PROVISIONS SPECIFIC TO .LONDON REGISTRATIONS
This .LONDON Registration Agreement (the “Agreement”) is entered into by and between a .LONDON Domain Name Registrant (“You”) and Name.com, Inc. (the “Registrar”) relating to Domain Name services including the registration, renewal, transfer, or deletion of a Domain Name in the .LONDON Top Level Domain Registry.
This Agreement set out the terms and conditions that apply to a .LONDON Domain Name registered in the .LONDON Registry operated by Dot London Domains Limited (the “Registry”).
Terms and Conditions
1. London Nexus
Subject to the Registry Policies, Domain Names are available to individuals or entities who have a physical address in London (comprising the City of London and 32 London Boroughs); or who in good faith declare that they have an affiliation with or interest in London, such as to provide information, or offer products, goods or services, relevant to London or Londoners.
If when You apply to register or renew a Domain Name or at any time during the registration term of the Domain Name You do not have an address in London, You are automatically making a declaration that You have the necessary affiliation with or interest in London.
2. The Policies
By applying to register or renew a Domain Name in the .LONDON Top Level Domain Registry (hereinafter referred to as an “Application”) or by registering one or more Domain Name(s), You agree and acknowledge that in addition to the terms of this Agreement the Domain Name(s) will be subject to the Policies being:
the Registry Policies, which are the following:
- Naming Policy,
- Acceptable Use Policy,
- Privacy & Whois Policy,
- Sunrise Dispute Resolution Policy;
- any Complaint Resolution Service Policy; and
any other policy or policies as may be released from time to time by the Registry;
the ICANN Policies that apply from time to time to the .LONDON Top Level Domain Registry, which include:
Copies of the Registry Policies are available on the Registry’s website at www.nic.london.
- the UDRP, and
- the URS
You recognize and acknowledge that the Registry Policies may be changed by the Registry on reasonable notice. Notice may be given in an email to a contact email address You have provided in connection with your registration, or on the Registry’s website at www.nic.london.
The ICANN Policies that apply from time to time and the procedures and circumstances in which they may be changed are to be found on the ICANN website at www.icann.org.
Your continued registration and/or use of a Dot London Domain Name following the effective date of any changes or additions to the Registry Policies or the ICANN Policies constitute your acceptance of those changed or additional Policies. In the event that You do not wish to be bound by the changes or additions your sole remedy is to cancel the registration of the Domain Name(s), by following the appropriate Registry and/or Registrar Policies regarding such cancellation.
3. Registration Fee
You shall pay to the Registrar the appropriate registration fee (“Registration Fee”) applicable at the time that You submit your Application to the Registrar. You acknowledge and accept that the Registrar must pay a separate registration fee to the Registry in connection with any Application, and that the Registry need not process or accept any Application if this fee has not been paid to it.
4. Term and Renewal Term
Your registration of the Domain Name shall continue for the term specified in the accepted Application (the “Term”), subject to suspension or termination pursuant to this Agreement and/or the Registry Policies. Domain Name Registrations may be made for an annual term of between one (1) and ten (10) years.
5. Registrant Information
You must provide the following information to the Registrar:
- If You are an individual, your legally recognised first and last name (surname);
- If You are an entity such as a corporation, organisation, association, that is recognised as a legal person under relevant law, 1. the full name of that entity, 2. details of the country under whose laws you are recognised and 3. details of an individual who is authorised by You to act as your registrant contact
- Your valid postal address
- A working email address for You
- A working telephone number for You, including country code, area code, and proper extension, if applicable
You acknowledge and agree that all information supplied by You to the Registrar, including the personal information of any individual, may be supplied to the Registry for the purposes, and used in the manner, set out in the Privacy & Whois Policy. Your attention is particularly drawn to the inclusion of such information in a publicly accessible information service known as the Registry’s “Whois” service. You agree to obtain all and any necessary consents to such use from any individual whose details You provide to the Registrar.
You shall ensure that: (i) the information submitted by You to the Registrar in connection with the registration of the Domain Name or otherwise (“Registrant Information”), is true, current, complete, accurate, and reliable; and (ii) You shall maintain, update, and keep the Registrant Information true, current, complete, accurate, and reliable by immediately notifying the Registrar of any change to such Registrant Information. Your attention is drawn to the Privacy & WhoIs Policy (which forms part of the Registry Polices), which provides that inaccurate or out of date Registration Information may lead the Registry to suspend and/or delete the Domain Name.
You agree to respond to and answer in a timely fashion to any communication or query from the Registrar or the Registry regarding or seeking clarification of any Registrant Information.
6. Nature of Registration
On payment of the Registration Fee to the Registrar and after payment by the Registrar to the Registry of the relevant fee, and after acceptance of the Application, You will be entitled to exclusively use the applied-for Domain Name, for the duration of the Term.
7. Your Obligations
You , agree and represent that:
You will not use the Domain Name to distribute malware, abusively operate botnets, engage in phishing, piracy, trade mark infringement, copyright infringement, fraudulent or deceptive practices, or counterfeiting, or otherwise engage in activity contrary to any applicable law;
You will not register, sublicense, use, display, exploit, or otherwise dispose of a Domain Name in any manner which may contravene or violate the Registry Policies;
You will not authorize or permit any other person to do anything that if performed by You would constitute a breach of paragraphs (a) or (b) above or which would otherwise constitute a breach of this Agreement;
You are either: (i) an identifiable human individual; or, (ii) a properly described and legally-recognised entity within its national jurisdiction, e.g., corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association, society, or proprietary limited company, which is able and has all necessary authorities to enter into this Agreement;
You will not grant or purport to grant a security interest or other encumbrance on or over the Domain Name unless such security interest or other encumbrance does not exceed Your limited rights in the Domain Name under this Agreement and does not impair your ability to fulfil your obligations under this Agreement;
You meet and will continue to meet for the whole of the Term any eligibility criteria prescribed in the Registry Policies for registering and using the Domain Name;
You have not previously submitted an Application for registration of a Domain Name for the same character string with another Registrar where:
- You are relying on the same eligibility criteria for both domain name Applications; and
- the character string has previously been rejected by the other Registrar.
Failure by You to abide by any provision of this Agreement (including the Registry Policies) will be considered a material breach of the Agreement that will entitle the Registrar without further notice to You to terminate the Agreement and to delete or suspend all and any Domain Names registered by You. Your attention is also drawn to the Acceptable Use Policy (which forms part of the Registry Polices), which provides that in certain circumstances, including breach of the Registry Policies, the Registry may delete or suspend or transfer, all and any Domain Names registered by You. In such circumstances any Registration Fee paid in respect of any deleted or suspended or transferred Domain Names shall not be refunded to You.
You shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Registry, Registrar and such parties’ officers, directors, shareholders, owners, managers, employees, agents, representatives, contractors, affiliates, successors, assigns and attorneys (the “Registry Related Parties”) from and against any and all claims made by third parties against the Registrant or Registry Related Parties, including, but not limited to, all loss, liability, claims, demands, damages, cost or expense, causes of action, suits, proceedings, judgments, awards, executions and liens, including lawyers’ fees on a full indemnity basis , and costs (including claims without legal merit or brought in bad faith), relating to or arising under this Agreement, including your use, display, exploitation, or registration of the Domain Name. If an indemnified party is threatened by claims or suit of a third party, the indemnified party may seek written assurances from You that You can satisfy and fulfil your indemnification obligations but will not be required to do so in order to rely upon this indemnity. Failure to provide such written assurances in a form satisfactory to the indemnified party is a material breach of this Agreement.
10. Disclaimer and Limitation of Registry’s Liability
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE REGISTRY AND THE REGISTRY RELATED PARTIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFITS, RELATING TO THE USE, SUSPENSION, TERMINATION OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE DOMAIN NAME, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING IN THE CASE OF NEGLIGENCE BY THE REGISTRY RELATED PARTIES), OR OTHERWISE. THE REGISTRY’S SOLE LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO ONE OF THE FOLLOWING (AS THE REGISTRY MAY DETERMINE IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION):
- SUPPLYING THE DOMAIN NAME AGAIN; OR
- A REFUND OF THE MONIES PAID TO THE REGISTRY IN RESPECT OF THE DOMAIN NAME
NOTHING IN THIS CLAUSE SHALL LIMIT ANY LIABILITY TO YOU BY REASON OF THE FRAUD OF THE REGISTRY OR ANY CLAIM UNDER ENGLISH LAW ARISING FROM DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY
11. Governing Law/Forum Selection
This Agreement shall be exclusively governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. You hereby irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales, for any and all claims or disputes in which the Registry is a party and which arise out of, purport to enforce, construe, or otherwise relate to the Domain Name, this Agreement, or any Registry Policy. You waive any right to object to venue or jurisdiction based on inconvenient forum or for any other reason, and You waive any statutory or other right pursuant to the laws of the jurisdiction in which You reside to have a case relating to this Agreement adjudicated or resolved in that jurisdiction.
If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, unenforceable, or void, the remainder of the Agreement shall not be affected thereby and shall continue in full force and effect as nearly as possible to reflect the original intention of the Agreement.
13. No Waiver
The failure of any party at any time to enforce any right or remedy available to it under this Agreement with respect to any breach or failure by the other party shall not be a waiver of such right or remedy with respect to any other breach or failure by the other party.
14. Priority of this Agreement
You agree that this Agreement shall take precedence over any agreement between You and the Registrar in respect of the Domain Name(s). Additional agreements, if any, may be entered into between You and the Registrar, but no such additional agreement may waive, alter, or supersede any provision of this Agreement without the written agreement of the Registry. If there is any conflict between such additional agreements and this Agreement, this Agreement shall prevail.
The parties agree that the Registry is able to assign, sub-assign, license, or sub-license its rights under this Agreement or any portion thereof to a third party without prior written notice to the Registrant.
16. Survival of Obligations
The parties agree that clauses 6 (Nature of Registration), 7 (Your Obligations), 9 (Indemnity), 10 (Disclaimer and Limitation of Registry’s Liability), and 12 (Severability) shall survive the expiry or termination of this Agreement.
17. No Agency and Third Party Rights
The Registry is not a party to this Agreement and the Registrar does not act as Agent for the Registry. However, the Registry and each of the Registry Related Parties are an intended beneficiary of any right granted to it by this Agreement with the ability to enforce that right directly against You (whether under the Third Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise). You and the Registrar also acknowledge that the Registry in permitting the registration of a Domain Name and also in allowing a Domain Name to remain registered in the .LONDON Top Level Domain, relies upon the fact that You and the Registrar have agreed to the terms of this Agreement.
THIS AGREEMENT IS EFFECTIVE AND BINDING as of the date of acceptance hereof by THE REGISTRY (i.e., the date of registration of the Domain Name).