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Additional terms and conditions for the registration of .org domains
(Registration Agreement)

The registration of .org domains globally follows the prescribed set of terms and conditions specified by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and Public Interest Registry Inc. (PIR) being the authoritative registry. These rules are incorporated into the registration agreement as follows:

1. Miscellaneous

1.1.

The domain holder guarantees that neither the registration of the domain name nor the manner in which it is used infringes the legal rights of any third party or any applicable laws and regulations.
The domain holder shall indemnify and hold harmless his provider, 1&1 Internet AG, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), Public Interest Registry Inc. (PIR) and its subcontractors, and the members, shareholders, directors, officers, employees, affiliates and agents of each of them and all other persons involved in the registration process from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses arising out of or related to the domain holder's domain name registration or the use of the domain by the domain holder or by third parties with his consent. This indemnification obligation shall survive the termination or expiration of the registration agreement.

1.2.

All .org domains under these conditions are registered by 1&1 Internet AG as accredited registrar. Should a domain be registered incorrectly by 1&1 Internet AG or any other person involved in the registration process, e.g. not according to the order, domain holder hereby irrevocably consents to all necessary measures being taken for the correction of such mistake. Such measures may e. g. be suspension, cancelation, transfer or any other appropriate and equal action.

1.3.

A change of registrars for the domain is not possible during the first 60 days after initial registration of the domain with the registrar. In individual cases this may lead to restrictions for the change between different hosting providers.

2. Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP)

For disputes over the rights to domains, a worldwide Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) has been developed by ICANN and adopted by all accredited registrars. All .org domains are governed by this UDRP.

2.1.

Domain holder hereby agrees that all disputes on the rights to .org domains, especially arising out of trademarks, names or other intellectual property rights, shall be governed by the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) which can be found at http://www.icann.org/udrp/udrp-policy-24oct99.htm
In the administrative proceeding under UDRP initiated by the domain holder or a third person it is the domain holder's responsibility to conduct the proceedings and defend his rights. Domain holder acknowledges and accepts that 1&1 Internet AG as accredited registrar shall implement the UDRP decision and cancel or transfer the domain to a third person according to the decision unless domain holder proves within 10 days after their information that he has commenced a lawsuit at a competent court to clarify the right to use the domain.

2.2.

While a court proceeding or arbitration for trademark, names or other intellectual property rights or administrative proceeding under UDRP is pending and for a period of fifteen days after the final decision in such process the domain holder may not transfer the domain to a third person unless this person agrees in writing to be bound to the decision in the same way as the domain holder.

2.3.

ICANN reserves the right to modify the UDRP at any time. 1&1 Internet AG as accredited registrar shall implement any such revision speedily and these will become binding upon the domain holder. The revised version will be posted at least thirty calendar days before it becomes effective under the URL: http://www.icann.org/udrp/

3. Data and Data-Protection

3.1.

According to the technical standards and procedures of the internet the domain holder has to give public access to data set out in 3.2, including personal data. This data is stored within the contractual commitments and transferred to other persons inside and outside Germany involved in the registration process, including specifically (but not limited to) the US-based and ICANN-accredited escrow agent Iron Mountain, and published in the ordinary way, including public access to so-called Whois databases, to make the identification of the holder of the domain possible.

3.2.

Domain holder guarantees that the contact data given by him are accurate and complete. He shall immediately inform his provider (who will inform 1&1 Internet AG) on any updates and respond within fifteen calendar days to inquiries, on request guaranteeing up-to-date accuracy and completeness. Contact data include:

  • full name and postal address of the domain holder, if domain holder is an organization, association or corporation: name of authorized person for contact purposes;
  • full name, postal address, e-mail address, voice telephone number and (where available) fax number of the technical contact for the domain;
  • full name, postal address, e-mail address, voice telephone number and (where available) fax number of the administrative contact for the domain;
  • full name, postal address, e-mail address, voice telephone number and (where available) fax number of the billing contact for the domain;
  • if domain holder provides own nameservers: Additionally IP addresses of the primary and secondary nameserver for the domain including corresponding name of those nameservers.
Domain holder acknowledges and accepts that this data can be published and made available to anybody in public data storage units, together with his domain, date of registration and expiration.

3.3.

Domain holder warrants that notification equivalent to that described in Section 3.1 above has been given to any third-party individuals whose Personal Data are supplied to Registrar by the domain holder, and that the domain holder has obtained the consent equivalent to that referred to in Section 3.2., last paragraph, of any such third-party individuals.

3.4.

Domain holder and any other data subject can review all data according to 3.2. in the Whois Database of PIR. Corrections can be sent to customer support any time.