of Registration Agreement
AGREEMENT. In this Registration
Agreement ("Agreement") "you" and "your" refer to
the registrant of each domain name registration, "we", us" and
"our" refer to TUCOWS Inc. and Services refers to the domain name
registration provided by us as offered through PROGRAMMEURS REUNIS (RSP). This Agreement explains our obligations to
you, and explains your obligations to us for various Services. If you are registering your name during the
finite period of time when owners of trademarks and service marks issued prior
to October 2, 2000 and having national effect will have the exclusive
opportunity to register identical domain names (Sunrise Period), you agree to
comply with the additional procedures, terms and obligations outlined at
You acknowledge and agree that registrations for domain names during the
Sunrise Period will only be accepted for a minimum registration term of five
SELECTION OF A DOMAIN NAME. You represent that, 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 and, further, that the domain name is
not being registered for nor shall it at any time whatsoever be used for any
unlawful purpose whatsoever.
FEES. As consideration for the Services you have
selected, you agree to pay the RSP the applicable service fees. All fees payable hereunder are
non-refundable. As further
consideration for the Services, you agree to: (1) provide certain current,
complete and accurate information about you as required by the registration
process and (2) maintain and update this information as needed to keep it
current, complete and accurate. All
such information shall be referred to as account information ("Account
Information"). By submitting this
Agreement, you represent that the statements in your Application are true,
complete and accurate.
TERM. This Agreement shall remain in full force
during the length of the term of your domain name registration(s) as selected,
recorded, and paid for upon registration of the domain name. Should you choose to renew or otherwise
lengthen the term of your domain name registration, then the term of this
Registration Agreement shall be extended accordingly. Should the domain name be transferred to another Registrar, the
terms and conditions of this contract shall cease.
MODIFICATIONS TO AGREEMENT. You agree that we may: (1)
revise the terms and conditions of this Agreement; and (2) change the services
provided under this Agreement. You
agree to be bound by any such revision or change will which shall be effective
immediately upon posting on our web site or upon notification to you by e-mail
or your country’s postal service pursuant to the Notices section of this
Agreement. You agree to review this
Agreement as posted on our web site periodically to maintain an awareness of
any and all such revisions. If you do
not agree with any revision to the Agreement, you may terminate this Agreement
at any time by providing us with notice by e-mail or postal service pursuant to
the Notices section of this Agreement.
Notice of your termination shall be effective after processing by
us. You agree that, by continuing the
use of Services following notice of any revision to this Agreement or change in
service(s), you shall be bound by any such revisions and changes. If you have registered your name during the
Sunrise Period, you agree to be bound by the Sunrise Dispute Resolution Policy
(Sunrise Dispute Policy) found at
(http://www.afilias.com/faq/sunrise-challenge.html). You further agree to be bound by the ICANN Uniform Dispute
Resolution Policy (Dispute Policy) as presently written and posted on http://www.opensrs.org/legal/udrp.shtml
and as shall be amended from time to time.
You acknowledge that if you do not agree to any such modifications, you
may request that your domain name be deleted from the domain name database.
MODIFICATIONS TO YOUR ACCOUNT. In order to change any of
your account information with us, you must use your Account Identifier and
Password that you selected when you opened your account with us. You agree to safeguard your Account
Identifier and Password from any unauthorized use. In no event shall we be liable for the unauthorized use or misuse
of your Account Identifier or Password.
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 Policies that are
incorporated herein and made a part of this Agreement by reference. The current version of the general
registration Dispute Policy may be found at
Please take the time to familiarize yourself with this policy.
DOMAIN NAME DISPUTES. You agree that, if the
registration or reservation of your domain name is challenged by a third party,
you will be subject to the provisions specified in the Sunrise Dispute Policy
or the Dispute Policy, as applicable.
You agree that in the event a domain name dispute arises with any third
party, you will indemnify and hold us harmless pursuant to the terms and
conditions contained in the Sunrise Dispute Policy or Dispute Policy, as
POLICY. You agree that your registration of the
domain name shall be subject to suspension, cancellation, or transfer pursuant
to a Tucows, Registry Operator, ICANN or government-adopted policy, or pursuant
to any registrar or registry procedure not inconsistent with a Tucows, Registry
Operator, ICANN or government-adopted policy, (1) to correct mistakes by us or
the Registry in registering the name or (2) for the resolution of disputes
concerning the domain name.
AGENCY. Should you intend to license use of a domain
name to a third party you shall nonetheless be the domain name holder of record
and are therefore responsible for providing your own full contact information
and for providing and updating accurate technical and administrative contact
information adequate to facilitate timely resolution of any problems that arise
in connection with the domain name. You
shall accept liability for harm caused by wrongful use of the domain name. You represent that you have provided notice
of the terms and conditions in this Agreement to a third party licensee and
that the third party agrees to the terms hereof.
ANNOUNCEMENTS. We reserve the right to
distribute information to you that is pertinent to the quality or operation of
our services and those of our service partners. These announcements will be predominately informative in nature
and may include notices describing changes, upgrades, new products or other
information to add security or to enhance your identity on the Internet.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. You agree that our entire
liability, and your exclusive remedy, with respect to any Services(s) provided
under this Agreement and any breach of this Agreement is solely limited to the
amount you paid for such Service(s).
Neither we nor our contractors or third party beneficiaries shall be
liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages
resulting from the use or inability to use any of the Services or for the cost
of procurement of substitute services.
Because some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such jurisdictions, our
liability is limited to the extent permitted by law. We disclaim any and all loss or liability resulting from, but not
limited to: (1) loss or liability resulting from access delays or access
interruptions; (2) loss or liability resulting from data non-delivery or data
miss-delivery; (3) loss or liability resulting from acts of God; (4) loss or
liability resulting from the unauthorized use or misuse of your account
identifier or password; (5) loss or liability resulting from errors, omissions,
or misstatements in any and all information or services(s) provided under this
Agreement; (6) loss or liability resulting from the interruption of your
Service. You agree that we will not be liable for any loss of registration and
use of your domain name, or for interruption of business, or any indirect,
special, incidental, or consequential damages of any kind (including lost
profits) regardless of the form of action whether in contract, tort (including
negligence), or otherwise, even if we have been advised of the possibility of
such damages. In no event shall our
maximum liability exceed five hundred ($500.00) dollars.
INDEMNITY. You agree to release,
indemnify, and hold us, our contractors, agents, employees, officers,
directors, affiliates and third party beneficiaries harmless from all
liabilities, claims and expenses, including attorney's fees, of third parties
relating to or arising under this Agreement, the Services provided hereunder or
your use of the Services, including without limitation infringement by you, or
someone else using the Service of any intellectual property or other
proprietary right of any person or entity, or from the violation of any of our
operating rules or policy relating to the Service(s) provided. You also agree
to release, indemnify and hold us harmless pursuant to the terms and conditions
contained in the Dispute Policy. When
we are threatened with suit by a third party, we may seek written assurances
from you concerning your promise to indemnify us; your failure to provide those
assurances shall be a breach of your Agreement and may result in deactivation
of your domain name.
OWNERSHIP. The person named as registrant at the time
the user name and password are secured shall be the owner of the domain name.
You agree that prior to transferring ownership of your domain name to another person
(the Transferee") you shall require the Transferee to agree in writing to
be bound by all the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Your domain name
will not be transferred until we receive such written assurances or other
reasonable assurance that the Transferee has been bound by the contractual
terms of this Agreement (such reasonable assurance as determined by us in our
sole discretion) along with the applicable transfer fee. If the Transferee
fails to be bound in a reasonable fashion (as determine by us in our sole
discretion) to the terms and conditions in this Agreement, any such transfer
will be null and void. You acknowledge
that you will not be entitled to change registrars during the first sixty (60)
days following the registration of your domain name.
BREACH. You agree that failure to abide by any
provision of this Agreement, any operating rule or policy or the Dispute Policy
provided by us, may be considered by us to be a material breach and that we may
provide a written notice, describing the breach, to you. If within thirty (30) calendar days of the
date of such notice, you fail to provide evidence, which is reasonably
satisfactory to us, that you have not breached your obligations under the Agreement,
then we may delete the registration or reservation of your domain name. Any such breach by you shall not be deemed
to be excused simply because we did not act earlier in response to that, or any
other breach by you.
NO GUARANTY. You acknowledge that
registration or reservation of your chosen domain name does not confer immunity
from objection to either the registration, reservation, or use of the domain
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES. You agree that your use of
our Services is solely at your own risk.
You agree that such Service(s) is provided on an "as is",
"as available" basis. We
expressly disclaim all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied,
including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness
for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
We make no warranty that the Services will meet your requirements, or
that the Service(s) will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free; nor
do we make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of
the Service(s) or as to the accuracy or reliability of any information obtained
through the Service or that defects in the Service will be corrected. You understand and agree that any material
and/or data downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of Service is done
at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any
damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download
of such material and/or data. We make
no warranty regarding any goods or services purchased or obtained through the
Service or any transactions entered into through the Service. No advice or information, whether oral or
written, obtained by you from us or through the Service shall create any
warranty not expressly made herein.
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
Your name and postal
address (or, if different, that of the domain name holder);
The domain name
The name, postal
address, e-mail address, and voice and fax (if available) telephone numbers of
the administrative contact for the domain name;
The name, postal
address, e-mail address, and voice and fax (if available) telephone numbers of
the billing contact for the domain name.
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 RSP.
USE OF REGISTRATION INFORMATION. You agree and acknowledge that we will make
domain name registration information you provide available to ICANN, to the registry
administrators, 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 ICANN 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 RSP.
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
We will take reasonable
precautions to protect the information we obtain from you from our loss,
misuse, unauthorized accessor disclosure, alteration or destruction of that
REVOCATION. Your wilful provision of
inaccurate or unreliable information, your wilful failure promptly to update
information provided to us, or your failure to respond for over fifteen (15)
calendar days to inquiries by us concerning the accuracy of contact details
associated with the your registration shall constitute a material breach of
this Agreement and be a basis for cancellation of the domain name registration.
RIGHT OF REFUSAL. We, in our sole
discretion, reserve the right to refuse to register or reserve your chosen
domain name or register you for other Services. In the event we do not register or reserve your domain name or
register you for other Services, or we delete your domain name or other
Services within such thirty (30) calendar day period, we agree to refund your
applicable fee(s). You agree that we
shall not be liable to you for loss or damages that may result from our refusal
to register, reserve, or delete your domain name or register you for other
We reserve the right to delete
or transfer your domain name within a thirty (30) day period following
registration if we believe the registration has been made possible by a
mistake, made either by us or by a third party. We also reserve the right to suspend a domain name during
resolution of any dispute.
SEVERABILITY. You agree that the terms
of this Agreement are severable. If any
term or provision is declared invalid or unenforceable, that term or provision
will be construed consistent with applicable law as nearly as possible to
reflect the original intentions of the parties, and the remaining terms and
provisions will remain in full force and effect.
NON-AGENCY. Nothing contained in this
Agreement or the Dispute Policies shall be construed as creating any agency,
partnership, or other form of joint enterprise between the parties.
NON-WAIVER. Our failure to require
performance by you of any provision hereof shall not affect the full right to
require such performance at any time thereafter; nor shall the waiver by us of
a breach of any provision hereof be taken or held to be a waiver of the
NOTICES. Any notice, direction or
other communication given under this Agreement shall be in writing and given by
sending it via e-mail or via postal service.
In the case of e-mail, valid notice shall only have been deemed to have
been given when an electronic confirmation of delivery has been obtained by the
sender. In the case of e-mail,
notifications must be sent to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or in the case of notification to you, to the e-mail address provided by you in
your WHOIS record. Any e-mail
communication shall be deemed to have been validly and effectively given on the
date of such communication, if such date is a business day and such delivery
was made prior to 4:00 p.m. EST, otherwise it will be deemed to have been delivered
on the next business day. In the case
of regular mail notice, valid notice shall be deemed to have been validly and
effectively given 5 business days after the date of mailing and, in the case of
notification to us or to RSP shall be sent to:
96 Mowat Avenue
Attention: Legal Affairs
or the RSP Address:
84 avenue de la Republique
à l'attention: du service juridique
and in the case of notification
to you shall be to the address specified in the Administrative Contact in
your WHOIS record.
ENTIRETY. You agree that this
Agreement, the rules and policies published by us and the Dispute Policy are
the complete and exclusive agreement between you and us regarding our
Services. This Agreement and the
Dispute Policy supersede all prior agreements and understandings, whether
established by custom, practice, policy or precedent.
GOVERNING LAW. This Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted and enforced in
accordance with the LAWS OF Province of ontario and the FEDERAL LAWS OF canada
applicable therein without reference to rules governing choice of laws. Any action relating to this Agreement must
be brought in ontario and you
irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of such courts.
INFANCY. You attest that you are of
legal age to enter into this Agreement.
of Agreement. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS
AGREEMENT AND AGREE TO ALL ITS TERMS AND CONDITIONS. YOU HAVE INDEPENDENTLY
EVALUATED THE DESIRABILITY OF THE SERVICE AND ARE NOT RELYING ON ANY
REPRESENTATION AGREEMENT, GUARANTEE OR STATEMENT OTHER THAN AS SET FORTH IN