Terms and Conditions of NIC On-line System Use

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Riga, 5 January 2009

  1. Definitions

    Domain name – string of symbols separated by dots and representing numeric Internet address.
    Domain name administration – processing of administrative and technical information performed by the User according to his/her role in respect of the domain name.
    Domain name Registry – database of all domain names registered under the top level domain .lv.
    Username – unique identifier in the System chosen by User or assigned by NIC.
    NIC – Network Solutions Department of the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia, top level domain .lv registry operator.
    Password – secret string known only to the User and used by the System to identify the User.
    Registation in the System – acquisition of username and password to access the System by submitting registration form and accepting these terms and conditions.
    System – NIC On-line system in which registered users can register new domain names and administer already registered domain names.
    User – natural person registered in the System.

  2. Purpose of the Terms and Conditions

    The purpose of these Terms and Conditions is to define obligations of the User and NIC in respect of the System use.

  3. General Conditions

    1. Services available via the System are accessable on-line at www.nic.lv 24 hours a day, except:

      1. in emergency situations which are not controlled by NIC;
      2. during System maintenance and upgrades.
    2. User is a natural persona who acts in his/her personal capacity or as an authorised representative of another persona.

    3. Each contact person of a domain name has right to register in the System and administer domain name.

    4. User registration in the System can be done:

      1. Directly – personally submitting required information at www.nic.lv and accepting these Terms and Conditions. To complete registration, person has to confirm registration by clicking on the unique link in the e-mail sent by the System within 48 hours .

      2. Indirectly – if another User when registering or administering domain name, indicates the person as a contact person of the domain name. In this case the System sends an e-mail with a unique link. To complete registration the person has to click on the link within 48 hours and to accept Terms and Conditions, as well as to choose username and password.

    5. User accesses the System with his/her username and password. Username and password of the User is confidential and may not be revealed to a third party.

    6. Information about the System and the Terms and Conditions is available:

      1. at NIC website www.nic.lv;
      2. by phone +371 67085858;
      3. by e-mail dns@nic.lv;
      4. by mail IMCS UL, Raina bulv. 29, Riga LV-1459, LATVIA.
  4. Rights and obligations of the User

    1. Domain name administration may be performed only by the User who is a contact of the domain name. Each contact person (domain name holder, administrative contact, billing person, billing contact, technical contact) has right to administer the domain name. Actions allowed depend on the role of the contact person. Roles and permitted actions are given in Appendix 1.

    2. User undertakes the following:

      1. submitting information and using the System provide true, actual and complete information. It is a duty of the User to update information or, if it is not possible, to inform NIC about the changes;
      2. keep confidential information related to the use of the System safe and periodically change the password. It is recommended to change password at least once in every 3 months. If the User suspects unauthorised use of his/her username and password, the User must inform NIC to block the access to the user account in the System;
      3. never take any actions against security and integrity of the System. If such actions are noticed, NIC has right to prohibit further access to the System;
      4. use data obtained from the System according to the Laws of the Republic of Latvia;
      5. accept responsibility about all actions performed under username and password of the User and take the consequences of the said actions.
    3. User is responsible for the correctness, availability and security of the indicated e-mail addresses.

    4. By accepting the Terms and Conditions the User accepts processing of his/her personal data as long as it is necessary to provide the services in the System.

    5. User has right to:

      1. use the System and services it provides;
      2. submit applications for domain name registration and administer domain names in respect of his/her role and according to the Policy for acquisition of the right to use domain names under the top level domain .lv;
      3. inform NIC about deficiencies and inacuracies in the System;
      4. perform other actions permitted by the Terms and Conditions.
  5. Rigths and Obligations of NIC

    1. NIC undertakes the following:

      1. ensure services provided in the System according to the Terms and Conditions, Policy for acquisition of the right to use domain names under the top level domain .lv, as well as normative acts of the Republic of Latvia;
      2. identify the User in the System in accordance with the Terms and Conditions;
      3. block the access to the System if the written notice from the User is received.
    2. NIC has right to prohibit the User from accessing the System if NIC has noticed breach of the Terms and Conditions.

    3. NIC has right to change the scope and procedure of services available in the System, informing about the changes on the website www.nic.lv not later than 15 (fifteen) days before the changes take effect.

    4. NIC is not responsible for breakdown and interruptions of services if they are caused by the activities of the User, allowed by NIC but resulting incomplete or incorrect technical information or wrong contact person data. NIC is not responsible for not receiving e-mails sent by NIC or the System, if it is caused by wrongly configured e-mail of the User or network or server load.

  6. Data change

    1. Information saved in the domain name Registry and in the System is necessary to ensure domain name operation.

    2. User changes domain name data in accordance with the Terms and Conditionds and his/her role in respect of the domain name (Articles 6.4 - 6.7 and Apendix 1), as well as in accordance to activities allowed in the System. Data can be changed within the System or by e-mail sent from the e-mail address of the respective contact person to dns@nic.lv. In some cases, including allienation of the domain name, written statement of the domain name holder is required.

    3. Data can be changed only to those domaina names which are not locked by the domain name holder. Data of locked domain names can be changed upon written request only.

    4. Domain name holder role

      1. Domain name holder may be natural person, legal person or other organisation.
    5. Domain name administrative contact role

      1. If domain name holder is a natural person, domain name holder has a role of domain name administrative contact person. The person may refuse this role only refusing the right to use the domain name.
      2. If domain name holder is legal person or other organisation, administrative contact of the domain name is a natural person authorised by the domain name holder.
    6. Domain name billing contact role

      1. Domain name billing person may be natural person, legal person or other organisation.
      2. If domain name billing person refuses its role without appointing another billing person, then the role of the billing person is taken over by domain name holder and the role of billing contact is taken over by administrative contact.
    7. Domain name technical contact role

      1. Domain name technical contact is a natural person authorised by the domain name holder.
      2. Information about changes in technical data made by technical contact is sent to domain name holder by e-mail;
      3. If domain name technical contact refuses its role, domain name administrative contact takes over.
  7. Copyright notice

    1. All rights and documentation related to the content representation in the System, development, upgrade of the System, including introduction of new services, are the property of NIC.

    2. User may not copy, alienate, make available to third parties the content of the database without written consent from NIC.

Appendix 1

Administrative Contact

Permitted Actions Procedure and way of change
change personal data: phone number, fax number, e-mail address, mailing address In the System, by e-mail or written request
change domain name billing person and technical contact In the System, by e-mail or written request
change technical data of the domain name In the System, by e-mail or written request
surrender the domain name to another party Written request
refuse domain name registration Written request
change personal data: natural persons - name, last name, legal persons, other persons – name, administrative contact Written request

Billing Contact

Permitted Actions Procedure and way of change
change personal data: telephone, fax, e-mail, mailing address In the System, by e-mail or written request from Billing person
change bill delivery type In the System, by e-mail or written request from Billing person
change billing period In the System, by e-mail or written request from Billing person
refuse the role In the System, by e-mail or written request from Billing person
change personal data: natural persons - name, last name, legal persons, other persons – name, billing contact Written request

Technical Contact

Permitted Actions Procedure and way of change
change technical data of the domain name In the System, by e-mail
refuse his/her role In the System, by e-mail