BHT full Terms and Conditions
(Our contract with you)
1. Domain Name Registration Service
1.1 The following terms and conditions apply to the domain registration Service:
1.1.1 You acknowledge and recognize that the domain name system and the practice of registering and administering domain names is continuously evolving and that BHT Ltd may modify this Agreement as necessary from time to time to comply with any agreements by which BHT Ltd is or will be bound, and to adjust to changing business circumstances. We will notify of these changes by e-mail to refer You to the amended provisions.
2. Domain Name Registration
2.1 BHT Ltd has been granted the right to provide Internet domain registration Services for top-level domains in the .uk namespace administered by in the UK by Nominet. We are full members of Nominet, and we hold the Nominet TAG identfied as 'BHT'.
2.2 Nominet oversees the .uk, .co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk top-level domains.
2.3 Upon BHT Ltd's receipt of domain name registration information from You, BHT Ltd shall submit the information to the registry administrator for the appropriate top-level domain for approval and processing. The registry administrator then puts into effect the domain name registration. Nominet UK acts as the registry administrator for the .uk top-level domains namespace.
3. Selection of a domain name.
3.1 You represent that, to the best of Your knowledge and belief, neither this registration of a domain name nor the manner in which it is directly or indirectly to be used infringes the legal rights of a third party and, further, that the domain name is not being registered for nor shall it at any time whatsoever be used for any unlawful purpose whatsoever.
3.2 If You are registering a domain name during the finite period of time when owners of trademarks and service marks have priority to do so ("Sunrise Period"), You acknowledge and agree that registrations for domain names during the Sunrise Period will only be accepted on the conditions applicable to those new domain names and their Sunrise provisions which may include a minimum registration term.
3.3 By registering or renewing a .uk top-level domain and agreeing to these terms & conditions, You agree that You have read and agree to the Nominet terms & conditions, If You are registering the domain for a third party, You warrant that the third party for whom you register the domain name have read and agree to the Nominet Terms & Conditions: http://www.nominet.org.uk/uk-domain-names/registering-uk-domain/legal-details/terms-and-conditions-domain-name-registration
4. Transfer to another Registrar
4.1 You may transfer your .uk domain name to another Registrar of your choice, but we do ask you to notify us of this prior to transfer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Transfer of your domain to another Registrar terminates our agreement with you. We do not charge a fee if you transfer your domain to another Registrar.
5.1 In consideration for BHT Ltd providing domain name registration Services to You, You agree to pay BHT Ltd , prior to the approval of the desired domain name registration, the amounts agreed in advance with BHT Ltd for the initial registration of the domain name and any subsequent renewals.
5.2 Your application will not be registered until BHT Ltd receives actual payment of the registration fee. If BHT Ltd does register a domain name prior to payment of the registration fee, BHT Ltd reserves the right to cancel that registration or restrict use of the domain name until payment has been received.
5.3 All fees must be prepaid and are non-refundable, in whole or in part, even if the domain name registration is suspended, cancelled or transferred prior to the end of the registration term.
5.4 In the event of a charge back by any payment provider authorized by BHT Ltd , the domain name registration shall be transferred to BHT Ltd as the paying entity for the registration. BHT Ltd may reinstate Your domain name registration at its sole discretion upon its receipt of the registration or renewal fee and its then current reinstatement fee. The reinstatement fee is currently £20 + VAT.
5.5 Payment must be made by the method that we indicate in registration application or renewal form. Generally, this will be by bank transfer. We will renew Your domain name for You provided your billing information is available and up to date. If Your billing information is not accurate and You wish to renew Your domain name registration, we will contact You to update this information.
6. Our service levels, complaints and escalation procedure
6.1 As an absolute minimum level of service, we endeavour to respond to any communication with us in our capacity as the registrar of your Nominet issued domain name within 48 hours (UK business hours 9AM to 5PM Monday to Friday except UK Bank Holidays). In most cases our response time will be much shorter than this.
6.2 If for any reason you are unhappy in
any way with the service that you receive from us then you may escalate
the issue by contacting Nominet directly to investigate on your behalf.
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7.1 This Agreement shall remain in full force during the length of the term of Your domain name registration(s) as selected, recorded, and paid for upon registration of the domain name. Should You choose to renew or otherwise lengthen the term of Your domain name registration, then these terms and conditions will apply.
7.2 To ensure You retain your domains, we operate a positive renewal system on all BHT Ltd domains; Your domain will automatically renew for the term it was registered for unless You notify us via the support channel of your wishes not to renew.
You will receive a reminder email 60 days prior to expiry and again 30 days prior to expiry. You will be charged using your original payment method 14 days prior to expiry date. All emails will be sent to the registered email address listed on your account with us. It is the registrant's responsibility to make sure that their contact details in respect of their account and any associated domains are kept up to date and valid at all times.
- Any reminders and expiration notices will be sent from the registry/registrar directly to the registrants email address on expiry.
- Nominet UK will send reminders 23 days following expiry on behalf of BHT Ltd and then on 30 days following expiry, advising that the domain name has been suspended and will be cancelled if renewal is not applied.
- Please note if you do not renew the domain then it will cease to resolve following expiry. It is possible to manually renew your .uk domain please contact us up to 80 days following expiry; the fee for renewal following expiry is £20 + VAT and includes a 1 year renewal.
- After this period, if your domain name is not renewed, then it will be cancelled and deleted from the register, or sold to third party. BHT Ltd cannot guarantee the renewal of a domain name following the Nominet expiry period.
- These fees are not refundable and it is Your responsibility to ensure valid contact and payment details are on Your account at all times as failure to do so may lead to suspension.
7.3 BHT Ltd's domain renewal process is automated, however, it is Your responsibility to check that Your renewal has been successful within one month of the renewal date. You will automatically be charged for the renewal of the domain 30 days prior to the expiry date.
7.4 For .uk domains You can do this using Nominet's WhoIs search: http://www.nominet.org.uk/uk-domain-names/about-domain-names/domain-lookup-whois/whois-tool
7.5 Ownership of data
7.5.1 You agree and acknowledge that BHT Ltd owns the following:
(a) all database, compilation, collective and similar right, title and interests worldwide in the domain name database;
(b) all information and derivative works generated from the domain name database; and
(c) information for the registrations for which BHT Ltd acts as the registrar including:
(d) the original creation date of the registration;
(e) the expiration date of the registration;
(f) the name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, and fax number of the technical contact, administrative contact, zone contact, and billing contact for the domain name;
(g) remarks concerning the registered domain name that appear or should appear in the WHOIS or similar database; and
(h) other information generated or obtained in connection with the provision of domain name registration and management Services, other than the domain name being registered, and the IP names and addresses of the primary nameservers and any secondary nameservers.
7.5.2 BHT Ltd does not have any ownership interest in Your specific personal registration information outside of Your right in BHT Ltd domain name database.
7.6 Transfer of ownership
7.6.1 The person named as administrative contact at the time the user name and password are secured shall be the owner of the domain name. You agree that prior to transferring ownership of Your domain name to another person (the Transferee) You shall require the Transferee to agree in writing to be bound by all the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Your domain name will not be transferred until we receive such written assurances or other reasonable assurance that the Transferee has been bound by the contractual terms of this Agreement (such reasonable assurance as determined by BHT Ltd in BHT Ltd sole discretion). If the Transferee fails to be bound in a reasonable fashion (as determine by BHT Ltd in BHT Ltd sole discretion) to the terms and conditions in this Agreement, any such transfer will be null and void.
7.7 You are entitled to cancel Your domain by submitting a cancellation request to the BHT Ltd support team via the BHT Ltd email address email@example.com no less than 31 days prior to the domain expiry date.
8. Domain name dispute policy
8.1 You agree to be bound by the Domain Name Dispute Policy (the "Dispute Policy"), as amended from time to time, which is hereby incorporated and made a part of this Agreement by reference. The Nominet Dispute Policy can be found at http://www.nominet.org.uk/disputes
8.2 The Nominet Dispute Policy governs any dispute between you and any party including ourseves over the registration and use of the domain name. The specific disputes which are subject to the Dispute Policy are contained in the Dispute Policy. You agree that you will be subject to the provisions specified in the Dispute Policy in effect at the time the domain name registration is disputed by a third party.
9. Domain name registration information and its use
9.1 Information You are required to Submit
9.1.1 As part of the registration process, You are required to submit to BHT Ltd and keep updated the following information in connection with Your application for domain name registration:
(a) the domain name to be registered;
(b) the domain name holder's name and mailing address;
(c) the name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, and fax number of the administrative contact for the domain name; and
(d) the name, mailing address, email address, telephone number and fax number of the billing contact for the domain name.
9.1.2 You shall provide and maintain updated information at all times with BHT Ltd . BHT Ltd at its discretion may refuse to renew any registrations unless You maintain current and updated information at all times.
9.1.3 BHT Ltd may from time to time request additional information from You. While not obligated to provide the additional information, You should provide the additional requested information to ensure that You will obtain all the products and Services which BHT Ltd makes available to domain name registrants.
9.2 Additional Information Maintained about Your Registration
9.2.1 In Addition to the information You provide, we maintain additional information relating to Your domain name registration, including:
(a) the original creation date of the registration;
(b) the date and time the registration application was submitted to BHT Ltd and the appropriate registry;
(c) communications constituting registration orders, modifications, or terminations and related correspondence;
(d) records of account for Your domain name registration, including dates and amounts of all payments and refunds;
(e) the IP names and address of the primary name servers and any secondary name servers;
(f) the name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, and fax number of the technical contact for the domain name;
(g) the name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, and fax number of the domain registrant for the domain name;
(h) the expiration date of the registration; and
(i) other information regarding all other activity regarding Your domain name registration and related Services.
9.3 Obligations Relating to Data Provided by You
9.3.1 If in registering a domain name You provide information about a third party, You hereby represent that You have provided notice to and have obtained the express consent from the third party to the disclosure and use of the third party's information as set forth in this Agreement.
9.4 Disclosure and Use of Registration Information
9.4.1 You agree to authorise BHT Ltd to provide any information to Nominet, the registry administrators and to other third parties as Nominet and applicable laws may require or permit. You acknowledge and agree BHT Ltd may make publicly available, some or all of the domain registration information provided by You, for purposes of inspection such as through Nominet's WHOIS Service or for any purpose as required or permitted by applicable laws.
9.4.3 You hereby consent to any and all such disclosures and use of, and guidelines, limits and restrictions on disclosure or use of information and updated from time to time provide in connection with registration of a domain name, whether during or after term of the registration of the domain name. You hereby irrevocably waive any and claims and causes of action You may have arising from such disclosure or use of the domain name registration information.
9.4.4 You may access Your domain name registration information in BHT Ltd's possession to review, modify or update such information, by emailing BHT Ltd at firstname.lastname@example.org
9.5 We will not process any data about any person that we obtain from You in a way incompatible with the purpose and limitations described in this Agreement. We will take reasonable precautions to protect the information we obtain from You from BHT Ltd loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration or destruction of that information.
9.6 Registrant Data
9.6.1 You must not knowingly provide poor quality Registrant data. If You find out that a Registrant has provided poor quality data You should attempt to correct the data.
9.6.2 Consumers are currently allowed to opt-out of providing their postal address on the WHOIS. You should take reasonable steps to ensure the opt-out is used correctly and not set this field to default to opt-out unless You can show that all Your Registrants are consumers.
9.6.4 You agree that if You register a domain on behalf of a third party, BHT Ltd can pass on the contact details of that third party to the Registry Administrator if required to do so by the Registry.
9.7 Limitation of liability
9.7.1 You agree that BHT Ltd shall, under no circumstances, be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, punitive, exemplary, or consequential damages resulting from loss of profits, arising out of or in connection with this Agreement, even if BHT Ltd has been advised of the possibility of such damages, and in particular BHT Ltd will not be liable for the following:
(a) suspension or loss of Your domain registration;
(b) use of Your domain name registration;
(c) interruption of Your business;
(d) access delays or interruptions to any web sites accessed by Your registered domain name;
(e) non-delivery, mis-delivery, corruption, destruction, or modification of data;
(f) events beyond the reasonable control of BHT Ltd ;
(g) processing of an application for domain name registration; or
(h) application of the Dispute Policy.
9.7.2 BHT Ltd shall not, under any circumstances, be liable or responsible for any errors, omissions or other actions by the registry administrator arising out of or related to Your application, receipt of, or failure to receive a domain name registration.
9.7.3 BHT Ltd's maximum aggregate liability shall not exceed the greater of:
(a) the total amount paid by You for registration of the domain name; or
(b) £20.00 (UK Pounds).
9.8 Indemnification of BHT Ltd
9.8.1 You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless BHT Ltd and the registry administrator, including BHT Ltd and its employees, directors, officers, representatives, agents and affiliates, from and against any claim, action, suit, demand, loss, damages, costs ( including reasonable legal fees, expert witness fees and expenses), or other proceeding related to or arising out of the registration or use of the domain name. This indemnification is in addition to any indemnification required under the Dispute Policy.
9.8.2 You also agree that in the event a domain name dispute arises with any third party, You shall indemnify and hold BHT Ltd harmless pursuant to the terms and conditions contained in the Dispute Policy.
9.9 Representations and warranties
9.9.1 You represent and warrant that:
(a) all information provided in connection with Your domain name registration is accurate; and
(b) neither the registration of the domain name nor the manner in which it is directly or indirectly used infringes the legal rights of a third party.
9.9.2 You acknowledge and agree that all domain name registration Services provided to You by BHT Ltd are provided on an "as is" basis. BHT Ltd makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, in connection with this Agreement or its domain name registrations Services, including but not limited to warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. BHT Ltd makes no representation or warranties of any kind that registrations or use of domain name under this Agreement will immunize You from challenges to the domain name registration or from suspension, cancellation, or transfer of the domain name to You.
9.10 Breach and revocation
9.10.1 BHT Ltd reserves the right to suspend, cancel, transfer or modify Your domain name registration in the event that:
(a) You materially breach this Agreement;
(b) You use Your registered domain name to send unsolicited commercial advertisements in contravention of applicable laws or customary acceptable usage policies of the Internet;
(c) You use Your domain name in connection with unlawful activity;
(d) grounds arise for such suspension, cancellation, transfer or other modification as provided in this Agreement; or
(e) You use Your domain name in connection with material that is slanderous to BHT Ltd or Nominet.
9.10.2 You further acknowledge and agree that Your domain name registration is subject to suspension, cancellation or transfer by any registrar (including BHT Ltd or registry administrator procedures approved by a Nominet adopted policy or administering procedures to correct mistakes by BHT Ltd , another registrar or the registry administrator in administering the name or for the resolution of disputes concerning the domain name.
9.10.3 You also agree that BHT Ltd shall have the right in its sole discretion to suspend, cancel, transfer or otherwise modify a domain name registration upon seven (7) calendar days prior written notice, or at such time as BHT Ltd receives a properly authenticated order from a court of competent jurisdiction, or arbitration award, requiring the suspension, cancellation transfer or modification of the domain name registration.
9.10.4 You acknowledge and agree that:
(a) providing inaccurate information;
(b) failing to update information promptly; or
(c) failing to respond to BHT Ltd's inquiries concerning the accuracy of contact details within fifteen (15) calendar days of request;
shall constitute a material breach of this Agreement and will be sufficient basis for cancellation of Your domain name registration.
10. No Guarantee
10.1 You acknowledge that registration or reservation of Your chosen domain name, does not confer immunity from objection to either the registration, reservation, or use of the domain name.
11. Specific TLD Registration Agreements
Terms and conditions for .UK domain names
Please note: by signing up for any of BHT Ltd Services You agree to be bound by all BHT Ltd terms and conditions.
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