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BRS MEDIA .AM DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATION TERMS & CONDITIONS
  (effective April 1, 2000. Revised June 1, 2013)

  1. By registration of your domain name on the Internet, the registrar, AM Hostmaster, and Armenia Network Information Center (ANIC), are accepting in good faith that you have the right to use such name. AM Hostmaster/ANIC will revoke domain if it is proved that the domain is being used to spam and/or otherwise used for any illegal or inappropriate purposes. In this case, registration fee will not be refunded. Applications for "too generic" domain names may be refused. Widely known trademarks or names may be registered by their owners only. AM Hostmaster/ANIC's function in registering names on the Internet is to assure that the name does not conflict with any other name in the name space requested. Geographical names, widely known acronyms and abbreviations, generic terms normally may not be registered as a domain name; however, in certain circumstances, when the registrant provides adequate documentary evidence that he/she has a right to the domain name in question, AM Hostmaster/ANIC may, at it's discretion register such domain name. However, the ANIC reserves the right to revoke the registered domain name if it is proved that the provided information / documents are not true, truthful, and complete.

  2. The user by your registration and use of the name and/or your continued use of an existing name, agrees, as part of your request for name registration, to indemnify and hold harmless from any and all costs, fees, expenses arising from litigation involving trademark, trade name, service mark, and any other name infringements, or other reasons, the registrar and the ANIC.

  3. The party requesting registration of this name certifies that to her/his knowledge, the use of this name does not violate trademark or other statutes.

  4. Registering a domain name does not confer any legal rights to that name and any disputes between parties over the rights to use a particular name are to be settled between the contending parties using normal legal methods. Provision of false Whois information can be grounds for cancellation of the domain name registration with no refund of registration fee(s). 

  5. The content(s) of any Web site(s) or page(s), or any other system used for distribution of information, including but not limited to the textual, audio, video, still images, computer programs, etc. should not violate the laws of the Republic of Armenia or applicable international treaties or conventions.

  6. The exclusive place of jurisdiction is the city of Yerevan, Republic of Armenia. At all times the provision of all services shall be subject to the laws of Armenia and applicable international treaties. The party requesting registration of this name certifies that such registered domain will not be used for any illegal or unethical purpose under any circumstances in any country. Should the party requesting registration or the de jure or de facto owner or operator of domain use the domain for any illegal purposes stated above the Registrar reserves the right to suspend and/or revoke the registration.

  7. BRS Media, Inc. does not determine the legality of the domain name registration, or otherwise evaluate whether that registration or use may infringe upon the rights of a third party.

  8. Responsibility. The entity applying for a domain name ("registrant") is solely responsible for selecting its own domain name ("domain name") and maintaining for the continued accuracy of the registration record. The registrant, by completing and submitting the dotAM Domain Name Registration Agreement ("Registration Agreement"), represents that the statements in its application are true and that the registration of the selected domain name, to the best of the registrant's knowledge, does not interfere with or infringe upon the rights of any third party. The registrant also represents that the domain name is not being registered for any unlawful purpose.

  9. Disputes. The dotAM Registry has adopted the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) (www.icann.org/udrp) for all .AM Domain Name registrations. Trademark owners can choose to file a complaint with an authorized domain dispute resolution provider(s).

The UDRP Policy explains what trademark owners have to prove in order to take a domain name away from the current holder, as well as what domain name holders can use to show that they should be allowed to keep the domain registration. The UDRP Rules outline the actual process for filing a complaint (if you are a trademark owner) and for responding to a complaint (if you are the domain name holder). The registration of any Domain Name(s) shall be subject to suspension, cancellation, or transfer pursuant to any decision under the UDRP.

The Registry has authorized the following Domain Dispute Resolution Provider(s) that can be approached under this policy:

WIPO

 - Dispute Proceedings/Decisions: http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/
 - Dispute Policy and Procedural Rules: http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/rules/
 - Guide: http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/guide/ 

Disputes concerning or arising out of the registration and use of .AM domain names brought by trademark owners may be resolved in accordance with the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

BRS Media, Inc. neither acts as arbiter nor provides resolution of disputes between registrants and third party complainants arising out of the registration or use of a domain name. Registrant agrees, as a condition to submitting the dotAM Domain Name Registration Agreement, that the Registrant shall be bound by BRS Media, Inc.'s current Terms & Conditions.

  10. Terms & Conditions Modification(s). Registrant agrees that BRS Media, Inc., in it's sole discretion, may change or modify these Terms & Conditions at any time. Registrant agrees that Registrant's maintaining the registration of a dotAM domain name after changes or modification(s) to the Terms & Conditions become effective constitutes Registrant's continued acceptance of these changes or modification(s). BRS Media, Inc. will post the revised Terms & Conditions at http://www.dot.am at least thirty (30) calendar days before it becomes effective. Registrant agrees that if Registrant considers any such changes or modification(s) to be unacceptable, Registrant may request that the dotAM domain name be deleted from the domain name database.

  11. Change of Registrant / Trade. A change of registrant requires a "Trade". Changing a registrant of a .AM domain is referred to as a "Trade". A trade transfers the ownership of a domain name from one Registrant (Holder/Owner of a domain name) to another. The trade is a manual process and requires an LOA from the current registrant. The cost to process a trade equals a registration fee and upon completion of a "Trade" a new registration period will begin. Which means that your expiration date will change to reflect when the domain was traded and your domain would expire one year from that date.

  12. Transfer. Transferring or 'moving' a domain from one registrar to another requires a "Transfer". The transfer is a manual process and requires an LOA from the current registrant. The transfer request can take up to 14 days to process and one or both registrars may charge a transfer fee (Ask your registrar if you have questions about fees). Upon completion of a "Transfer" your expiration date will NOT change.   

  13. Indemnity. The registrant hereby agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless (i) BRS Media, Inc., its officers, directors, employees and agents, for any loss or damages awarded by a court of competent jurisdiction resulting from any claim, action, or demand arising out of or related to the registration or use of the domain name. Such claims shall include, without limitation, those based upon trademark or service mark infringement, trade name infringement, dilution, tortuous interference with contract or prospective business advantage, unfair competition, defamation or injury to business reputation.

  14. The registrant agrees that BRS Media, Inc. (and/or) ANIC shall have the right in its sole discretion to revoke, suspend, transfer or otherwise modify a domain name registration upon thirty (30) calendar days prior written notice.

  15. Notices. All notices between BRS Media, Inc. and its registrants permitted or required under these Terms & Conditions shall be in writing and shall be delivered by personal delivery, courier delivery, facsimile transmission, electronic mail, and/or by first class mail, and shall be deemed given upon delivery, transmission, or seven (7) calendar days after deposit in the mail, whichever occurs first. Initial notices shall be sent to the domain name registrant at the address of the domain name registrant listed in BRS Media, Inc.'s dotAM domain database.

  16. DISCLAIMER. THE REGISTRANT AGREES THAT BRS MEDIA WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OF REGISTRATION AND USE OF REGISTRANT'S dotAM DOMAIN NAME, OR FOR INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS, OR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS) REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF BRS MEDIA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL BRS MEDIA'S MAXIMUM LIABILITY EXCEED FIVE HUNDRED ($500.00) DOLLARS.

  17. These Terms & Conditions, as amended, and the current dotAM Domain Name Registration Agreement together constitute the complete and exclusive agreement between BRS Media, Inc. and the registrant, and supersede and govern all prior proposals, agreements, or other communications. The registrant agrees that registration of a domain name constitutes an agreement to be bound by these Terms & Conditions, as amended from time to time.

Terms and conditions for the registration of an Internet domain name in AM TLD

Juridical or physical person registering a domain in .AM zone (registrant) is obliged to abide by “The Law of the Republic of Armenia on Trademarks” in Chapter 2 and by “The Law of the Republic of Armenia on Geographical Indications” in Chapter 4 (see below).

The Law of the Republic of Armenia on Trademarks

“Chapter 2 - Legal protection of trademarks
Article 12. Exclusive Right to the Trademark
.....
2. The proprietor of the trademark may, in accordance with paragraph 1 of this Article, prevent third parties from taking the following actions:
.....
(5) using the sign on the Internet or on other global computer telecommunication networks, in particular by any modes of addressing, including Internet domains; “

The Law of the Republic of Armenia on Geographical Indications

“Chapter 4: Appeal against the decisions. Contradiction with other rights. Supervision
Article 36. Contradiction with domain name
1. If the geographical indication, designation of origin or guaranteed traditional product is protected in accordance with this Law, then the registration of any domain name, which use corresponds to one of the situations described in Articles 14 and 15 of this Law, shall be recognized invalid, where the registration of domain name took place after launching the protection of geographical indication, designation of origin or guaranteed traditional product.
2. In situations corresponding to one of those described in Articles 14 or 15 of this Law, the use of domain name, which was appropriately registered before the date when the protection of geographical indication, designation of origin or guaranteed traditional product started, can co-exist with the registered geographical indication, designation of origin or guaranteed traditional product, provided there are no legislative grounds for recognizing the registration of the domain name as invalid or nullified.”

Correspondence to the mentioned laws is the sole responsibility of a Registrant. The Registrar and the Registry are not liable or responsible in any way for infringement of the abovementioned laws.

Disputes concerning or arising out of the registration and use of .AM domain names brought by trademark owners may be resolved in accordance with the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/guide/).

For the adjudication of disputes concerning or arising out of the registration and use of .AM domain names, including any challenges to a decision under the UDRP, a .AM registrant can submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of Armenia. However, even in this case the WIPO decision (UDRP) may play a decisive role in the final decision of the court.

AM TLD Policy

  • By registration of a domain name on the Internet the registrar, ISOC AM, and Armenia Network Information Center (AM NIC) are accepting in good faith that the registrant have the right to use such name. We can revoke a domain if it is proved that the domain is being used for spreading spam and/or any illegal or inappropriate purposes (to stir up an international, ethnic, religious discord, to abet in international terrorism, to promote violence, to boost up pornography, to support trafficking).
     
  • Since August 01, 2009, a working group discusses all complaints for suchlike issues, suggests decisions, which come into force by resolution of the Council of ISOC AM.
     
  • Applications for "too generic" domain names may be refused.
     
  • Domain names considered by the Registry as having national value and included in the reservation list can be provided only by a decision of the Council of ISOC AM.
     
  • Geographical names and country names, widely known acronyms and abbreviations, local brand names may not be registered as a domain name; however, in certain circumstances, when the registrant provides adequate documentary evidence that he/she has a right to the domain name in question, AM NIC may register such domain name.
     
  • Our function in registering names on the Internet is to assure that the name does not conflict with any other name in the name space.
     
  • AM NIC reserves the right to revoke the registered domain name if it is proved that the provided information/documents are not true, truthful, and/or complete.
     
  • The user by registration and use of the name and/or continued use of an existing name, agrees, as part of his request for name registration, to indemnify and hold harmless from any and all costs, fees, expenses arising from litigation involving trademark, trade name, service mark, and any other name infringements, or other reasons, the registrar and the Armenia Network Information Center.
     
  • The party requesting registration of a name certifies that to her/his knowledge, the use of the name does not violate trademark or other statutes.
     
  • Registering a domain name does not confer any legal rights to that name and any disputes between parties over the rights to use a particular name are to be settled between the contending parties using normal legal methods.
     
  • A registrant who applied online for several domain names but failed to pay for them is deprived of rights of online registration and can do that only by signing a contract with a Registrar.
     
  • The content(s) of any Web site(s) or page(s), or any other system used for distribution of information, including but not limited to the textual, audio, video, still images, computer programs, etc. should not violate the laws of the Republic of Armenia or applicable international treaties or conventions.
     
  • The exclusive place of jurisdiction is the territory of the of Armenia.
     
  • At all times the provision of all services shall be subject to the laws of the Republic of Armenia and applicable international treaties.
     
  • The party requesting registration of the name certifies that such registered domain will not be used for any illegal or unethical purpose under any circumstances in any country. Should the party requesting registration or the de jure or de facto owner or operator of domain use the domain for any illegal purposes stated above AM NIC reserves the right to suspend the domain name and/or revoke the registration by the decision of the Council of ISOC AM.


  • Domain Name Registration Agreement


    Terms and conditions for the registration of an Internet domain name in AM TLD


    1. Definitions.

    1.1 Administrative Contact means the person or organization responsible for a Domain Name and to whom all enquiries relating to the Domain Name may be sent.
    1.2 Billing Contact means the person or organization responsible for making any payments due under this Registration Agreement to the Registrar.

    1.3 Domain Name means the domain name assigned by the Registrar to the Registrant.

    1.4 Domain Name Application means the form published by the Registry for the purposes of soliciting information from persons or entities seeking to register an Internet domain name, which can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.amnic.net.

    1.5 Domain Rules means the Registry Rules for the Domain and Sub-Domain and published on the World Wide Web at http://www.amnic.net.

    1.6 Dispute Policy means the Dispute Resolution Policy for Domain Names registered with the Registrar, and published on the World Wide Web at http://www.icann.org/udrp.

    1.7 Registration Agreement shall mean the:
    (i) Domain Name Registration Application Form;
    (ii) Terms and Conditions for the Registration of an Internet Domain Name;
    (iii) Registry's Rules for the Domain and Sub-Domain;
    (iv) Dispute Resolution Policy for Domain Names registered with the Registrar.

    1.8 Registrant means
    (i) the person(s) seeking the registration of a domain name;
    (ii) the registered keeper to whom a domain name has been allocated and entered into the Registry;
    (iii) the registered keeper of the e-mail address of the Administrative Contact.

    1.9 Registrar means ISP accredited by ISOC AM to be Registrar.

    1.10 Registration means all information supplied by the Registrant and contained within a Registrar data record.

    1.11 Registration Fee means the fee specified in the registration rules at www.amnic.net to be paid in connection with an application to register a domain name.

    1.12 Registry means a database containing the zone file(s) of one or more Internet domain names, including lower-level domain names, corresponding Internet Protocol addresses and related data.

    1.13 Registry Administrator means the person or entity responsible for administering a Registry.

    1.14 Renewal Fee means the fee specified in the registration rules at www.amnic.net to be paid in connection with the renewal of a domain name registration.

    1.15 Terms and Conditions means the Registry's terms and conditions governing the registration and use of a domain name registered with the Registrar and published on the World Wide Web at www.amnic.net.

    1.16 Tradename means a name used in the course of trade and by way of business.

    1.17 Transferee means a person or body to whom the Domain Name is assigned.  

    2. Scope

    2.1 These Terms and Conditions shall apply to any application to register an Internet domain name with Registrars and the subsequent registration and use, direct or indirect, of the Domain Name.

    2.2 By completing and submitting a Domain Name Application for consideration and acceptance by the Registry, the Registrant acknowledges that he has read the Terms and Conditions.

    2.3 In the event that a domain name is registered in the Registry's domain name database and assigned to the Registrant, the Registrant agrees to be bound by the Terms and Conditions.

    2.4 Domain name registration agreement and registration conditions and terms as well as fees are the same for all Registrars. The agreement is submitted at the first step of registration performed by the Registry without selecting a Registrar. Registrant selects a Registrar at the second step of registration after confirmation of the domain name acceptance by the Registry. After that the Registrant is provided the list of Registrars to choose from. Before choosing a Registrar the Registrant may visit their web sites and make a conclusion. Registrars are the most qualified and reliable ISP's operating in Armenia. Choosing a Registrar means that the agreement is signed with him and all further negotiations are to be made with him.

    2.5 If the Renewal Fee is not timely paid the Domain is freezed for two (2) weeks after the payment expiration date. After additional two (2) weeks the Domain is considered free for new registration.


    3. Fees and Payments.

    3.1 As consideration for the registration of the Domain Name with the Registrar, the Registrant agrees to pay the Registration Fee and, when applicable, the Renewal Fee.

    3.2 Receipt of the Registration Fee by the Registrar, or the Registrar's duly appointed agent, constitutes confirmation of the Registrant's acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

    3.3 The Registrar has no obligation to activate a Domain Name unless and until it has received payment of the Registration Fee or Renewal Fee, as the case may be.

    3.4 Except as specified herein, all payments made in connection with the registration of the Domain Name, or the renewal of the Domain Name registration, shall be non-refundable.

    3.5 The Renewal Fee covers a period of one (1) year for each renewal, and includes any permitted modification(s) to the Domain Name's record during the covered period.  At the conclusion of such registration period(s), as the case may be, failure by or on behalf of the Registrant to pay the Renewal Fee within the time specified in a second notice or reminder results in cancellation of the Domain Name registration.

    3.6 In the event that the Registrant uses an agent for the purposes of making any required payments, the Registrar first seeks payment from the agent.  In the event that the agent fails to make such payment, for whatever reason, the Registrar has the right to recover the payment from the Registrant.

    3.7 Payment of the Registration Fee or the Renewal Fee, as the case may be, shall be made to the Registrar within thirty (30) days.

    3.8 The Registration Fee and the Renewal Fee, as the case may be, shall be paid by such means and methods as may be specified from time to time by the Registry/Registrar.

     
    4. Accuracy of Information.

    4.1 For the purposes of applying to register the Domain Name, the Registrant shall provide the information requested in the Domain Name Application. The Registrar takes reasonable precautions to protect all such information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration or destruction.

    4.2 By applying to register a Domain Name, the Registrant represents and warrants that, to the best of the Registrant's knowledge and belief, any information provided in the Domain Name Application is true and correct.

    4.3 The Registrant represents and warrants that any future changes to the information provided in the Domain Name Application required to maintain its accuracy shall be provided to the Registrar in an expeditious manner in accordance with the domain name modification procedures in place at that time.

    4.4 The Registrar has no obligation to screen information submitted by the Registrant to determine the accuracy of the information held by the Registrar nor to determine whether the information may infringe upon the right(s) of a third party, but rely on the representations and warranties provided by the Registrant. The Registrant agrees that, by the registration of the Domain Name, such registration does not confer immunity from objection to either the registration or use of the Domain Name by any party.

    4.5 The Registrar reserves the right to cancel the Domain Name if this Registration Agreement, or subsequent modification(s) thereto, contains false or misleading information, or conceals or omits any information the Registrar would likely have considered material to its decision to accept the Domain Name Application and assign the Domain Name to the Registrant.

    4.6 A Registrant's willful provision of inaccurate or unreliable information, its willful failure promptly to update information provided to the Registrar, or its failure to respond for over fifteen (15) calendar days to inquiries by the Registrar concerning the accuracy of contact details associated with the Domain Name shall constitute a material breach of the Registration Agreement and shall be a basis for cancellation of the registration of the Domain Name.

    4.7 The Registrar's remedies against the Registrant for any breach of this clause shall continue to be available notwithstanding any modification, surrender, cancellation or transfer of the registration of the Domain Name.

    4.8 The Registrant represents and warrants that it has exercised its best efforts to determine that neither the registration of the Domain Name nor the manner in which it will be directly or indirectly used shall infringe upon or otherwise violate the legal rights of any third party.

    4.9 The Registrant represents and warrants that, to the best of the Registrant's knowledge, the registration and use, direct and indirect, of the Domain Name does not violate any applicable laws or regulations.

    4.10 In the event the Registrant licenses the use of the Domain Name to a third party, the Registrant nonetheless continues to be considered the holder of record of the Domain Name and shall be responsible for
    (i) providing its own full contact information;
    (ii) providing full contact information for its licensee;
    (iii) providing and updating accurate technical, administrative, and other contact information adequate to facilitate timely resolution of any problems that may arise in connection with the Domain Name.

    4.11 The Registrar shall, upon notification by any person of an inaccuracy in the information provided in the Domain Name Application, take reasonable steps to investigate that claimed inaccuracy. In the event the Registrar ascertains that inaccurate information has been provided, it shall take reasonable steps to correct any such inaccuracy.


    5. Acceptance.

    The Registration Agreement shall be deemed accepted at the offices of the Registrar following the receipt of all payments by the Registrar.


    6. Confidentiality.

    6.1 By submitting the Domain Name Application and in the event that the Domain Name is registered, the Registrant, the Registrant's agent (where applicable) and the Billing Contact hereby give their consent to the inclusion of their names, contact details and other details relating to the registration of the Domain Name in the Registry.

    6.2 The Registry allows other organizations and members of the public to access any information provided by the Registrant in connection with the Domain Name for the purpose of obtaining information about the registration of the Domain Name or any other related purpose. 

    6.3 The Registrant or the Registrant's agent, as the case may be, shall expressly obtain the consent of third party individuals whose personal data is to be held in the Registry and if such consent is withheld or withdrawn then the agent shall immediately terminate the registration.


    7. Domain Name Rules.

    The Registry is processing the application and consider whether to accept or reject it in accordance with the terms of the Registration Agreement, which shall include the criteria laid down in the Registry's Domain Rules in force at the time of the application for registration, transfer or renewal.


    8. First Come, First Served.

    The Registry registers domain names on a first come, first served basis except the list of reserved Domain Names. (The Registry reserves some generic names having national value).  The Registrant agrees not to take any steps in reliance upon the prospective registration of a domain name before it becomes a registration entered in the Register of Domain Names.


    9. Right of Refusal.

    9.1 The Registry, in its sole and absolute discretion, reserves the right to refuse to register a domain name (see above).

    9.2 The Registrant agrees that the submission of an application to register a domain name does not in any way obligate the Registry.

    9.3 The Registrant agrees that the Registry shall not be liable for loss or damages that may result from the Registry's refusal to accept an application by the Registrant to register a domain name.

    9.4 In the event an application is not accepted, the Registry undertakes to notify promptly the Registrant or the Registrant's agent and return any payments received.


    10. Dispute Policy.

    In the event that the Domain Name is registered, the Registrant agrees to be bound by the Dispute Policy, which is incorporated herein by reference and made a part hereof. The version of the Dispute Policy currently in effect can be found at: http://www.icann.org/udrp.


    11. Third Party Complaints.

    The Registrant agrees that any dispute arising out of or in connection with the use of the Domain Name or any other listing information shall be subject to the provisions specified in the Dispute Policy.


    12. Agents.

    12.1 Registrant agrees that if this Registration Agreement is completed by an agent for the Registrant, such as an ISP or Administrative Contact/Agent, the Registrant is nonetheless bound as a principal by all terms and conditions herein, including the Dispute Resolution Policy.

    12.2 The acceptance of these terms and conditions by any agent for the Registrant (whether by e-mail or other means) shall bind such agent as if he were a principal to the Registration Agreement.


    13. Breach.

    The Registrant agrees that failure to abide by any provision of this Registration Agreement or the Dispute Policy may be considered by the Registrar to be a material breach and that the Registrar may provide a written notice, describing the breach, to the Registrant.  If, within thirty (30) days of the date of mailing such notice, the Registrant fails to provide evidence, which is reasonably satisfactory to the Registrar that it has not breached its obligations, then the Registrar may delete Registrant's registration of the Domain Name.  Any such breach by a Registrant shall not be deemed to be excused simply because the Registrar did not act earlier in response to that, or any other, breach by the Registrant.


    14. Cancellations, Transfers, and Changes. 

    14.1 The Registrar reserves the right to cancel, transfer or otherwise make changes to domain name registrations under the following circumstances:
    (i) the Registrar's receipt of written or appropriate electronic instructions from the Registrant or the Registrant's agent to take such action;
    (ii) the Registrar's receipt of an order from a court or arbitral tribunal, in each case of competent jurisdiction, requiring such action;
    (iii) the Registrar's receipt of a decision of an Administrative Panel requiring such action in any administrative proceeding to which the Registrant was a party pursuant to the Dispute Policy; and/or
    (iv) to comply with the resolution of a dispute concerning a domain name registered by the Registrant under another registrar's domain name dispute resolution policy that is identical to the Dispute Policy in all material respects. 

    14.2 In the event of a material breach by the Registrant of any provision of the Registration Agreement, the Registrar, in its sole and absolute discretion, shall have the right to cancel the Domain Name registration, without any refund entitlements for the Registrant and without prejudice to any other remedies to which the Registrar may be entitled.

    14.3 The Registrar also reserves the right to cancel, transfer or otherwise make changes to the Domain Name registration in accordance with other legal requirements.


    15. Limitation of Liability.

    15.1 The Registrant agrees that the Registry/Registrar shall have no liability to the Registrant for any loss or damages:
    (i) in connection with the Registry/Registrar's processing of the Domain Name Application; or
    (ii) in connection with the Registry/Registrar's processing of any authorized modification to the Domain Name record during the period of any registration; or
    (iii) resulting from the refusal of the Registry/Registrar to accept any application for registration (save to refund any fee paid by the Registrant to the Registrar); or
    (iv) as the result of any failure on the part of the Registrant's agent to pay either the Registration Fee or the Renewal Fee; or
    (v) as a result of the application of the Dispute Policy.

    15.2 The Registrant agrees that in no circumstances shall the Registrar be liable for any loss of profit, loss of business or anticipated savings suffered by the Registrant howsoever incurred.

    15.3 The Registrant agrees that the Registry/Registrar shall not be liable for any loss of registration or loss of use of the Domain Name, or for interruption of business, or any indirect, special, incidental or consequential losses of any kind (including lost profits) whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise.

    15.4 Without prejudice to the foregoing the Registrant agrees that any liability of the Registrar to the Registrant shall not exceed 50% of the Registration or Renewal Fees paid by the Registrant to the Registrar for the current period of registration.

    15.5 The Registrant agrees that it is technically impracticable to provide services free of faults and the Registrar does not undertake to do so.


    16. Indemnity.

    16.1 The Registrant shall hold the Registrar and any of its directors, officers, employees and agents harmless from any claim by a third party arising out of or in connection with (i) the registration or use of a domain name or any other listing information, or (ii) the implementation by the Registrar of any order or decision referred to the Dispute Policy.  Such claims shall include, without limitation, those based upon intellectual property trademark or service mark infringement, tradename infringement, dilution, tortuous interference with contract or prospective business advantage, unfair competition, defamation or injury to business reputation. Such obligation shall continue in effect after the termination of this Registration Agreement.

    16.2 The Registrar recognizes that certain educational and government entities may not be able to provide indemnification. If the Registrant is (i) a governmental or non-profit educational entity and (ii) not permitted by law or under its organizational documents to provide indemnification, the Registrant must notify the Registrar in writing before making payment to the Registrar and, upon receiving appropriate proof of such restriction, the Registrar shall endeavor to provide an alternative indemnification provision for such Registrant. 

    16.3 The Registrant agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Registry Administrator, its directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees and expenses arising out of or relating to the registration of the Domain Name.


    17. Intellectual Property Rights.

    The Registrar does not accept any responsibility for the use of the Domain Name or information generally held in the Registry and, in particular, for any conflict with trademarks, registered or unregistered, or with any other intellectual property rights


    18. Modification or Surrender of Domain Name.

    The Registrant (either directly or via an agent) may modify or surrender the registration of the Domain Name in accordance with the procedures put in place by the Registrar for such purposes.


    19. Termination.

    19.1 The Registrant may terminate this Registration Agreement before its expiration by requesting the Registrar to delete the Domain Name from the Registry in accordance with the procedures established by the Registrar for such purposes.
    19.2 The Registrar may terminate this Registration Agreement before its expiration in the event that the Registrar determines, in its sole discretion, that there was a material misrepresentation, material inaccuracy or materially misleading statement in the information provided in the Domain Name Application or in any subsequent modification thereof.
     

    20. Assignment.

    The Registration Agreement may be assigned by the Registrar. The Registrant may assign the Registration Agreement subject to any change and transfer the registration of the Domain Name, by strict adherence to the procedure in force at the time of transfer and payment of the appropriate transfer fee applicable at the time of the transfer. No other method of assignment is permitted.


    21. Renewal or Transfer.

    The Registrar may vary the terms and conditions of the Registration Agreement on renewal or transfer of the registration of the Domain Name. All assignments and renewals shall be pursuant to the Terms & Conditions current at the time of the transfer or renewal and, in the case of a transfer, as agreed by the Transferor.


    22. Governing Law.

    This Registration Agreement shall be governed in all respects by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Armenia. 


    23. Jurisdiction.

    For the adjudication of disputes concerning or arising out of the registration and use of the Domain Name, the Registrant consents to submit, without prejudice to other potentially applicable jurisdictions, to the jurisdiction of the courts (i) of the Registrant's domicile, and (ii) where the Registrar is located.


    24. Disputes between Registrar and Registrant.

    Any dispute, controversy or claim arising under, out of or relating to the Registration Agreement and any subsequent amendments of this Registration Agreement, including, without limitation, its formation, validity, binding effect, interpretation, performance, breach or termination, as well as non-contractual claims, shall be referred to and finally determined by arbitration in accordance with the WIPO Arbitration Rules. The place of arbitration body is WIPO. The language to be used in the arbitration proceedings shall be the language of the Registration Agreement.


    25. Notice.

    25.1 Except as otherwise provided in this clause any notice to be given under the Registration Agreement shall only be deemed to be served if delivered by hand or sent by pre-paid first class post, by fax or e-mail, to the party to whom it is given at its last known postal or e-mail address or fax number. The notice will be effective: if delivered by hand, on delivery; if sent by fax or e-mail, when the sender receives confirmation of receipt; and if sent by post, on the fourth day after posting.

    25.2 Any notices to the Registrant concerning a dispute under the provisions of the Dispute Policy shall be validly delivered if sent by e-mail to the address of the Adminstrative Contact as specified in the Domain Name Application.


    26. Non-Agency.

    Nothing contained in the Registration Agreement shall be construed as creating any agency, partnership or other form of joint enterprise between the Registrar and the Registrant or between the Registrant and a third party.


    27. Severability.

    In the event that any provision of the Registration Agreement shall be found to be unenforceable or invalid under the applicable law or be so held by any applicable decision of a Court, the remaining provisions shall not be affected and shall continue to be binding. The Registrar shall use its best endeavors within one (1) month of being notified that any such provision is unenforceable or invalid as aforesaid to substitute a valid and enforceable provision which achieves, to the extent possible, the original objectives and intent of the Registrar as reflected in the original provision.


    28. Clause Headings.

    Clause headings are for ease of reference and are not part of this Agreement and accordingly shall not affect its interpretation.


    29. Entirety of Understanding.

    The Registrant agrees that this Registration Agreement is the complete and exclusive agreement between the Registrant and the Registrar regarding the registration of the Domain Name. This Registration Agreement supersedes all prior agreements and understandings, whether established by custom, practice, policy, or precedent. Except where provided otherwise in this Registration Agreement, no variation may be made to the Registration Agreement unless such is in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of the Registrant and the Registrar.


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