Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions shall govern the relationship between us and you and shall prevail despite the existence of any printed or other conditions even if such conditions purport to take precedence. Please read them carefully.

Domain Registration Terms

Domain Registration Agreement

Domain names have a variety of basic rules for registration including acceptable characters. Whilst these vary in some respects from registry to registry, there are some fundamental rules which apply to all.

As a guideline, see the following:

  Permitted Characters Permitted Length Additional Rules
.com, .net, .org, .info Letters (a-z)
Numbers (0-9)
Hyphens (-)
From 3 to 63 characters.(Not including the extensions) May not begin or end with a hyphen
.biz Only for bona-fide business use
.tv May not begin or end with a hyphen
.co.uk May not begin or end with a hyphen

Note. Domain names are not case sensitive. This means that an uppercase and a lowercase letter are considered to be the same (AAA.com. aaa.com, and AaA.com are all the same domain name).

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.

Generic Top Level Domain Registrations


The following additional provisions apply to any gTLD's (generic top-level domain names) that you register through Hosting UK with the various registries:

  • .com/net Domain Names
  • In the case of a ".com" or ".net" registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:
    • Submission to UDRP. Registrant agrees to submit to proceedings under ICANN's Uniform Domain Dispute Policy ("UDRP") and comply with the requirements set forth by the Registry; these policies are subject to modification;
    • For the adjudication of disputes concerning or arising from use of the domain name, the Registrant shall submit, without prejudice to other potentially applicable jurisdictions, to the jurisdiction of the courts (1) of the Registrant's domicile, and (2) where Hosting UK is located, presently St Asaph, Wales.

  • .org Domain Names
  • In the case of a ".org" registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:
    • Submission to UDRP. Registrant agrees to submit to proceedings under ICANN's Uniform Domain Dispute Policy ("UDRP") and comply with the requirements set forth by the Registry. These policies are subject to modification;
    • For the adjudication of disputes concerning or arising from use of the domain name, the Registrant shall submit, without prejudice to other potentially applicable jurisdictions, to the jurisdiction of the courts (1) of the Registrant's domicile, and (2) where Hosting UK is located, presently St Asaph, Wales.

  • .info Domain Names
  • In the case of a ".info" registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:
    • Registrant's Personal Data. You consent to the use, copying, distribution, publication, modification, and other processing of Registrant's personal data by Afilias, the .INFO registry, and its designees and agents, in a manner consistent with the purposes specified pursuant to its contract;
    • Submission to UDRP. Registrant agrees to submit to proceedings under ICANN's Uniform Domain Dispute Policy ("UDRP") and comply with the requirements set forth by the Registry. These policies are subject to modification;
    • For the adjudication of disputes concerning or arising from use of the domain name, the Registrant shall submit, without prejudice to other potentially applicable jurisdictions, to the jurisdiction of the courts (1) of the Registrant's domicile, and (2) where Hosting UK is located, presently St Asaph, Wales;
    • Reservation of Rights. Hosting UK and Afilias expressly reserve the right to deny, cancel, transfer, or modify any registration that either registrar or Afilias deems necessary, at its discretion, to protect the integrity and stability of the registry, to comply with any applicable law, any government rule or requirement, any request of law enforcement, any dispute resolution process, or to avoid any liability, civil or criminal, on the part of the registrar and/or Afilias, as well as their affiliates, subsidiaries, executives, directors, officers, managers, employees, consultants, and agents. The registrar and Afilias also reserve the right to suspend a domain name or its registration data during resolution of a dispute.

  • Additional Terms and Restrictions for .Diet, .HipHop & .Juegos
  • In the case of a ".DIET, .HIPHOP and .JUEGOS" registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:
    • For the .DIET, .HIPHOP and .JUEGOS domains, the Registered Name Holder will abide by all applicable laws regarding privacy, data collection, consumer protection (including in relation to misleading and deceptive conduct), fair lending, debt collection, organic farming, disclosure of data, and financial disclosures.
    • For the .DIET, .HIPHOP and .JUEGOS domains, the Registered Name Holder further agrees that if it collects or maintains sensitive health and financial data that it will implement reasonable and appropriate security measures commensurate with the offering of those services, as defined by applicable law.

  • .biz Domain Names
  • In the case of a ".biz" registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:
    • biz Restrictions. Registrations in the .biz top-level domain must be used or intended to be used primarily for bona fide business or commercial purposes. For the purposes of the .biz registration restrictions, "bona fide business or commercial use" shall mean the bona fide use or bona fide intent to use the domain name or any content, software, materials, graphics or other information thereon, to permit Internet users to access one or more host computers through the DNS: (A) to exchange goods, services, or property of any kind; (B) in the ordinary course of business; or (C) to facilitate (i) the exchange of goods, services, information or property of any kind; or (ii) the ordinary course of trade or business. For more information on the .biz restrictions, which are incorporated herein by reference, please see: http://www.icann.org/tlds/agreements/biz/registry-agmt-appl-18apr01.htm.
    • Selection of a Domain Name. You represent that: (A) the data provided in the domain name registration application is true, correct, up to date and complete, and that you will continue to keep all of the information provided correct, up-to-date and complete; (B) to the best of the your knowledge and belief, neither this registration of a domain name nor the manner in which it is directly or indirectly to be used infringes upon the legal rights of a third party; (C) that the domain name is not being registered for nor shall it at any time whatsoever be used for any unlawful purpose whatsoever; (D) the registered domain name will be used primarily for bona fide business or commercial purposes and not (a) exclusively for personal use, or (b) solely for the purposes of (1) selling, trading or leasing the domain name for compensation, or (2) the unsolicited offering to sell, trade or lease the domain name for compensation; (E) you have the authority to enter into this Registration Agreement; and (F) the registered domain name is reasonably related to your business or intended commercial purpose at the time of registration.
    • Provision of Registration Data. As part of the registration process, you are required to provide us with certain information and to keep the information true, current, complete, and accurate at all times. The information includes the following: (A) your full name; (B) your postal address; (C) your e-mail address; (D) your voice telephone number; (E) your fax number (if applicable); (F) the name of an authorized person for contact purposes in the case of a registrant that is an organization, association, or corporation; (G) the IP addresses of the primary nameserver and any secondary nameserver for the domain name; (H) the corresponding names of the primary and secondary nameservers; (I) the full name, postal address, e-mail address, voice telephone number, and, when available, fax number of the administrative, technical, and billing contacts, and the name holder for the domain name; and (J) any remark concerning the domain name that should appear in the Whois directory. (K) You agree and understand that the foregoing registration data will be publicly available and accessible on the Whois directory as required by ICANN and/or registry policies, and may be sold in bulk in accordance with the ICANN agreement.
    • Domain Name Disputes. You acknowledge having read and understood and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of the following documents, as they may be amended from time to time, which are hereby incorporated and made an integral part of this Agreement: (A) The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy ("Dispute Policy), available at: http://www.icann.org/dndr/udrp/policy.htm; (B) The Restrictions Dispute Resolution Criteria and Rules ("RDRP"), available at: http://www.icann.org/tlds/agreements/biz/registry-agmt-appm-27apr01.htm; (collectively, the "Dispute Policies").
    • The Dispute Policy sets forth the terms and conditions in connection with a dispute between a Registrant and any party other than the Registry or Registrar over the registration and use of an Internet domain name registered by Registrant.
    • The RDRP sets forth the terms under which any allegation that a domain name is not used primarily for business or commercial purposes shall be endorsed on a case-by-case, fact specific basis by an independent ICANN-accredited dispute provider.
    • For the adjudication of disputes concerning or arising from use of the domain name, the Registrant shall submit, without prejudice to other potentially applicable jurisdictions, to the jurisdiction of the courts (1) of the Registrant's domicile, and (2) where Hosting UK is located, presently St Asaph, Wales.

  • .name Domain Names
  • In the case of a ".name" registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:
    • .name Restrictions. Registrations in the .name top-level domain must constitute an individual's "Personal Name". For purposes of the .name restrictions (the "Restrictions"), a "Personal Name" is a person's legal name, or a name by which the person is commonly known. A "name by which a person is commonly known" includes, without limitation, a pseudonym used by an author or painter, or a stage name used by a singer or actor.
    • .name Representations. As a .name domain name registrant, you hereby represent that: (A) the registered domain name or second level domain ("SLD") e-mail address is your Personal Name. (B) the data provided in the domain name registration application is true, correct, up to date and complete and that you will continue to keep all of the information provided correct, current and complete, (C) to the best of the your knowledge and belief, neither this registration of a domain name nor the manner in which it is directly or indirectly to be used infringes upon the legal rights of a third party; (D) that the domain name is not being registered for nor shall it at any time whatsoever be used for any unlawful purpose whatsoever; (E) the registration satisfies the Eligibility Requirements found at: http://www.icann.org/tlds/agreements/name/registry-agmt-appl-8aug03.htm; and (F) you have the authority to enter into this Registration Agreement.
    • E-mail Forwarding Services. The Service(s), for which you have registered may, at your option, include e-mail forwarding. To the extent you opt to use e-mail forwarding, you are obliged to do so in accordance with all applicable legislation and are responsible for all use of e-mail forwarding, including the content of messages sent through e-mail forwarding. You undertake to familiarize yourself with the content of and to comply with the generally accepted rules for Internet and e-mail usage. This includes, but is not limited to the Acceptable Use Policy, as well as the following restrictions. Without prejudice to the foregoing, you undertake not to use e-mail forwarding: (A) to encourage, allow or participate in any form of illegal or unsuitable activity, including but not restricted to the exchange of threatening, obscene or offensive messages, spreading computer viruses, breach of copyright and/or proprietary rights or publishing defamatory material; (B) to gain illegal access to systems or networks by unauthorized access to or use of the data in systems or networks, including all attempts at guessing passwords, checking or testing the vulnerability of a system or network or breaching the security or access control without the sufficient approval of the owner of the system or network; (C) to interrupt data traffic to other users, servers or networks, including, but not restricted to, mail bombing, flooding, Denial of Service (DoS) attacks, wilful attempts to overload another system or other forms of harassment; or (D) for spamming, which includes, but is not restricted to, the mass mailing of unsolicited e-mail, junk mail, the use of distribution lists (mailing lists) which include persons who have not specifically given their consent to be placed on such distribution list. Users are not permitted to provide false names or in any other way to pose as somebody else when using e-mail forwarding.
    • Registry reserves the right to implement additional anti-spam measures, to block spam or mail from systems with a history of abuse from entering Registry's e-mail forwarding. However, due to the nature of such systems, which actively block messages, Registry shall make public any decision to implement such systems a reasonable time in advance, so as to allow you or us to give feedback on the decision.
    • Registry reserves the right to implement additional anti-spam measures, to block spam or mail from systems with a history of abuse from entering Registry's e-mail forwarding. However, due to the nature of such systems, which actively block messages, Registry shall make public any decision to implement such systems a reasonable time in advance, so as to allow you or us to give feedback on the decision.
    • You understand and agree that Registry may delete material that does not conform to clause (c) above or that in some other way constitutes a misuse of e-mail forwarding. You further understand and agree that Registry is at liberty to block your access to e-mail forwarding if you use e-mail forwarding in a way that contravenes this Agreement. You will be given prior warning of discontinuation of the e-mail forwarding unless it would damage the reputation of Registry or jeopardize the security of Registry or others to do so. Registry reserves the right to immediately discontinue e-mail forwarding without notice if the technical stability of e-mail forwarding is threatened in any way, or if you are in breach of this Agreement. On discontinuing e-mail forwarding, Registry is not obliged to store any contents or to forward unsent e-mail to you or a third party.
    • You understand and agree that to the extent either we and/or Registry is required by law to disclose certain information or material in connection with your e-mail forwarding, either we and/or Registry will do so in accordance with such requirement and without notice to you.
    • Domain Name Dispute Policy. If you reserved or registered a domain name through us, or transferred a domain name to us from another registrar, you agree to be bound by the dispute policy that is incorporated herein and made a part of this Agreement by reference. You hereby acknowledge that you have read and understood and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of the following documents, as they may be amended from time to time, which are hereby incorporated and made an integral part of this Agreement. (A) the Eligibility Requirements (the "Eligibility Requirements"), available at: http://www.icann.org/tlds/agreements/name/registry-agmt-appl-8aug03.htm ; (B) the Eligibility Requirements Dispute Resolution Policy (the "ERDRP"), available at: http://www.icann.org/tlds/agreements/name/registry-agmt-appm-8aug03.htm ; and (C) the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (the "UDRP"), available at: http://www.icann.org/dndr/udrp/policy.htm
    • The Eligibility Requirements dictate that Personal Name domain names and Personal Name SLD e-mail addresses will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. The following categories of Personal Name Registrations may be registered: (i) the Personal Name of an individual; (ii) the Personal Name of a fictional character, if you have trademark or service make rights in that character's Personal Name; (iii) in addition to a Personal Name registration, you may add numeric characters to the beginning or the end of the Personal Name so as to differentiate it from other Personal Names.
    • The ERDRP applies to challenges to (i) registered domain names and SLD e-mail address registrations within .name on the grounds that a Registrant does not meet the Eligibility Requirements, and (ii) to Defensive Registrations (as defined by the Registry) within .name.
    • The UDRP sets forth the terms and conditions in connection with a dispute between a Registrant and party other than the Registry or Hosting UK over the registration and use of an Internet domain name registered by a Registrant.
    • For the adjudication of disputes concerning or arising from use of the domain name, the Registrant shall submit, without prejudice to other potentially applicable jurisdictions, to the jurisdiction of the courts (1) of the Registrant's domicile, and (2) where Hosting UK is located, presently St Asaph, Wales.

  • .travel Domain Names
  • In addition, for .travel registrations, the .travel registry reserves the right to revoke the license to use a .travel domain name for the reasons outlined below:
    • The registrant's status changes and they cease to be a member of the eligible community defined by the .travel Charter and .travel policies.
    • If any prescribed registration, transfer, renewal or other fee is not paid.
    • If a warranty made by the registrant or their agent is breached.
    • If any information provided in the course of registration is incorrect.
    • If misleading, incomplete or incorrect information is supplied in the application for registration, transfer or renewal.
    • Failure to comply with any .travel policy that applies to the registrant at any time.
    • If a court of competent authority orders that the .travel domain name should not be licensed to the Registrant, be removed from the registry or be licensed to another person.
    • If the .travel domain name, or the use of the .travel domain name, is not in the best interests of the Sponsored community.
    • If instructed by the registrant or its authorized agent.
    • If a .travel domain name which could not otherwise be registered under this policy is registered through mistake on the part of the registrant or the Registry.
  • The .travel registry may make contact with registrants directly. Hosting UK acknowledges the registry's right and interest in making direct contact with .travel registrants from time to time without notice to Hosting UK, and agrees to facilitate such contacts if requested to do so by the registry.
  • Such contacts may include, but are not limited to, requests by the registry to registrants for annual confirmation of eligibility, updates, amendments, or additions to data supporting the registrant's eligibility to hold a .travel domain name, and updates, amendments, or additions to the registrant's directory data.
  • Country Code Top Level Domain Registration and Administration
  • In addition to registering and renewing gTLD's domain name registrations, Hosting UK, and its suppliers, also register and renew various country code top level domains ("ccTLD's"). The registry administrator for each ccTLD's varies by individual country code.
  • By agreeing to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, you and the domain registrant are also agreeing to be bound by the rules and regulations set forth by these registry administrators for their respective registries only.
  • We may, in our sole discretion, elect to discontinue offering registrations or renewals of some or all ccTLD;s.

The following additional provisions apply to any ccTLD's (country code top-level domain names) that you register through Hosting UK with the various registries:

  • .cc Domain Names
  • In the case of a ".cc" registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:
    • Domain Name Dispute Policy. If you reserved or registered a domain name through us, or transferred a domain name to us from another registrar, you agree to be bound by the Dispute Policy that is incorporated herein and made a part of this Agreement by reference. The current version of the Dispute Policy may be found at http://www.verisign.com/information-services/namingservices/cctlds/page_042130.html .
      Please take the time to familiarize yourself with this policy.
    • Registry Policy. You acknowledge and understand that by accepting the terms and conditions of this agreement you shall be bound by Registry policies and any pertinent rules or policies that exist now or in the future and which are posted on the Registry website at: http://www.verisign.com/information-services/namingservices/cctlds/page_042130.html You are responsible for monitoring the Registry's site on a regular basis. In the event that you do not wish to be bound by a revision or modification to any Registry policy, your sole remedy is to cancel your domain name registration by following the appropriate Registry policy regarding such cancellation.

  • .tv Domain Names
  • In the case of a ".tv" registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:
    • Domain Name Dispute Policy. If you reserved or registered a domain name through us, or transferred a domain name to us from another Registrar, you agree to be bound by the Dispute Policy that is incorporated herein and made a part of this Agreement by reference. The current version of the Dispute Policy may be found at http://www.icann.org/dndr/udrp/policy.htm. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with this policy.
    • Policy. You agree that your registration of the .tv domain name shall be subject to suspension, cancellation, or transfer pursuant to any ICANN or government adopted policy, or pursuant to any Registrar or registry procedure not inconsistent with an ICANN or government adopted policy, (1) to correct mistakes by us or the applicable Registry in registering the name or (2) for the resolution of disputes concerning the domain name. You acknowledge that you have reviewed the .tv General Terms of Service which may be found at http://www.verisign.com/information-services/namingservices/cctlds/page_042130.html "and expressly agree to the terms outlined therein.

  • .uk Domain Names
  • In the case of a "co.uk", ".org.uk", "ltd.uk", "net.uk", "plc.uk" or "me.uk" Requested Domain, the following terms and conditions will apply:
    • "Nominet UK" means the entity granted the exclusive right to administer the registry for .uk domain name registrations.
    • Domain Name Dispute Policy. If you reserved or registered a domain name through us, or transferred a domain name to us from another registrar, you agree to be bound by the Dispute Policy which is incorporated herein and made a part of this Agreement by reference. The current version of the Dispute Policy may be found at: http://www.nominet.org.uk/disputes/. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with this policy. Nominet UK Policy. You agree that your registration of the domain name shall be subject to suspension, cancellation, or transfer pursuant to any Nominet UK-adopted policy, term or condition, or pursuant to any registrar or registry procedure not inconsistent with an Nominet UK-adopted policy, (1) to correct mistakes by a registrar or the registry in registering the name, or (2) for the resolution of disputes concerning the domain name. The current Nominet UK terms and conditions can be found at: http://www.nominet.org.uk/disputes/terms/ When you submit a request for a domain name registration with Hosting UK and/or Reseller, you will be entering into two contracts, one contract with Hosting UK and/or Reseller and one contract with Nominet UK. Hosting UK and your Reseller will act as agents on your behalf by submitting your application to Nominet for you; however, you will still be entering into a direct contract between you and Nominet UK. For the full agreement visit http://www.nominet.org.uk/registrants/aboutdomainnames/legal/terms/ . Hosting UK and Reseller must also make you aware that by accepting Nominet's terms and conditions you are consenting to Nominet using your personal data for a variety of reasons. In particular, your name and address may be published as part of Nominet's Whois look-up service.
    • Transfer of Ownership. Any transfer of ownership in and to a domain name registration shall be affected in accordance with Nominet UK policies and procedures.

  • .us Domain Names
  • In the case of a ".us" registration, the following terms and conditions will apply:
    • "DOC" means the United States of America Department of Commerce.
    • ".us Nexus Requirement". Only those individuals or organizations that have a substantive lawful connection in the United States are permitted to register for .usTLD domain names. Registrants in the .usTLD must satisfy the nexus requirement ("Nexus" or "Nexus Requirements") set out at: http://www.neustar.us/policies/docs/ustld_nexus_requirements.pdf.
    • Selection of a Domain Name. You certify and represent that: (A) You have and shall continue to have, a bona fide presence in the United States on the basis of real and substantial lawful contacts with, or lawful activities in, the United States as defined in Section (ii) hereinabove; (B) The listed name servers are located within the United States; (C) The data provided in the domain name registration application is true, correct, up to date and complete, and that you will continue to keep all of the information provided correct, up-to-date and complete; (D) To the best of the your knowledge and belief, neither this registration of a domain name nor the manner in which it is directly or indirectly to be used infringes upon the legal rights of a third party; (E) That the domain name is not being registered for nor shall it at any time whatsoever be used for any unlawful purpose whatsoever; (F) You have the authority to enter into this Registration Agreement.
    • Domain Name Dispute Policy. If you reserved or registered a domain name through us, or transferred a domain name to us from another registrar, you agree to be bound by the Dispute Policy and the usDRP, as defined below that is incorporated herein and made a part of this Agreement by reference. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with these policies.
    • Domain Name Disputes. You acknowledge having read and understood and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of the following documents, as they may be amended from time to time, which are hereby incorporated and made an integral part of this Agreement: (A) The Nexus Dispute Policy ("Dispute Policy), available at: http://www.neustar.us /policies/docs/nexus_dispute_policy.pdf . The Dispute Policy will provide interested parties with an opportunity to challenge a registration not complying with the Nexus Requirements. (B) The usTLD Dispute Resolution Policy ("usDRP") available at: http://www.neustar.us/policies/docs/usdrp.pdf . The usDRP is intended to provide interested parties with an opportunity to challenge a registration based on alleged trademark infringement. (C) In addition to the foregoing, you agree that, for the adjudication of disputes concerning or arising from use of the Registered Name, you shall submit, without prejudice to other potentially applicable jurisdictions, to the jurisdiction of the courts (i) of your domicile, (ii) where Hosting UK is located, and (iii) the United States.
    • Policy. You agree that your registration of the domain name shall be subject to suspension, cancellation, or transfer pursuant to any Hosting UK, Registry Operator, the DOC or government-adopted policy, or pursuant to any registrar or registry procedure not inconsistent with a DOC or government-adopted policy, (1) to correct mistakes by us or the applicable Registry in registering the name or (2) for the resolution of disputes concerning the domain name. The Registry Operator's policies can be found at http://www.neustar.us/policies.
    • Indemnity. The DOC shall be added to the parties you have agreed to indemnify in Section 13 hereinabove. Information. As part of the registration process, you are required to provide us certain information and to update us promptly as such information changes such that our records are current, complete and accurate. You are obliged to provide us the following information: (A) Your full name, postal address, e-mail address and telephone number and fax number (if available) (or, if different, that of the domain name holder); (B) The domain name being registered; (C) The name, postal address, e-mail address, and telephone number and fax number (if available) telephone numbers of the administrative contact, the technical contact and the billing contact for the domain name; (D) The IP addresses and names of the primary nameserver and any secondary nameserver(s) for the domain name;
    • In addition to the foregoing, you will be required to provide additional Nexus Information. The Nexus Information requirements are set out at http://www.neustar.us/policies/docs/ustld_nexus_requirements.pdf . Any other information, which we request from you at registration, is voluntary. Any voluntary information we request is collected for the purpose of improving the products and services offered to you through your Reseller.
    • Disclosure and Use of the Registration Information. You agree and acknowledge that we will make domain name registration information you provide available to the DOC, to the Registry Operator, and to other third parties as applicable. You further agree and acknowledge that we may make publicly available, or directly available to third party vendors, some, or all, of the domain name registration information you provide, for purposes of inspection (such as through our Whois service) or other purposes as required or permitted by the DOC and applicable laws. You hereby consent to any and all such disclosures and use of information provided by you in connection with the registration of a domain name (including any updates to such information), whether during or after the term of your registration of the domain name. You hereby irrevocably waive any and all claims and causes of action you may have arising from such disclosure or use of your domain name registration information by us. You may access your domain name registration information in our possession to review, modify or update such information, by accessing our domain manager service, or similar service, made available by us through your Reseller. 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. We will take reasonable precautions to protect the information we obtain from you from our loss, misuse, unauthorized accessory disclosure, alteration or destruction of that information.

  • .me Domain Names
  • In the case of a .me registration, the following terms and conditions shall apply:
    • Registry Policy. You acknowledge and understand that by accepting the terms and conditions of this agreement you shall be bound by Registry policies and any pertinent rules or policies that exist now or in the future and which are posted on the Registry website at https://domain.me/policies/ . You are responsible for monitoring the Registry's site on a regular basis. In the event that you do not wish to be bound by a revision or modification to any Registry policy, your sole remedy is to cancel your domain name registration by following the appropriate Registry policy regarding such cancellation.
    • Domain Name Dispute Policy. If you reserved or registered a domain name through us, or transferred a domain name to us from another registrar, you agree to be bound by the .me Dispute Policy that is incorporated herein and made a part of this Agreement by reference. The current version of the Dispute Policy may be found at https://domain.me/policies/. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with this policy.

  • .EU DOMAIN NAMES
  • In the sunrise period, the cost to apply for a .eu domain name is £134. A partial refund is made to you in some cases, if your application is unsuccessful:
    • If you fail to send the required evidence within 40 days to the Validation Agents, or if your application is not considered by the registry (e.g. your chosen domain has already been awarded to another party), then you will receive a refund of £84.
    • If you submit your evidence and it is examined by the Validation Agent, whether your application is successful or not, no refund will be made.
    • If you are eligible for a refund, then Hosting UK will process this once the registry returns our fees. The prices quoted here are exclusive of VAT.

  • .CO DOMAIN NAME PRE-REGISTRATION
    • Hosting UK .CO pre-registration terms and conditions are applicable to anyone and everyone who pre-registers one or more .CO domain names with Hosting UK.
    • Pre-registration is on a first come first serve basis. Domains will be passed into General Availability based on the order in which they were pre-registered on our system.
    • Customers acknowledge that whilst Hosting UK will use reasonable endeavour to pass pre-registered .CO domains into General Availability for full registration, it will not accept any liability if the .CO domain name(s) cannot be registered for any reason.
    • Hosting UK obligation for the eventual full registration of pre-registered .CO domain name is limited to forwarding the list of pre-registered .CO domains to the relevant registry on 20th of July 2010
    • Payment for the pre-registered .co domain names will be collected at the time of placing the pre-registration.
    • If full registration is not possible at General Availability, of any .CO pre-registered with Hosting UK, a registration cost of £27.99 per domain year will be refunded to the customer, minus a one off £3 processing fee. Refunds shall be processed within 30 days following the General Availability launch date.
    • You acknowledge that the .CO launch date is not within the control of Hosting UK and may change without notice. If the general availability launch date does change, Hosting UK will attempt to full register all pre-ordered domain names on the new launch date. A change of launch date does not constitute a valid reason to claim a refund on your pre-registration.
    • You acknowledge that the .CO launch date is not within the control of Hosting UK and may change without notice. If the general availability launch date does change, Hosting UK will attempt to full register all pre-ordered domain names on the new launch date. A change of launch date does not constitute a valid reason to claim a refund on your pre-registration.
    • Hosting UK reserves the right to end this service or alter the terms and conditions of this service at any time without prior notice or consent.

  • .SCOT DOMAIN NAMES TERMS AND CONDITIONS
  • Anyone registering in the priority period, pre-ordering (pre-reg) or applying for a .scot domain name on or after General Availability are bound by the general terms and conditions of the .scot registry – for information on these terms please click here.
    • Pre-order
    • Any pre-registration (none priority period applications) for the .scot domain name are bound by the same terms and conditions for other new gTLD domain names.
    • Priority period applications
    • The following terms relate to customers who have applied for .scot domain names during the Priority periods (July to September 2014).
      • Priority 2 – Public Interest Limited Registration Period
      • 15th July 2014 – 14:00 GMT (13:00 UTC) 19th September 2014
      • For legal entities with a specific role in the promotion of the worldwide Scottish community including public authorities in Scotland.
      • Entities eligible for this category may register;
        • Their own name, including clear variations and or abbreviations
        • Their online services
        • The same domain they have registered in another TLD and is being effectively used
        • Their registered trademark
      • Public Authorities may also register;
      • Names of public services for which the Public Authorities have specific responsibilities. These would include at least, amongst others the following services;
        • Public order and public security
        • Public affairs and institutional relations
        • Taxation, economic development and promotion
        • Transportation
        • Public health
        • Public utilities
        • Urban planning and environmental protection
        • Citizen participation
        • Culture and education
        • Tourism
        • Geographical names for any administrative level of Scotland (e.g. provinces, cities, districts, neighbourhoods, streets…), local landmarks, and other locally-relevant and iconic names over which the Public Authority are the relevant authority according to law.
      • Registrants must supply proof that they are part of certain public directories which makes them eligible for registering the domain name. Applications in this priority period will be validated by the .scot registry and will be checked against a list of publicly available resources which will be provided by .scot. (We do not have this info from .scot yet)
      • Registrants must supply;
        • Their current URL
        • Their statement of intended use for the domain name

        Contention for the same domain applied for by more than 1 party in this phase will be resolved on a first come first served basis.

      • Priority 3 – Limited Registration Period for Local Trademarks (non TMCH))
      • 15th July 2014 – 14:00 GMT (13:00 UTC) 16th September 2014
      • This category is for non TMCH validated trademarks with effect in Scotland applied on or before 13th June 2012 and granted on or before 23rd January 2014 and in force at time of registration of the domain name. For this launch local trademarks refers to;
        • British trademarks registered at the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office
        • EU Community trademarks registered at the Office for Harmonization of the Internal Market
        • WIPO International trademarks with effect in the UK
      • Registrants must supply;
        • The trademark number
        • Name of the trademark authority that issued the trademark i.e. IPO, WIPO or OHIM
        • Their statement of intended use for the domain name
      • Applications in this priority period will be validated by the .scot registry and CORE Association as an agent of the registry. Applications will be individually verified with the aid of the IPO search tool available online: http://www.ipo.gov.uk/types/tm/t-os/t-find.htm
      • This database contains all three types of Local Trademarks eligible under this program i.e. British Trademarks, EU Community Trademarks and WIPO International Trademarks in force in the UK.
      • If a trademark holder has registered with the TMCH they will have priority over the domain even if it is for example a US trademark.
      • Contention for the same domain applied for by more than 1 party in this phase will be resolved by auction process.
      • Priority 4 – Other Rights Limited Registration Period
      • 15th July 2014 – 14:00 GMT (13:00 UTC) 16th September 2014
      • This phase allows registrants that are legal entities, not individuals, with its legal seat in Scotland able to buy certain domains;
        • Their official registered name and/or trading name, including clear variations and or abbreviations
        • The same domain they have registered in another TLD and which is being effectively used
      • Registrants must supply;
        • Their current URL
        • Their statement of intended use for the domain name
      • Applications in this priority period will be validated by the .scot registry and CORE Association as an agent of the registry. Applications will be individually checked against online resource provided by Companies House Register, the official UK government register of UK companies;
      • http://wck2.companieshouse.gov.uk/wcframe?name=accessCompanyInfo
      • Contention for the same domain applied for by more than 1 party in this phase will be resolved by auction process.
      • No Priority Landrush
      • 15th July 2014 – 14:00 GMT (13:00 UTC) 16th September 2014
      • For registrants who do not fit into one of the above categories but still want to purchase a .scot domain before the general availability launch on 23rd September 2014
      • Registrants must supply;
        • Their statement of intended use for the domain name
      • Contention for the same domain applied for by more than 1 party in this phase will be resolved by auction process.

  • .XXX DOMAIN NAME PRE-REGISTRATION
    • .xxx pre-registration terms and conditions are applicable to customers who pre-register .xxx domain names with Hosting UK.
    • Pre-registering of .xxx domain name(s) in the Sunrise A, Sunrise B and Landrush queues will be NOT awarded on a "first-come, first-serve" basis.
    • Pre-registering of .xxx domain name(s) in the General Availability phase will be awarded on a “first-come, first-serve” basis. If the domain name(s) in question is pre-registered with us by another customer before your own, their registration will be submitted first.
    • All Sunrise and Landrush applicants may be required to provide documentary evidence to verify the domain registration and trademark information provided during pre-registration process.
    • Customer acknowledges that whilst Hosting UK will use its reasonable endeavor to register a pre-registered .xxx domain(s), Hosting UK does not accept any liability if the .xxx domain name(s) cannot be registered for any reason.
    • Hosting UK's obligation for the registration of pre-registered .xxx domain name is limited to forwarding the pre-registered list on the 7th September 2011
    • Domains registered by a member of the Sponsored Community will only resolve if they have been authenticated, non-members domains will not resolve.
    • Payments for various phases (Sunrise A/B, Landrush and General Availability) of pre-registered .xxx domain names will be collected at the time of placing the order with Hosting UK.
    • If you are unsuccessful in the registration of an .xxx domain name(s) during Sunrise A, Sunrise B and Landrush Periods fees will not be refunded.
    • In the event of an unsuccessful registration attempt during the General Availability pre registration phase, a refund will be given - minus as registration fee of £20
    • Customers will be refunded (minus any fees) within 30 days following the General Availability launch date.
    • You acknowledge that the .xxx launch date is not within the control of Hosting UK and may change without notice. If the Sunrise A, Sunrise B, Landrush and General Availability launch dates does change, Hosting UK will attempt to register all pre-ordered domain names on the new launch date. A change of launch dates does not constitute a valid reason to claim a refund on your pre-registration.
    • Hosting UK .xxx domain name pre-registration terms and conditions are subjected to standard Hosting UK’s terms and conditions.
    • Hosting UK reserves the right to end this service or amend the terms and conditions of this service at any time without prior notice or consent.

  • CentralNic Domain Names
  • In the case of a ".de.com", ".eu.com", ".ae.org", ".us.com", ".la", ".br.com", ".cn.com", ".gb.net", ".jp.com", ".sa.com", ".se.net", ".uk.com" ,".uk.net", ".uy.com" or ".za.com" Requested Domain, the following terms and conditions will apply:
    • "CentralNic" means the entity granted the exclusive right to administer the registry for ".de.com", ".eu.com" etc. domain name registrations
    • Domain Name Dispute Policy. If you reserved or registered a domain name through us, or transferred a domain name to us from another registrar, you agree to be bound by the Dispute Policy which is incorporated herein and made a part of this Agreement by reference. The current version of the Dispute Policy may be found at: http://www.centralnic.com/support/dispute
    • Full CentralNic Terms & Conditions can be found: www.centralnic.com/support/terms/domains

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