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AUSTRALIAN DOMAIN NAMES TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Summary of Terms and Conditions
If your application for a domain name is accepted and approved, you will be granted a two year Domain Name Licence for that domain name.
You are required to make several statements to us in relation to your domain name application - please read them carefully to ensure that those statements are correct You are entitled to transfer your domain name registration to another registrar, and we will facilitate such transfer for you according to our obligations under auDA's Published Policies (see here)
You are bound by the .au Dispute Resolution Policy (auDRP) in relation to your registered domain name, as well as such other dispute resolution policy which may be adopted by auDA from time to time
You accept that our liability to you under these terms and conditions are limited.
In this document, unless the context requires otherwise:
auDA means .au Domain Administration Limited ACN 079 009 340, the industry self-regulatory body responsible for administering domain names with the .au suffix.
Domain Name means the domain name which is the subject of your application, and if successful, the Domain Name Licence.
Domain Name Licence means your licence to use the Domain Name which is the subject of your application.
Published Policies means those specifications and policies established and published by auDA from time to time in accordance with its constitution, and can be found at auDA's web site at www.auda.org.au.
Registry Operator means the operator of the domain names registry for the Domain Name.
We, our or us refer to Australian Style Pty Ltd, trading as Bottle Domains the registrar of record for your Domain Name Licence.
You or your refer to the person applying for, or the holder of, a Domain Name Licence.
You are bound by the terms of this document, even if you have entered into this document through an agent, and even if you licence the use of the Domain Name to another person.
3. Domain Name Application and Registration
3.1 Your application for a Domain Name must be in the form prescribed under the Published Policies. The Domain Name must comply with the Published Policies.
3.2 You accept that even if we have accepted and approved your Domain Name application, the application may still be rejected by the Registry Operator in performing its final integrity checks.
3.3 You accept that neither you, nor we, have any proprietary right arising from the registered Domain Name, or the entry of a Domain Name in the domain names registry.
3.4 All personal information pertaining to you are held by auDA for the benefit of the Australian public.
4. Domain Name Licence
4.1 Your Domain Name Licence will be effective for a two year period, once:
- your application is accepted and approved by us and by the Registry Operator, and
- you have paid the applicable fees, unless it is cancelled earlier under the terms of this document or under any Published Policies.
4.2 Your Domain Name Licence may be renewed every two years, as long as you:
- pay the applicable renewal fees, and
- continue to meet the eligibility criteria prescribed in the Published Policies.
4.3 You accept that it is your responsibility to ensure that your Domain Name Licence is renewed.
4.4 You may cancel your Domain Name Licence at any time by notifying us in writing. 4.5 We may cancel your Domain Name Licence if you breach any provision of this document.
5. Your Statement to Us
5.1 You confirm and state to us and to auDA separately that:
all the information set out in your Domain Name application, and all information
you give us, are true and correct, and not misleading or deceptive, and
you meet, and continue to meet, the eligibility criteria prescribed in the Published
Policies for registering the Domain Name, and
you have not previously submitted for registration with another registrar, a domain
name which is the same as the Domain Name, in circumstances where:
- you are relying upon the same eligibility criteria for both domain names, and
- the Domain Name has previously been rejected by the other registrar, and
your registration or use of the Domain Name does not infringe any person's legal
5.2 You accept that if any of the above statements is found to be incorrect, then either we or auDA may cancel your Domain Name Licence.
5.3 You agree to indemnify us and auDA separately for any loss or damage suffered by us or auDA as a result of any of us relying upon your above statements.
5.4 By applying for an org.au domain, you warrant that you are a 'not for profit organisation'.
5.5 Registrants applying for an id.au domain name warrant that they are an Australian Resident.
5.6 Registrants applying for an id.au domain name warrant that the domain name is derived or related to their name or nickname.
6. Our Obligations to You
6.1 Once your Domain Name application is accepted and approved, we will cause your Domain Name details to be entered in the domain names registry.
6.2 We will give you immediate notice if:
we are no longer an accredited registrar, or
- our auDA Accreditation is suspended or terminated, or
our registrar agreement with auDA is terminated by auDA.
6.3 auDA may post notice of:
- the fact that we are no longer an accredited registrar, or
- the suspension or termination of our auDA Accreditation, or
the termination of our registrar agreement with auDA,
on its web site, and may, if it considers appropriate, give such notice to you directly.
7. Your Obligations to Us
7.1 Throughout the period of your Domain Name Licence, you must:
- comply with the Published Policies, and
- give notice to the Registry Operator (through us) of any change to any information which you have given us.
7.2 You must not, directly or indirectly, through registration or use of the Domain Name or otherwise:
- register a domain name for the purpose of selling it, or
- register a domain name for the purpose of diverting trade from another business or web site, or
- deliberately register misspellings of another entity's company or brand name in order to trade on the reputation of another entity's goodwill, or
- register a domain name and then passively hold a Domain Name Licence for the purpose of preventing another person from registering it.
7.3 You must not:
- transfer or purport to transfer a proprietary right in any Domain Name registration, or
- grant or purport to grant a registered Domain Name as security, or
- encumber or purport to encumber a Domain Name Licence.
8. Use of Your Information
You give to:
8.1 auDA, the right to publicly disclose to third parties, all information relation to the registered Domain Name in accordance with the Published Policies;
8.2 us, the right to disclose to the Registry Operator, all information which are reasonably required by the Registry Operator in order to register the Domain Name in the domain names registry;
8.3 the Registry Operator, the right to publicly disclose to third parties, all information relation to the registered Domain Name to enable the Registry Operator to maintain a public WHOIS service, provided that such disclosure is consistent with the National Privacy Principles, and the Published Policies.
9. Dispute Resolution
9.1 auDA has in place a dispute resolution called the auDRP (which stands for .au Dispute Resolution Policy), which applies in the event of a dispute between a registrar and a domain name licence holder, or between a domain name licence holder and a third party, in relation to entitlements to domain names.
9.2 The auDRP binds you and us severally as if it were incorporated in this document.
9.3 You accept that:
- auDA may develop and implement other dispute resolution policies which are accessible by you as an alternative and further to any complaints handling procedure adopted by us, and
- uch policies bind you and us severally as if they were incorporated in this document.
10. transfer of Registrars
10.1 We will ensure that you can easily transfer your Domain Name registration to another registrar in accordance with the Published Policies. The Published Policies will address such matters as:
- the maximum fees which we can charge you for such transfer,
- when we are not allowed to charge you fees,
- the conditions under which we must transfer the registered Domain Name, and
- the conditions under which we are entitled not to transfer the registered the Domain Name.
- we are no longer an accredited registrar, or
- our auDA Accreditation is suspended or terminated, or
- our registrar agreement with auDA is terminated by auDA,
the Registrant is responsible for transferring the registered domain name to a new registrar in accordance with the Published Policies within 30 days of written notice being provided to the Registrant by auDA.
10.3 If our registrar agreement with auDA is terminated, we will not charge you any fee for the transfer of the registered Domain Name to another registrar.
11. Limitation of Liabilities
11.1 You must not pursue any claim against auDA or against us, and neither auDA nor we are liable to you for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, exemplary or consequential damages, including but not limited to damages resulting from loss of use, lost profits, lost business revenue or third parties damages, arising from any breach by us of our obligations under this document, or under our registrar agreement with auDA.
11.2 You accept and agree that if we have any outstanding fees owing to auDA, which gives auDA a right to terminate our registrar agreement with auDA, then auDA may in its sole discretion terminate the registrar agreement.
11.3 You accept and agree that neither auDA nor we are responsible for the use of any Domain Name in the domain names registry, and that auDA is not responsible for any conflict or dispute with any actual or threatened claim against a registrar or a domain name licence holder, including one relating to registered or unregistered trademark, a corporate, business or other trade-name, rights relating to a name or other identifying indicium or of an individual or other intellectual property rights of a third party or relating to the defamation or unlawful discrimination with respect to any other person.
11.4 Despite any other provision of this document, and to the fullest extent permitted by law, neither auDA nor we are liable to you for consequential, indirect or special losses or damages of any kind (including without limitation, loss of profit, loss or corruption of data, business interruption or indirect loss) suffered by you as a result of any act or omission whatsoever of auDA or us, and our respective employees, agents, or sub-contractors.
11.5 Nothing in this document is to be read as excluding, restricting or modifying the application of any legislation which by law cannot be excluded, restricted or modified.
12. Our agency
We enter into this document as agent for auDA for the sole purpose, but only to the extent necessary, to enable auDA to receive the benefit of the rights and covenants conferred to it under this document.
13.1 In this document:
- a reference to this or other document includes the document as varied or replaced regardless of any change in the identity of the parties;
- a reference to writing includes all modes of representing or reproducing words in a legible, permanent and visible form;
- headings and sub-headings are inserted for ease of reference only and do not affect the interpretation of this document; and
where an expression is defined, another part of speech or grammatical form of that expression has a corresponding meaning.
13.2 All previous agreements, statements, explanations and commitments, expressed or implied, affecting the subject matter of this document are superseded by this document and have no effect
13.3 If a provision in this document is held to be illegal, invalid, void, voidable or unenforceable, that provision must be read down to the extent necessary, or severed if necessary, to ensure that it is not illegal, invalid, void, voidable or unenforceable.
13.4 This document is governed by and is to be construed in accordance with the laws of Victoria, Australia. Each party irrevocably and unconditionally submits to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Victoria, Australia and waives any right to object to proceedings being brought in those courts.
It is our responsibility, in accordance with your registration application and subsequent agreement, to ensure that you satisfy the relevant policy rules for Australian domain names. To that end, if you are registering an Australian domain name, you are required to warrant to us that you satisfy the Auda policyrules.
Therefore, by submitting this form, you warrant that all the information contained in this Application Form, and all supporting documents provided to the Registrar, are true and accurate to the best of your knowledge and by submitting this form you: give the Registrar permission to contact third parties, investigate, request and obtain additional information and documentation, and otherwise verify the information contained in this Application Form; and waive liability on the part of the Registrar for its actions in verifying the information provided in this Application Form, and on the part of any third parties who provide truthful, material, relevant information about you;
waive liability on the part of the Registrar if your application is accepted or rejected on the basis of any false or misleading information contained in this Application Form; acknowledge that if your application is accepted on the basis of any false or misleading information contained in this Application Form, auDA reserves the right to cancel your domain name licence at any time; and acknowledge that your entitlement to a domain name may be challenged by a third party with legitimate rights in the domain name.