Should you wish to register .cymru names with us or transfer .cymru names to our management, then the Registry Operator, Nominet UK (“Nominet”) imposes certain conditions. As set out in our Terms and Conditions, by placing an order with us you unconditionally agree to be bound by these conditions as follows: (in the paragraphs below, “Registered Name Holder” means the registrant of a .cymru domain name).

Registered Name Holder shall:

Indemnify, defend and hold harmless Nominet and its subcontractors, and the directors, officers, employees, affiliates and agents of each of them, from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees and expenses, arising out of or relating to the Registered Name Holder’s domain name registration. This indemnification obligation shall survive the termination or expiration of the registration agreement (3.5).

Registrar and as applicable, Registered Name Holder shall (3.6):

  • comply with ICANN standards, policies, procedures, and practices for which Nominet has monitoring responsibility in accordance with the Registry Agreement or other arrangement with ICANN (3.6.1);comply with operational standards, policies, procedures, and practices for the Registry TLDs, including but not limited to the System Instructions, established from time to time by Nominet in a non-arbitrary manner and applicable to all registrars, including affiliates of Nominet, and consistent with ICANN’s standards, policies, procedures, and practices and Nominet’s Registry Agreement with ICANN. Additional or revised Nominet operational standards, policies, procedures, and practices for the Registry TLDs shall be effective upon 90 calendar days’ notice by Nominet to Registrar, save that Nominet may amend or introduce such operational standards, policies, procedures and practices for the Registry TLD upon 30 calendar days’ prior notice, in the event of an emergency or where it is necessary to make such changes due to the imposition of a new or altered requirement by ICANN that affects the operation of the Registry TLDs. If there is a discrepancy between the terms required by this Agreement and the terms of the Registrar’s registration agreement, the terms of this Agreement shall supersede those of the Registrar’s registration agreement (3.6.2);
  • with respect to proceedings commenced under the Uniform Rapid Suspension (“URS”), Registrar must accept and process payments for the renewal of a domain name by a URS Complainant in cases where the URS Complainant prevailed; provided, however, that the Registrar must not renew a domain name to a URS Complainant who prevailed for longer than one year (3.6.3);

In addition to the provisions of 3.6, Registered Name Holder shall (3.7):

  • consent to the use, copying, distribution, publication, modification and other processing of Registered Name Holder’s Personal Data by Nominet and its designees and agents in a manner consistent with the purposes specified in Nominet’s data protection and privacy policies (3.7.1);
  • submit to proceedings commenced under ICANN’s dispute resolution procedures relating to Rights Protection Mechanisms (RPMs), including, without limitation, the obligation to handle payments for renewals or restoration by the Complainant in any proceeding in cases where the Complainant prevails (3.7.2);
  • provide accurate and correct Registration Information for the Registered Name, and immediately correct and update the Registration Information for the Registered Name during the registration term for the Registered Name (3.7.3);
  • agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of the initial launch of the Registry TLDs, including without limitation the RPMs and the dispute resolution procedures relating thereto, and further to acknowledge that Nominet has no liability of any kind for any loss or liability resulting from the proceedings and processes relating to the RPMs and the dispute resolution procedures relating thereto, including, without limitation: (a) the ability or inability of a registrant to obtain a Registered Name during these periods, and (b) the results of any dispute over the outcome of dispute resolution proceeding (3.7.4);
  • acknowledge and agree that Nominet reserves the right to deny, cancel or transfer any registration or transaction, or place any domain name(s) on registry lock, hold or similar status, that it deems necessary, in its discretion; (1) to protect the integrity and stability of the registry; (2) to comply with any applicable laws, government rules or requirements, requests of law enforcement, or any dispute resolution process; (3) to avoid any liability, civil or criminal, on the part of Nominet, as well as its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, and employees; (4) per the terms of the registration agreement or (5) to correct mistakes made by Nominet or any Registrar in connection with a domain name registration. Nominet also reserves the right to place upon registry lock, hold or similar status a domain name during resolution of a dispute (3.7.5);
  • acknowledge and agree that Registered Name Holders are prohibited from distributing malware, abusively operating botnets, phishing, piracy, trademark or copyright infringement, fraudulent or deceptive practices, counterfeiting or otherwise engaging in activity contrary to applicable law, and further, that consistent with applicable law and any related procedures, any prohibited activity described herein may result in remedial measures including, but not limited to, the denial, cancellation or transfer of any registration or transaction, the placement of one or more registry lock functions on any domain name and the suspension of the domain name (3.7.6); and
  • not use the Registered Name for any unlawful purpose (3.7.7).

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