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Terms and conditions applicable to .name registrations:

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1. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF REGISTRANT. You hereby represent, warrant and agree:

(a) that the registered domain name or second level domain (“SLD”) email address is your Personal Name; (b) that the registration satisfies the Eligibility Requirements; (c) to be subject to the Eligibility Requirements Dispute Resolution Policy (the "ERDRP") and the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (the "UDRP"); and (d) that Registry Operator will have no liability of any kind for any loss or liability resulting from (i) the processing of registration requests prior to live SRS launch, including, without limitation, the ability or inability of Registrant to obtain a Registered Name or SLD E-mail Address registration using these processes; or (ii) any dispute over any Registered Name, SLD E-mail Address, Defensive Registration or NameWatch Registration, including the decision of any dispute resolution proceeding related to any of the foregoing.

2. ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO DOMAIN NAME DISPUTES. In addition to section 14, you hereby acknowledge that you have read and understood and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of the following documents, as they may be amended from time to time, which are hereby incorporated and made an integral part of this Agreement:

(a) the Eligibility Requirements (the “Eligibility Requirements”), available at http://www.icann.org/tlds/agreements/name/registry-agmt-appl-03jul01.htm;

(b) the Eligibility Requirements Dispute Resolution Policy (the "ERDRP"), available at http://www.icann.org/tlds/agreements/name/registry-agmt-appm-03jul01.htm; and

(c) the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (the "UDRP"), available at http://www.icann.org/tlds/agreements/name/registry-agmt-appm-03jul01.htm .

The Eligibility Requirements dictate that Personal Name domain names and Personal Name SLD email addresses will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis, except for registrations granted as a result of a dispute resolution proceeding or during the landrush procedures in connection with the opening of the Registry TLD. The following categories of Personal Name Registrations may be registered: (i) the Personal Name of an individual; (ii) the Personal Name of a fictional character, if you have trademark or service mark rights in that character's Personal Name; (iii) in addition to a Personal Name registration, you may add numeric characters to the beginning or the end of your Personal Name so as to differentiate it from other Personal Names. The ERDRP applies to challenges to (i) registered domain names and SLD email address registrations within .name on the grounds that a Registrant does not meet the Eligibility Requirements, and (ii) to Defensive Registrations within .name.

The UDRP sets forth the terms and conditions in connection with a dispute between a Registrant and party other than Global Name Registry (“Registry Operator”) or Registrar over the registration and use of an Internet domain name registered by a Registrant.

3. EMAIL FORWARDING.

(a) The service for which you have registered may, at your option, include Email Forwarding. To the extent you opt to use Email Forwarding, you are obliged to do so in accordance with all applicable legislation and are responsible for all use of Email Forwarding, including the content of messages sent through Email Forwarding.

(b) You undertake to familiarize yourself with the content of and to comply with the generally accepted rules for Internet and email usage. This includes, but is not limited to the Acceptable Use Policy, as well as the following restrictions. Without prejudice to the foregoing, you undertake not to use Email Forwarding:

(i) to encourage, allow or participate in any form of illegal or unsuitable activity, including but not restricted to the exchange of threatening, obscene or offensive messages, spreading computer viruses, breach of copyright and/or proprietary rights or publishing defamatory material;

(ii) to gain illegal access to systems or networks by unauthorized access to or use of the data in systems or networks, including all attempts at guessing passwords, checking or testing the vulnerability of a system or network or breaching the security or access control without the sufficient approval of the owner of the system or network;

(iii) to interrupt data traffic to other users, servers or networks, including, but not restricted to, mail bombing, flooding, Denial of Service (DoS) attacks, willful attempts to overload another system or other forms of harassment; or

(iv) for spamming, which includes, but is not restricted to, the mass mailing of unsolicited email, junk mail, the use of distribution lists (mailing lists) which include persons who have not specifically given their consent to be placed on such a distribution list.

Users are not permitted to provide false names or in any other way to pose as somebody else when using Email Forwarding.

(c) Registry Operator reserves the right to implement additional anti-spam measures, to block spam or mail from systems with a history of abuse from entering Registry Operator’s Email Forwarding. However, due to the nature of such systems, which actively block messages, Registry Operator shall make public any decision to implement such systems a reasonable time in advance, so as to allow you or [Registrar] to give feedback on the decision.

(d) You understand and agree that Registry Operator may delete material that does not conform to clause (c) above or that in some other way constitutes a misuse of Email Forwarding. You further understand and agree that Registry Operator is at liberty to block your access to Email Forwarding if you use Email Forwarding in a way that contravenes this Agreement. You will be given prior warning of discontinuation of the Email Forwarding unless it would damage the reputation of Registry Operator or jeopardize the security of Registry Operator or others to do so. Registry Operator reserves the right to immediately discontinue Email Forwarding without notice if the technical stability of Email Forwarding is threatened in any way, or if you are in breach of this Agreement. On discontinuing Email Forwarding, Registry Operator is not obliged to store any contents or to forward unsent email to you or a third party.

(e) You understand and agree that to the extent Registry Operator is required by law to disclose certain information or material in connection with your Email Forwarding, Registry Operator will do so in accordance with such requirement and without notice to you.

4. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. You agree that Registry Operator will have no liability of any kind for any loss or liability resulting from (i) the processing of registration requests prior to live SRS launch, including, without limitation, your ability or inability to obtain a .name domain name or SLD email address registration using these processes; or (ii) any dispute over any .name domain name, SLD email address, Defensive Registration or NameWatch Registration, including the decision of any dispute resolution proceeding related to any of the foregoing.

5. INDEMNIFICATION. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Registry Operator, and its directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees and expenses, arising out of or relating to your registration. This indemnification obligation will survive the termination or expiration of this Agreement.

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Schedule C: Terms and conditions applicable to .name defensive registrations:

1. PHASES OF DEFENSIVE REGISTRATIONS.

(a) As a Defensive Registration Registrant (“Defensive Registrant”), you hereby certify to the best of your knowledge that for Phase I Defensive Registrations (“Phase I Defensive Registrants”), you own valid and enforceable trademark or service mark registrations having national effect that issued prior to April 16, 2001 for strings that are identical to the textual or word elements, using ASCII characters only, subject to the same character and formatting restrictions as apply to all registrations in the Registry TLD. You understand that trademark or service mark registrations from the supplemental or equivalent Registry of any country, or from individual states or provinces of a nation, will not be accepted. Subject to the same character and formatting restrictions as apply to all registrations in the Registry TLD, if a trademark or service mark registration incorporates design elements, the ASCII character portion of that mark may qualify to be a Phase I Defensive Registration.

(b) Phase II Defensive Registrants may apply for a Defensive Registration for any string or combination of strings.

(c) Defensive Registrants, whether Phase I or Phase II shall comply with the following Eligibility Requirements, available at http://www.icann.org/tlds/agreements/name/registry-agmt-appl-03jul01.htm , the summary of which is as follows:

(i) There are two levels of Defensive Registrations, each of which is subject to payment of a separate fee;

(ii) Multiple persons or entities may obtain identical or overlapping Defensive Registrations upon payment by each of a separate registration fee;

(iii) The Defensive Registrant must provide the information requested in Section 3(a) below;

(iv) A Defensive Registration will not be granted if it conflicts with a then-existing Personal Name Registration or other reserved word or string.

2. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF DEFENSIVE REGISTRANT. You hereby represent, warrant and agree:

(a) that the registration satisfies the Eligibility Requirements;

(b) that the Defensive Registration will be subject to challenge pursuant to the ERDRP;

(c) that if the Defensive Registration is successfully challenged pursuant to the ERDRP, the Defensive Registrant will pay the challenge fees; and

(d) that if a challenge is successful, then the Defensive Registration will be subject to the procedures described in the ERDRP and the Eligibility Requirements including, without limitation, the cancellation of the Defensive Registrant’s other Defensive Registrations;

(e) that if a Phase I Defensive Registration (as described in Appendices C and L to the Registry Agreement) is successfully challenged on the basis that it did not meet the applicable eligibility requirements, the Defensive Registrant will thereafter be required to demonstrate, at its expense, that it meets the eligibility requirements for Phase I Defensive Registrations for all other Phase I Defensive Registrations that it registered within .name through any Registrar. In the event that the Defensive Registrant is unable to demonstrate the foregoing with respect to any such Phase I Defensive Registration(s), those Defensive Registration(s) will be cancelled; and

(f) that Registry Operator will have no liability of any kind for any loss or liability resulting from (i) the processing of registration requests prior to live SRS launch, including, without limitation, the ability or inability of Defensive Registrant to obtain a Defensive Registration or NameWatch Registration using these processes; or (ii) any dispute over any Registered Name, SLD E-mail Address, Defensive Registration or NameWatch Registration, including the decision of any dispute resolution proceeding related to any of the foregoing.

3. DOMAIN DISPUTE POLICY.

(a) If you registered a Defensive Registration, you agree that: (i) the Defensive Registration will be subject to challenge pursuant to the Eligibility Requirements Dispute Resolution Policy (“ERDRP”); (ii) if the Defensive Registration is successfully challenged pursuant to the ERDRP, the Defensive Registrant will pay the challenge fees; and (iii) if a challenge is successful, then the Defensive Registration will be subject to the procedures described in Section 2(h) of Appendix L to the agreement of Global Name Registry (“Registry Operator”) with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”), available at http://www.icann.org/tlds/agreements/name/registry-agmt-appl-03jul01.htm

(b) You further agree that if a Phase I Defensive Registration is successfully challenged on the basis that it did not meet the applicable Eligibility Requirements, the Defensive Registrant will thereafter be required to demonstrate, at its expense, that it meets the Eligibility Requirements for Phase I Defensive Registrations for all other Phase I Defensive Registrations that it registered within .name through any Registrar. In the event that the Defensive Registrant is unable to demonstrate the foregoing with respect to any such Phase I Defensive Registration(s), those Defensive Registration(s) will be cancelled.

(c) The ERDRP applies to, among other things, challenges to Defensive Registrations within .name and is available at http://www.icann.org/tlds/agreements/name/registry-agmt-appm-03jul01.htm

4. CONSENT. Defensive Registrants may be asked to give their consent to allow individuals to share a part of their space. For example, if you have filed a Defensive Registration on PQR (which blocks out ANYSTRING.PQR.name and PQR.ANYSTRING.name) you may be asked to give consent to John Pqr to register JOHN.PQR.name if he can prove that PQR is his name. In such a circumstance, you will have five (5) days to respond to a request for consent.

5. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. You agree that Registry Operator will have no liability of any kind for any loss or liability resulting from (i) the processing of Defensive Registration requests prior to live SRS launch, including, without limitation, your ability or inability to obtain a Registered Name or SLD email address registration using these processes; or (ii) any dispute over any .name domain name, SLD email address, Defensive Registration or NameWatch Registration, including the decision of any dispute resolution proceeding related to any of the foregoing.

6. INDEMNIFICATION. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Registry Operator, and its directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees and expenses, arising out of or relating to your registration. This indemnification obligation will survive the termination or expiration of this Agreement.

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