Domain Name Registration Agreement
This Domain Name Registration Agreement ("Agreement") sets forth the terms and conditions of your use of Little Oak Hosting to register an Internet domain name and/or to transfer a domain name from another registrar to Little Oak Hosting. To complete the registration process, you must read and agree to be bound by all terms and conditions of this Agreement and any rules or policies that are or may be published by Little Oak Hosting. By submitting your registration and service request, you agree to be bound by all terms and conditions of this Agreement. You acknowledge that Little Oak Hosting may modify or amend this Agreement at anytime.
Little Oak Hosting is a reseller for an accredited registrar with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") for Top Level Domain Names (TLDs), currently .com, .net, .org, .biz, and .info. ICANN oversees registrations and other aspects of the TLDs. As an accredited domain name registrar, Omnis Network, LLC is, upon accepting your domain name registration application, your sponsor for that application.
All domain name registrations we register for TLDs are not effective until we have delivered the domain name registration information you provide us to the registry administrator for the TLDs, as applicable, and the registry administrator puts into effect your domain name registration. Currently, the registry administrator for the .com and .net TLDs is VeriSign Global Registry Services. The registry administrator for the .info TLD is Afilias Limited ("Afilias"). The registry administrator for the .biz TLD is Neulevel.
You agree and acknowledge that Little Oak Hosting is not liable or responsible in any way for any errors, omissions or any other actions by the registry administrator arising out of or related to your application and receipt of, or failure to receive, a domain name registration.
You further agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the registry administrator and their directors, officers, employees, and agents from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses (including any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages and reasonable legal fees and expenses) arising out of, or related to, your domain name registration.
Little Oak Hosting uses a user name/password protection system to identify individuals authorized to maintain domain names. This user name/password combination will be absolutely required to make any modifications and renewals to the domain name registration. This information will be emailed upon request to the email address on record for the user account associated with the domain name registration. It is the responsibility of the user to keep the contact information on record up to date. You agree and acknowledge that Little Oak Hosting is not liable or responsible in any way for domain name cancellations or related actions resulting from incorrect contact information.
As consideration for the domain name registration services provided by Little Oak Hosting, you agree to pay Little Oak Hosting, prior to the effectiveness of the desired domain name registration, all applicable initial registration and renewal fees. All fees are nonrefundable, in whole or in part, even if your domain name registration is suspended, cancelled or transferred prior to the end of your then current registration term. Little Oak Hosting reserves the right to change fees, surcharges, and renewal fees or to institute new fees at anytime, for any reason, at its sole discretion.
Your requested domain name will not be registered until Little Oak Hosting receives actual payment of the registration, renewal and reinstatement fees as applicable. In the event of a chargeback by a credit card company or similar action by any payment provider allowed by Little Oak Hosting in connection with the payment of the registration fee for your domain name registration, you agree and acknowledge that the domain name registration shall be transferred to Little Oak Hosting as the paying entity for that registration to the registry and that we reserve all rights regarding such domain name including, without limitation, the right to make the domain name available to other parties for purchase. We will reinstate your domain name registration solely at our discretion and subject to our receipt of the initial registration or renewal fee and any reinstatement fees we may charge.
You will be notified via email to the email address on record as the billing contact at regular intervals beginning sixty (60) days before the registered domain name expiration. Payment must be made by credit card or such other method as we may indicate in the registration application or renewal form. Should renewal fees go unpaid beyond the domain name's expiration date or within the time specified in a notice or reminder regarding renewal, your registration will be cancelled.
Cancelled registration will result in the deletion of the registered domain name from the applicable registry. Deleted domain names may enter a Redemption Grace Period status. The Redemption Grace Period provides an opportunity to restore the domain name and retain ownership. Restoration from the Redemption Grace Period may require a fee in addition to the registration and renewal fee and must be paid prior to a domain name being restored from Redemption Grace Period.
You agree and acknowledge that Little Oak Hosting is not liable or responsible in any way for domain name cancellations or related actions resulting from our inability to notify you of the domain name renewal because of incorrect contact information or your failure to renew a domain name registration before the expiration date for any reason.
You agree to submit to proceedings under ICANN's Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution 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 ICANN's website: http://www.icann.org/udrp/. This policy has been developed by ICANN and/or the specific Registration Administrator and is a required component of every registration agreement. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with this policy.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless ICANN, Little Oak Hosting, Registry Administrators and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees and expenses arising out of or related to your domain name registration and any disputes regarding same.
You acknowledge that the domain name system and the practice of registering and administering domain names are evolving and, therefore, you agree that Little Oak Hosting may modify this Agreement and the Dispute Policy if necessary to comply with its ICANN Agreement, and any other Agreements that Little Oak Hosting is currently bound by or will be bound by in the future, as well as to adjust to changing business circumstances. Such modifications will be at the sole discretion of Little Oak Hosting. Your continued use of the domain name registered to you shall constitute your acceptance of this Agreement and the Dispute Policy with the new modifications. If you do not agree to any of such changes, you may request that your domain name registration be cancelled or transferred to a different domain name registrar. You agree that such cancellation or request for transfer will be your exclusive remedy if you do not wish to abide by any changes to this Agreement or the Dispute Policy.
You agree to submit all contact information requested during the domain name registration process. Little Oak Hosting's agreement with ICANN and the registry administrators, requires the collection of this contact information. You further agree to immediately validate and update the registration information for the domain name during the registration term of the domain name when changes are made or upon notification from Little Oak Hosting to do so. Willful provision of inaccurate or unreliable information, failure to update registration information or respond within fifteen (15) calendar days to a request to validate registration information shall constitute a breach of this Agreement and will result in the cancellation or suspension of the domain name registration.
You agree and acknowledge that Little Oak Hosting will make available domain name registration information you provide or that we otherwise maintain to ICANN, to the registry administrators, and to other third parties as ICANN and applicable laws may require. You further agree and acknowledge that Little Oak Hosting 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 for targeted marketing and other purposes as required or permitted by ICANN and applicable laws.
When registering a domain name under the .info TLD, you consent to the use, copying, distribution, publication, modification, and other processing of registration information you provide by Afilias and it designees and agents in a manner consistent with the purposes specified pursuant in its contract.
Little Oak Hosting 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 that we describe in this Agreement. Little Oak Hosting will take reasonable precautions to protect the information it obtains from you from our loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration or destruction of that information.
You agree that, if you are registering a domain name for someone else, you represent that you have the authority to nonetheless bind that person as a principal to all terms and conditions provided herein, including the Dispute Policy.
You further agree that you will furnish the requested information to identify the appropriate person as domain owner.
You agree that if you license the use of the domain name registered to you to a third party, you nonetheless remain the domain name 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, billing, and zone contact information adequate to facilitate timely resolution of any problems that arise in connection with the domain name and domain name registration.
Little Oak Hosting, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to refuse to register your domain name or to enroll you in any services. In the event Little Oak Hosting does not register your domain name or enroll you in any services, no fees applicable to the rejected services will be collected. Furthermore, Little Oak Hosting, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to delete or suspend your domain name registration or cancel access to any services at any time if the domain name is used in any manner in unsolicited email (spam), if the domain name is used in any activity prohibited by United States law or if the domain name is used in any activity deemed unacceptable by Little Oak Hosting. After five (5) calendar days all applicable fees associated with deleted or cancelled registrations or services are non-refundable.
You agree that the registration of your domain name is subject to suspension, cancellation, or transfer pursuant to any ICANN adopted specification or policy, or pursuant to any registrar or registry procedure not inconsistent with an ICANN adopted specification or policy to correct mistakes by Little Oak Hosting or a registry administrator in registering the domain name or for the resolution of disputes concerning the registered domain name.
You agree that Little Oak Hosting shall not be liable to you for loss or damages that may result from our refusal to register your domain name or enroll you in any service, the suspension of your domain name registration or service or the deletion or cancellation of your registered domain name or service.
You agree that you will be prohibited from changing the registrar of your domain name for sixty (60) calendar days following the initial registration of the domain name with Little Oak Hosting. Beginning on the sixty-first (61st) calendar day following initial registration, Little Oak Hosting will notify the owner of the Omnis Network user account responsible for the domain name in question via the email address on file whenever we receive a request to transfer the domain to another registrar. The user may then access the Account Manager to authorize or deny the transfer. If a rejection or authorization is not explicitly provided via the Account Manager within five (5) days of the initial request, the request to change registrars will be automatically granted by the registry. Your request to change registrars may be denied in situations described in the Dispute Policy, your pending bankruptcy, a dispute over the identity of the domain name holder, and default in the payment of any fees due.
Although Little Oak Hosting will accept changes to domain name contact and name server information through the Domain Name Control Panel, Little Oak Hosting's record of the domain "owner" can only be changed via the following procedure. To transfer ownership of the domain to another party, the customer must pay all outstanding registration fees and submit through the Domain Name Control Panel the applicable form that describes the intent to relinquish ownership of the domain to a specific party. The new domain owner, who must be the specific party designated by the old domain owner, must then follow the online procedures for obtaining ownership of the previously relinquished domain name. The new domain owner must also pay a transfer of registration fee.
You represent and warrant that all information provided by you in connection with your registration is complete and accurate. Furthermore, you represent and warrant that the domain name registration or the manner in which it is directly or indirectly used will not infringe the legal rights of any third party and will not violate United States law.
Little Oak Hosting makes no representation or warranties of any kind in connection with this Agreement. Little Oak Hosting does not represent or warrant that registration of your domain name will immunize you from challenges to your domain name.
This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the United States of America and the State of California. For the adjudication of disputes concerning or arising from use of the domain name registered with Little Oak Hosting, you shall submit, without prejudice to other potentially applicable jurisdictions, to the jurisdiction of the courts of your home or business and where Little Oak Hosting is located.
YOU AGREE THAT LITTLE OAK HOSTING WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY LOSS THAT MAY OCCUR DUE TO (A) ANY LOSS OF REGISTRATION OF A DOMAIN NAME, (B) THE USE OF YOUR DOMAIN NAME, (C) ACCESS DELAYS OR ACCESS INTERRUPTIONS TO LITTLE OAK HOSTING'S REGISTRATION SYSTEM, (D) THE NON-DELIVERY OR MISDELIVERY OF DATA BETWEEN YOU AND LITTLE OAK HOSTING, (E) EVENTS BEYOND LITTLE OAK HOSTING'S REASONABLE CONTROL, (F) THE PROCESSING OF YOUR APPLICATION, (G) THE PROCESSING OF ANY MODIFICATION TO THE RECORD ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR DOMAIN NAME, (H) THE FAILURE OF YOU OR YOUR AGENT TO PAY ANY FEES HEREUNDER, OR (I) THE APPLICATION OF THE DISPUTE POLICY. FURTHER, LITTLE OAK HOSTING WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR 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 LITTLE OAK HOSTING HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOU AGREE THAT LITTLE OAK HOSTING'S ENTIRE LIABILITY, AND YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY, WITH RESPECT TO ANY SERVICES PROVIDED BY LITTLE OAK HOSTING UNDER THIS AGREEMENT AND ANY BREACH OF THIS AGREEMENT IS SOLELY LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT YOU PAID FOR SUCH SERVICES. IN NO EVENT SHALL LITTLE OAK HOSTING'S MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID BY YOU FOR INITIAL REGISTRATION OF THE DOMAIN NAME AND ANY RENEWALS THEREOF IN THE PAST THREE YEARS. BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, IN SUCH STATES, OUR LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.