This Acceptable Use Policy (the “AUP”) governs the use by registrants or
users of .name domain names and email forwarding service (together,
the “Services”) offered by The Global Name Registry, Limited (“Global
Name Registry”). Global Name Registry created the AUP to promote the
integrity, security, reliability and privacy of the Services and does not
intend that the AUP be mechanism to resolve disputes between users of
the Services and third parties.
Global Name Registry supports the free flow of information and ideas over
the Internet. Accordingly, Global Name Registry does not actively
monitor, nor does it exercise editorial control over, the content of any
message or web site accessible through its network. However, Global
Name Registry reserves the right to remove any materials that, in Global
Name Registry’s sole discretion, are potentially illegal, constitute copyright
infringement, may subject Global Name Registry to liability, or otherwise
violate the AUP.
Global Name Registry reserves the right to modify the AUP at any time.
Unless significant modifications are made to the AUP, GNR is not required
to contact registrants about such changes. In the event of significant
modifications, GNR will send all registrants notice at their .name email
addresses registered with Global Name Registry.
The Services may be used only for lawful purposes. Transmission,
distribution or storage of any material via the Services in violation of any
applicable law or regulation is prohibited. This includes, without limitation,
material protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret or other
intellectual property right used without proper authorization, and material
that is obscene, defamatory, constitutes an illegal threat, or violates any
System and Network Security
Violations of system or network security are prohibited and may result in
criminal and/or civil liability. Global Name Registry will investigate
incidents involving such violations and may involve and will cooperate with
law enforcement if a criminal violation is suspected. Examples of system
or network security violations include, without limitation, the following:
· Unauthorized access to or use of data, systems or networks,
including any attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a
system or network or to breach security or authentication measures
without express authorization of Global Name Registry.
· Unauthorized monitoring of data or traffic on any network or
system without express authorization of the owner of the system or
network. Interference with service to any user, host or network
including, without limitation, mailbombing, flooding, deliberate
attempts to overload a system and broadcast attacks.
Unsolicited Commercial Email
To reduce the problem of unsolicited commercial email (“UCE” or
“Spam”), Global Name Registry will seek to implement the relevant parts
of RFC 2505 – Anti-Spam Recommendations for SMTP MTAs.
Notwithstanding Global Name Registry’s efforts to deter Spam, users are
prohibited from engaging in Spamming activities and may be subject to
criminal and/or civil liability to the extent that any user engages in such
activities. Examples of Spam include, but are not limited to, the
· Sending unsolicited bulk mail messages, including the sending of
“junk mail” or other advertising material to individuals who did not
specifically request such material. This includes, but is not limited
to, bulk-mailing of commercial advertising, informational
announcements and political tracts. Such material may only be sent
to those who have expressly requested it. If a recipient asks to
stop receiving such email, then any further sending would
constitute Spam and violate this AUP.
· Harassment, whether through language, frequency, or size of
· Creating or forwarding “make-money fast” type messages, “chain
letters” or “pyramid schemes” of any type, whether or not the
recipient wishes to receive such messages.
· Malicious email, including, but not limited to, flooding a user or site
with very large or numerous pieces of email.
· Unauthorized use, or forging, of mail header information (i.e.,
Size and Rate Limits of .name Email
Global Name Registry reserves the right to restrict the .name email
service to operate inside the following restrictions:
· Maximum number of messages in the .name email queue
originating from a singular user at a time will be limited to 500,
after which Global Name Registry will reserve the right to bounce
messages from such user.
· Global Name Registry reserves the right to bounce messages if the
total .name email queue for any one user reaches a size of 50 MB.
· Global Name Registry reserves the right to stop forwarding
messages that are larger than 20 MB in size.
· Global Name Registry reserves the right to block users that receive
more than 3000 emails in any 24-hour period.
· Global Name Registry reserves the right to rate control the number
of mails received and the quantity of email forwarded by the .name
email service in order to maintain a stable, secure and reliable
Non-Interference with Services
No party may use the Global Name Registry network for actions which
restrict or inhibit any person, whether a customer of Global Name Registry
or otherwise, in its use or enjoyment of the network or any service or
product, including the Services, of Global Name Registry.
No party may use the Global Name Registry network for any
communications or activity which may involve deceptive marketing
practices such as the fraudulent offering of products, items, or services.
Moreover, no party may furnish false or misleading information to Global
Name Registry or any other party through its network, nor shall any party
use the network to facilitate the transmission of private or s tolen data
such as credit card information (without the cardholder’s consent).
No party may actually, nor attempt to, circumvent user authentication or
security of any host, network or accounts,or penetrate security measures
(“hacking”) on, related to, or accessed through the Global Name Registry
network. This includes, but is not limited to, accessing data not intended
for such user, logging into a server or account which such user is not
expressly authorized to access, falsifying a username or password,
probing the security of other networks, and executing any form of network
monitoring which will intercept data not intended for such user. Further,
no party shall effect any security breach or disrupt any Internet
communications including, but not limited to, accessing data of which
such user is not an intended recipient or logging onto a server or account
which such user is not expressly authorized to access. For purposes of this
section, “disruption” includes, but is not limited to, p ort scans, ping floods,
packet spoofing, forged routing information, deliberate attempts to
overload a service, and attempts to “crash” a host. Finally, no party may
utilize the Global Name Registry network in connection with the use of any
program, script, command, or sending of messages, designed to interfere
with a user’s terminal session, by any means, locally or by the Internet.
Compliance with Law; Respecting Rights
No party shall post, transmit, re-transmit, distribute, promote, market, or
store material on or through the Global Name Registry network or
otherwise using the Services, which (i) is threatening, abusive, hateful,
obscene, indecent, or defamatory; (ii) involves the exportation of software
or technical information in violation of applicable export control laws; (iii)
encourages conduct that may constitute a criminal offense; (iv)
constitutes a copyright infringement; or (v) involves the transmission,
distribution, or storage of information or data which on its face is in
violation of any law or contains a virus.
INDIRECT OR ATTEMPTED VIOLATIONS OF THE AUP, AND ACTUAL OR
ATTEMPTED VIOLATIONS BY A THIRD PARTY ON BEHALF OF A USER OF
.NAME EMAIL SHALL BE CONSIDERED VIOLATIONS OF THE AUP BY SUCH
Complaints regarding Illegal Use or System or Network Security issues
should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Global Name Registry may, in its sole discretion, suspend or terminate a
user’s Service(s) for any violation of the AUP at any time and without
warning. However, Global Name Registry attempts to work with users to
cure violations and to ensure that there is no re-occurrence of the
violation prior to terminating service.
Limitation of Liability
In no event shall Global Name Registry be liable to any user of the Global
Name Registry network, any customer, nor any third party for any direct,
indirect, special or consequential damages for actions taken pursuant to
this AUP, including, but not limited to, any lost profits, business
interruption, loss of programs or other data, or otherwise, even if Global
Name Registry was advised of the possibility of such damages.