.net.gg Domain Registration
- 1 Year 89.00 USD
- 2 Years 174.44 USD
Registration Time Frame
No Details Are Individual .net.gg domain registrations allowed?
Yes Details Company or legal entities registrations allowed for .net.gg?
Yes Details Are there requirements, documents, or information needed for .net.gg?
Yes Details Are some .net.gg domain names restricted?
No Details Does .net.gg domain have a special use?
No Details Other information I need to know about .net.gg?
No Details Are there any additional fees for .net.gg?
No Details Do I need a trademark/brand name to register .net.gg?
Yes Details WHOIS Privacy service available?
Trustee / Proxy service offered? Fees? No Details
.net.gg Domain FAQ
.net.gg General FAQ
The Bailiwick of Guernsey is a British Crown dependency located in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy. In addition to the main island, the Bailiwick administers several other islands in the area. It has an estimated population of approximately 65,500 people and the official languages are English and French, although Guernesiais and Sercquiais are also recognized.
The economy is supported mostly by financial services, cpr144449003101 though tourism, manufacturing and horticulture still play significant roles.
Why should I buy a .net.gg domain name?
Having a .GG domain extension will allow you to market your business in this small, but stable economy by showing your cpr144449003101 commitment to the region and lending credibility to your site. The .net.gg extension is intended for ISP and commercial use.
What name can I register?
Reserved Words and String Patterns
A list of reserved names is maintained by the Registry at its discretion in consultation with the Insular Authorities (the Islands' Governments). This list is not open to inspection. Certain words and string patterns are also reserved to allow for future expansion of the Internet naming system. The Registry may decline your application if it is for a name which is so reserved.
Registration of certain string patterns (for example, those consisting entirely of numbers, or containing two consecutive hyphens) may be subject to additional conditions, special procedures or not accepted for general registration.
Where certain domain names (which because of changes to the registration rules and/or standards would not today be accepted for registration) have been registered historically, their registration and use may be continued indefinitely by the Registrant, provided all other terms and conditions of the registration agreement are complied with (in particular, the conditions regarding payment of fees and accuracy of information). However, re-registration or transfer will not normally be permitted in cases where the Registry has cancelled the registration for non-payment, or other breach of the Registration Agreement.
Warranty cpr144449003101 by Applicant
By applying for an Internet Domain Name in the Channel Islands Registry (.GG or .JE), you certify and warrant that you have the right to use the name that you have applied for, and you agree that you will fully indemnify the Registry in respect of any dispute involving the Registry (including the legal, management and incidental costs thereof) which might arise over the use or registration of any of your Domain Names.
Use of domain names for criminal or illegal purposes
It is a Condition (as lawyers use the term) of our Agreement that you do not use, or permit the use, of any GG or JE domain for illegal or unlawful purposes.
If it reasonably appears to the Registry in consultation with its own legal advisers, and/or the relevant Insular Authorities (for example, members of the Channel Islands Governmental Advisory Committee on Domain Names and the Internet, the Law Officers of the Crown in either Bailiwick or the Islands' police forces) that a domain name is being used in contravention of the law of any of the British Islands, or to promote or assist such contravention, the Registry (whether using its own discretion or upon receiving a complaint about use of a domain for such purposes) may suspend or cancel the domain without notice, or by giving such notice as appears to be reasonable to the Registry in the circumstances.
What is the registration term allowed for .net.gg domain names?
The minimum term for .net.gg cpr144449003101 domain names is 1 year(s).
Can anyone register a .net.gg domain name?
NoAre Individual .net.gg domain registrations allowed?
YesCompany or legal entities registrations allowed for .net.gg?
YesAre there requirements, documents, or information needed for .net.gg?For ISPs and commercial use.
YesAre some .net.gg domain names restricted?Use of domains for criminal or illegal purposes, and names contrary to the laws of the British Islands are prohibited. See FAQs for complete restrictions.
NoDoes .net.gg domain have a special use?
NoOther information I need to know about .net.gg?
NoAre there any cpr144449003101 additional fees for .net.gg?
NoDo I need a trademark/brand name to register .net.gg?
YesWHOIS Privacy service available?
Yes.net.gg Trustee / Proxy service offered? Fees?
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How long does it take to register my .net.gg domain name?
The domain registration time frame for .net.gg during general availability is 1 Day. .net.gg is not cpr144449003101 expected to launch until 1 Day. Once launched, a registration time frame will be available.
What are the characters and valid character lengths for .net.gg domain names?
Domain Names must:
- have minimum of 3 and a maximum of 63 characters;
- begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number;
- use the English character set and may contain letters (i.e., a-z, A-Z),numbers (i.e. 0-9) and dashes (-) or a combination of these;
- neither begin with, nor cpr144449003101 end with a dash;
- not contain a dash in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.net.gg); and
- not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.net.gg).
Trustee Service for .net.gg
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How do I host my .net.gg domain name?
bluesit.com offers hosting and email service for .net.gg. You can order hosting, email service and SSL certificates at checkout or you can contact sales.cpr144449003101
- How do I transfer my .net.gg domain name?
Can I transfer out my domain if I’m using your Trustee Service?
Trustee service is non-transferable. If you are using our Trustee Service, you cpr144449003101 must update ownership according to .net.gg requirements before transfer out can be started.
Can I hide my registration information (Private WHOIS)?
Yes. You can activate WHOIS Privacy service cpr144449003101 during the purchase of a new domain.
Can I register my .net.gg domain name in different languages (Internationalized Domain Name)?
No, .net.gg does not cpr144449003101 support Internationalized Domain Names
Grace period for .net.gg domain name?
Grace periods vary for country code Top Level Domains (ccTLD) including Internationalized Domain Names (IDN). Some registries require renewal up to 60 days in advance of the domain name expiration date. It is your responsibility to pay for your Renewal Fees in advance of the due date specified by 101domain regardless of the domain name expiration date. Failure to pay your Renewal Fees prior to the cpr144449003101 due date will result in a fee of $150 to renew your .net.gg domain. There may be a restore period between when the domain expires and when the domain can be registered again. In the event that you do not pay by the renewal date, your site may be inaccessible during this time so it is very important that you renew this extension before the renewal date.
Who is the registry that manages .net.gg domain names?
You may visit them here: channelisles.net.cpr144449003101
.net.gg Domains Dispute & Policy
Disputes relating to Domain Names:
Registering an Internet Name does not confer any legal rights to that name and all disputes between parties over the rights to use a particular name are to be settled between the contending parties using normal legal methods. The Registry is aware that Court proceedings can be slow and expensive and offers the possibility of an independent Dispute Procedure (DRP) utilising a cost-saving method of on-line Alternative Dispute Resolution. Details of the DRP is available at www.dispute.it
You agree that if the use of the name is challenged by any third party, or if any dispute arises under this Registration Agreement either the applicant or any other party may refer the matter to Dispute Resolution under the DRP, and you agree that in such event you will abide by the procedures specified by the DRP provider.
If an ADR decision recommends the transfer of a domain name, we will not transfer the domain name without giving reasonable notice of our intention and an opportunity for you to refer the matter to the Court. Court actions must be notified to the Registrar within 30 days of the ADR decision being published.
Last Update 20 August 2012. The most recent source for .net.gg domain policy regarding arbitration can be found at: www.dispute.it/?page_id=9
.GG Domain Dispute Rules
Dispute Resolution Service Policy1. Definitions
Abusive Registration means a Domain Name which either:i. was registered or otherwise acquired in a manner which, at the time when the registration or acquisition took place, took unfair advantage of or was unfairly detrimental to the Complainant’s Rights;orii. has been used in a manner which has taken unfair advantage of or has been unfairly detrimental to the Complainant’s Rights;Complainant means a third party who asserts to Registry the of a complaint under this Policy and according to the Procedure, Complainant means if there are multiple complainants, the ‘lead complainant’ who shall be responsible for the Submissions; Day means unless otherwise stated any day other than Saturday, Sunday or any Bank or public holiday in England and Wales or the Channel islands; Decision means the decision reached by an Adjudicator and where applicable includes the summary decision and decision of an appeal panel; Dispute Service or DS means the service provided by Registry according to this Policy and the Procedure; Domain Name means a domain name registered in any sub-domain of the .gg or .je domain space and which is the subject of dispute between the Parties according to this Policy and the Procedure; Adjudicator means the Adjudicator we appoint under this Procedure; Informal Mediation means impartial mediation which we conduct to facilitate a resolution acceptable to both Parties; Party means a Complainant or Respondent and ‘Parties’ has a corresponding meaning; Procedure means the procedure for the conduct of proceedings under the DS; Respondent means the person (including a legal person) in whose name or on whose behalf a Domain Name is registered; Rights means rights enforceable by the Complainant, under applicable law (whether under English law or Guernsey law or otherwise as determined by the DS), and may include rights in descriptive terms which have acquired a secondary meaning in exceptional circumstances; we means the Registry and ‘us’ and ‘our’ have corresponding meanings.2. Dispute Resolution Service
A Respondent must submit to proceedings under the CIDD if a Complainant asserts to us, according to the Procedure, that:2.1. Identical or Similar Rights are Infringed2.1.1. The Complainant has Rights in respect of a name or mark which is identical or similar to the Domain Name;and2.1.2. The use of the Domain Name by the Respondent amounts to infringement of the Complainant’s rights. The Complainant is required to prove to the Adjudicator that both elements are present on the balance of probabilities. Abusive Registration.2.2. The Domain Name, in the hands of the Respondent, is an Abusive Registration. Destabilising Use2.3. Circumstances indicating that the Respondent is using or threatening to use the Domain Name in a way which objectively may materially (or materially risks) damage the financial standing, security or reputation of the Island or the Channel Islands in particular.2.4. Court Order
Court Order prevents registration or continued use.2.5. Reserved name
The name is on the Registry’s reserved names list and therefore cannot be allocated.3. Evidence of Abusive Registration
A non-exhaustive list of factors which may be evidence that the Domain Name is an Abusive Registration is as follows:3.1. Circumstances indicating that the Respondent has registered or otherwise acquired the Domain Name primarily:3.1.1. for the purposes of selling, renting or otherwise transferring the Domain Name to the Complainant or to a competitor of the Complainant, for valuable consideration in excess of the Respondent’s documented out-of-pocket costs directly associated with acquiring or using the Domain Name; OR3.1.2. as a blocking registration against a name or mark in which the Complainant has Rights; OR3.1.3. for the purpose of unfairly disrupting the business of the Complainant; OR3.1.4. for the purpose of improperly requiring the Complainant to license advertising or other linkage on the site.3.2. Threatening to Confuse or Confusing Use Circumstances indicating that the Respondent is using or threatening to use the Domain Name in a way which objectively has confused or is likely to confuse people or businesses into believing that the Domain Name is registered to, operated or authorised by, or otherwise connected with the Complainant (and for these purposes the use of any statement on the website may be taken in to consideration);3.3. Destabilising Use Circumstances indicating that the Respondent is using or threatening to use the Domain Name in a way which objectively may materially damage the reputation or standing of the relevant Channel Islands in respect of its financial services sector or general stability (and for these purposes the use of any statement on the website may be taken in to consideration);3.4. Pattern of Abuse The Complainant can demonstrate that the Respondent is engaged in a pattern of registrations where the Respondent is the registrant of domain names (under .gg or .je or otherwise) which correspond to well known names or trade marks in which the Respondent has no apparent rights, and the Domain Name is part of that pattern;3.5. False Details It is independently verified that the Respondent has given false contact details to Registry; or3.6. Relationship registration
The Domain Name was registered as a result of a relationship or intended relationship between the Complainant and the Respondent, andThe Complainant:(i) has been using the Domain Name registration exclusively; (save under written licence the circumstances or terms of which are indicative of retained ownership and use by the Respondent in the event of termination) and(ii) has paid (or where applicable reimbursed payment) (whether in money or other valuable consideration) for the registration and/or renewal of the Domain Name registration.4. Demonstrate legitimate Registration
A non-exhaustive list of factors which may be evidence that the Domain Name is not an Abusive Registration is as follows:4.1. Before being aware of the Complainant’s cause for complaint (not necessarily the ‘complaint’ under CIDD), the Respondent has:(Reference may be made to social media)4.1.1. used or made demonstrable preparations to use the Domain Name or a domain name which is similar to the Domain Name in connection with a genuine offering of goods or services;or4.1.2. been commonly known by the name or legitimately connected with a mark which is identical or similar to the Domain Name for a significant period prior to Complaint and without notice of the existence of the Complainant and/or the Complainant’s rights; or4.1.3. made legitimate non-commercial or fair use of the Domain Name;4.1.4. the Respondent has been known by a name reflective of the domain name for a significant time and without notice of the existence of the Complainant and/or the Complainant’s rights or assertions in relation to the name and in the circumstances, the registration and use of the domain name at the date of filing of the Complaint (or where relevant at the date of first complaint by the Complainant) is reasonable;4.2. Generic Nature The Domain Name is generic or descriptive and the Respondent is making fair use of it (and the adjudication may consider a phonetic equivalence of a generic term);4.3. Written agreement The Respondent’s holding of the Domain Name is consistent with an express term of a written agreement entered into between the Complainant and Respondent;4.4. Acquiescence The Respondent took steps to make the Complainant aware of its use of the Domain Name in writing and the Complainant acquiesced in the use if the same for a material period of time.5. Informal Mediation5.1. After we have received the Parties’ submissions under the Procedure, we will initiate and conduct a period of Informal Mediation.5.2. Negotiations conducted between the Parties during Informal Mediation (including any information obtained from or in connection to negotiations) shall be confidential, that is they will not be shown to the Adjudicator. Neither we nor any Party may reveal details of such negotiations to any third parties unless a court of competent jurisdiction orders disclosure, or we or either Party are required to do so by applicable laws or regulations. Neither Party shall use any information gained during mediation for any ulterior or collateral purpose or include it in any submission likely to be seen by any Adjudicator, judge or arbitrator in this dispute or any later dispute or litigation.c. If the Parties reach a settlement during Informal Mediation then the existence, nature and terms of the settlement shall be confidential, unless the Parties specifically agree otherwise or a court of competent jurisdiction orders otherwise.d. No binding verbal agreements can be reached as part of the Informal Mediation: any settlement reached by the Parties must be in writing or similar electronic form to be enforceable.e. If the Parties do not achieve an acceptable resolution through Informal Mediation within ten (10) Days, we will send notice to the Parties that we will appoint an Adjudicator when the Complainant has paid the applicable fees set out under paragraph 21(a) within the time limit specified in paragraph 21(d).5.3. On appointment of an Adjudicator we will tell the Adjudicator whether or not Informal Mediation occurred, but we will not tell the Adjudicator what happened during Informal Mediation or why it failed to resolve the dispute.5.4. No Party may ask us (including our directors, officers, employees, contractors, agents) or any Adjudicator to reveal information or materials gained as a result of any Informal Mediation under the CIDD unless such disclosure has been ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction. Neither Party shall call the Adjudicator or us (including our directors, officers, employees, contractors, or agents) as a witness (either in person or to produce documents or other materials) in any proceedings which arise from, or are in connection with, the matters discussed in the mediation.6. Without Prejudice6.1. Documents and information which are ‘without prejudice’ (or are marked as being ‘without prejudice’) shall not be admissible before the Adjudication and are precluded under Article 8 of the Human Rights legislation as each party has an expectation that the matters will not be put before the Court; however where documents are marked without prejudice and the contents of the documents are not genuinely entitled to a marking of without prejudice, these shall be able to be considered by the adjudicator.6.2. Application for consideration of Without Prejudice Material may be made at any time by any party prior to that Party’s submissions. (submissions being Complaint, Response, Reply to response).6.3. Prior to submission of Without prejudice Material, Form CIDD-WP1 (available from the Registry) shall be completed and returned to the registry with a processing fee of £25 when an adjudication on the admissibility of the Without Prejudice Material shall be made. Only one CIDD-WP1 application shall be allowed by each party.6.4. The adjudicator will not consider materials appropriately marked Without Prejudice if:6.4.1. they are generated within Informal Mediation; or6.4.2. the Adjudicator believes that it is in the interests of justice that the document or information be excluded from consideration.6.4.3. the Adjudicator believes that it is in the right of fair trial is prejudiced in any way by the admitting of the document or information.7. Communications and Change of Details during CIDD Procedure7.1. During the course of proceedings under the CIDD, if either Party wishes to change its contact details it must notify us of all changes.7.2. Except as otherwise provided in this Procedure or as otherwise decided by us or if appointed, the Adjudicator, all communications provided for under this Procedure shall be (rebuttable) deemed to have been received:7.2.1. if sent by fax, on the date transmitted; or7.2.2 if sent by first class post, on the third Day after posting; or7.2.3 if sent via the Internet, on the date that the communication was transmitted;8. Timelimits8.1. Unless otherwise provided in this Procedure, the time periods provided for under the Policy shall apply but the Arbitrator shall have discretion over the sanction for late delivery.8.2. Unless otherwise provided in this Procedure, the time periods for post set out above shall apply for calculation of time periods.8.3. Service shall be required on both the Registry and the Other Parties prior to the expiry of any time-limits. The Parties must not serve any material directly on the Arbitrator.8.4. . Any communication (except for communications relating to Informal Mediation or if other exceptional circumstances apply) between:8.4.1. registry and any Party shall be copied by registry to the other Party and if appointed, the Adjudicator, subject to paragraph 13, below; and8.4.2. a Party to another Party shall be copied by the sender to registry and we will copy such correspondence to the Adjudicator, if appointed.9. Formal Complaint Procedure
There is a 2 stage process for any claim following informal mediation:Complaint Stage9.1. The Claimant files a complaint and pays the Claimant Domain Dispute Fee.9.2. Registry will send the Complaint to the RespondentResponse Stage9.3. The Respondent files the Response & the parties pay the relevant Domain Arbitration Fees.Adjudication Stage9.4 The arbitrator is appointed and a decision made making a recommendation to the Registry.9.5. All Communication shall be made in English.10. The Complaint10.1. Any person or entity may submit a complaint to us in accordance with the Policy and this Procedure.10.2. More than one person or entity may jointly make a complaint. Where this occurs the joint Complainants must be part of the same corporate group and must:10.2.1. all sign the hard copy of the complaint (or have it signed on their behalf);10.2.2. specify one of the Complainants, or a single representative, who will be the ‘lead Complainant’ who will receive correspondence on behalf of all the Complainants and is entitled to act on behalf of them all (e.g. in Informal Mediation); and10.2.3. specify which Complainant the Complainants wish to become the sole registrant of each Domain Name(s), if the Complainants are successful (this does not bind the Adjudicator).10.3. The Complainant must send the complaint to Registry using the online electronic forms on our web site (except to the extent not available for attachments or if other exceptional circumstances apply, in which case hard copies may be sent as an alternative). The complaint shall:-10.3.1. not exceed 5000 words (not including the text set out in paragraph 3(c)(ix) below and annexes) .This shall be provided in Word format or similar (i.e. Open-Source Word Processor) format or plain text but shall not be password protected;10.3.2. be limited to 50 pages of annexes save where the Registry has given permission for additional pages of annexes and paid the relevant fee (being £1 per additional page).10.3.3. specify whether the Complainant wishes to be contacted direct or through an authorised representative, and set out the email address, telephone number, fax number and postal address which should be used;10.3.4. set out any of the Respondent’s contact details which are known to the Complainant and specify the steps taken to verify those addresses and whether communication to those addresses have been acknowledged by the Respondent;10.3.5. specify the Domain Name and the name or mark which is identical or similar to the Domain Name and in which the Complainant asserts it has Rights;10.3.6. describe in accordance with the Policy the grounds on which the complaint is made including in particular:10.3.6.1. what Rights the Complainant asserts in the name or mark;10.3.6.2. why the Domain Name should be considered to be infringing10.3.6.3. why the Domain Name should be considered to be an Abusive Registration in the hands of the Respondent;10.3.6.4. any other applicable aspects of the policy as well as any other grounds which support the Complainant’s assertion;10.3.7. specify whether the Complainant is seeking to have the Domain Name transferred, suspended, cancelled or otherwise amended;10.3.8. specify whether any legal proceedings have been commenced or terminated or otherwise discontinued or determined in connection with the Domain Name;10.3.9. state that the Complainant will submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Alderney or Guernsey courts with respect to any legal proceedings relating the CIDD process or otherwise seeking to appeal, reverse or otherwise challenge the effect of a Decision requiring the suspension, cancellation, transfer or other amendment to a Domain Name registration,10.3.10. state that the Complainant will not submit the registry or the adjudicator to any claim for damages or legal costs whatsoever;10.3.11. state that the Complainant will submit to exclusively English law;10.3.12. conclude with the following statement followed by the signature of the Complainant or its authorised representative:-
"The Complainant agrees that its claims and remedies concerning the registration of the Domain Name, the dispute, or the dispute’s resolution shall be solely against the Respondent and that neither the registry nor its directors, officers, employees or servants nor any Adjudicator or adjudicator shall be liable for anything done or omitted in connection with any proceedings under the CIDD Service unless the act or omission is shown to have been in bad faith.
The information contained in this complaint is to the best of the Complainant’s knowledge true, uberimmae fides and complete and this complaint is not being presented in bad faith and the matters stated in this complaint comply with the Procedure and applicable law.
The Complaint agrees to abide by the Registry’s Domain Dispute Rules and Regulations. If the Adjudicator orders a transfer of the Domain Name(s) then I agree to be bound by Registry’s Terms and Conditions for the Registration of Domain Names, and in particular the provisions relating to registry’s processing of personal data."10.3.13. Attach three copies of any written documentary or other evidence on which the Complainant relies including correspondence and any trade mark registration and/or evidence of use of or reputation in a name or mark, together with an index of the material attached.10.3.14. The complaint may relate to more than one Domain Name, provided that those Domain Names are registered in the name of the Respondent and subject to: a) three names being included in the stated fee b) thereafter £50 per domain name10.4. If the Complainant does not pay the applicable fee within the time limit, we will deem the complaint to be withdrawn, in such event, the Complainant shall not be prevented from submitting a different complaint to us.10.5. Once the Complainant fee is paid, we will appoint the Adjudicator, we will notify the Parties of the name of the Adjudicator appointed.11. Notification of Complaint and Responses11.1. We will check that the complaint complies with the CIDD Policy and this Procedure and, if so, Registry will forward it to the Respondent together with Registry explanatory coversheet within seven (7) Days of Registry receipt of the complaint.11.2. If Registry find that the complaint does not comply with the Policy and this Procedure, Registry will promptly notify the Complainant of the deficiencies Registry have identified. The Complainant shall have seven (7) Days from receipt of notification within which to correct the deficiencies and return the complaint to us, but no further detail may be added and if such Complaint is not submitted duly corrected, the complaint to be withdrawn and the fee forfeit. This will not prevent the Complainant submitting a different complaint to us but a new fee will be payable.11.3. Proceedings under CIDD will commence on the earliest date upon which the complaint is deemed to have been received by the Respondent in accordance with this Policy.11.4. Registry will promptly notify the Parties of the date of commencement of such proceedings.11.5 Registry communications will be by sending the complaint to the Parties by using, in Registry discretion, any of the following means:a) sending the complaint by first class post, fax or email to the Parties at the contact details shown on the Complaint or as the registrant or other contacts in Registry domain name register database entry for the Domain Name;b) sending the complaint in electronic form (including attachments to the extent available in that form) by email to postmaster@<the Domain Name>, Webmaster@<the Domain Name> and admin@<the Domain Name> or any e-mail address provided to the Registry; orc) if the Domain Name resolves to an active web page (other than a generic page which Registry conclude is maintained by a registrar for parking Domain Names), to any email address shown or email links on that web page so far as this is practicable; ord) sending the complaint to any addresses provided to us by the Partiesso far as this is practicable.e) (optionally as additional notification) SMS message to any mobile phone number provided, VOIP or IM address provided).11.6 Registry will provide until Respondent responds, the Complaint on the CIDD Pages of the Registry.11.7 Except as set out herein, all written communication to a Party or a Party’s representative under the Policy or this Procedure shall be made to the Registry and by fax, first class post or email. Email communications should be sent in plain text so far as this is practicable.12. cpr144449003101 The Respondent12.1. Within fifteen (15) Days of the date of commencement of proceedings under the CIDD, the Respondent shall submit a response to us together with the Response Fee deposit or Domain Arbitration Fee as specified.12.2. Within seven days (7) following Registry receipt of the response, Registry will forward the response to the Complainant.12.3. The Respondent must send the response to us using the online electronic forms on Registry web site (except to the extent not available for attachments or if other exceptional circumstances apply, in which case hard copies may be sent as an alternative) or by written submission but where written submission is made, the Complaint must include an electronic version.12.4. The response shall:12.4.1. not exceed 5000 words (not including annexes).This shall be provided in Word format or Open Office format or plain text and shall not be password protected.;12.4.2. include any grounds the Respondent wishes to rely upon to rebut the Complainant’s assertions including any relevant factors set out in the Policy;12.4.3. specify whether the Respondent wishes to be contacted direct or through an authorised representative, and set out the email address, telephone number, fax number and postal address which should be used;12.4.4. specify whether any legal proceedings have been commenced or terminated or otherwise discontinued or determined in connection with the Domain Name;12.4.5. state that the Respondent will submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Alderney or Guernsey courts with respect to any legal proceedings relating the CIDD process or otherwise seeking to appeal, reverse or otherwise challenge the effect of a Decision requiring the suspension, cancellation, transfer or other amendment to a Domain Name registration,12.4.6. state that the Respondent will not submit the registry or the adjudicator to any claim for damages or legal costs whatsoever;12.4.7. state that the Respondent will submit to exclusively English law;12.4.8. conclude with the following statement followed by the signature of the Respondent or its authorised representative:-
"The Respondent agrees that its claims and remedies concerning the registration of the Domain Name, the dispute, or the dispute’s resolution shall be solely against the Respondent and that neither the registry nor its directors, officers, employees or servants nor any Adjudicator or adjudicator shall be liable for anything done or omitted in connection with any proceedings under the CIDD Service unless the act or omission is shown to have been in bad faith.
The information contained in this complaint is to the best of the Respondent’s knowledge true uberimmae-fides and complete and is not being presented in bad faith and the matters stated in this complaint comply with the Procedure and applicable law.
The Respondent agrees to abide by the Registry’s Domain Dispute Rules and Regulations.
If the Adjudicator orders a transfer of the Domain Name(s) then I agree to be bound by Registry’s Terms and Conditions for the Registration of Domain Names, and in particular the provisions relating to registry’s processing of personal data."12.4.9. Attach three copies of any written documentary or other evidence on which the Respondent relies including correspondence and any trade mark registration and/or evidence of use of or reputation in a name or mark, together with an index of the material attached.13. Non-Response by Registrant/Non-Payment by Registrant13.1. If the Respondent does not submit a response or does not pay the Response Deposit Fee or place an acceptable bond, Registry will notify the Parties.14. Reply by the Complainant14.1. Within seven (7) Calendar Days of receiving the response from us, the Complainant may submit to us a reply to the Respondent’s response, which shall not exceed 2000 words (not including annexes limited to 10 pages). If a reply is submitted it must be submitted as far as possible in electronic form using Registry online forms, unless exceptional circumstances apply in which case the reply may be submitted to us in hard copy (including three copies of all annexes). If the Complainant does not submit a reply to us within seven (7) Calendar Days submissions are deemed closed.14.2. Any reply by the Complainant must be restricted solely to matters which are newly raised in the Respondent’s response and were not raised in the Complainant’s complaint as originally submitted to us.14.3. If the reply extends to other matters, the Adjudicator may declare it inadmissible to the extent that it deals with matters going beyond those newly raised in the Respondent’s response or may rule the entire response as inadmissible.15. Response to Reply15.1. To the extent that the Adjudicator intends to take note of any new material, the Adjudicator shall invite the Respondent to file a further submission in response to that material and such further submission shall not exceed 2000 words (not including annexes limited to 10 pages).16. Close of pleadings16.1. Upon close of submissions, the Adjudicator shall within 14 days and in the absence of exceptional circumstances, provide adjudication16.2. Where the Respondent has not replied or paid the relevant fee, only the Complainant’s submission and public information will be considered.16.3. The appointed Adjudicator shall only grant an application for a summary decision if the conditions set out in the Policy are satisfied.17. Further Statement17.1. In addition to the complaint, the response and if applicable the reply and any appeal, the Adjudicator may request further statements or documents from the Parties.17.2. The Adjudicator will not be obliged to consider any statements or documents from the Parties which he or she has not received according to the Policy or this Procedure or which he or she has not requested.17.3. Any communication with us intended to be passed to the Adjudicator which is not part of the standard process (e.g. other than a complaint, response, reply, submissions requested by the Adjudicator, appeal notice or appeal notice response) is a ‘non-standard submission’. Any non-standard submission must contain as a separate, first paragraph, a brief explanation of why there is an exceptional need for the non-standard submission. Registry will pass this explanation to the Adjudicator, and the remainder will only be passed to the Adjudicator at his or her sole discretion. If there is no explanation, Registry may not pass on the document or information.17.4. On receipt of a non-standard submission Registry shall copy to the other Party the explanatory first paragraph, but Registry will only send the remainder to the other Party if and when the Adjudicator requests sight of the remainder.18. In Person Hearings
No in person hearings (including hearings by conference call, video conference and web conference) will be held unless the Adjudicator determines in his or her sole discretion and in exceptional cases, that such a hearing is necessary to enable him or her to come to a Decision.19. Impartiality and Independence19.1. The Adjudicator shall be impartial and independent and both before accepting the appointment and during the proceedings will disclose to us any circumstances giving rise to justifiable doubt as to his or her impartiality or independence.19.2. Registry will have the discretion to appoint a substitute Adjudicator if necessary in which case Registry will adjust the timetable accordingly.19.3. A Party and the Adjudicator must not communicate directly.19.4. All communication between a Party and the Adjudicator must be made through us.20. General Powers of Registry and the Adjudicator20.1. We, or the Adjudicator if appointed, may in exceptional cases extend any period of time in proceedings under the CIDD.20.2. The Adjudicator shall determine the admissibility, relevance, materiality and weight of the evidence.20.3. Registry may from time to time implement quality control measures, including peer review, and shall set out the details of such quality control measures on Registry web site.20.4. The determination of whether exceptional circumstances exist under any provision of this Procedure or the Policy shall be in Registry sole discretion.20.5. Amendment of any provision of this Procedure or the Policy shall be in Registry sole discretion21. Lengthy Submissions21.1. If Registry find that a submission by a Party exceeds the word limit, Registry will return the submission to that Party who will within seven (7) Days return a submission to us which complies with the word limits. If Registry do not receive the submission back from:21.1.1. the Complainant, Registry will deem the complaint to be withdrawn;21.1.2. the Respondent, Registry will deem the response to be withdrawn.21.1.3. Withdrawal will not stop the Complainant from submitting a different complaint, although a new fee will be payable.22. Default22.1. If, in the absence of exceptional circumstances, a Party does not comply with any time period laid down in the Policy or this Procedure, the Adjudicator may deem that submission period closed when a Decision may be made on the Complaint.22.2. If the Adjudicator has not been appointed Registry shall take any action which it deems appropriate in its sole discretion, unless prescribed by this Procedure.22.3. In the absence of exceptional circumstances, if a Party does not comply with any provision in the Policy or this Procedure or any request by us or the Adjudicator, the consequences set out herein will follow and in the absence of stated consequences under the policy, the Adjudicator will draw such inferences from the Party’s non compliance as he or she considers appropriate.23. Adjudicator Decision23.1. The Adjudicator will decide a complaint on the basis of the Parties’ submissions, the Policy and this Procedure.23.2. The Adjudicator may (but will have no obligation to) look at any web sites referred to in the Parties’ submissions and public information.23.3. There may be occasions where the Adjudicator is in possession of relevant information, which is not in the case papers and upon which he or she wishes to rely for the purposes of the Decision. In such circumstances the Adjudicator may inform the Parties and invite them to make submissions if the Adjudicator deems it appropriate.23.4. The adjudicator may extend the timelime for decision to 28 days in exceptional circumstances for peer review of the draft Decision.23.5. The Decision shall be in writing and signed, provide the reasons on which it is based, indicate the date on which it was made and identify the name of the Adjudicator.23.6. If the Adjudicator concludes that the dispute is not within the scope of the Policy, he or she shall state that this is the case.24. Bad Faith Findings24.1. If, after considering the submissions, the Adjudicator finds that the complaint was brought in bad faith, for example in an attempt at Reverse Domain Name Hijacking, the Adjudicator shall state this finding in the Decision.24.2. If the Complainant is found on three separate occasions within a 2-year period to have brought a complaint in bad faith, Registry will not accept any further complaints from that Complainant for a period of 2 years.25. Communication of Decision to Parties and Implementation of Decision25.1. Within three (3) Days of Registry receipt of a Decision from the Adjudicator, Registry will communicate the full text of the Decision to each Party and the date for the implementation of the Decision in accordance with the Policy.25.2. Registry will publish the full Decision and the date that any action which the Decision requires will be taken, on Registry web site.25.3. If the Adjudicator makes a Decision recommending that a Domain Name registration should be cancelled, suspended, transferred or otherwise amended, Registry will implement that Decision by making any necessary changes to Registry domain name register database after fourteen (14) Days of the date that the Parties were notified, unless, during the period, Registry receive from either Party:25.3.1. an appeal or statement of intention to appeal complying with paragraph 18, in which case Registry will take no further action in respect of the Domain Name until the appeal is concluded; or25.3.2. official documentation showing that the Party has issued and served (or in the case of service outside England and Wales, commenced the process of serving) legal proceedings against the other Party in respect of the Domain Name.25.3.3. In the event of Court action , Registry will take no further action in respect of the Domain Name unless Registry receive either (a) Notification from the Court which satisfies us that the Parties have reached a settlement; or (b) evidence which satisfies us that such proceedings have been dismissed, withdrawn or are otherwise unsuccessful.26. Appeal26.1. Either Party shall have the right to appeal a Decision by submitting within 14 days of the decision:26.1.1. a statement of the intention to appeal or an appeal notice, when Registry will forward the same to the other Party and.26.1.2. The appropriate appeal fee.26.2. A statement of intention to appeal should only contain sufficient information to make it clear that an appeal is requested. The statement of intention to appeal should not contain the actual grounds or reasons for appeal.26.3. If an appeal notice or intention to appeal has been given, the appellant within a further 7 days (i.e. within 21 days of the decision) shall provide the detailed grounds and reasons of appeal not to exceed 1000 words, but the appeal shall contain no new evidence or annexes unless these have arisen since submission was last made by that Party. The Registry will forward this to the other Party and appoint the Appeal panel.26.4. Within ten (10) Days of receiving the appeal notice from us, the other Party may submit to us a Response to the Appeal.26.5. An appeal notice response must not exceed 1000 words, should set out detailed grounds and reasons why the appeal should be rejected but should contain no new evidence or annexes unless these have arisen since submission was last made by that Party. The Registry will forward this to the other Party.26.6. Following the filing of an appeal and receipt of any Appeal Response (or the expiry of the deadline to do so) Registry will provide the same to the Appeal panel.26.7. The test of impartiality shall apply to each member of the appeal panel.26.8. The appeal panel should not normally take into consideration any new evidence presented in an appeal notice or appeal notice response, unless they believe that it is in the interests of justice to do so.26.9. An Appeal Decision shall be made within 30 days of the close of submissions or 45 days in the event of peer review of the draft appeal Decision.26.10. Appeal Decisions cannot be subject to any appeal within the CIDD.26.11. The appeal panel will consider appeals on the basis of a full review of the matter and may review procedural matters.27. Settlement or Other Grounds for Termination27.1. If, before a Decision is made the Parties agree and notify us of a settlement which Registry approve, whether or not pursuant to Informal Mediation, Registry will terminate proceedings under the CIDD Service.27.2. If, before a Decision is made, it becomes unnecessary or impossible to continue proceedings under the CIDD Service for any reason, Registry will terminate proceedings under the Dispute Resolution Service unless a Party raises justifiable grounds for objection within a period of time which Registry will determine.28. Effect of Court Proceedings28.1. If legal proceedings relating to a Domain Name are issued in any Channel Island court before or during the course of proceedings under the CIDD and are brought to Registry attention, Registry will suspend the proceedings, pending the outcome of the legal proceedings.28.2. If legal proceedings relating to a Domain Name are issued in any Court other than a Channel Island court before or during the course of proceedings under the CIDD and are brought to Registry attention, Registry may at Registry discretion suspend the proceedings, pending the outcome of the legal proceedings.28.3. A Party must promptly notify us if it initiates legal proceedings in a court of competent jurisdiction in relating to a Domain Name during the course of proceedings under the CIDD.28.4. The operation of CIDD will not prevent either the Complainant or the Respondent from submitting the dispute to a court of competent jurisdiction.29. Exclusion of Liability29.1. Neither Registry nor Registry directors, officers, employees or servants nor any Adjudicator shall be liable to a party for anything done or omitted in connection with any proceedings under the CIDD unless the act or omission is shown to have been in bad faith.30. Modifications to the Policy and Procedure of the Dispute Resolution Service30.1. Registry reserve the right to make reasonable modifications to the Policy and Procedure at any time for good reason and at Registry entire discretion.30.2. Except where Registry are acting in pursuance of a statutory requirement or a court order or other unforeseen urgent event, changes will be implemented following a process of open public consultation.30.3. Except where Registry are acting in pursuance of a statutory requirement or a court order or other unforeseen urgent event, each such change will be published in advance (where practicable, thirty (30) calendar days in advance) on Registry web site to be found at http://www.channelisles.net and will become binding and effective upon the date specified therein.30.4. The Claimant and Respondent will be bound by the Policy and Procedure which are current at the time the CIDD is commenced until the dispute is concluded, but subject always to amendments in pursuance of a statutory requirement or a court order or other unforeseen urgent event.31. E-filing31.1. Notwithstanding the provisions of the Policy and this Procedure which require hard copies of documents and any annexes to be filed together with the original signatures of the Parties, Registry shall in Registry sole discretion permit electronic filing of all forms, documents and annexes, and may not require hard copies to be served.31.2. Details of the e-filing procedure as exists from time to time will be given on Registry web site and it is strongly recommended that such e-filing procedure is followed unless exceptional circumstances exist.32. Deposit Fee
32.1. If both parties pay the relevant Domain Arbitration fee then adjudication on the submitted case (with any investigatory additional material) will arise and the stage 2 fee is refunded to the prevailing party.33. Precedent Value33.1. Registry will publish decisions of the adjudicators and the appeal panel.33.2. Adjudications and Appeal decisions will not have precedent value, but will be of persuasive value to Adjudicators in future decisions.34. Interpretation34.1. Registry may refer questions of interpretation of the Policy and Procedure to the adjudicator panel and their decision shall be final.34.2. Any determination arising as a result of Registry referral will not affect any Decision previously made under the CIDD.35. Re-Hearings35.1. A non-exhaustive list of examples which may be exceptional enough to justify a re-hearing include:35.1.1. serious misconduct on the part of the Adjudicator, a Party, witness or lawyer;35.1.2. false or forged evidence having been offered to the Adjudicator;35.1.3. the discovery of credible and material evidence which could not have been reasonably foreseen or known for the Complainant to have included it in the evidence in support of the earlier complaint (but only in exceptional circumstances);35.1.4. a breach of natural justice; and35.1.5. the avoidance of an unconscionable result.36. Transfers During a Dispute36.1. A Respondent may not transfer a Domain Name registration:36.1.1. whilst proceedings under the DS are ongoing in relation to the Domain Name36.1.2. for a period of fourteen (14) Days after their conclusion or if later the Appeal, save that if a settlement is reached, the transfer may be permitted within 7 days of notification of settlement;36.1.3. whilst a court proceeding or arbitration in respect of the Domain Name registration is ongoing in a court of competent jurisdiction.36.2. Registry reserve the right to reverse any transfer of a Domain Name registration which does not comply with this paragraph.37. Governing Law and Jurisdiction37.1. Any dispute in relation to this procedure shall be subject to the sole and exclusive jurisdiction of the Channel Islands courts, being (at the Registry’s determination) : a) in relation to .gg domains of Alderney &/or Guernsey Courts and b) in relation to .je domains of Alderney &/or Jersey Courts.37.2. Any dispute in relation to this procedure shall be subject to the sole and exclusive application of English Law.Note to clause 3Note: Failure on the Respondent’s part to use the Domain Name for the purposes of email or a web site is not in itself evidence that the Domain Name is an Abusive Registration.Note: There shall be a rebuttable presumption of Abusive Registration if the Complainant proves that the Respondent has been found by the CIDD Process in three or more adjudications in the previous two (2) years before the Complaint was filed to have made an Abusive RegistrationNote to Clause 4Notes: The adjudicator may determine that the Domain Name is not part of a wider pattern or series of registrations because the Domain Name is of a significantly different type or character to the other domain names registered by the Respondent.Note: Fair use may include sites operated solely in tribute to or in criticism of a person or business.Note: Where legitimate or fair use is asserted, the Respondent must rebut the presumption by proving in the Response that the registration of the Domain Name is not an Abusive Registration.Note: Trading in domain names for profit, and holding a large portfolio of domain names, are of themselves lawful activities and where generic names are permitted in other jurisdictions, the adjudicator will review each case on its merits.Note: Sale of traffic (i.e. connecting domain names to parking pages and earning click-per-view revenue) is not of itself objectionable under the Policy, however the nature of the Domain Name, the nature of the advertising links on any parking page associated with the Domain Name, the use of the Domain Name generally and its advertising and content will be taken into account.
.net.gg Glossary of Technical Terms
A top-level domain devoted solely to international treaty organizations that have independent legal personality. Such organizations are not governed by the laws of any specific country, rather by mutual agreement between multiple countries. IANA maintains the domain registry for this domain.
The representation of an IPv4 address in the DNS system.
The representation of an IPv6 address in the DNS system.
Majority of the registries require 4 contacts for a successful domain registration: Registrant, Administrative, Technical and Billing. The Administrative contact is intended to represent the Registrant(owner) of the domain, in any non-technical matters, regarding the management of the domain. Certain extensions require Administrative contact to confirm requests and accept notices about the domain name.
The ASCII-compatible encoded (ACE) representation of an internationalized domain name, i.e. how it is transmitted internally within the DNS protocol. A-labels always commence the with the prefix "xn--". Contrast with U-label.
Originally a reference to the US Government agency that managed some of the Internet’s initial development, now a top-level domain used solely for machine-readable use by computers for certain protocols — such as for reverse IP address lookups, and ENUM. The domain is not designed for general registrations. IANA manages ARPA in conjunction with the Internet Architecture Board.
ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange)
The standard for transmitting English (or "Latin") letters over the Internet. DNS was originally limited to only Latin characters because it uses ASCII as its encoding format, although this has been expanded using Internationalized Domain Names(IDN) for Applications.
Authoritative Name Server
A domain name server configured to host the official record of the contents of a DNS zone. Each Channel Islander .net.gg domain name must have a set of these so computers on the Internet can find out the contents of that domain. The set of authoritative name servers for any given domain must be configured as NS records in the parent domain.
The service of automatic renewal allows the customers the convenience of automatic billing for the services ordered through the domain registrar. If the automatic renewal is selected, customer's credit card will be automatically charged for the service, which will avoid the interruption in service.
Majority of the registries require 4 contacts for a successful domain registration: Registrant, Administrative, Technical and Billing. The Billing contact is responsible for the payment of the domain, and is usually assigned to the registrar managing the domain.
The combination of a recursive name server and a caching name server.
Domains can be forwarded to another URL by using a forwarding service. Cloaking forwarding differs from Apache 301 forwarding by showing the content of the URL being forwarded to, however the URL bar displays the original domain name.
A CNAME record is an abbreviation for Canonical Name record and is a type of resource record in the Domain Name System (DNS) used to specify that a domain name is an alias for another domain, the "canonical" domain. CNAME has a very specific syntax rule. CNAME can only be set up for the unique subdomain, meaning that it cannot be set up for any subdomain, which has already been set up for the domain. Thus CNAME is most commonly set up for WWW subdomain.
Country-code top-level domain (ccTLD)
A Class of Top Level Domains, generally assigned or reserved by a country, sovereign state, or territory. IANA is the organization, responsible for the ccTLD assignments. Since 2010 there 2 types of ccTLDs: 2 letter ASCII characters TLDs and IDN TLDs, which consist of the native language characters. Each country/territory is able to implement certain restrictions and requirements on the ccTLD assigned to them.
Cross-Registry Information Service Protocol (CRISP)
The name of the working group at the IETF that developed the Internet Registry Information Service (IRIS), a next-generation WHOIS protocol replacement.
Any transfer of responsibility to another entity. In the domain name system, one name server can provide pointers to more useful name servers for a given request by returning NS records. On an administrative level, sub-domains are delegated to other entities. IANA also delegates IP address blocks to regional Internet registries.
Deletion of the domain results in the domain record being removed from the registry's database. Domain deletion procedure and availability differs depending on each of the TLD's policy. Certain extensions require additional payment to delete a domain name.
A section of the Domain Name System name space. By default, the Root Zone contains all domain names, however in practice sections of this are delegated into smaller zones in a hierarchical fashion. For example, the .com zone would refer to the portion of the DNS delegated that ends in .com.
A technology that can be added to the Domain Name System to verify the authenticity of its data. The works by adding verifiable chains of trust that can be validated to the domain name system.
In order to prevent unwanted changed to the domain names, customers have an ability to change the locks on their domain names. The domain lock availability depends on individual TLD, and includes clientTransferProhibited, clientUpdateProhibited, clientDeleteProhibited, clientRenewProhibited.
A unique identifier with a set of properties attached to it so that computers can perform conversions. A typical domain name is "icann.org". Most commonly the property attached is an IP address, like "188.8.131.52", so that computers can convert the domain name into an IP address. However the DNS is used for many other purposes. The domain name may also be a delegation, which transfers responsibility of all sub-domains within that domain to another entity. domain name label a constituent part of a domain name. The labels of domain names are connected by dots. For example, "www.iana.org" contains three labels — "www", "iana" and "org". For internationalized domain names, the labels may be referred to as A-labels and U-labels.
Domain Name Registrar
An entity offering domain name registration services, as an agent between registrants and registries. Usually multiple registrars exist who compete with each other, and are accredited. For most generic top-level domains, domain name registrars are accredited by ICANN.
Domain Name Registry
A registry tasked with managing the contents of a DNS zone, by giving registrations of sub-domains to registrants.
Domain Name Server
A general term for a computer hardware or software server, which answers requests to convert domain names into something else. These can be subdivided into authoritative name servers, which store the database for a particular DNS zone; as well as recursive name servers and caching name servers.
Domain Name System (DNS)
The global hierarchical system of domain names. A global distributed database contains the information to perform the domain name conversations, and the most central part of that database, known as the root zone is coordinated by IANA.
Dot or “."
Common way of referring to a specific top-level domain. Dot generally precedes the Top Level domain, such as dot com is written down as “.net.gg”.
The expiration date determines when the domain registration period ends. In order to avoid downtime for the domain, renewal of the domain at least two weeks before expiration date is strongly encouraged. After the expiration date passes, some registries maintain the record of the domain name under the same owner, however the DNS services are put on hold.
Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP)
A protocol used for electronic communication between a registrar and a registry for provisioning domain names.
Refers to the last portion of the domain name, located after the dot. Domain extension helps determine the registry, to which domain pertains, and allows to accurately classify the domain name.
First Come, First Served (FCFS)
Multiple applications for the same domain name are not accepted. The domain will be awarded to the first registrar who submits a registration request.
File Transfer Protocol does exactly what it says. The standard network protocol allows the transfer of files from one host to another. There are many FTP clients(programs) available, which allow you to connect to your host and transfer your completed content to your hosting provider's space.
Fully-Qualified Domain Mame (FQDN)
A complete domain name including all its components, i.e. "www.icann.org" as opposed to "www".
A document, formally known as the Principles for the Delegation and Administration of ccTLDs. This document was developed by the ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee and documents a set of principles agreed by governments on how ccTLDs should be delegated and run.
General Availability Phase
Domains are awarded on first come first serve basis, granted that the domains are available after the previous phases have concluded.
Generic top-level domains (gTLDs)
A class of top-level domains that are used for general purposes, where ICANN has a strong role in coordination (as opposed to country-code top-level domains, which are managed locally).
An explicit notation of the IP address of a name server, placed in a zone outside of the zone that would ordinarily contain that information. All name servers are in-bailiwick of the Root Zone, therefore glue records is required for all name servers listed there. Also referred to as just "glue".
A file stored in DNS software (i.e. recursive name servers) that tells it where the DNS root servers are located.
The name of a computer. Typically the left-most part of a fully-qualified domain name.
HyperText Transfer Protocol serves as the cornerstone protocol for World Wide Web, which allows the transfer of data between clients and servers.
See Internet Assigned Numbers Authority.
A component of RFCs that refer to any work required by IANA to maintain registries for a specific protocol.
The contract between ICANN and the US Government that governs how various IANA functions are performed.
See Internet Assigned Numbers Authority.
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers(ICANN) is responsible responsible for the coordination of maintenance and methodology of several databases of unique identifiers related to the namespaces of the Internet, and ensuring the network's stable and secure operation.
Internal transfer refers to a transfer of a domain name within the same registrar. This procedure may be simpler, than starting a domain transfer, which involves 2 different registrars. The internal transfer is possible, after two parties involved in the internal transfer come to an agreement about the terms of the transfer.
Internationalized domain name (IDN)
Internet domain name, which allows the use of a language-specific script or alphabet, such as Arabic, Cyrillic, and Chinese. Adoption of IDN domain names is a significant step towards including non-English speakers into the world of Internet. Internationalized domain name is stored in Domain Name System as ASCII strings, which are transcribed by the use of Punycode.
Internet Architecture Board (IAB)
The oversight body of the IETF, responsible for overall strategic direction of Internet standardization efforts. The IAB works with ICANN on how the IANA protocol parameter registries should be managed. The IAB is an activity of the Internet Society, a non-profit organization.
Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA)
A department of ICANN tasked with providing various Internet coordination functions, primarily those described in a contract between ICANN and the US Government. The functions relate to ensuring globally-unique protocol parameter assignment, including management of the root of the Domain Name System and IP Address Space. ICANN staff within this department is often referred to as "IANA Staff".
Internet Coordination Policy (ICP)
A series of documents created by ICANN between 1999 and 2000 describing management procedures.
Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG)
The committee of area experts of the IETF’s areas of work, that acts as its board of management.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
The key Internet standardization forum. The standards developed within the IETF are published as RFCs.
Internet Protocol (IP)
The fundamental protocol that is used to transmit information over the Internet. Data transmitted over the Internet is transmitted using the Internet Protocol, usually in conjunction with a more specialized protocol. Computers are uniquely identified on the Internet using an IP Address.
A unique identifier for a device on the Internet. The identifier is used to accurately route Internet traffic to that device. IP addresses must be unique on the global Internet.
Internet Protocol version 4. Refers to the version of Internet protocol that supports 32-bit IP addresses.
Internet Protocol version 6. Refers to the version of Internet protocol that supports 128-bit IP addresses.
This phase allows you a greater chance to obtain a domain name prior to General Availability, typically for an increased fee. The fee generally varies depending on how early you want to register. Priority is either first-come, first-served or will go to an auction cpr144449003101 if there are multiple applicants, depending on registry rules. A common fee structure that will be in use is the Early Access Program (EAP). Further details on a specific extensions landrush phase can be found under the landrush section for that a particular domain.
Mail exchange (mx) record
MX record determines which server the mail client will be retrieving the mail from. The MX records for individual domains can be set up in the DNS records section of the client's control panel.
New Generic Top Level Domain (New gTLD)
Starting on July 15th, 2013 ICANN has started process of delegating new Generic Top Level Domains, opening up new opportunities for the internet community. New extensions include popular categories like professional domains, IDNs, general interest domains, and brand domain names.
a type of record in a DNS zone that signifies part of that zone is delegated to a different set of authoritative name servers.
The domain above a domain in the DNS hierarchy. For all top-level domains, the Root Zone is the parent domain. The Root Zone has no parent domain as it is as the top of the hierarchy. Opposite of sub-domain.
Many of the registrars offer a free service of domain parking. This allows the customer to quickly register a domain name, and choose the hosting solution at a later date. Very often the registrar's parking DNS servers allow DNS record modification.
Paid pre-registration allows you to purchase the domain in the General Availability phase, and the domain will be submitted as soon as the General Availability phase opens.
Primary name server
Practically every domain extension requires minimum 2 DNS servers in order for the domain to be successfully registered. Primary name server is responsible for storing information about the domain routing and making it available for requests.
The representation of a IP address to domain name mapping in the DNS system.
Recursive Name Server
A domain name server configured to perform DNS lookups on behalf of other computers.
The transfer of a delegation from one entity to another. Most commonly used to refer to the redelegation process used for top-level domains.
A special type of root zone change where there is a significant change involving the transfer of operations of a top-level domain to a new entity.
Redemption Grace Period
Redemption Grace Period(RGP) is a period after the expiration date, in which the domain still belongs to the same client, however the functionality is put on hold. The domain can usually be restored after paying for RGP fee. gTLDs often have a Renewal Period of 30 days before the Redemption Grace Period starts.
Regional Internet Registry (RIR)
A registry responsible for allocation of IP address resources within a particular region.
See Registrant Contact
Majority of the registries require 4 contacts for a successful domain registration: Registrant, Administrative, Technical and Billing. The Registrant contact is the owner of the domain, and is the entity that holds right to use the particular domain name.
Registrar for .net.gg
An entity that can act on requests from a registrant in making changes in a registry. Usually the registrar is the same entity that operates a registry, although for domain names this role is often split to allow for competition between multiple registrars who offer different levels of support.
Registry Guernsey .net.gg
The authoritative record of registrations for a particular set of data. Most often used to refer to domain name registry, but all protocol parameters that IANA maintains are also registries.
Registry Operator for .net.gg Guernsey
The entity that runs a registry.
A method of translating an IP address into a domain name, so-called as it is the opposite of a typical lookup that converts a domain name to an IP address.
A series of Internet engineering documents describing Internet standards, as well as discussion papers, informational memorandums and best practices. Internet standards that are published in an RFC originate from the IETF. The RFC series is published by the RFC Editor.
The highest level of the domain system.
The authoritative name servers for the Root Zone.
The top of the domain name system hierarchy. The root zone contains all of the delegations for top-level domains, as well as the list of root servers, and is managed by IANA.
Root Zone Management (RZM)
The management of the DNS Root Zone by IANA.
A project to automate many aspects of the Root Zone Management function within IANA. Based on a software tool originally called "eIANA".
Secondary name server
Practically every domain extension requires minimum 2 DNS servers in order for the domain to be successfully registered. Secondary server is responsible for copying information from the primary server. The original purpose of secondary server is to take over the requests, if the primary server is down. Some of the registries no longer put an emphasis on which server is primary or secondary, but many international registries still use the old standard.
The entity acting as the trustee of a top-level domain on behalf of its designated community.
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a cryptographivc protocol, which is designed to provide communication security over internet. The data entered on the websites, using SSL, is encrypted, thus making it less susceptible to data theft.
In the domain hierarchy, or structure, subdomain is a domain, which is a part of a larger domain. For example, "www.icann.org" is a sub-domain of "icann.org", and "icann.org" is a sub-domain of "org". Subdomains can generally be setup through a DNS server management utility as A records or CNAME records.
A phase in which holders of eligible trademarks have the opportunity to apply and register domain names that correspond to their trademarks. To participate in Sunrise for new gTLDs, trademark holders must validate their trademarks with the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) first and must provide a valid Signed Mark Data (SMD) file for submission.
Majority of the registries require 4 contacts for a successful domain registration: Registrant, Administrative, Technical and Billing. The Technical contact is intended to assist the Registrant(owner) contact in any queries that pertain to the technical aspects of managing the domain name.
Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH)
The central database of verified trademarks that was created by ICANN to provide brand protection to trademark holders during ICANN’s new gTLD program. Its' a centralized database of verified trademarks, that is connected to each and every new Top Level Domain (TLD) that will launch.
Top-level domain (TLD)
The highest level of subdivisions with the domain name system. These domains, such as ".net.gg" and ".uk" are delegated from the DNS Root zone. They are generally divided into two distinct categories, generic top-level domains and country-code top-level domains.
Most commonly, the term transfer refers to a inter-registrar transfer of registrations. The procedure of the tranfer will largely depend on the TLD, and is most commonly completed by requesting an authorization code from the current registrar and initiating the transfer at another registrar.
A known good cryptographic certificate that can be used to validate a chain of trust. Trust anchor repository (TAR) Any repository of public keys that can be used as trust anchors for validating chains of trust. See Interim Trust Anchor Repository (ITAR) for one such repository for top-level domain operators using DNSSEC.
An entity entrusted with the operations of an Internet resource for the benefit of the wider community. In IANA circles, usually in reference to the sponsoring organization of a top-level domain.
The Unicode representation of an internationalized domain name, i.e. how it is shown to the end-user. Contrast with A-label.
A standard describing a repertoire of characters used to represent most of the worlds languages in written form. Unicode is the basis for internationalized domain names.
Uniform resource locator (URL)
Uniform Resource Locator(URL), commonly known as web address, is an address to a resource on the internet. The URL consists of two components: Protocol Identifier(i.e. http, https) and the Resource name(i.e. icann.org)
Unsponsored top-level domain
A sub-classification of generic top-level domain, where there is no formal community of interest. Unsponsored top-level domains(.COM, .NET, .ORG, etc.) are administered according to the policies and processes established by ICANN.
URL Forwarding or URL redirection refers to the most common type of forwarding offered by domain registrars. Forwarding occurs when all pages from one domain are redirected to another domain.
A standard used for transmitting Unicode characters.
In the context of internationalized domain names, an alternative domain name that can be registered, or mean the same thing, because some of its characters can be registered in multiple different ways due to the way the language works. Depending on registry policy, variants may be registered together in one block called a variant bundle. For example, "internationalise" and "internationalize" may be considered variants in English.
A collection of multiple domain names that are grouped together because some of the characters are considered variants of the others.
A type of IDN table that describes the variants for a particular language or script. For example, a variant table may map Simplified Chinese characters to Traditional Chinese characters for the purpose of constructing a variant bundle.
Web host (Hosting Provider)
Web host is a type of an Internet service, which allows users to host content and/or email services by providing hosting space. Most often the hosting providers include control panels and tools for building a website and maintaining mail records.
A simple plain text-based protocol for looking up registration data within a registry. Typically used for domain name registries and IP address registries to find out who has registered a particular resource. (Usage note: not "Whois" or "whois")
Used to refer to parts of a registry’s database that are made public using the WHOIS protocol, or via similar mechanisms using other protocols (such as web pages, or IRIS). Most commonly used to refer to a domain name registry’s public database.
An interface, usually a web-based form, that will perform a look-up to a WHOIS server. This allows one to find WHOIS information without needing a specialized computer program that speaks the WHOIS protocol.
A system running on port number 43 that accepts queries using the WHOIS protocol.
The format of data when it is transmitted over the Internet (i.e. "over the wire"). For example, an A-label is the wire format of an internationalized domain name; and UTF-8 is a possible wire format of Unicode.
A machine-readable file format for storing structured data. Used to represent web pages (in a subset called HTML) etc. Used by IANA for storing protocol parameter registries.
Zone (DNS Records)
The zone file, also know as the DNS records is a vital component of DNS system, which contains various DNS records, which point to the location of content and email servers for each individual domain. Editing zone is made possible in the client's control panel.
Signed Mark Data (SMD)
A Signed Mark Data (SMD) is file that will allow you to register domain names during the sunrise period of new gTLD’s and request other services. It validates that you trademark has been verified within the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH).
The trademark claims period extends for 90 days after the close of the Sunrise period. During the Claims period, anyone attempting to register a domain name matching a trademark that is recorded in the Trademark Clearinghouse will receive a notification displaying the relevant mark information. If the notified party goes and ahead and registers the domain name the Trademark Clearinghouse will send a notice to those trademark holders with matching records in the Clearinghouse, informing them that someone has registered the domain name.