.tel Registration Rules

Registrars shall ensure that its registration agreements with .tel Domain Name Holders include the following provisions and obligations, or provisions and obligations at least equivalent thereto:


  1. Indemnification. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Domain Name Holder shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless Registry, its service providers, subcontractors and their respective directors, officers, employees, affiliates and agents 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 Domain Name Holder’s Domain Name. Such indemnification shall survive any termination or expiration of the registration agreement
  1. Pricing. Domain Name Holder shall expressly agree to the price of a Domain Name and acknowledge that price for the creation of a Domain Name may be greater than or less than the price for the renewal of that Domain Name.
  1. Malicious Conduct. Domain Name Holder is 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.
  1. Use of Personal Data. Domain Name Holder consents to the use, copying, distribution, publication, modification and other processing of Domain Name Holder’s Personal Data by Registry, its service providers, subcontractors and agents in a manner consistent with Registry’s posted privacy policy, Registry’s WHOIS policy and all other purposes of collection notified to Registrar by Registry.
  1. Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy. Domain Name Holder will submit to proceedings commenced under ICANN’s Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (“UDRP”).
  1. Updating Registration Information. Domain Name Holder will immediately correct and update the registration information for the Domain Name during the registration term for the Domain Name.
  1. Compliance with TLD Requirements. Domain Name Holder’s use of the Domain Name shall comply with all applicable TLD Requirements, including, but not limited to, the Acceptable Use Acceptable Use Policy and the WHOIS Policy.
  1. Right to Deny, Cancel or Transfer a Registration. Domain Name Holder acknowledges and agrees that Registry 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: (a) to protect the integrity and stability of the registry; (b) to comply with any applicable laws, government rules or requirements, requests of law enforcement, or any dispute resolution process; (c) to avoid any liability, civil or criminal, on the part of Registry, as well as its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, and employees; (d) per the terms of the registration agreement; (e) to correct mistakes made by Registry or any Registrar in connection with a Domain Name registration; (f) to enforce the TLD Requirements; and (g) to prevent use of the Domain Name in a manner contrary to the intended purpose of the Registry TLD.   Registry also reserves the right to lock, hold or place a similar status a Domain Name during resolution of a dispute.  Registry shall have no liability to of any kind to Domain Name Holder, its customers, affiliates, service providers or any other party as a result of such denial, cancellation or transfer.
  1. Representations and Warranties. By submitting a request for a Domain Name, Domain Name Holder represents and warrants that:
    1. to its knowledge, the registration of the requested Domain Name does not and will not infringe upon or otherwise violate the rights of any third party;
    2. it is not submitting the request for a domain name for an unlawful purposes, and it will not use the Domain Name for an unlawful purpose;
    3. it will not knowingly use the Domain Name in violation of any applicable laws or regulations or of the rights of any third parties; and
    4. that it will use the Domain Name in accordance with the TLD Requirements.
  1. Communications with Domain Name Holder. Registry may communicate directly with the Domain Name Holder in connection with issues relating to a domain name and the Domain Name Holder’s membership of the .tel community.
  1. Jurisdiction and Applicable Law. Any dispute, controversy or claim between the Domain Name Holder and Registry relating to a domain name or a request for a domain name shall be subject to the laws of England and Wales and the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in England and Wales.

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