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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
This is a translation of the Taiwan Network Information
Center Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy. In case of any
discrepancy between this translation and the original
Chinese text, the Chinese text shall govern. Terms in this
translation expressed in the singular should be construed as
also including the plural, and vice versa.
Article 1 Purpose
This Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (hereinafter, the
"Policy") is specially adopted for the resolution of
disputes arising between Registrants and third parties in
respect of Domain Names registered with the Taiwan Network
Information Center and Registrars.
Article 2 Definitions
The following terms, as used in this Policy, are defined as
1. Domain Name means a name issued by the Registry
Administrator or Registrars in accordance with applicable
policies promulgated by the Taiwan Network Information
Center and in which the country-code top-level domain
(ccTLD) is "tw".
2. Registry Administrator means the Taiwan Network
Information Center (TWNIC).
3. Registrar means an institution responsible for Domain
Name registration under an agreement signed between it and
the Registry Administrator.
4. Dispute-Resolution Provider ["Provider"] means a neutral
institution approved by the Registry Administrator to handle
Domain Name disputes.
5. Registrant means a person who has registered and may use
a Domain Name pursuant to applicable policies promulgated by
the Registry Administrator.
6. Complainant means a person who asks a Provider to resolve
a Domain Name dispute pursuant to this Policy.
7. Party means a Registrant or Complainant.
8. Panelist means an individual selected and publicly
announced by a Provider as qualified to handle Domain Name
9. Panel means a panel composed of Panelists to handle
Domain Name disputes.
10. Work Day means a regular work day of the Registry
Administrator or Provider, excluding Saturdays, Sundays,
public holidays announced by the government, and other
holidays designated by the Registry Administrator or
Article 3 Registrant's Obligation of Disclosure
When applying to register or renew registration of a Domain
Name or to change Domain Name registration information, the
registrant shall disclose to the Registrar and warrant the
truthfulness of the below-listed matters, and shall assume
sole responsibility for any infringement of rights or
interests of others:
1. That the statements made on the application form are
complete and accurate;
2. That, to the Registrant's knowledge, the Domain Name
registered by it does not infringe on rights or interests of
3. That it is not registering, and will not use, the Domain
Name for improper purposes;
4. That it is not deliberately registering, and will not
deliberately use, the Domain Name in a manner that violates
applicable laws or regulations.
Article 4 Cancellation or Transfer of a Domain Name
In any of the following circumstances, the Registry
Administrator may cancel or transfer a registered Domain
1. The Registry Administrator receives written instructions
from the Registrant or its agent, provided this shall not
apply in the circumstances in Article 14;
2. The Registry Administrator receives an irrevocable
judgment of a court or a certifying document having the same
force as an irrevocable judgment of a court;
3. The Registry Administrator receives a written decision of
The Registry Administrator may also cancel or transfer a
registered Domain Name pursuant to applicable registration
policies agreed to by the Registrant or provisions of other
laws or regulations.
Article 5 Grounds for Complaint Filing and Relevant Principles
A Complainant may, on the grounds that the below-listed
circumstances exist in respect of the Registrant's Domain
Name registration, file a complaint with a Provider pursuant
to this Policy:
1. The Domain Name is identical or confusingly similar to a
trademark(s), mark(s), personal name, business name, or
other emblem(s) of the Complainant;
2. The Registrant has no rights or legitimate interests in
respect of the Domain Name;
3. The Registrant has registered or used the Domain Name in
Evidence submitted by both Parties, and all other materials,
shall be considered when determining the presence of the
elements in the subparagraphs of the preceding paragraph. If
any of the circumstances in the subparagraphs below are
present, a determination may be made that the Registrant has
rights or legitimate interests in the Domain Name:
1. Before receiving any notice of the Domain Name dispute
from a third party or a Provider, the Registrant used in
good faith, or made demonstrable preparations to use, the
Domain Name or a name corresponding to the Domain Name in
selling goods or offering services;
2. The Registrant's use of the Domain Name is well known to
the general public;
3. The Registrant is making a lawful, non-commercial, or
legitimate use of the Domain Name and is not using it for
commercial profit in a manner that would confuse or mislead
consumers or detract from or harm the trademark(s), mark(s),
personal name, business name, or other emblem(s) at issue.
The circumstances in the following subparagraphs may be
considered when making a determination of bad faith in the
registration or use of a Domain Name under paragraph 1,
1. The Registrant registered or acquired the Domain Name
primarily for the purpose of gaining from the Complainant or
a competitor thereof, by selling or renting the Domain Name
or by some other means, a profit in excess of the expenses
related to registering the Domain Name;
2. The Registrant registered the Domain Name for the purpose
of preventing the Complainant from using a trademark(s),
mark(s), personal name, business name, or other emblem in a
Domain Name registration;
3. The Registrant registered the Domain Name primarily for
the purpose of disrupting the business activities of a
4. The Registrant, for purposes of profit-seeking, has
intentionally sought to induce or mislead network users to
visit the Registrant's web site or other on-line location by
creating confusion with the trademark(s), mark(s), personal
name, business name, or other emblem(s) of the Complainant.
The Complainant shall select one of the Providers approved
by the Registry Administrator with which to file its
Article 6 Basis for Dispute Resolution
The Provider shall handle the dispute in accordance with
The Registry Administrator shall separately prescribe Rules
setting forth the procedures for dispute resolution.
Article 7 Consolidated Resolution
In the event of multiple Domain Name disputes between the
same Registrant and Complainant, either Party may petition
the first Panel appointed to hear a [pending] Domain Name
dispute between the Parties to consolidate the disputes. The
Panel may thereupon decide to consolidate any or all such
disputes to which this Policy applies as provided herein.
Article 8 Fees
Dispute resolution fees shall be paid by the Complainant,
except in cases where the Registrant elects for a three-
member Panel as provided in Article 6 of the Rules, in which
case the fees shall be evenly split between the Parties.
Article 9 Remedies
The remedies available to a Complainant shall be limited to
cancellation of the Registrant's Domain Name or transfer of
the Domain Name to the Complainant.
The Provider shall deliver the decision of the Panel to the
The decision of the Panel shall be published in full on a
public web site; provided, if the Panel deems there to be
just cause for redaction, it may publish the content in part
Article 10 Litigation
The provisions of this Policy shall not prevent the Parties
from filing a lawsuit in a court with respect to Domain Name
When a Panel renders a decision to cancel or transfer a
Registrant's Domain Name, the Provider shall send the
decision to the Registry Administrator and the Parties.
If the Registrant has not submitted documentation of
litigation as provided in Article 3, paragraph 4,
subparagraph 12 of the Rules within ten (10) Work Days of
the day the Registry Administrator receives service of the
decision from the Provider, the Registry Administrator shall
implement the decision.
If the Registrant submits the documentation in the preceding
paragraph within the period specified in the preceding
paragraph, the Registry Administrator will provisionally
stay implementation; provided, if either Party submits
[either of] the following documents to the Registry
Administrator, implementation shall be in accordance with
the content of the document:
1. A notarized settlement agreement between the Parties;
2. Documentation that the lawsuit has been withdrawn, an
irrevocable court judgment, or a certifying document having
the same force as a court judgment.
Article 11 Applicable Scope
This Policy shall not apply to any Domain Name disputes
arising between a Registrant and another person(s) except
for disputes governed by this Policy as provided herein.
Article 12 Neutrality of the Registry Administrator
The Registry Administrator shall not participate in any
dispute between a Registrant and any other person regarding
Domain Name registration and use.
During Domain Name dispute resolution proceedings, the
Registry Administrator will not participate in such
proceedings in any way, with the exception that it shall
provide information regarding Domain Name registration and
use at the request of the Provider. The Registry
Administrator shall execute the decision of the Panel, and
shall be in no way liable for the outcome of the dispute
Article 13 Principle of Maintaining the Status Quo
The Registry Administrator may not cancel or transfer any
Domain Name registration except as provided in Article 4,
Article 10, paragraphs 3 and 4, and Article 14, paragraph 2
of this Policy.
Article 14 Transfer of a Disputed Domain Name
The Registrant may not transfer the Domain Name registration
to another person under any of the following circumstances:
1. During a pending dispute resolution proceeding or within
twenty (20) days after such proceeding is concluded;
2. During a proceeding before a court or arbitration body,
unless the assignee consents in writing to be bound by the
judgment of the court or the decision of the arbitration
The Registry Administrator may cancel transferred
registrations where the transfer was made in violation of
the provisions of the preceding paragraph.
Article 15 Policy Modifications
The Registry Administrator may modify this Policy as
necessitated by developments in the Internet and the Domain
Revised Policy content shall be published on the Registry
Administrator's web site thirty (30) days before it becomes
effective. In cases where the complaint was filed with the
Provider before the effective date of the revisions to
Policy content, the unrevised Policy shall apply to related
proceedings. In all cases where the complaint was filed with
the Provider [from] the effective date of revisions to
Policy content [onward], the revised Policy shall apply to
related proceedings, irrespective of when the dispute arose.
In the event that the Registrant objects to revised content,
its sole remedy is to petition the Registry Administrator to
cancel the Domain Name registration. It will not be entitled
to a refund of any fees paid. The revised Policy shall be
binding upon the Registrant until cancellation of the Domain
Article 16 Applicable Laws
Matters on which this Policy is silent shall be governed by
the laws of the Republic of China.
The Registry Administrator shall be responsible for
interpreting this Policy.
Article 17 Effective Date
This Policy shall become effective thirty days after its
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
14. Special Provisions for .tw
Should you wish to register a domain name under the .tw TLD
in addition to
the above terms and conditions, you agree to be bound by the following
specific terms and conditions. In case of conflict, the terms and
conditions established in this provision 20 shall prevail when registering
a domain name under the .tw TLD
14.1 You acknowledge that in this Agreement the term Registry Operator
when used in connection with the registration of a domain name under the
shall also mean the Registry Gateway Provider, that is, the entity
authorized, at each time, by the Registry Operator of the .cn TLD
provide the registry gateway services. Currently, the Registry Gateway
Provider is the company NeuStar, Inc.
14.2 You certify that: (i) the data provided in the domain name
registration application is true, correct, up to date and complete; (ii)
you will keep the information provided up to date; and (iii) to the best
of your knowledge you have the authority to enter into this Agreement.
14.3 You agree to be bound by the Registry Operator domain name policy
and rules and the Registry Operator domain name dispute policy that are
incorporated and made part of this Agreement by reference:
You agree that the Registry Operator may change its domain name policy
and rules and the domain name dispute policy at any time and that
maintaining the registration of a domain name under the .tw TLD
modifications to the abovementioned policies and rules become effective,
constitutes your continued acceptance of said modifications.
14.4 Further to the jurisdictions indicated in provision 8 of this
Agreement, you expressly submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of
14.5 With respect to the registration of a .tw TLD
, this Agreement
shall be governed by the laws of Taiwan.