless it would damage the reputation
of Registry Operator or jeopardize the security of Registry Operator or others
to do so. Registry Operator reserves the right to immediately discontinue email
forwarding without notice if the technical stability of email forwarding is
threatened in any way, or if you are in breach of this Agreement. On discontinuing
email forwarding, Registry Operator is not obliged to store any contents or
to forward unsent email to you or a third party.
(v) You understand and agree that to the extent either we and/or Registry Operator
is required by law to disclose certain information or material in connection
with your email forwarding, either we and/or Registry Operator will do so in
accordance with such requirement and without notice to you.
5. FEES. 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.
6. TERM. 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.
7. MODIFICATIONS TO AGREEMENT. You agree that we may in
our sole discretion: (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 will 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.
8. 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 or Password. You will not be able to transfer your domain name during
the first sixty (60) days following registration of the domain name with us.
Beginning on the sixty-first (61st) day following the registration, the policies
set forth at: http://www.opensrs.org/dotname_info.shtml
9. 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 http://www.opensrs.org/legal/udrp.shtml.
Please take the time to familiarize yourself with this policy. In addition,
you hereby acknowledge that you have 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
(i) the Eligibility Requirements (the "Eligibility Requirements"), available
(ii) the Eligibility Requirements Dispute Resolution Policy (the "ERDRP"), available
(iii) the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (the "UDRP"), available
The Eligibility Requirements dictate that Personal Name domain names and Personal
Name SLD email addresses will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis,
except for registrations granted as a result of a dispute resolution proceeding
or during the landrush procedures in connection with the opening of the Registry
TLD. The following categories of Personal Name Registrations may be registered:
(i) the Personal Name of an individual; (ii) the Personal Name of a fictional
character, if you have trademark or service make rights in that character's
Personal Name; (iii) in addition to a Personal Name registration, you may add
numeric characters to the beginning or the end of the Personal Name so as to
differentiate it from other Personal Names.
The ERDRP applies to challenges to (i) registered domain names and SLD email
address registrations within .name on the grounds that a Registrant does not
meet the Eligibility Requirements, and (ii) to Defensive Registrations (as defined
by the Registry Operator) within .name.
The UDRP sets forth the terms and conditions in connection with a dispute between
a Registrant and party other than Global Name Registry ("Registry Operator")
or Registrar over the registration and use of an Internet domain name registered
by a Registrant.
10. DOMAIN NAME DISPUTE POLICY MODIFICATIONS. You agree
that we, in our sole discretion, may modify our dispute policy. We will post
any such revised policy on our Web site at least thirty (30) calendar days before
it becomes effective. You agree that, by maintaining the reservation or registration
of your domain name or SLD email address after modifications to the dispute
policy become effective, you have agreed to these modifications. You acknowledge
that if you do not agree to any such modification, you may terminate this Agreement.
We will not refund any fees paid by you if you terminate your Agreement with
11. DOMAIN NAME DISPUTES. You agree that, if your use of
our domain name registration services is challenged by a third party, you will
be subject to the provisions specified in our dispute policy in effect at the
time of the dispute. You agree that in the event a domain name dispute arises
with any third party, you will indemnify and hold us harmless pursuant to the
terms and conditions set forth below in this agreement. If we are notified that
a complaint has been filed with a judicial or administrative body regarding
your use of our domain name registration services, you agree not to make any
changes to your domain name record without our prior approval. We may not allow
you to make changes to such domain name record until (i) we are directed to
do so by the judicial or administrative body, or (ii) we receive notification
by you and the other party contesting your registration and use of our domain
name registration services that the dispute has been settled. Furthermore, you
agree that if you are subject to litigation regarding your registration and
use of our domain name registration services, we may deposit control of your
domain name record into the Registry of the judicial body by supplying a party
with a Registrar certificate from us.
12. POLICY. 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.
13. AGENCY. 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.
14. ANNOUNCEMENTS. 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.
15. 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 that neither we nor the Registry Operator will have any liability
of any kind for any loss or liability resulting from (i) the processing of registration
requests prior to live SRS launch, including, without limitation, your ability
or inability to obtain a .name domain name or SLD email address registration
using these processes; or (ii) any dispute over any .name domain name, SLD email
address, Defensive Registration or NameWatch Registration (as defined by the
Registry Operator), including the decision of any dispute resolution proceeding
related to any of the foregoing.
16. INDEMNITY. 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
out of or relating to the domain name registered 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 both us and the Registry Operator
harmless pursuant to the terms and conditions contained in the Dispute Policies.
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.
17. 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 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.
18. BREACH. 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.
19. 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.
20. 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.
21. INFORMATION. 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 voice telephone number
and fax number (if available) (or, if different, that of the domain name holder);
(ii) The domain name being registered;
(iii) The name, postal address, e-mail address, and voice 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.
You acknowledge and agree that the foregoing registration data will be publicly
available and accessible on the Whois directory as required by ICANN and may
be sold in bulk in accordance with ICANN policy. You further understand and
agree that the foregoing registration data may be transferred internationally.
22. 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.
23. REVOCATION. 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 your 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
24. 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, to protect the integrity
and stability of the Registry, to comply with any applicable laws, government
rules or requirements, requests of law enforcement, in compliance with the dispute
resolution process, or to avoid any liability, civil or criminal, on our part
and/or that of the Registry Operator, as well as our affiliates, subsidiaries,
officers, directors and employees. We and the Registry Operator reserve the
right to suspend a domain name during the resolution of a dispute.
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 a
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.
25. 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.
26. SEVERABILITY. 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.
27. NON-AGENCY. 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.
28. NON-WAIVER. 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.
29. 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 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], or 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
Registrant Affairs Office
96 Mowat Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M6K3M1
and in the case of notification to you shall be to the address specified in
the "Administrative Contact" in your WHOIS record
30. ENTIRETY. 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.
31. 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.
32. INFANCY. You attest that you are of legal age to enter
into this Agreement.
33. 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.