GTLD Domain Name Registration

.com, .net, .org, .biz & .info registrations only.

1. Introduction

This domain name registration agreement (‘Registration Agreement’) is submitted by you, the applicant for, and on registration, the licence holder of a domain name (the “Registrant”) to Knossos Networks (1118433) (“Knossos Networks”), for the purpose of registering a domain name on the Internet. Clauses 1-19 set out the general provisions governing all domain name registrations under this Registration Agreement. Clauses 20 – 22 set out the additional provisions specific to .com, .net and .org domain name registrations. Clause 23 sets out the additional provisions specific to .biz and .info domain name pre-registrations and registrations. If this Registration Agreement is accepted by Knossos Networks, Registrant agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Registration Agreement in respect of any .com, .net, .org, .biz, or .info or domain name registrations submitted by Registrant to Knossos Networks.

2. Terminology

Knossos Networks is reseller of Domainz Limited (the ”Supplier”) who is an accredited Registrar of Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers (‘ICANN’). Verisign Global Registry Services is the registry administrator responsible for administering the .com and .net domain name registry. Public Interest Registry is the registry administrator responsible for administering the .org domain name registry. NeuLevel, Inc is the registry administrator responsible for administering the .biz domain name registry. Afilias Ltd is the registry administrator responsible for administering the .info domain name registry.

3. Licensing of a Domain

Registrant remains the responsible contracting party under this Registration Agreement, even if Registrant licenses use of the domain name to a third party.

4. Dispute Policy

Registrant agrees, as a condition to submitting this Registration Agreement, and if the Registration Agreement is accepted by Knossos Networks, that on successful registration of any domain name under this Agreement the Registrant is bound by Knossos Networks’ current dispute policy and the dispute policy procedures. Registrant acknowledges that the dispute policy described in this clause 4 is the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (the “URDP Dispute Policy”). Registrant agrees that Knossos Networks may change or modify the UDRP Dispute Policy, incorporated by reference herein, at any time. Registrant agrees that Registrant’s maintaining the registration of a domain name after changes or modifications to the UDRP Dispute Policy become effective constitutes Registrant’s continued acceptance of these changes or modifications. Registrant agrees that any dispute relating to registration or use of its domain name will be subject to the provisions specified in the UDRP Dispute Policy. Without prejudice to other potentially applicable jurisdictions, Registrant submits to the jurisdiction of the courts as provided in the UDRP Dispute Policy. The UDRP Dispute Policy can be viewed at. http://www.domainz.net.nz/about/policies/uniform-dispute-resolution-policy. The UDRP Dispute Policy procedure can be viewed at http://www.domainz.net.nz/about/policies/uniform-dispute-resolution-policy-rules.

5. Agents

Registrant agrees that if this Registration Agreement is completed by an agent for the Registrant, such as an Administrative Contact/Agent, the Registrant is nonetheless bound as a principal by all terms and conditions herein, including the relevant domain name dispute policy.

6. Limitation of Liability

To the extent permitted by law, Registrant agrees that neither Knossos Networks nor the registry administrator has any liability to the Registrant or the Registrant’s agent for any loss Registrant may incur in connection with Knossos Networks’ processing of this Registration Agreement, Knossos Networks’ processing of any pre-registration application or application for a domain name, the processing of any authorized modification to the domain name’s record during the covered registration period, or the failure by the Registrant’s agent to pay a pre-registration or registration fee or renewal fee, or as a result of the application of the provisions of the relevant domain name dispute policy. Registrant agrees that in no event will the liability of Knossos Networks under this Agreement for any matter exceed, in the sole option of Knossos Networks, the re-supply of the services again or the fee paid to Knossos Networks for the provision of the services.

7. Indemnity

Registrant agrees to indemnify, keep indemnified and hold both Knossos Networks and the registry administrator, their directors, officers, employees and agents harmless from and against all and any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses (including reasonable legal fees and expenses) arising out of or relating to Registrant’s domain name registration or pre-registration, or to the Registrant’s use of the domain name.

8. Breach

Registrant agrees that failure to abide by any provision of this Registration Agreement or the relevant domain name dispute policy may be considered by Knossos Networks to be a material breach and that Knossos Networks may provide a notice, describing the breach, to the Registrant. If, within thirty (30) days of the date of such notice, the Registrant fails to provide evidence, which is reasonably satisfactory to Knossos Networks, that it has not breached its obligations, then Knossos Networks may delete Registrant’s registration of the domain name. Any such breach by a Registrant shall not be deemed to be excused simply because Knossos Networks did not act earlier in response to that, or any other, breach by the Registrant. Notice may be given by mail, facsimile or electronic means.

9. No Warranty by Knossos Networks

Registrant agrees that a registration of a domain name does not grant any legal rights of ownership of the relevant domain name, nor does it confer immunity from objection to the registration or use of the domain name.

10. Your Warranty

Registrant warrants that, to the best of Registrant’s knowledge and belief, neither its registration of a domain name nor the manner in which it is directly or indirectly used infringes the legal rights of a third party. Breach of this warranty will constitute a material breach.

11. Revocation

Registrant agrees that Knossos Networks may delete a Registrant’s domain name if any information required to be supplied by the Registrant under this Registration Agreement, or subsequent modification(s) thereto, is false or misleading, or conceals or omits any information Knossos Networks would likely consider material to its decision to approve this Registration Agreement.

12. Right of Refusal

Registrant acknowledges that the registry administrator or ICANN policy may provide that registration of certain domain names is prohibited. Knossos Networks, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to refuse to approve the Registration Agreement for any Registrant. Registrant agrees that the submission of this Registration Agreement does not obligate Knossos Networks to accept this Registration Agreement. Registrant agrees that Knossos Networks is not liable for loss or damage that may result from Knossos Networks’ refusal to accept this Registration Agreement.

13. Change in Registrar

Registrant agrees that it can change its Registrar for an existing domain name only in accordance with registry administrator policy. Registrant agrees it may not change its Registrar for a period of sixty (60) days after initial registration of the domain name with Knossos Networks.

14. Suspension, Cancellation & Transfer

Registrant agrees that registration of its domain name shall be subject to suspension, cancellation or transfer by any ICANN procedure, or by any registry administrator procedure approved by ICANN policy:

14.1 to correct mistakes by Registrar or the registry administrator in registering the domain name;

14.2 for the resolution of disputes concerning the domain name; or

14.3 in case of arbitration or court proceedings being commenced with respect to the rights to the domain name.

15. Non Payment

Registrant agrees that failure to pay any Registration fee when due (as evidenced for example by, without limitation, Registrant’s credit card company notifying Knossos Networks of Registrant disputing the payment of, or refusing to pay such Registration fee, or where the Registrant’s credit card payment has been declined or reversed) will entitle Knossos Networks to immediately transfer the relevant domain name from the Registrant to Knossos Networks, at its sole discretion. Registrant acknowledges that Knossos Networks will own all rights of the registered domain name holder in respect of any domain name transferred to Knossos Networks under this clause 15, including the right to sell the domain name to a third party. Knossos Networks may in its sole discretion re-transfer the relevant domain name to the Registrant subject to the Registrant’s payment of any outstanding Registration fee, and Registrant’s payment of Knossos Networks’ re-transfer fee of US$25 (exclusive of local taxes).

16. Sever-ability

Registrant agrees that the terms of this Registration Agreement are severable. If any term or provision is declared invalid, it shall not affect the remaining terms or provisions, which shall continue to be binding.

17. Entirety

Registrant agrees that this Registration Agreement and the relevant domain name dispute policy is the complete and exclusive agreement between Registrant and Knossos Networks regarding the registration of Registrant’s domain name. This Registration Agreement and the relevant domain name dispute policy supersede all prior agreements and understandings, whether established by custom, practice, policy, or precedent.

18. Governing Law

Registrant agrees that this Registration Agreement is governed in all respects by and construed in accordance with the laws of the New Zealand. By submitting this Registration Agreement, Registrant consents to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the Courts of New Zealand and all courts hearing appeals from such Courts.

19. General

19.1 Nothing in this Agreement may be construed as creating the relationship of agency partnership or joint venture between the parties.

19.2 Failure by Knossos Networks to require Registrant to comply with a provision of this agreement does not affect the full right to require any provision to be performed at any time thereafter.

19.3 Registrant acknowledges and agrees that some of the services to be provided by Knossos Networks under this Registration Agreement, and any billing, invoicing, payment and related matters arising under this Registration Agreement, may, in Knossos Networks’ absolute discretion, be provided by Knossos Networks or such other entity notified from time to time by Knossos Networks to the Registrant, for and on behalf of Knossos Networks..com, .net, .org Domain Name Registrations.

20. Payment

20.1 The Registration fee is payable with the Application.

20.2 Registration is not effective until the Registration fee has been paid and cleared.

20.3 The Registration is for the full period of years selected and paid for at the time of Application or renewal.

20.4 All fees are non-refundable.

21. Application Details

Registrant must provide to Knossos Networks the information set out in the compulsory fields and may provide the information set out in the discretionary fields of the Application (‘Information’). Registrant warrants that all Information provided is accurate and reliable. Registrant undertakes to promptly correct and update Information during the registration period and to respond within fifteen (15) calendar days to inquiries from Knossos Networks concerning the accuracy of compulsory Information.

22. Use of Information

22.1 Registrant acknowledges Information obtained from Registrant will be:

22.1.1 transmitted to the registry administrator for registry use;

22.1.2 publicly available as required by ICANN; and

22.1.3 used by Knossos Networks for inclusion in registers and data bases produced by Knossos Networks or its licensees

22.2 Registrant may access data provided and rectify any incorrect data relating to Registrant through a password to be provided by Knossos Networks. Registrant may provide a written authorisation to an agent to hold and use the password. Registrant must inform Knossos Networks of its current agent as required by Knossos Networks.

22.3 Registrant consents to the use of the Information for the purposes set out in clauses 22.1.1 to 22.1.3. If Registrant does not consent to the use of the Information for the purposes set out in clause 22.1.3, then the Registrant may opt-out of the use of the Information for these purposes by providing written notice to Knossos Networks at 86 Victoria Street, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, or, by emailing Knossos Networks at info@on.net.nz

22.4 Registrant warrants that it has provided, or will provide, to any third party individuals whose personal details the Registrant has provided to Knossos Networks, the same information about use of those details as are set out in this clause 22, and that the third parties individually have consented to use of their personal data.

22.5 Knossos Networks will not process Information in a manner incompatible with the purposes and limitations set out in this clause 22. Knossos Networks will process Information in accordance with the terms of its Privacy Policy, which can be viewed at http://www.on.net.nz/terms/privacy

22.6 Knossos Networks will take reasonable precautions to protect personal information obtained from Registrant from loss, misuse, unauthorised access or disclosure, alteration or destruction. .biz and .info Domain Name Pre-registrations and Registrations.

23. BIZ & .INFO Domain Names

23.1 Should you seek to register a .BIZ second level domain name, you must contractually agree to the following terms:

23.1.1 BIZ Restrictions

Registrations in the .biz TLD must be used or intended to be used primarily for bona fide business or commercial purposes. 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:

23.1.1.1 To exchange goods, services, or property of any kind;

23.1.1.2 In the ordinary course of trade or business; or

23.1.1.3 To facilitate (i) the exchange of goods, services, information, or property of any kind; or, (ii) 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.

23.1.2 BIZ Certification

As a .biz domain name Registrant, you hereby certify that:

23.1.2.1 The registered domain name will be used primarily for bona fide business or commercial purposes and not (i) exclusively for personal use; or (ii) 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. For more information on the .biz restrictions, which are incorporated herein by reference, please see: http://www.neulevel.biz/faqs/.

23.1.2.2 The domain name Registrant has the authority to enter into the registration agreement; and

23.1.2.3 The registered domain name is reasonably related to the Registrant’s business or intended commercial purpose at the time of registration.

23.1.3 Provision of Registration Data

23.1.3.1 Provision of Registration Data. As part of the registration process, you are required to provide the registry administrator with certain information and to update this information to keep it current, complete and accurate. This information includes

(a) your full name, postal address, e-mail address, voice telephone number, and fax number if available;

(b) the name of an authorized person for contact purposes in the case of a Registrant that is an organization, association, or corporation;

(c) the IP addresses of the primary nameserver and any secondary nameserver(s) for the domain name;

(d) the corresponding names of those nameservers;

(e) the full name, postal address, e-mail address, voice telephone number, and fax number if available of the technical contact for the domain name;

(f) the full name, postal address, e-mail address, voice telephone number, and fax number if available of the administrative contact for the domain name;

(g) the name, postal address, e-mail address, voice telephone number, and fax number if available of the billing contact for the domain name; and

(h) any remark concerning the registered domain name that should appear in the Whois directory.

You agree and understand that the foregoing registration data will be publicly available and accessible on the Whois directory as required by ICANN/Registry Policy.

23.1.3.2 Inaccurate or Unreliable Data

You hereby represent and warrant that 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 the information provided up to date. Your wilful provision of inaccurate or unreliable information, your wilful failure promptly to update information provided to the registry administrator, or any failure to respond for over five calendar days to our inquiries addressed to the e-mail address of the administrative, billing or technical contact then appearing in the Whois directory with respect to an 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 the registry administrator 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 any ICANN/Registry Policy.

23.1.4 Domain Name Dispute Policy

If you reserved or registered a .biz domain name through the registry administrator, 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 Restrictions Dispute Resolution Criteria and Rules (RDRP), available at http://www.neulevel.biz/ardp/docs/rdrp.html, as this may be amended from time to time, which is hereby incorporated and made an integral part of this Agreement.

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 administrator. Registry administrator 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 process.

23.1.5 Domain Name Dispute Policy Modifications

You agree that the registry administrator, in its sole discretion, may modify its dispute policy. The registry administrator will post any such revised policy on 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.

23.1.6 Reservation of Rights

Knossos Networks and the .biz registry administrator, NeuLevel, Inc. 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 Knossos Networks and/or NeuLevel, Inc., as well as their affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors and employees. Knossos Networks and NeuLevel, Inc. also reserve the right to freeze a domain name during resolution of a dispute.

23.2 Should you seek to register a .INFO second level domain name, you must contractually agree to the following terms:

23.2.1 Registrant consents to the use, copying, distribution, publication, modification, and other processing of the Registrant’s Personal Data by the .INFO registry administrator, and its designees and agents in a manner consistent with the purposes specified pursuant in its contract with ICANN.

23.2.2 Registrant agrees to immediately correct and update the registration information for any domain name during its registration term, failure to correct this information shall constitute a breach of this Agreement.

23.2.3 Registrar and the registry administrator 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 applicable dispute resolution process, or to avoid any liability, civil or criminal, on the part of Registrar and/or the registry administrator as well as their affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors and employees. Registrar and the registry administrator also reserve the right to freeze a domain name during resolution of a dispute.