Last Revised: March 3, 2017

1. Overview

This Domain Name Registration Agreement (this "Agreement") is entered into by and between Hostchili Domain Resources, a Philippine registered company, ("Hostchili") and you, and is made effective as of the date of electronic acceptance. This Agreement sets forth the terms and conditions of your use of Hostchili's Domain Name Registration services (the "Domain Name Registration Service" or the "Services").

Your electronic acceptance of this Agreement signifies that you have read, understand, acknowledge and agree to be bound by this Agreement, along with (i) Hostchili’s Terms of Use, and (ii) any plan limits, product disclaimers or other restrictions presented to you on the Hostchili website (this “Site”), both (i) and (ii) of which are incorporated herein by reference.

The terms "we", "us" or "our" shall refer to Hostchili. The terms "you", "your", "User" or "customer" shall refer to any individual or entity who accepts this Agreement. Unless otherwise specified, nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits.

You acknowledge and agree that (i) Hostchili, in its sole and absolute discretion, may change or modify this Agreement, and any policies or agreements which are incorporated herein, at any time, and such changes or modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting to this Site, and (ii) your use of this Site or the Services found at this Site after such changes or modifications have been made (as indicated by the “Last Revised” date at the top of this page) shall constitute your acceptance of this Agreement as last revised. If you do not agree to be bound by this Agreement as last revised, do not use (or continue to use) this Site or the Services found at this Site. In addition, Hostchili may occasionally notify you of changes or modifications to this Agreement by email. It is therefore very important that you keep your account ("Account”) information, including your email address, current. Hostchili assumes no liability or responsibility for your failure to receive an email notification if such failure results from an inaccurate or outdated email address.

Hostchili is a reseller of an Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") accredited registrar. You acknowledge and agree that as a reseller of an ICANN-accredited registrar, Hostchili is bound by an agreement with the Registrar and ICANN. You acknowledge and agree that Hostchili may modify this Agreement in order to comply with its agreement with the Registrar and ICANN, as well as any other terms and conditions set forth by (i) the Registrar, and/or (ii) ICANN, and/or (iii) the registry applicable to the top level domain ("TLD") or country code top level domain ("ccTLD") in question. As used herein, the terms "registry", "Registry", "registry operator" or "Registry Operator" shall refer to the registry applicable to the TLD or ccTLD in question.

In addition to domain name registrations, we may offer variety of products that can be added to your domain name registration. Your purchase and use of each additional product is subject to both the general terms and conditions and the specific terms and conditions for each product as set forth in this Agreement.

2. Fees & Payments

(A) General Terms, including Automatic Renewal Terms

You agree to pay any and all prices and fees (including any registration fees required by ICANN) due for Services purchased at this Site at the time you order the Services. All prices and fees are non-refundable unless otherwise expressly noted, even if your Services are suspended, terminated, or transferred prior to the end of the Services term. Hostchili expressly reserves the right to change or modify its prices and fees at any time, and such changes or modifications shall be posted online at this Site and effective immediately without prior notice. If you have purchased Services for a period of months or years, changes or modifications in prices and fees shall be effective when the Services in question come up for renewal.

Where refunds are issued, Hostchili's issuance of a refund receipt is confirmation that Hostchili has submitted your refund to the Mode of Payment (as defined below) charged at the time of the original sale. You acknowledge and agree that the associated payment provider and/or individual issuing bank establish and regulate the time frames for posting your refund. Refund posting time frames may range from five (5) business days to a full billing cycle. Hostchili may issue refund in the form of a credit, at its sole descrition and may do so without prior notice to you.

You may pay for Services by providing a valid credit or debit card, PayPal or other similar form of payment, or by using Hostchili's Blaze Card, a prepaid service established load cash reserve an Account for charge by Hostchili (Mode of Payment). Confirmation of order will be sent to the email address on file of your Account. If you have any active Services in your Account, preferred payment method must be kept updated with required fund value to avoid inconvenience in service disruption due to unavailable funds during renewal.

Bills are emailed fourteen (14) days before the due date. The due date falls on the first of every month. On the initial invoice, the amount due is pro-rated to the number of days up to the next billing date.

In order to ensure that you do not experience an interruption or loss of Services, most Services offer an automatic renewal option. The automatic renewal option automatically renews the applicable Service for a renewal period equal in time to the last service period. For example, if your last service period is one year, your renewal period will be for one year. While the details of the automatic renewal option vary, the Services that offer an automatic renewal option treat it as the default setting. Therefore, unless you disable the automatic renewal option, Hostchili may automatically renew the applicable Service when it comes up for renewal without prior notice and take payment from the Mode of Payment you have on file with Hostchili at current rates, which you acknowledge and agree may be higher or lower than the rates for the original service period. In order to see the renewal settings applicable to you and your Services, simply log into your Account from this Sit. You may enable or disable the automatic renewal option at any time. However, should you elect to disable the automatic renewal option and fail to manually renew your Services before they expire, you may experience an interruption or loss of Services, and Hostchili shall not be liable for such interruption due to non-renewal.

If for any reason Hostchili is unable to charge your Mode of Payment for the full amount owed for the Services provided, or if Hostchili is charged a penalty for any fee it previously charged to your Mode of Payment, you agree that Hostchili may pursue all available lawful remedies in order to obtain payment. If you pay by credit card and if for any reason Hostchili is unable to charge your credit card with the full amount owed for the Services provided, or if Hostchili is charged back for any fee it previously charged to the credit card you provided, you agree that Hostchili may pursue all available lawful remedies in order to obtain payment. You agree that the remedies Hostchili may pursue in order to effect payment shall include, but not be limited to, immediate cancellation without notice to you of any domain names or Services registered or renewed on your behalf. Hostchili reserves the right to charge you reasonable "administrative fees" or "processing fees" for (i) tasks Hostchili may perform outside the normal scope of its Services, (ii) additional time and/or costs Hostchili may incur in providing its Services, and/or (iii) your noncompliance with this Agreement (as determined by Hostchili in its sole and absolute discretion). Typical scenarios include, but are not limited to, customer service issues that require additional personal time or attention, fees incurred by third-party payment providers such as PayPal, fees incurred as the result of chargebacks or other payment disputes brought by you, your bank, or a Mode of Payment processor, and disputes that require accounting or legal services. These administrative fees or processing fees will be billed to the Mode of Payment you have on file with Hostchili.

Hostchili may offer product-level pricing in various currencies; however, transaction processing is supported only in U.S. dollars and a select number of the currency options displayed on this Site ("Supported Currency" or "Supported Currencies"). If the currency selected is a Supported Currency, other than the U.S. Dollar, an exchanged rate will be applied. The transaction will be processed in the Supported Currency and the pricing displayed during the checkout process will be the actual amount processed and submitted to your Mode of Payment. If the transaction is processed in a currency that differs from the currency of your bank account, you may be charged exchange rate conversion fees by your bank. In addition, due to time differences between (i) the time you complete the checkout process, (ii) the time the transaction is processed, and (iii) the time the transaction posts to your bank statement, the conversion rates may fluctuate, and Hostchili makes no representations or warranties that (a) the amount submitted to your bank for payment will be the same as the amount posted to your bank statement (in the case of a Supported Currency) or (b) the estimated conversion price will be the same as either the amount processed or the amount posted to your bank statement (in the case of a non-Supported Currency), and you agree to waive any and all claims based upon such discrepancies (including any and all claims for a refund based on the foregoing). In addition, regardless of the selected currency, you acknowledge and agree that you may be charged Value Added Tax ("VAT"), Goods and Services Tax ("GST"), or other localized fees and/or taxes, based on your bank and/or the country indicated in your billing address section.

(B) Domain Name Renewal Terms

When you register a domain name, you will have three renewal options: (i) "Automatic Renewal", (ii) "Extended Automatic Renewal", and (iii) "Manual Renewal":

  • Automatic Renewal. Automatic Renewal is the default setting. Therefore, unless you select either Extended Automatic Renewal or Manual Renewal, Hostchili will enroll you in the Automatic Renewal plan. If you enroll in the Automatic Renewal plan, Hostchili will automatically renew, for a period equivalent to the length of your original domain name registration, any domain name that is up for renewal and will take payment from the Mode of Payment you have on file with Hostchili, at Hostchili's then current rates. Thus, if you have chosen to register your domain name for one (1) year, Hostchili will automatically renew it for one (1) year. If you have chosen to register your domain name for two (2) years, Hostchili will automatically renew it for two (2) years, and so on.
  • Extended Automatic Renewal. If you enroll in the Extended Automatic Renewal plan, Hostchili will automatically renew any domain name that is up for renewal for an additional one-year period on each and every anniversary of your domain name registration, so the initial registration period will always remain intact. Thus, if you have chosen to register your domain name for two (2) years, Hostchili will automatically renew it for one (1) additional year on each and every anniversary of your domain name registration so your two (2) year registration period will always remain intact. If you have chosen to register your domain name for five (5) years, Hostchili will automatically renew it for one (1) additional year on each and every anniversary of your domain name registration so your five (5) year registration period will always remain intact, and so on. Hostchili will take payment from the Mode of Payment you have on file with Hostchili, at Hostchili's then current one-year domain name registration rate.
  • Manual Renewal. If you do not select that the domain name be automatically renewed (through either Automatic Renewal or Extended Automatic Renewal), you have the responsibility of login to your Account for that domain name and manually implementing the renewal by the expiration date (should you in fact want the domain name to be renewed). If you fail to manually implement the renewal before the expiration date, the domain name will be cancelled and you will no longer have use of that name.

All renewals will be subject to the terms of this Agreement, as it may be amended from time to time, and you acknowledge and agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement (as amended) for all renewed domains. Domain name renewals will be non-refundable. If for any reason Hostchili is not able to take the payment from the Mode of Payment you have on file, and you fail to respond to our notices, your domain name registration will expire. It is your responsibility to keep your Mode of Payment information current, which includes the expiration date if you are using a credit card.

You agree that Hostchili will not be responsible for cancelled domain names that you fail to renew, either automatically or manually in the timeframes indicated in this Agreement. In any case, if you fail to renew your domain name in a timely fashion, additional charges may apply. If you signed up for privacy services, protected registration, or any other similar service, with your domain name registration, these services will automatically be renewed when your domain name registration is up for renewal, and you will incur the applicable additional renewal fee unless you cancel in advance.

If you fail to renew your domain name in the timeframes indicated in this Agreement, you agree that Hostchili may, in its sole discretion, renew your expired domain name on your behalf. If Hostchili decides to renew your expired domain name on your behalf, you will have a Renewal Grace Period during which you may reimburse Hostchili for the renewal and keep your domain name. The renewal grace period is currently twelve (12) days but subject to change under the terms of this Agreement.

If your domain name is deleted, the Registry also provides a 30-day Redemption Grace Period during which you may pay Hostchili a redemption fee and redeem your domain name. The redemption fee is currently $80.00 USD and is subject to change under the terms of this Agreement. If you do not redeem your domain name prior to the end of the grace period the Registry will release your name and it will become available for registration on a first-come-first-served basis.

Renewal Grace Periods and Redemption Grace Periods vary for different ccTLDs. Please refer to the specific terms for the applicable TLD. In the event there is a conflict between the provisions of this Agreement and the ccTLD terms, the ccTLD terms shall control.

(C) Free Product Terms

In the event you are provided with free products with the registration of a domain name, you acknowledge and agree that such free products will only be available with a valid purchase and may be terminated in the event the domain name is deleted or cancelled. For free domain names, you acknowledge and agree that you may not change the account associated with such free domain for the first thirty (30) days after registration. In the event a free domain name is offered with the registration of another domain and if the paid domain name registered fails, then Hostchili may, in its sole discretion, either delete the registration of the free domain or refund the difference between the amount paid and the value of the free domain. Failed registrations associated with promotionals offers may result in the deletion of the free or discounted item or an adjustment between the registered domain price and the value of the discounted item, in Hostchili's sole discretion.

3. Term of Agreement; Transfers; Domain tasting

The term of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect as long as you have any domain name registered through Hostchili.

You agree that you will not transfer any domain name registered through Hostchili to another domain name registrar during the first ninety (90) days after its initial registration date.

You further agree that you will not engage in "domain tasting" in which a registrant may choose to cancel a domain name and get a full refund of the registration fee as a vehicle to test the marketability or viability of a domain name. If Hostchili determines (which determination shall be made by Hostchili in its sole and absolute discretion) that you have been engaging in "domain tasting", then Hostchili reserves the right to (a) charge you a small fee (which fee shall be deducted from any refund issued) or (b) refuse your cancellation/refund request altogether. Hostchili will not charge you a fee if Hostchili cancels your domain name during the five (5) day grace period due to fraud or other activity outside of your control. The five (5) day grace period does not apply to Premium Domains, which are non-refundable.

You agree that Hostchili shall not be bound by (i) any representations made by third parties who you may use to purchase services from Hostchili, or (ii) any statements of a general nature, which may be posted on Hostchili's website or contained in Hostchili's promotional materials.

4. Up to Date Information; Use of Information and Expiration

You agree to notify Hostchili within fifteen (15) business days when any of the information you provided as part of the application and/or registration process changes. It is your responsibility to keep this information in a current and accurate status. Failure by you, for whatever reason, to provide Hostchili with accurate and reliable information on an initial and continual basis, shall be considered to be a material breach of this Agreement and a basis for suspension and/or cancellation of the domain name. Failure by you, for whatever reason, to respond within five (5) business days to any inquiries made by Hostchili to determine the validity of information provided by you, shall also be considered to be a material breach of this Agreement and a basis for suspension and/or cancellation of the domain name. You agree to retain a copy for your record of the receipt for purchase of your domain name.

You agree that for each domain name registered by you, the following contact data is required: postal address, email address, telephone number, and if available, a facsimile number for the Registered Name Holder and, if different from the Registered Name Holder, the same contact information for, a technical contact, an administrative contact and a billing contact.

You acknowledge and agree that domain name registration requires that this contact information, in whole or in part, be shared with the registry operator, for their use, copying, distribution, publication, modification and ofther processing. As required by ICANN, this information must also be made publicly available by means of Whois, and that the registry operator may also be required to make this information publicly available by Whois. Both Hostchili and the registry operator may be required to archive this information with a third-party escrow service. You hereby consent and give permission for all such requirements and disclosures. Further, you represent and warrant that, if you are providing information about a third party, you have notified the third party of the disclosure and the purpose for the disclosure and you have obtained the third party's consent to such disclosure. Registrar will not process data in a way that is incompatible with this Agreement. Registrar will take reasonable precautions to protect data from loss or misuse.

You agree that for each domain name registered by you the following information will be made publicly available in the Whois directory as determined by ICANN Policy and may be sold in bulk as set forth in the ICANN agreement:

  • The domain name;
  • Your name and postal address;
  • The name, email address, postal address, voice and fax numbers for technical and administrative contacts;
  • The Internet protocol numbers for the primary and secondary name servers;
  • The corresponding names of the name servers; and
  • The original date of registration and expiration date.
  • Name of primary name server and secondary name server.
  • Identity of the registrar.

You agree that, to the extent permitted by ICANN, Hostchili may make use of the publicly available information you provided during the registration process. If you engage in the reselling of domain names you agree to provide any individuals whose personal information you've obtained, information about the possible uses of their personal information pursuant to ICANN policy. You also agree to obtain consent, and evidence of consent, from those individuals for such use of the personal information they provide.

In order for us to comply with any current or future rules and policies for domain name systems including any rules or policies established by the CIRA or any provincial or federal government or by other organization having control or authority to establish rules or policies, you hereby grant to us the right to disclose to third parties through an interactive publicly accessible registration database the following information that you are required to provide when applying for a domain name:

  • The domain or sub-domain name(s) registered by you;
  • Your organization name, type and postal address;
  • The name(s), position(s), postal address(es), e-mail address(es), voice telephone number(s) and where available the fax number(s) of the technical and administrative contacts for your domain or sub-domain name(s);
  • The full hostnames and Internet protocol (IP) addresses of at least two (2) name server hosts (one primary and at least one secondary) for your domain or sub-domain name. Up to six (6) name servers may be specified. If a host has more than one (1) IP address, use a comma-separated list;
  • The corresponding names of those name servers;
  • The original creation date of the registration; and
  • The expiration date of the registration.

We may be required to make this information available in bulk form to third parties. We may also transfer or assign this information to CIRA or such other third party as we may decide, in our sole discretion.

5. Transfer of Domain Names; Resale Practices

If you transfer any domain name, you agree to provide the information required by, and to abide by, the procedures and conditions set forth in our Domain Name Transfer Agreement. You may view the latest version of our Domain Name Transfer Agreement online. In order to further protect your domain name, any domain name registered with Hostchili or transferred to Hostchili shall be placed on lock status. The domain name must be placed on unlock status in order to initiate a transfer of the domain name away from Hostchili to a new Registrar. You may log into your account with Hostchili at any time after your domain name has been successfully transferred to Hostchili, and change the status to unlock.

In the event you are purchasing a domain name on behalf of a third party, you agree to inform any customer of yours, who may be acquiring a domain name through you using Hostchili's registration services, that they are in fact registering their domain name through Hostchili and that Hostchili is an accredited registrar with ICANN. You agree not to represent that you are an ICANN-accredited registrar or that you are in any way providing superior access to the ICANN Domain Name Registry. You also agree not to use the ICANN trademark logo in any of your promotional materials including your website.

You agree to obtain each of your customers' acceptances to the then current version of this Agreement, and to retain evidence of their acceptance for a period of not less than three (3) years. Should you require that your customers accept additional terms and conditions that are not required by Hostchili, you agree that such additional terms and conditions shall not conflict with this Agreement and the policies and procedures adopted by ICANN.

You agree that Hostchili is not lending you access to its registrar connections or its registry access, nor will you be deemed to be a registrar in your own right. Furthermore, you agree you will not attempt to gain access to Hostchili's registrar connections or registry access. You agree to provide complete, accurate and current data for each registrant to be added to a registry in accordance with ICANN requirements for inclusion in the Whois database.

You agree to provide your customers with adequate customer support, and to maintain contact with them with regard to providing a medium for them to communicate changes in the information they provided as part of the domain name registration process. Upon receiving corrected or updated information you will, within five (5) business days, provide such information to Hostchili so Hostchili may update its registration records. You will retain copies of all communications between you and your customers and will upon request provide Hostchili copies of same.

6. Your Obligations; Suspension of Services; Breach of Agreement

Your represent and warrant to the best of your knowledge, neither the registration of the domain, nor manner it is directly or indirectly used, infringes the legal rights of any third party. You will comply with all applicable laws, including, but not limited to those relating to privacy, data collection, consumer protection, consumer protection, fair lending, debt collection, organic farming, disclosure of data and financial disclosures. If you collect and maintain sensitive health and financial data, you must implement reasonable and appropriate security measures commesurate with the offering of those services, as defined by applicable law. You represent that you possess any necessary authorization, charter, license, and/or other related credential for participation in the sector associated with the associated registry tld string. You will report any material changes to the validity of your authorization, charter, license, and/or other related credential. You will indemnify and hold harmless the registrar and registry operator, and their directors, officers, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilites, costs and expenses (including reasonable legal fees and expenses) arising out of or related to the domain name registration. This obligation shall survive expiration or termination of this Agreement or the domain name registration.

You agree that, in addition to other events set forth in this Agreement:

  • Your ability to use any of the services provided by Hostchili is subject to cancellation or suspension in the event there is an unresolved breach of this Agreement and/or suspension or cancellation is required by any policy now in effect or adopted later by ICANN;
  • Your registration of any domain names shall be subject to suspension, cancellation or transfer pursuant to any ICANN adopted specification or policy, or pursuant to any Hostchili procedure not inconsistent with an ICANN adopted specification or policy (a) to correct mistakes by Hostchili or the registry operator in registering any domain name; or (b) for the resolution of disputes concerning any domain name.

You acknowledge and agree that Hostchili and registry reserve the right to deny, cancel or transfer any registration or transaction, or place any domain name(s) on registry lock, hold or similar status, as it deems necessary, in its unlimited and sole discretion: (i) to comply with specifications adopted by any industry group generally recognized as authoritative with respect to the Internet (e.g., RFCs), (ii) to correct mistakes made by registry or any registrar in connection with a domain name registration, or (iii) for the non-payment of fees to registry; (iv) to protect the integrity and stability of the registry; (v) to comply with any applicable laws, government rules or requirements, requests of law enforcement, or any dispute resolution process; (vi) to comply with any applicable ICANN rules or regulations, including without limitation, the registry agreement; (vii) to avoid any liability, civil or criminal, on the part of registry operator, as well as its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, and employees; (viii) per the terms of this Agreement; (ix) following an occurrence of any of the prohibited activities described in Section 8 below; (x) during the resolution of a dispute.

You agree that your failure to comply completely with the terms and conditions of this Agreement and any Hostchili rule or policy may be considered by Hostchili to be a material breach of this Agreement and Hostchili may provide you with notice of such breach either in writing or electronically (i.e. email). In the event you do not provide Hostchili with material evidence that you have not breached your obligations to Hostchili within ten (10) business days, Hostchili may terminate its relationship with you and take any remedial action available to Hostchili under the applicable laws. Such remedial action may be implemented without notice to you and may include, but is not limited to, cancelling the registration of any of your domain names and discontinuing any services provided by Hostchili to you. No fees will be refunded to you should your Services be cancelled or terminated because of a breach.

Hostchili's failure to act upon or notify you of any event, which may constitute a breach, shall not relieve you from or excuse you of the fact that you have committed a breach.

7. Restriction of Services; Right of Refusal

You agree not to use the services provided by Hostchili, or to allow or enable others, to use the services provided by Hostchili for the purposes of:

  • The transmission of unsolicited email (Spam); and
  • Repetitive, high volume inquires into any of the services provided by Hostchili (i.e. domain name availability, etc.).

You acknowledge and agree that you are prohibited from distributing malware, abusively operating botnets, phishing, piracy, trademark or copyright infringement, fraudulent or deceptive practices, counterfeiting or otherwise engaging in activity contrary to applicable law, and you acknowledge and agree that the consequences for such activities include suspension of the domain name.

If you are hosting your domain name system (“DNS”) on Hostchili’s servers, or are using our systems to forward a domain name, URL, or otherwise to a system or site hosted elsewhere, or if you have your domain name registered with Hostchili, you are responsible for ensuring there is no excessive overloading on Hostchili’s servers. You may not use Hostchili’s servers and your domain name as a source, intermediary, reply to address, or destination address for mail bombs, Internet packet flooding, packet corruption, or other abusive attack. Server hacking or other perpetration of security breaches is prohibited. You agree that Hostchili reserves the right to deactivate your domain name from its DNS if Hostchili deems it is the recipient of activities caused by your site that threaten the stability of its network.

You agree that Hostchili, in its sole discretion and without liability to you, may refuse to accept the registration of any domain name. Hostchili also may in its sole discretion and without liability to you delete the registration of any domain name during the first thirty (30) days after registration has taken place. Hostchili may also cancel the registration of a domain name, after thirty (30) days, if that name is being used, as determined by Hostchili in its sole discretion, in association with spam or morally objectionable activities. Morally objectionable activities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Activities prohibited by the laws of the United States and/or foreign territories in which you conduct business;
  • Activities designed to encourage unlawful behavior by others, such as hate crimes, terrorism and child pornography; and
  • Activities designed to harm or use unethically minors in any way.

In the event Hostchili refuses a registration or deletes an existing registration during the first thirty (30) days after registration, you will receive a refund of any fees paid to Hostchili in connection with the registration either being cancelled or refused. In the event Hostchili deletes the registration of a domain name being used in association with spam or morally objectionable activities, no refund will be issued.

8. Default Settings; Welcome Page

During domain name registration process, Hostchili will set the default name server addresses to the domain. This is to provide easy routing and provisioning, specially when you ordered webhosting service with the domain. If you choose to change it, you may do so by logging in to your Account. If you plan on using another provider for your website, you should enter the name servers of such provider on the domain. This will direct your domain name away from Hostchili’s name servers.

Hostchili’s Default Settings. If you do not direct your domain name away from Hostchili’s name servers as described above, Hostchili will direct your domain name to a "Welcome Page”. You acknowledge and agree that Hostchili has the right to set the Default Setting.

Welcome Page Default Setting. Hostchili’s Welcome Page service is an online verification process to help you verify if your domain has been setup properly and is routing to Hostchili's web servers. You agree that Hostchili may use the Welcome Page as part of its monetization system, designed to generate revenue (through the use of pay per click advertising) from domain names that are not actively being used as websites. If your domain name is directed to a Welcome Page, you acknowledge and agree that Hostchili may display both (a) in-house advertising (which includes links to Hostchili products and services) and (b) third-party advertising (which includes links to third-party products and services) on your Parked Page through the use of pop-up or pop-under browser windows, banner advertisements, audio or video streams, or any other advertising means, and we may aggregate for our own use, related usage data by means of cookies and other similar means. In addition, you acknowledge and agree that all in-house and third-party advertising will be selected by Hostchili and its advertising partners, as appropriate, and you will not be permitted to customize the advertising, or entitled to any compensation in exchange therefor. Please note that the third-party advertising displayed on Hostchili’s Parked Pages may contain content offensive to you, including but not limited to links to adult content. Hostchili makes no effort to edit, control, monitor, or restrict the content and third-party advertising displayed on Hostchili’s Parked Pages, and expressly disclaims any liability or responsibility to you or any third party in connection therewith.

9. Domain Add-ons

Business Registration: Business registration allows You to display additional information about the business that is the basis of Your domain name, including, but not limited to, such information as Your fax number, street address, and hours of operation.

Certified Domains. The certified domain service generally allow You to: (i) put a Certified Domain Validation seal on Your website; and (ii) have Your domain name listed as "Certified", in WHOIS lookups on the Hostchili website. The Certified Domain Validation seal renews independently of Your domain. When You renew Your domain, You must also, when necessary, separately renew Your Certified Validation seal. However, the Certified Domain Validation seal can be cancelled independently of Your domain. If the domain is cancelled, the Certified Domain associated with the cancelled domain will automatically cancel. The Certified Domain seal is a trademark of Hostchili and is protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. You may use the Certified Domain seal only in conjunction with the purchase of the Services set forth in the Agreement, and subject to the terms and conditions hereof. Other than provided for in this Agreement, You may not otherwise use, reproduce, or modify the mark for any additional promotional use, without the prior written approval of Hostchili. Your right to the use of the Certified Domain seal is immediately terminated upon expiration or termination of this Agreement.

Expiration Consolidation. You understand and acknowledge the expiration consolidation service may only be used to consolidate the expiration of .com and .net domain names. The service may not be used to consolidate domains that are on Registrar HOLD, Registry HOLD, or pending Transfer status. You acknowledge the service may only be used to push the expiration date of Your domains forward in time, at least one (1) month forward and no more than ten (10) years forward, and then, only for a period lasting less than twelve (12) months. Once the service has been used to consolidate domains, the new expiration date may not be reversed. To ensure the service is not abused or used as an alternative to renewals, you may only use the service on each domain once in any 12-month period. The service may only be used on domain names that have not passed their expiration date. In order to change the expiration date again, You will be required to renew the domain name first. You further understand and acknowledge the service may only be used to coordinate domains where Hostchili is the registrar of record. Domains not registered with Hostchili must be transferred before Hostchili can perform the Service.

10. Pre-Registrations

If you submit an application for pre-registration of a domain name, Hostchili does not guarantee that the name will be secured for you, or that you will have immediate access to the domain name if secured. Hostchili may use third-party service providers for the pre-registration services.

11. Provisions Specific to All Registration

You agree to be bound by the rules, policies and agreements of each Registry from which you purchase a domain name registration, which may include, but is not limited to, Top Level Domain Registries and Second Level Domain Registrations. You further agree to comply with the ICANN requirements, standards, policies, procedures, and practices for which each applicable Registry Operator has monitoring responsibility in accordance with the Registry Agreement between ICANN and itself or any other arrangement with ICANN. You further agree to comply with any operational standards, policies, procedures, and practices for the each Registry TLD established from time to time by the applicable Registry Operators in a non-arbitrary manner, which shall be effective thirty (30) days after email notice or posting on this Site.

12. Provisions Specific to .COM Registrations

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the .COM Registry Operator, VeriSign, Inc., and its directors, officers, employees, agents, and affiliates 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 Registered Name holder's domain name registration.

13. provisions specific to.NET registrations

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the .NET Registry Operator, VeriSign, Inc., and its directors, officers, employees, agents, and affiliates 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 Registered Name holder's domain name registration.

14. Provisions Specific to .ORG registrations

Acknowledgements. You acknowledge and agree to: (i) consent to the use, copying, distribution, publication, modification and other processing of Registered Name Holder's Personal Data by the Registry Operator and its designees and agents; (ii) submit to proceedings commenced under ICANN's Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy; (iii) immediately correct and update the registration information for the Registered Name during the registration term for the Registered Name; and (iv) acknowledge that the Registry Operator will have no liability of any kind for any loss or liability resulting from the proceedings and processes relating to the Sunrise Period or the Land Rush Period including, without limitation, the ability or inability of a registrant to obtain a Registered Name during these periods and the results of any dispute over a Sunrise Registration.

Indemnification. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the .ORG Registry Operator, Public Interest Registry, and its subcontractors, and the directors, officers, employees, affiliates and agents of each of them, 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 Registered Name holder's domain name registration. This indemnification requirement shall survive the termination or expiration of this Agreement.

Reservation of Rights. We and the Registry Operator expressly reserve the right to deny, cancel or transfer any registration or transaction, or place any registered domain name on registry lock, hold or similar status, that we deem necessary, in our discretion, to protect the integrity and stability of the registry, to comply with any applicable laws, government rules or requirements, requests of law enforcement, in compliance with any dispute resolution process, to avoid any liability, civil or criminal, on the part of us and/or Registry Operator, as well as their affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, and employees, per the terms of this Agreement, or to correct mistakes made by Registry Operator or us in connection with the domain name registration. We and Registry Operator also reserve the right to place on registry lock, hold or similar status a domain name during resolution of a dispute.

15. Provisions Specific to .INFO registrations

Acknowledgements. You acknowledge and agree to: (i) consent to the use, copying, distribution, publication, modification and other processing of Registered Name Holder's Personal Data by the .INFO Registry Operator and its designees and agents; (ii) submit to proceedings commenced under ICANN's Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy; (iii) immediately correct and update the registration information for the Registered Name during the registration term for the Registered Name; and (iv) acknowledge that the Registry Operator will have no liability of any kind for any loss or liability resulting from the proceedings and processes relating to the Sunrise Period or the Land Rush Period including, without limitation, the ability or inability of a registrant to obtain a Registered Name during these periods and the results of any dispute over a Sunrise Registration.

Indemnification. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the .INFO Registry Operator, Afilias Limited, and its subcontractors, shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents, and affiliates 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 Registered Name holder's domain name registration. This indemnification requirement shall survive the termination or expiration of this Agreement.

Reservation of Rights. We and the .INFO Registry Operator expressly reserve the right to deny, cancel or transfer any registration, or place any domain name on registry lock, hold or similar status, that we deem necessary, in our discretion, to protect the integrity and stability of the registry, to comply with any applicable laws, government rules or requirements, requests of law enforcement, in compliance with any dispute resolution process, to avoid any liability, civil or criminal, on the part of us and/or Registry Operator, as well as their affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors and employees, per the terms of the registration agreement, or to correct mistakes made by Registry Operator or us in connection with the domain name registration. We and Registry Operator also reserve the right to freeze a domain name during resolution of a dispute.

One Year Registration. If you are registering a .INFO domain name and you elect to take advantage of special pricing applicable to one-year registrations, we will automatically renew your domain name for an additional one-year period at the end of the first year term by taking payment from the Mode of Payment you have on file, unless you notify us that you do not wish to renew. You will be notified and given the opportunity to accept or decline the one-year renewal prior to your domain name expiration date. In the event you decide not to renew your one-year .INFO domain name for a second year, your domain name registration will automatically revert back to us and we will gain full rights of registration to such domain name. You agree that if you delete or transfer your .INFO domain name during the first year, you will automatically be charged the second year renewal fees.

16. Provisions Specific to .BIZ Registrations

Restrictions. Registrations in the .BIZ TLD must be used or intended to be used primarily for bona fide business or commercial purposes. For purposes of these restrictions, "bona fide business or commercial use" means the bona fide use or bona fide intent to use the domain name or any content, software, materials, graphics or other information thereon, to permit Internet users to access one or more host computers through the DNS (i) to exchange goods, services, or property of any kind; (ii) in the ordinary course of trade or business; or (iii) to facilitate the exchange of goods, services, information, or property of any kind or the ordinary course of trade or business. Registering a domain name solely for the purposes of selling, trading or leasing the domain name for compensation, or for the unsolicited offering to sell, trade or lease the domain name for compensation does not constitute a "bona fide business or commercial use" of that domain name.

Eligibility Requirements. As a .BIZ domain name registrant, you hereby certify to the best of your knowledge that (i) the registered domain name will be used primarily for bona fide business or commercial purposes and not exclusively for personal use or solely for the purposes of selling, trading or leasing the domain name for compensation or the unsolicited offering to sell, trade or lease the domain name for compensation; (ii) the domain name registrant has the authority to enter into this registration agreement; and (iii) the registered domain name is reasonably related to the registrant's business or intended commercial purpose at the time of registration.

Domain Name Dispute Policy. If you reserved or registered a .BIZ domain name through us, you agree to be bound by our current domain name dispute policy that is incorporated herein and made a part of this Agreement by reference. In addition, you hereby acknowledge that you have read and understood and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of the following documents, as they may be amended from time to time, which are hereby incorporated and made an integral part of this Agreement:

  1. Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy; and
  2. Restrictions Dispute Resolution Policy.

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

The RDRP sets forth the terms under which any allegation that a domain name is not used primarily for business or commercial purposes shall be enforced on a case-by-case basis by an independent ICANN-accredited dispute provider. Registry Operator will not review, monitor, or otherwise verify that any particular domain name is being used primarily for business or commercial purposes or that a domain name is being used in compliance with the SUDRP or UDRP processes.

Domain Name Dispute Policy Modifications. You agree that we, in our sole discretion, may modify our dispute policy. We will post any such revised policy on our website at least thirty (30) calendar days before it becomes effective. You agree that, by maintaining the reservation or registration of your domain name after modifications to the dispute policy become effective, you have agreed to these modifications. You acknowledge that if you do not agree to any such modification, you may terminate this Agreement. We will not refund any fees paid by you if you cancel or terminate your Services with us.

Domain Name Disputes. You agree that, if your use of our domain name registration services is challenged by a third party, you will be subject to the provisions specified in our dispute policy in effect at the time of the dispute. You agree that in the event a domain name dispute arises with any third party, you will indemnify and hold us harmless pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth below in this Agreement. If we are notified that a complaint has been filed with a judicial or administrative body regarding your use of our domain name registration services, you agree not to make any changes to your domain name record without our prior approval. We may not allow you to make changes to such domain name record until (i) we are directed to do so by the judicial or administrative body, or (ii) we receive notification by you and the other party contesting your registration and use of our domain name registration services that the dispute has been settled. Furthermore, you agree that if you are subject to litigation regarding your registration and use of our domain name registration services, we may deposit control of your domain name record into the registry of the judicial body by supplying a party with a registrar certificate from us.

Reservation of Rights. We and the .BIZ Registry Operator, NeuLevel, Inc. expressly reserve the right to deny, cancel or transfer any registration that we deem necessary, in our discretion, to protect the integrity and stability of the registry, to comply with any applicable laws, government rules or requirements, requests of law enforcement, in compliance with any dispute resolution process, or to avoid any liability, civil or criminal, on the part of us and/or NeuLevel, Inc., as well as their affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors and employees. We and NeuLevel, Inc. also reserve the right to freeze a domain name during resolution of a dispute.

Indemnification. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless us and the .BIZ Registry Operator, NeuLevel, Inc., and its directors, officers, employees, agents, and affiliates 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 Registered Name holder's domain name registration. This indemnification requirement shall survive the termination or expiration of the registration agreement.

One Year Registration. If you are registering a .BIZ domain name and you elect to take advantage of special pricing applicable to one-year registrations, we will automatically renew your domain name for an additional one-year period at the end of the first year term by taking payment from the Mode of Payment you have on file, unless you notify us that you do not wish to renew. You will be notified and given the opportunity to accept or decline the one-year renewal prior to your domain name expiration date. In the event you decide not to renew your one-year .BIZ domain name for a second year, your domain name registration will automatically revert back to us and we will gain full rights of registration to such domain name. You agree that if you delete or transfer your .BIZ domain name during the first year, you will automatically be charged the second year renewal fees.

17. Other Country Code Top Level Domains

You represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements of each ccTLD you apply for. You further agree to be bound by any registry rules, policies, and agreements for that particular ccTLD. These may include, but are not limited to, agreeing to indemnify the ccTLD provider, limiting the liability of the ccTLD provider, and requirements that any disputes be resolved under that particular country's laws.

18. Dispute Resolution Policy

You agree to be bound by our current Dispute Resolution Policy. This policy is incorporated herein and made a part of this Agreement. You can view the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy online. You agree that Hostchili may from time to time modify its Dispute Resolution Policy. Hostchili will post any changes to its Dispute Resolution Policy at least thirty (30) days before they become effective. You agree that by maintaining your domain name registrations with Hostchili after the updated policy becomes effective that you agree to the Dispute Resolution policy as amended. You agree to review Hostchili's website periodically to determine if changes have been made to the Dispute Resolution Policy. If you cancel or terminate your Services with Hostchili as a result of the modified Dispute Resolution policy, no fees will be refunded to you. You also agree to submit to proceedings commenced under ICANN's Uniform Rapid Suspension System, if applicable.

You agree that if a dispute arises as a result of one (1) or more domain names you have registered using Hostchili, you will indemnify, defend and hold Hostchili harmless as provided for in this Agreement. You also agree that if Hostchili is notified that a complaint has been filed with a governmental, administrative or judicial body, regarding a domain name registered by you using Hostchili, that Hostchili, in its sole discretion, may take whatever action Hostchili deems necessary regarding further modification, assignment of and/or control of the domain name deemed necessary to comply with the actions or requirements of the governmental, administrative or judicial body until such time as the dispute is settled. In this event you agree to hold Hostchili harmless for any action taken by Hostchili.

You agree to submit, without prejudice to other potentially applicable jurisdictions, to the jurisdiction of the courts (1) of your domicile and (2) where registrar is located.

In the case of .ca domain names, you agree that, if your use of the service or the registration of a .ca domain name is challenged by a third party, you will be subject to the provisions specified by CIRA in their dispute resolution policy, in effect at the time of the dispute.