1. Domain Registration
Domain Names have a variety of basic rules for registration including acceptable characters. Whilst these vary in some respects from registrar to registrar there are some fundamental rules which apply to all.
Acceptable characters include letters (A-Z), numbers (0-9), and hyphens (-).
1. These domain names may not begin or end with a hyphen.
2. Must have more than 3 characters and less than 64 characters. (not including
As stated previously this list is not exhaustive. We make every effort to ensure that our registration systems do not allow you to bypass these registration rules however there are some occasions where this may not be possible and our checking procedures may fail. Clients are always advised to seek guidance if they are at all unsure about the domain name they have chosen and its validity. Due to the variety of possible causes for the failure of the domain name validity checker, we cannot be held responsible if a customer attempts to register an invalid domain and that this request is subsequently accepted by our systems. Acceptance of the invalid order by our systems does not constitute acceptance of the domains registration by the relevant domain registry.
3.1 Registrant agrees, as a condition to submitting this Registration Agreement, and if the Registration Agreement is accepted by us, that on successful registration of any domain name under this Agreement, the Registrant is bound by our 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 in respect of the pre-registration or registration of any domain names, other dispute policies may apply as specified by the registry administrator of those domain names from time to time. Registrant agrees that we 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.
Customers who register domains names that are found to in breach of the UDRP Dispute policy rules will not receive refunds.
1.4 As a domain name registrar, the company is, upon accepting your application to register or renew a domain name, your sponsor for that application. No domain name registrations shall be deemed effective unless and until we deliver the domain name registration or renewal application you provide us to the appropriate registry administrator, as applicable, and that registry administrator accepts your application and activates your domain name registration or renewal. You will be entitled to a refund only if your registration is unsuccessful.
1.5 You acknowledge and agree that the company does not guarantee that you will be able to register or renew a desired domain name, even if our systems indicate that domain name is available or you are able to complete an order with respect to such name. You also understand that the company cannot know with certainty whether or not the domain name which you are seeking to register is simultaneously being sought by a third party, or whether there are any inaccuracies or errors in the domain name registration or renewal process or related databases, including the various WHOIS or other registry databases. You also acknowledge and agree that the company is not responsible for any inaccuracies or errors in the domain name registration or renewal process. You are solely responsible for making sure that your registration or renewal has been properly processed. You further acknowledge and agree that the company may elect to accept or reject your application for registration or renewal for any reason at its sole discretion, such rejection including, but not limited to, rejection due to a request for registration or renewal of a prohibited domain name. You also acknowledge and agree that the company is not liable or responsible in any way for any errors, omissions or any other actions by any third party including any registry administrator arising out of or related to your application for and registration of, renewal of, or failure to register or renew a particular domain name.
Renewal reminders will be sent 59 days, 35 days, 20 days and 4 days prior to renewal and the day after expiry.
1.6 By applying to register a domain name, or by asking us to maintain or renew a domain name registration, you hereby represent and warrant to us that (a) the statements that you made in connection with such registration, maintenance, or renewal are complete and accurate, and your contact information will be kept current; (b) the registration of the domain name will not infringe upon or otherwise violate the rights of any third party; (c) you are not registering the domain name for an unlawful purpose; and (d) you will not use the domain name in violation of any applicable laws or regulations or the company's rules or policies. You agree and acknowledge that it is your responsibility to determine whether your domain name registration or use infringes or violates someone else's rights, including, but not limited to, whether any foreign language translations of your domain name, either between roman-alphabet languages, between non-roman alphabet languages, or between roman-alphabet and non-roman alphabet languages, infringe or violate someone else's rights.
Domain Name Registrant
1.7 We considers the entity named as the administrative contact for the domain name at the time the controlling User name and password are secured to be the registrant of that domain name and that entity is your agent with full authority to act on your behalf with respect to the domain name registration or any other services obtained from us, including (but not limited to) the authority to terminate, transfer (where permitted by the Agreement), or modify such services, or obtain additional services.
1.8 The transfer of a domain name to another registrar or a new registrant by the existing registrant may result in any services associated with the domain name being terminated.
Provisions for Non-Roman Alphabet Names
1.9 You acknowledge and agree that the company cannot guarantee the functionality of non-roman alphabet language domain names, or that its non-roman alphabet language registration service will be error-free, in that the company cannot know with certainty whether or not the non-roman alphabet language domain name you are seeking to register or renew will be translated properly by the Internationalized Domain Name System. Furthermore, you acknowledge that the company or the registry administrator may be required to suspend, modify or cancel your non-roman alphabet language registration in order to comply with new ICANN or IETF rules, regulations or standards that apply to such registrations.
Changes to this Agreement or to Additional Rules or Policies
1.10 You agree that the company may modify this Agreement, as well as any additional rules or policies that are or may be published by the company as necessary to comply with the company's ICANN agreement, or with any other agreements that the company is currently bound by or will be bound by in the future, or for any other reason in the company's sole discretion.
Domain Registration Information and Its Use
1.11 In addition to such other information that we may require you to provide in order to obtain the Services, the company requires that you submit the following information in connection with domain name registration, administration and renewal services:
1.11.1 Domain Name Registration, Administration and Renewal Services
Domain Name Registration, Administration and Renewal Services The information you are obligated to provide and keep current in connection with your use of the company's domain name registration, administration, and renewal services is the following:
Your full name (or the name of the entity and authorized contact person, if registration is for an organization, corporation or association), postal address, email address, voice telephone number, and fax number, where available;
The domain name being registered; and
The name, postal address, email address, voice telephone number, and where available, fax number for the administrative contact, technical contact and billing contact for the domain name registration.
You acknowledge and agree that when you renew a domain name registration, the type of information you are required to provide may have changed. If you do not wish to provide the new required information, the registration may not be renewed, in the company’s sole discretion.
1.11.2 Additional Information Maintained In addition to the information you provide, we maintain records relating to any domain name application received by The company, as well as any domain name registered through, administered, or renewed by The company. We also maintain records relating to other Services that we provide to you. These records may include, but are not limited to:
The original creation date of a domain name registration, renewal, or request for Services;
The submission date and time of a registration or renewal application, or request for Services to us and by us to the proper registry;
Communications (electronic or paper form) constituting submissions, forwarding, modifications, or terminations of service and related correspondence between you and us;
Records of your account, including dates and amounts of all payments and refunds;
The IP addresses of the primary nameserver and any secondary nameservers for the domain name;
The corresponding names of those nameservers;
The name, postal address, email address, voice telephone number, and where available, fax number of the zone contact for a domain name;
The expiration date of a domain name registration; and
Information regarding all other activity between you and us regarding your use of the services.
1.12 In the event that (i) in applying for Service(s) or the registration of a domain name you are providing information about a third party, or (ii) you license a domain name registered in your name to a third party, you hereby represent and warrant that you have (a) provided notice to that third party of the disclosure and use of that party's information as set forth in this Agreement, and (b) obtained that third party's express consent to the disclosure and use of that party's information as set forth in this Agreement.
1.13 You acknowledge and agree that wilfully providing inaccurate or unreliable information or wilfully failing to update information promptly will constitute a material breach of this Agreement that will be a sufficient basis for cancellation of your domain name registration or Service(s), in our sole discretion. You further acknowledge and agree that your failure to respond for over fifteen (15) calendar days to an inquiry by The company Limited concerning the accuracy of contact details associated with your domain name registration shall constitute a material breach of this Agreement and will be a sufficient basis for cancellation of your domain name registration.
1.15 You hereby consent to any and all such disclosures and use of, guidelines, limits and restrictions on disclosure or use of, information provided by you in connection with the registration of a domain name or use of any Services (including any updates to such information), whether during or after the term of your registration of a domain name or other Services. You hereby irrevocably waive any and all claims and causes of action you may have arising from such disclosure or use of information provided by you by The company Limited.
1.16 We will not process data about any identified or identifiable natural person that we obtain from you in a way incompatible with the purposes and other limitations which we describe in this Agreement.
1.17 The company Limited will take reasonable precautions to protect the information it obtains from you from our loss, misuse, unauthorised access or disclosure or use, or alteration or destruction, of that information. The company Limited will have no liability to you or any third party to the extent such reasonable precautions are taken.
Ownership of Data
1.18 You acknowledge and agree that The company Limited owns all database, compilation, collective and similar rights, title and interest worldwide in our domain name and other proprietary information databases, and all information and derivative works generated from those databases. Additionally, you hereby grant to The company Limited a nonexclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, fully paid-up right and license to use in our business, however it evolves, including the rights to copy, distribute, display, perform, transmit, prepare derivative works from or otherwise use without restriction the following information: (a) the original creation date of a domain name registration or other Service, (b) the expiration date of a domain name registration or other Service, (c) the name, postal address, email address, voice telephone number, and where available fax number of the contact person for a Service, or of the registrant, technical contact, administrative contact, zone contact and billing contact for a domain name registration, (d) any other information concerning a registered domain name or Service that appears or may appear in a WHOIS database or The company Limited database, and (e) any other information we generate or obtain in connection with the provision of the Services. The company Limited does not have any ownership interest in your specific personal registration information or other information other than our rights in our domain name and The company Limited databases.
Transfers; Agents and Licenses
1.19 You agree that you may not transfer a domain name registration to another domain name registrar during the first sixty (60) days from the effective date of the initial domain name registration with us. After that time, you may transfer your domain name registration to a third party domain name registrar of your choice, subject to our then-current policies and procedures incorporated herein by reference.
1.20 You agree that, if you are using the Services for someone else, you represent and warrant that you have: (a) provided notice to that third party of your intent to purchase the Service(s); (b) obtained that third party's express consent to purchase the Service(s) on its behalf; and (c) the authority to nonetheless bind that person as a principal to all terms and conditions provided herein, including the UDRP. (A current copy of the UDRP is available at UDRP Policy). You accept liability for harm caused by wrongful use of the Services.
1.21 You agree that if you license the use of a domain name or other Service registered in your name to a third party, you nonetheless remain the Service holder of record, and remain responsible for all obligations under this Agreement, including but not limited to payment obligations, and providing (and updating, as necessary) both your own full contact information, and accurate technical, administrative, billing and zone contact information adequate to facilitate timely resolution of any problems that arise in connection with the domain name registration or Service. As further required by ICANN, you shall accept liability for harm caused by wrongful use of the domain name registration, unless you promptly disclose the identity of the licensee to a party providing you with reasonable evidence of actionable harm.
1.22 You further acknowledge and agree that your domain name registration is subject to suspension, cancellation, transfer or modification pursuant to the terms of any rules or policies applicable to your domain name registration, including, but not limited to (i) the UDRP, (ii) any ICANN adopted policy, (iii) any registrar (including The company Limited) or registry administrator procedures, or (iv) any other ccTLD registry administrator procedures. You also agree that The company Limited shall have the right in its sole discretion to suspend, cancel, transfer or otherwise modify your domain name registration at such time as The company Limited receives what reasonably appears to be (a) an authentic notification from a court of competent jurisdiction, or (b) an arbitration award requiring the suspension, cancellation, transfer or modification of your domain name registration.
1.24 Notwithstanding the forgoing, for the adjudication of third party disputes (i.e., disputes between yourself and another party, not The company Limited) concerning or arising from use of domain names registered hereunder, you acknowledge and agree that you shall submit, without prejudice to other potentially applicable jurisdictions, to the jurisdiction of the courts (a) of the domain name holder's domicile, and (b) Malta.
1.25 You agree that, unless other instructions are posted on The company's Web site, any notices required to be given under this Agreement will be deemed to have been given if delivered by email or fax, or sent by certified mail, return receipt requested, or other recognized overnight delivery service to each of the parties in accordance with the most current contact information you have provided to us. All notices shall be effective upon receipt, except that email and fax notices shall be effective upon transmission.
1.28 Parked Domain Holding Pages
The default holding page used by Cloudonthcloud displays advertising links. All advertising links are dynamically generated. For customers who do not want links appearing under their domain, a replacement page must be uploaded. This can be done by creating a new page and uploading (if you have hosting) or by taking advantage of the free web page available to all domain holders via the Cloudonthcloud Control Panel.
1.3 Domain management service
We do not accept responsibility for incorrectly spelled domain names.
If your registration is unsuccessful on the date of launch - we will give you a full refund - minus a €5 administration charge. We will refund you within 10 working days from the launch date.
We do not accept any responsibility for unsuccessful registrations.