Should you wish to register .charity names with us or transfer .charity names to our management, the Registry Operator, Public Interest Registry (“PIR”), imposes certain conditions. As set out in our Terms and Conditions, by placing an order with us you unconditionally agree to be bound by these conditions as follows: (in the paragraphs below, “Registered Name Holder” means the registrant of a .charity domain name)
You, as Registered Name Holder, agree to:
Indemnify, defend, and hold harmless PIR and its subcontractors, and the directors, officers, employees, affiliates, and agents of each of them, from and against all claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees and expenses, arising out of or relating to the Registered Name Holder’s domain name registration. The registration agreement shall further require that this indemnification obligation survive the termination or expiration of the registration agreement; (3.4)
Comply with each of the following requirements: ICANN standards, policies, procedures, and practices for which Registrar or PIR has in accordance with the Registry Agreement, the Registrar Accreditation Agreement, or other arrangement with ICANN; and operational standards, policies, procedures, and practices for PIR TLDs established from time to time by PIR in a non-arbitrary manner and applicable to all registrars, including any applicable affiliate(s) or contractor(s) of PIR, and consistent with ICANN’s standards, policies, procedures, and practices and PIR’s relevant Registry Agreements with ICANN. Additional or revised PIR operational standards, policies, procedures, and practices for PIR TLDs shall be effective upon thirty (30) days’ notice by PIR to Registrar. If there is a discrepancy between the terms required by this Agreement and the terms of the Registrar’s registration agreement, the terms of this Agreement shall supersede those of the Registrar’s registration agreement; (3.5)
Consent to the use, copying, distribution, publication, transfer, modification, and other processing of Registered Name Holder’s Personal Data by PIR and its designees and agents in a manner consistent with the purposes specified pursuant to PIR’s RRA Data Processing Addendum; (3.6.1)
Submit to proceedings commenced under ICANN’s Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (“UDRP”); (3.6.2)
Submit to proceedings commenced under ICANN’s Uniform Rapid Suspension (“URS”) process; (3.6.3)
Immediately correct and update the registered information for the Registered Name during the registration term for the Registered Name; (3.6.4)
Agree to be bound by any TLD-specific terms, as set out below: (3.6.5)
Agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of the initial launch of the Registry TLD, including without limitation the sunrise period and the land rush period, and the Sunrise Dispute Resolution Policy, and further to acknowledge that PIR has no liability of any kind for any loss or liability resulting from the proceedings and processes relating to the sunrise period or the land rush period, including without limitation: (a) the ability or inability of a registrant to obtain a Registered Name during these periods, and (b) the results of any dispute over a sunrise registration; (3.6.6)
Agree not to distribute malware, abusively operate botnets, phishing, piracy, trademark, or copyright infringement, fraudulent or deceptive practices, counterfeiting, or otherwise engaging in activity contrary to PIR’s Anti-Abuse Policy, or other PIR Policies applicable to the particular PIR TLD, or applicable law; and (3.6.7)
Acknowledge and agree that PIR 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; (1) to protect the integrity and stability of the Registry Database or the Registry System; (2) to comply with any applicable laws, government rules or requirements, requests of law enforcement, or any dispute resolution process; (3) to avoid any liability, civil or criminal, on the part of PIR, as well as its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, and employees; (4) per the terms of the registration agreement (5) pursuant to PIR’s Anti-Abuse Policy or other PIR policies applicable to the relevant TLD; or (6) to correct mistakes made by PIR or any Registrar in connection with a Registered Name. PIR also reserves the right to place upon registry lock, hold, or similar status a domain name during resolution of a dispute.
Pursuant to the requirements of Specification 11 of the .CHARITY Registry Agreement, Registered Name Holder also agrees to comply with each of the following additional requirements:
(a) Registered Name Holders will comply with all applicable laws, including those that relate to privacy, data collection, consumer protection (including in relation to misleading and deceptive conduct), fair lending, debt collection, organic farming, disclosure of data, and financial disclosures.
(b) Registered Name Holders who collect and maintain sensitive health and financial data will implement reasonable and appropriate security measures commensurate with the offering of those services, as defined by applicable law.
(c) Registered Name Holders must provide administrative contact information, which must be kept up-to-date, for the notification of complaints or reports of registration abuse, as well as the contact details of the relevant regulatory, or industry self-regulatory, bodies in their main place of business.
(d) Registered Name Holder represents and warrants that it possesses any necessary authorizations, charters, licenses and/or other related credentials for participation in the sector associated with the TLD.
(e) Registered Name Holders must report any material changes to the validity of the Registered Name Holders’ authorizations, charters, licenses and/or other related credentials for participation in the sector associated with the TLD in order to ensure they continue to conform to appropriate regulations and licensing requirements and generally conduct their activities in the interests of the consumers they serve.