Special Terms and Conditions for the Registration of .Name Domains (Registration Agreement)

Service description

Please refer to the following URLs for a service description of the .name domain services:
Appendix C pt. 1 A of the agreement between The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") and The Global Name Registry, Limited ("the ICANN Agreement"), available at http://www.icann.org/tlds/agreements/name/registry-agmt-appc-1-8aug03.htm#a
Appendix L of the ICANN Agreement, available at http://www.icann.org/tlds/agreements/name/registry-agmt-appl-8aug03.htm http://www.icann.org/tlds/agreements/name/registry-agmt-appl-8aug03.htm

.name restrictions

Registrations in the .name TLD 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.

.name certifications

As a .name domain name Registrant, you hereby certify that:
(a) You have the authority to enter into this Agreement; and
(b) The registered domain name is your Personal Name.

Provision of registration data

(a) As part of the registration process, you are required to provide us with certain information and to update this information to keep it current, complete and accurate. This information includes the information contained in the Whois directory, including: (i) your full name and postal address, email address, voice telephone number, and fax number, if available; (ii) the IP addresses and names of the primary nameserver and any secondary nameserver(s) for the domain name; (iii) the full name, postal address, email address, voice telephone number, and fax number, if available, of the technical contact for the domain name; (iv) the full name, postal address, email address, voice telephone number, and fax number if available of the administrative contact for the domain name; (v) the full name, postal address, email address, voice telephone number, and fax number if available of the billing contact for the domain name. You agree and understand that the foregoing registration data will be publicly available and accessible on the Whois directory as required by Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN"). You further understand that the foregoing registration data may be transferred outside of the European Community, including specifically but not limited to the USA, and you expressly consent to such export.
(b) You hereby represent and warrant the data provided in the registration application is true, correct, up-to-date and complete and that you will continue to keep all of the information provided up-to-date. Your willful provision of inaccurate or unreliable information, your willful failure promptly to update information provided to us, or any failure to respond to our inquiries addressed to the email address of the registrant, administrative or technical contact then appearing in the Whois directory with respect to a domain name concerning the accuracy of contact details associated with any registration(s) or the registration of any domain name(s) registered by or through you or your account shall constitute a breach of this Agreement. 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 policy. The Global Name Registry, Limited ("Registry Operator") may share your personal data with third parties that act as subcontractors to it us for the purposes of this Agreement, and you agree that your personal data may be shared with Registry Operator's subcontractors. You also agree that from time to time, Registry Operator may share some of your personal data, such as your address and postcode, with third parties who are conducting market analysis on behalf of Registry Operator.

Domain name dispute policy

If you reserved or registered a .name domain name through us, you agree to be bound by our current domain name dispute policy that is incorporated herein and made a part of this Agreement by reference. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with that 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 this Agreement:
(a) the Eligibility Requirements (the "Eligibility Requirements"), available at http://www.icann.org/tlds/agreements/name/registry-agmt-appl-8aug03.htm ;
(b) the Eligibility Requirements Dispute Resolution Policy (the "ERDRP"), available at http://www.icann.org/tlds/agreements/name/registry-agmt-appm-8aug03.htm ;
(c) the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (the "UDRP"), available at http://www.icann.org/udrp/udrp.htm .
The Eligibility Requirements dictate that Personal Name domain names will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis, except for registrations granted as a result of a dispute resolution proceeding. According to the Eligibility Requirements, 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 mark 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 your Personal Name so as to differentiate it from other Personal Names.
The ERDRP applies to challenges to (i) registered domain names within .name on the grounds that a Registrant does not meet the Eligibility Requirements, and (ii) to Defensive Registrations 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 applies to complaints by trademark or service mark owners concerning the registration and use of an Internet domain name registered by a Registrant.

Domain name dispute policy modifications


You agree that Registry Operator, in their sole discretion, may modify the dispute policy from time to time. Registry Operator will post any such revised policy on our its 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 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 us.

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 the 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 PSI-USA 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.

Reservation of rights

PSI-USA and Registry Operator expressly reserve the right to deny, cancel or transfer any registration that it deems necessary, in its discretion, 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 any dispute resolution process, or to avoid any liability, civil or criminal, on the part of PSI-USA, and/or Registry Operator, as well as their affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors and employees. PSI-USA and Registry Operator also reserve the right to freeze a domain name during a resolution of a dispute.

Limitation of liability


You agree that Registry Operator will have no 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 registration using these processes; or (ii) any dispute over any .name domain name, Defensive Registration or NameWatch Registration, including the decision of any dispute resolution proceeding related to any of the foregoing.


You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless your provider, InterNetX, PSI-USA, Registry Operator, and their directors, officers, employees, affiliates 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 your registration and your breach of this Agreement. This indemnification obligation will survive the termination or expiration of this agreement.