Date: May 2018
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 Arq Group Limited trading as Melbourne IT ACN 073 716 793 or, for Digital Brand Services customers, Melbourne IT DBS Inc (collectively or separately referred to as ‘Melbourne IT’) for the purpose of registering a .eu domain name on the Internet.
Melbourne IT is an accredited Registrar of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (‘ICANN’) and an accredited Registrar of .eu domain names by the European Registry for Internet Domains vzw/asbl (‘EURid’), the registry administrator responsible for administering the .eu domain name registry (the ‘Registry Administrator’).
Registrant remains the responsible contracting party under this Registration Agreement, even if Registrant licenses use of the domain name to a third party.
Registrant agrees that failure to pay any fee for its domain name when due (as evidenced for example by, without limitation, Registrant’s credit card company notifying Melbourne IT of Registrant disputing the payment of, or refusing to pay such fee, or where the Registrant’s credit card payment has been declined or reversed) will entitle Melbourne IT to immediately transfer the relevant domain name from the Registrant to Melbourne IT, at its sole discretion. Registrant acknowledges that Melbourne IT will own all rights of the registered domain name holder in respect of any domain name transferred to Melbourne IT under this clause 4, including the right to sell the domain name to a third party. Melbourne IT may in its sole discretion re-transfer the relevant domain name to the Registrant subject to the Registrant’s payment of any outstanding fee, and Registrant’s payment of Melbourne IT’s then current re-transfer fee.
Registrant agrees that if it is subject to litigation regarding registration and use of its .eu domain name registration, Registry Administrator may deposit control of the domain name record into the registry of the judicial body by supplying a party with a certificate handing control of the domain name to the relevant judicial body from the Registry Administrator.
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 resolution rules.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, none of Melbourne IT, the Registry Administrator or any validation agent appointed by the Registry Administrator (‘Validation Agent’) will be liable in any way for any direct, consequential or indirect loss or damages of any kind (including, without limitation, loss of profit, loss or corruption of data, business interruption or indirect costs) suffered by the Registrant as a result of any act or omission of Melbourne IT , the Registry Administrator or the Validation Agent or any act or omission of the officers, employees, agents or sub-contractors of Melbourne IT, the Registry Administrator or the Validation Agent. If any legislation implies in this Registration Agreement a term or warranty, the Registrant agrees that Melbourne IT’s liability under this Registration Agreement for a breach of that term or warranty is limited to, in the sole discretion of Melbourne IT, the re-supply of the goods or services again, or the payment of the costs of having the goods repaired or replaced, or the services supplied again.
Registrant agrees to indemnify, keep indemnified and hold each of Melbourne IT, the Registry Administrator, the Validation Agent and 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, renewal, Pre-registration Application, any Validation Process or to the Registrant’s use of the domain name.
Registrant agrees that failure to abide by any provision of this Registration Agreement or the relevant domain name dispute resolution rules may be considered by Melbourne IT to be a material breach and that Melbourne IT 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 Melbourne IT, that it has not breached its obligations, then Melbourne IT may delete Registrant’s registration of the domain name. Any such breach by a Registrant shall not be deemed to be excused simply because Melbourne IT 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.
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.
12.1 Registrant acknowledges that it is Registrant’s responsibility to ensure that the domain name is renewed. Registrant agrees, in addition to the indemnity above, to keep indemnified, release and hold harmless Melbourne IT and the Registry Administrator, their directors, officers, employees and agents, against any claim for damage or loss arising from any failure of Registrant’s domain name to be renewed by Registrant.
12.2 Registrant agrees that the .eu domain name will be registered by the Registry Administrator on a first come first served basis. Registrant agrees that Melbourne IT does not guarantee that any .eu domain name applied for by Melbourne IT on behalf of the Registrant will be successfully registered by the Registry Administrator. The Registrant acknowledges that it will not take any action in respect of its .eu domain name until the successful registration of that .eu domain name is confirmed in writing to the Registrant.
12.3 Registrant represents and warrants that, to the best of Registrant’s knowledge and belief
Registrant agrees that Melbourne IT 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 Melbourne IT would likely consider material to its decision to approve this Registration Agreement.
Registrant further agrees that Melbourne IT may cancel, suspend or revoke the registration of Registrant’s domain name, or, suspend the delegation of Registrant’s Domain Name, if as reasonably determined by Melbourne IT in its sole discretion, the Registrant or any other person uses the domain name in connection with:
Registrant acknowledges that the Registry Administrator policy may provide that registration of certain domain names is prohibited. Melbourne IT, 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 Melbourne IT to accept this Registration Agreement. Registrant agrees that Melbourne IT is not liable for loss or damage that may result from Melbourne IT’s refusal to accept this Registration Agreement.
15. Change in RegistrarRegistrant 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 Melbourne IT.
Registrant agrees that registration of its domain name shall be subject to suspension, cancellation or transfer by any Registry Administrator procedure:
Registrant agrees to submit accurate and reliable contact details of at least one natural or legal person responsible for the technical operation of the domain name requested. In addition, Registrant agrees that as part of the registration process for .eu domain names, it is required to provide the Registry Administrator with certain information and to update the information to keep it current, complete and accurate. This information includes:
The Registrant acknowledges and agrees that the registration data described above will be made publicly available by the Registry Administrator on the WHOIS directory.
If the Registrant is a natural person, the Registrant contact information published is restricted to the email address, unless the Registrant requests otherwise, and to the language selected for the dispute resolution rules and the Registrant agrees that he/she has been informed that Registrant may use a specific functional e-mail address for publication in the WHOIS directory as an alternative to using their personal e-mail address.
The Registrant warrants that any data provided in its .eu domain name registration application is true, correct, up to date and complete and that the Registrant will continue to keep all the information provided up to date. Registrant agrees that:
will constitute a breach of this Agreement.
Registrant agrees that Melbourne IT and Registry Administrator reserves the right to deny, cancel or transfer any .eu domain name registration which either party deems necessary in its discretion:
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.
Registrant agrees that this Registration Agreement and the relevant domain name dispute policy is the complete and exclusive agreement between Registrant and Melbourne IT regarding the registration of Registrant’s .eu domain name. This Registration Agreement and the relevant domain name dispute resolution rules supersede all prior agreements and understandings, whether established by custom, practice, policy, or precedent.
Registrant agrees that this Registration Agreement is governed in all respects by and construed in accordance with the laws of the England and Wales. By submitting this Registration Agreement, Registrant consents to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of courts exercising jurisdiction there in connection with matters concerning this Registration Agreement.
Melbourne IT may change the terms and conditions of this Registration Agreement either by obtaining your consent or giving you notice. The period of notice given by Melbourne IT depends on the nature of the change. If: