Domain Name Registration Terms and Conditions
About This Document
Interlink Co., Ltd. (the “Registry”) has created this document to set forth the Registration Terms and Conditions concerning the registration of second level domains in the .earth Top-Level Domain (“TLD”). These Terms and Conditions supplement the agreement between you, the “Registrant” and the ICANN Accredited Registrar (“Registrar”) used to register a .earth domain name.
The .earth Top-Level Domain (TLD) is a new Internet extension developed for all Internet users. The .earth TLD is all about connecting and establishing cooperative relationships between individuals and organizations that wish to show their support for making Earth a better place. By registering a domain in the .earth TLD, Registrants voluntarily pledge to become ambassadors for Earth and do away with actions that harm Earth and its inhabitants. The Registry’s intent is to operate a TLD that can be used by individuals, organizations and businesses to create easily identifiable websites for sharing information, collaborating in local communities and forums, promoting goods and services and other innovative platforms for the betterment of Earth and society.
Representations and Warranties
Registrations for domain names are subject to Registry Policies, and ICANN related policies, procedures, and requirements. The Registry’s policy documents (“Registry Policies”) can be found on the Registry Operator’s website (“Registry Website”) at http://nic.earth and other TLD-specific URL directed from such website. Without limiting any other agreement or policy, by registering a domain name in the .earth Top-Level Domain, Registrant represents and warrants that:
- Registrant has the authority to register the domain;
- Registrant has provided current, complete, and accurate information in connection with your Registration, and will correct and update information to ensure that it remains current, complete, and accurate throughout the term of any resulting registration or reservation;
- any information the Registrant may have provided to the TMCH Sunrise and Claims Operator is true and correct;
- where the domain registration relates to a Sunrise Period, to the best of the Applicant’s knowledge the requested label is a Trademark Match to the Validated Mark;
- where the domain registration relates to a Founders Program Domain (a domain registered prior to or during the Sunrise Period which is not a Sunrise Registration), Applicant agrees to the .earth Founders Program Participation and Obligations as posted on Registry Operators website;
- Registrant understands and acknowledges the act of submitting an application for a domain name in no way guarantees that domain name will be allocated;
- Registrant acknowledges and agrees to abide by all Registry Policies set forth on the Registry’s Website;
- Registrant will not use that registration for any illegal purposes, including without limitation, to:
• Distribute malware or engage in malicious hacking, bot-nets, pharming, phishing, fast flux hosting, or other fraudulent or deceptive practices; Use, promote, encourage the promotion of, or distribute child abuse images or engage in the exploitation of minors in any way;
• Display pornographic, vulgar, or highly objectionable content
• Infringe the intellectual property rights of any other person or entity including, without limitation, counterfeiting, piracy or trademark or copyright infringement;
• Impersonate any person or entity, or submit information on behalf of any other person or entity, without their express prior written consent; • Violate the privacy or publicity rights of any other person or entity;
• Interfere with the operation of .earth or services offered by Registry.
By registering a domain name under .earth, the Registrant agrees:
- to be subject to this Policy and any other Policy issued by Registry, and acknowledge that any domain name may be subject to a dispute resolution process; the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (“UDRP”) and the Uniform Rapid Suspension Service (URS) and that the outcome of such process may result in the domain name registration being transferred to another entity, being suspended or cancelled;
- that the Registry reserves the right, with notice to the Registrar within 24 hours, to deny any Registration, or cancel, lock, place on hold, transfer or delete any domain name that it deems necessary, in its sole discretion: • to protect the integrity and stability of any Registry Services;
• to comply with any applicable laws, government rules or requirements, requests of law
enforcement, or in compliance with any dispute resolution policies or process;
• to avoid any liability, civil or criminal, on the Registry’s part, as well as our affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, employees and subcontractors;
• to comply with all Registry Policies listed on Registry’s Website;
• to correct mistakes made by the Registry Operator, or any Registrar, or any of its service providers in connection with an Application of a domain name.
• to indemnify and keep the Registry (including employees, agents and subcontractors) fully indemnified from and against all suits, actions, claims, demands, losses, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses that may be made or brought against or suffered or incurred by the Registry arising out of or in connection in any way with a breach of any policy or agreement with the Registry Operator.
Application for a Domain Name
An Application for a domain name in the TLD must be made through an ICANN Accredited Registrar and is subject to this policy. Domain names in all launch phases will be allocated using the First Come, First Served (FCFS) award method (specific details regarding the Sunrise and Priority Registration Period are outlined in each respective Policy). Applicants must supply all necessary information regarding a domain name that may be required by the Registry, as described in these policies or any other applicable policy of the Registry or ICANN. Successful Applicants must enter into an agreement for the domain name with their Registrar.
Acceptable Domain Names
A domain name that will be accepted as valid for registration is one that:
- has not already registered
- has not been blocked, reserved, or restricted
- meets the technical requirements below
Names in the TLD will be registered at the second level in the following format: example.earth
- The string (the portion labeled “example” above) must contain a minimum of two characters from the letters a-z in the standard US ASCII character set. Domain names may include the numbers 0 (zero) through 9 (nine) as well as a hyphen. (-).
- The string may not begin with a hyphen (-)
- The string may not contain a hyphen in both the 3rd and 4th positions unless it is a valid Internationalized Domain Name (IDN)
- The string must be a minimum of 3 characters and may be a maximum of 63 characters in length
* Upper and lowercase characters are treated as identical.
* Registry Operator may make available one and two-character domains at its sole discretion at a later date to be determined by Registry Operator.
Premium Domain Names
Registry Operator reserves the right to identify domain names available during any launch phase, which shall be available through EPP or any other registration or distribution mechanism, as Premium Domain Names.
Premium Names will be subject to different pricing than standard, non-premium domain names. It is each Registrants responsibility to understand the fees that the sponsoring registrar charges for each transaction.
Term of Registration
Domain names can be registered for one (1) year to ten (10) years as long as the total number of registration years does not exceed ten (10) years.
Abusive Use and Usage Restrictions
- The domain name will not be used for 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. Consequences for such activities (consistent with applicable law and any related procedures) include suspension or deletion of the domain name registration.
- The registrant will not use the domain to display pornographic, vulgar, or highly objectionable content. Registry maintains the rights to monitor, suspend, and delete domains that contain such content.
- Selling subdomains under the .earth TLD is not permitted without full consent of Registry Operator.
Changes and Updated to this Policy
This document is subject to updates and changes from time to time as Registry sees fit. Any and all changes or updates to this policy will be in effect at the time they are published on the Registry Website. This policy has been prepared in the English language; however, Registry Operator may translate this policy in other languages as determined necessary. In the event of any inconsistency, the English language version shall apply.
Policy Last Modified: September 14, 2015