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to provide the chinese regulations in english language.
In order to complete the registration process you must read
and agree to be bound by all terms and conditions herein.
"You" and "your" refers to the individual or entity that
wishes to register a domain name using the registration
services provided by CORE
. "We" and "us" refers to Internet
Council of Registrars ("CORE
"), with domicile in World Trade
Centre II, 29 Route de Pre-Bois, CH1215, Geneva,
Switzerland. "Knipp Medien und Kommunikation GmbH" refers
to the CORE
member through which your application is
processed. "Agreement" refers to this Domain Name
Registration Agreement. "Registry Operator" refers to the
entity responsible for managing and operating the registry
where the domain name is registered.
2. Enforceability of the Agreement
The Agreement shall not be effective until and if accepted
by us. The registration of the domain name shall imply our
acceptance of the Agreement. Upon acceptance of the
Agreement its terms and conditions shall be binding for both
3. Submission of the Agreement
We are an accredited registrar of Internet Corporation for
Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN
") under an agreement
and us ("ICANN
Agreement"). You also
acknowledge that we have also entered into an agreement with
the Registry Operator (the "Registry Operator Agreement") .
Therefore, you acknowledge that we may modify the Agreement
if necessary to comply with the ICANN
Agreement or the
Registry Operator Agreement, or in general with the ICANN
policies or the Registry Operator Policies, that may be
adopted from time to time.
4. Your Data
4.1. As part of the registration process you are required
to provide us with the following information: a) your full
name, postal address, e-mail address, voice telephone
number, and fax number if available; b) the name of an
authorized person for contact purposes in case of a
registrant that is an organization, association or
corporation; c) the IP
addresses of the primary nameserver
and secondary nameserver for the domain name; c) the
corresponding names of those nameservers; d) the full name,
postal address, e-mail address, voice telephone number, and
fax number if available of the administrative contact for
the domain name; e) the name, postal address, e-mail
address, voice telephone number, and fax number if available
of the technical contact ("your Data"); and to update it,
keep it current, accurate and complete at all times.
Without prejudice to the above, Knipp may in order to
facilitate the commercial relationship with you.
4.2. You agree to respond within fifteen (15) calendar days
to inquiries from us concerning the accuracy of your Data.
4.3. You acknowledge that your Data will be:
4.3.1. transmitted to the Registry Operator for registry
4.3.2. publicly available through the Whois Database
4.3.3. made available to ICANN
4.3.4. included and kept in our databases for the provision
of registration services
4.3.5. included and kept in Knipps databases for the
maintenance and development of the commercial relationship.
4.4. Your Data will be held and processed by us, Knipp,
and the corresponding Registry Operator, for the
purposes indicated above. By accepting this Agreement, you
consent to the use of your Data as described above, and to
the transfer of data to the abovementioned recipients.
4.5. Furthermore, subject to the policies implemented by
, we may need to provide third-party bulk access to
your Data for commercial purposes. Prior to providing third
party bulk access to your Data we will obtain an agreement
in writing from such party by which it commits not to use
your Data for mass, unsolicited, commercial advertising
4.6. With respect to third party individuals personal data
that you provide us with, you guarantee that you have
informed to such third party individuals of the intended
uses and recepients of their personal data and have obtained
of such third party individuals the corresponding consent.
4.7. You may request us a copy of your Data in our
possession to review, modify or update it.
4.8. We will not process your Data in a manner incompatible
with the purposes and uses mentioned above. We will take
reasonable precautions to protect your Data from loss,
misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration or
5. Policies of use
You agree that the domain name shall be in accordance with
the syntaxis norms established by ICANN
, and shall not
consist of any of the reserved names established by the
Registry Operator. Said norms and policies can be found at
the web page of ICANN
www.icann.org. You acknowledge that a
domain name registered against the syntaxis norms or the
reserved names may be cancelled. We will not be liable in
any case for such cancellation.
6. Licenses of the Domain Name and Agents
You will remain responsible for all obligations under this
Agreement even if you license use of the domain name to a
third party. You accept liability for any harm caused by
wrongful use of the domain name, unless you promptly
disclose the identity of the licensee to a party providing
you reasonable evidence of actionable harm.
You agree that if this Agreement is completed by anyone on
your behalf, acting as your agent, you are nonetheless bound
as a principal by all terms and conditions provided herein,
including the Dispute Policy.
7. Breach of the Agreement
You acknowledge that wilfully providing inaccurate or
unreliable information or willfuly failing to update
information promptly will constitute a material breach of
this Agreement and be a basis for its cancellation.
Furthermore, you acknowledge that failure to respond for
over fifteen calendar days to our inquiries concerning the
accuracy of contact details associated by the domain name
registration will constitute a material breach of this
Agreement and be a basis for its cancellation.
8. Domain Name Dispute Policy
Article 1. This Policy is formulated in accordance with
relevant Chinese laws, administrative regulations and
policies, as well as the provisions of the "China Internet
Domain Names Regulations", in order to resolve the domain
name disputes on the Internet.
Article 2. This Policy is applied to resolve the disputes
stemming from registration or use of the .CN domain names
and Chinese domain names, which are subject to the
management of the China Internet Network Information Centre
Article 3. The Domain name disputes shall be resolved with
the Dispute Resolution Service Providers recognized by
The Dispute Resolution Service Providers shall, in
accordance with this Policy and the Rules for CNNIC Domain
Name Dispute Resolution Policy, formulate the supplemental
rules of dispute resolution procedure and Panellist
Article 4. The Dispute Resolution Service Providers shall
implement a system whereby Panels of experts are responsible
for the resolution of disputes. The Panels are composed of
one or three Panelists, who have expertise on computer
networks and laws, possess a high sense of professional
ethics and are capable of rendering independent and unbiased
Decisions in domain name disputes. The List of the
Panelists shall be published on line by the Dispute
Resolution Service Providers, and the Complainants and the
Respondents may select the Panelists there from.
Article 5. Any institution or person who considers that a
registered domain name conflicts with the legitimate rights
or interests of that institution or person may file a
Complaint with any of the Dispute Resolution Service
Upon the acceptance of the Complaint, Dispute Resolution
Service Providers shall form a Panel in accordance with the
procedural rules. The Panel shall, in accordance with this
Policy, the relevant procedural rules, and the principle of
independence, impartiality and convenience, render a
Decision to the dispute within 14 days from the date of the
appointment of the Panel.
Article 6. The language of the domain name dispute
resolution proceeding shall be Chinese, unless otherwise
agreed by the parties or determined by the Panel.
Article 7. The Complainant and the Respondent shall bear
the burden of proof for their own claims.
Article 8. Support of a Complaint against a registered
domain name is subject to the following conditions:
(i) the disputed domain name is identical with or
confusingly similar to the Complainant's name or mark in
which the Complaint has civil rights or interests;
(ii) the disputed domain name holder has no right or
legitimate interest in respect of the domain name or major
part of the domain name;
(iii) the disputed domain name holder has registered or is
being used the domain name in bad faith.
Article 9. Any of the following circumstances may be the
evidence of the registration and use of a domain name in bad
(i) the disputed domain name holder has registered or
acquired the domain name for the purpose of selling, renting
or otherwise transferring the domain name to obtain
(ii) the disputed domain name holder registered the domain
name in order to prevent the owners of the name or mark from
reflecting the name or the mark in a corresponding domain
name, provided that the domain name holder has been engaged
in a pattern of such conduct;
(iii) the disputed domain name holder has registered or
acquired the domain name for the purpose of damaging the
Complainant's reputation, disrupting the Complainant's
normal business or creating confusion with the Complainant's
name or mark so as to mislead the public;
(iv) other circumstances which may prove the bad faith.
Article 10. If a Complainant files Complaints against
multiple domain names owned by the same domain name holder,
the Complainant or the Respondent may request that the
Dispute Resolution Service Providers consolidate the
disputes before a single Panel. The Panel may determine
whether to make the consolidation.
Article 11. Before the Panel makes the Decision to a
dispute, either party who believes that any of the Panelists
has a material interest in the opposite party and the
material interest could influence the impartiality of the
Decision may request the Dispute Resolution Service Provider
to ask the Panelist to withdraw from the Panel. In the
request, the facts and reasons shall be stated and the
supporting evidence be provided. Dispute Resolution Service
Provider shall have the discretion to determine whether the
Panelist shall withdraw.
Article 12. CNNIC and the registrars shall not participate
in the domain name resolution proceedings in any capacity or
manner other than providing the information relevant to the
registration and use of the domain name upon the request of
the Dispute Resolution Service Providers.
Article 13. The Panel shall make the Decisions on the basis
of the facts related to the dispute and the evidence
submitted by the Complainant and the Respondent.
Where the Panel supports the Complaint, the registered
domain name shall be cancelled or transferred to the
Complainant; otherwise, the Complaint shall be rejected.
Article 14. Before a Complaint is filed pursuant to this
Policy, or during the dispute resolution proceedings, or
after the expert Panel has rendered its Decision, either
party may institute an action concerning the same dispute
with the Chinese court at the place where CNNIC 's principal
office is located or subject to the agreement between the
parties, submit the dispute to a Chinese arbitration
institution for arbitration.
Article 15. If the Dispute Resolution Service Provider
rules in its Decision to cancel the registered domain name
or to transfer it to the Complainant, the domain name
Registrar, before enforcing the Decision, shall wait 10
calendar days calculating from the date on which the
Decision is published. If during such waiting period the
Respondent submits valid proof attesting that a competent
judicial authority or arbitration institution has accepted
the relevant dispute, the registrar shall not enforce the
Decision of the Dispute Resolution Service Provider.
After the Decision of the Dispute Resolution Service
Provider is suspended, the Registrar shall take the further
action as follows:
(i) if any proof attests that the parties have reached a
settlement by themselves, the Registrar shall enforce such
(ii) if any proof attests that the party that instituted the
judicial action or applied for arbitration has withdrawn the
Complaint or the relevant action or Complaint has been
rejected, the Registrar shall enforce the Dispute Resolution
Service Provider's Decision;
(iii) if the judicial authority or arbitration institution
has rendered a judgment or an award that has become legally
effective, the Registrar shall enforce such judgment or
Article 16. During the dispute resolution proceedings and
10 calendar days after the Decision is published, the domain
name holder shall not apply for the transfer or cancellation
of the disputed domain name, unless the transferee agrees in
writing to accept the Decision of the Dispute Resolution
Article 17. A Dispute Resolution Service Provider shall
establish a dedicated website, receive Complaints concerning
domain name disputes on line and make relevant materials
concerning the domain name dispute cases publicly available.
However, the Dispute Resolution Service Provider, upon the
request of the Complainant or the Respondent, may keep
confidential materials and information that may cause damage
to the interests of the party if made publicly available.
Article 18. CNNIC has the right to amend this Policy in
accordance with the development of the Internet and the
domain name system and revision of the relevant Chinese
laws, administrative regulations and policies, etc. The
amended Policy will be published on the website and be
implemented 30 calendar days after the date of publication.
The amended Policy shall not apply to domain name disputes
that had been submitted to a Dispute Resolution Service
Provider prior to the amendment of this Policy.
The amended Policy will automatically become a part of
existing domain name registration agreements between the
domain name holder and the Registrar. If a domain name
holder does not agree to be bound by the Policy or its
amended version thereof, he shall notify the Registrar in a
timely manner. The Registrar will continue the domain name
services for the domain name holder for 30 calendar days
after the receipt of such notification and cancel the
relevant domain name registration after the passage of the
30 calendar days.
Article 19. This Policy is subject to the interpretation of
Article 20. This Policy shall be implemented since Sep.30,
2002. Chinese Character Domain Name Dispute Resolution
Policy (Trial Implementation) ceases effect simultaneously.
9. Cancellation, suspension of the Domain Name
You acknowledge that (i) if you wilfully provide inaccurate
or unreliable information or willfuly fail to update
information promptly and (ii) if you fail to follow the
policies of use established by the ICANN
and the Registry
Operator, will constitute a material breach of this
agreement and that it will entitle us to cause the
cancellation of your registration.
You understand and accept that your domain name registration
may be cancelled, suspended or transferred pursuant to any
adopted specification or policy or pursuant to any
registrar or registry procedure not inconsistend with an
adopted specification (i) to correct mistakes by us or
the Registry Operator in registering the name, including but
not limited to, the cancellation, within fortyfive (45) days
from registration, of your domain name when its registration
has taken place as a result of a previous erroneous
cancellation; or (ii) for the resolution of disputes
concerning the domain name.
You understand and accept that the Registry Operator may
cause the cancellation or transfer of your registration that
it deems necessary, in its discretion, to protect the
stability or the registry, to comply with any applicable
laws, government rules or requirements, requests of law
enforcement, or to avoid any liability, civil or criminal,
on the part of the Registry Operator or us as well as its or
our affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors and
We and the Registry Operator reserve the right to put your
domain name on hold during resolution of a dispute.
We reserve the right to suspend or cancel your domain name
in the event that you use the domain name to send
unsolicited commercial advertisements in contradiction to
either appliable laws or customary acceptable usage policies
of the Internet, or if you use your domain name in
connection with unlawful activity.
You understand that we will have to cause the cancellation
of your domain name registration if we receive a
notification to that effect issued by a competent authority
under the relevant applicable laws.
10. Limitation of Liability
You accept that we shall not be liable to you for (i) any
loss of registration of a domain name for whatever reason
not due to our negligence or wiful misconduct; (ii) access
delays, system errors or failures or interruptions to our
registration system; (iii) non-delivery or misdelivery of
data between you and us; (iv) events beyond our reasonable
control; (v) events produced pursuant to the instructions
received from the Registry Operator or ICANN
; (vi) the
failure of you or your agent to pay any fees hereunder;
(vii) the application of the Dispute Policy.
In no event shall our liability arising out of this
Agreement, the claim of any third party, or the termination
of this Agreement, exceed the amounts effectively paid by
you to us pursuant to this Agreement. In no
event shall we have any liability for any indirect,
incidental, special or consequential damages, however caused
and on any theory of liability, including but not limited to
loss of anticipated profits, even if it has been advised of
the possibility of such damages.
You acknowledge that we are not part of any terms or
condition that Knipp may establish in connection with the
payment of the domain names. In this sense, we will not be
responsible for any action or omission that Knipp may take
in order to obtain complete payment of the amounts due.
You represent and warrant to us that to the best of your
knowledge neither the registration of the domain name or the
maneer in which it is directly or indirectly used infringes
the legal rights of any third parties.
You shall indemnify and hold harmless the Registry Operator
and us and its or ours directors, officers, employees, and
agents from and against any and all claims, losses, damages,
liabilities, costs and expenses (including reasonalbe legal
fees and expenses) arising out of or related to your domain
name registration or use thereof. This indemnification is
in addition to any indemnification required under the
12. Applicable law and Jurisdiction
This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of Switzerland.
Any claim, dispute or other matter in question with respect
to or arising under this Agreement or the breach thereof
shall be decided by either the Courts of your domicile, as
indicated in our Whois database at the time of submission of
the claim, or the courts of our registered domicile.
This Agreement contains our entire agreement and there are
no other promises or conditions in any other agreement
whether oral or written. This Agreement supersedes any
prior written or oral agreements between you and us.
Neither of us shall be liable for any loss or damage due to
delays in its delivery or performance, for its failure to
manufacture, deliver or perform, arising out of any cause
beyond its reasonable control.
If any provision of this Agreement shall be held to be
invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining
provisions shall continue to be valid and enforceable. If a
court finds that any provision of this Agreement is invalid
or unenforceable, but that by limiting such provision it
would become valid or enforceable, then such provision shall
be deemed to be written, construed, and enforced as so