|Why register .md?
|Moldova became independent after the USSR crashed in 1991and is located between Romania and Ukraine. Moldova plans to become part of the European Union. The geography of the country is located between 2 rivers: the Prut and the Dniester. The country is covered with hills, but is not mountainous at all, as no elevation exceeds 430m.
If you conduct business from within Mayotte it is time to register a .MD domain extension. Registering a dot 'MD' country code extension (top level domain name) will increase credibility for your business across the globe. Why? Country-code domains are meant specifically for businesses that do business within a particular country--in this case, Moldova. The .com domain (and other generic TLDs) are not targeted and that online space is saturated--and you likely already have the .com for your business. Extend your brand presence with a more relevant, shorter domain--a ccTLD that differentiates you from competitors.
Identify yourself as an official Moldova business owner and give your clients and constituents more confidence as they interact with you online. Country code domains also help you rank higher in local search results.
In this Registration Agreement ("Agreement") "you" and "your" refer to the registrant of each domain name registration, "we", "us", "our" and "MoldData" refer to MoldData,SC, a state company, and "Service(s)" refers to the domain name registration service(s)
provided by us under the top level domain ".md". This Agreement explains our obligations to you, and explains your obligations to us with respect to the Service(s).
2. SELECTION OF A DOMAIN NAME.
You represent that:
(I) the data provided in the domain name registration application is true, correct, up to date and complete;
(II) to the best of your knowledge and belief, neither this registration of a domain name nor the manner in which it is
directly or indirectly to be used infringes upon the legal rights of a third party;
(III) the domain name is not being registered for nor shall it at any time whatsoever be used for any unlawful purpose whatsoever;
(IV) the registered domain name will not be used to:
(a) disseminate sexual or pornographic content;
(b) advocate the use of terrorism;
(c) disseminate disparaging information about any third
(d) send or be associated with the sending of unsolicited
(V) you have the authority to enter into this Registration Agreement, and, if you are registering a domain name
on behalf of another entity, you have the legal authority to act on such entity's behalf.
As consideration for the Service(s) you have selected, you agree to pay MoldData the applicable service(s) fees. All fees payable hereunder are non-refundable. As further consideration for the Service(s), you agree to: (1) provide certain current, complete and accurate information about you and, if applicable, the entity on whose behalf you are acting, as required by the registration process and (2) maintain and update that information as needed to keep it current, complete and accurate. By submitting your application for registration Service(s) to MoldData, you represent that the statements in your Application are true, complete and accurate.
This Agreement shall remain in full force during the length of the term of your domain name registration as selected, recorded,
and paid for upon registration of the domain name ("Term").
Should you choose to renew or otherwise lengthen the term of your domain name registration, then the term of this
Registration Agreement, in its then current form on the date of such renewal, shall be extended accordingly.
Your registration will expire automatically, without notice, 3 days after expiration of the Term.
If you do not renew your registration within that three day period, we shall have the right to immediately remove your registration from our database and domain name server and to make the domain name available for registration by any other party.
5. MODIFICATIONS TO AGREEMENT.
You agree that we may: (1) revise the terms and conditions of this Agreement; and (2) change the Service(s) provided under this Agreement. You agree to be bound by any such revision or change which shall be effective immediately upon posting on our web site or upon notification to you by email or your country's postal service pursuant to the Notices section of this Agreement. You agree to review this Agreement as posted on our web site periodically to maintain an awareness of any and all such revisions. If you do not agree with any revision to the Agreement, you may terminate this Agreement at any time by providing us with notice by email or postal service pursuant to the Notices section of this Agreement. Notice of your termination shall be effective after processing by us. You agree that, by continuing the use of Service(s) following any revision to this Agreement or change in service(s), you shall be bound by any such revisions and changes. You further agree to be bound by the ICANN Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy ("Dispute Policy") as presently written and posted on http://www.opensrs.org/legal/udrp.shtml and as shall be amended from time to time. You acknowledge that if you do not agree to any such modifications, you may request that your domain name be deleted from the domain name database.
6. DOMAIN NAME DISPUTE POLICY.
If you registered or renewed a domain name through us, you agree to be bound by the Dispute Policy that is incorporated
herein and made a part of this Agreement by reference.
7. DOMAIN NAME DISPUTES.
You acknowledge having read and understood and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy ("Dispute Policy), available at http://www.icann.org/udrp/udrp.htm; The Dispute Policy sets forth the terms and conditions in connection with a dispute between a Registrant and any party other than MoldData over the registration and use of an Internet domain name registered by Registrant.
You agree that your registration of the domain name shall be subject to suspension, cancellation, or transfer pursuant to any MoldData, ICANN or government-adopted policy, or pursuant to any registrar or registry procedure not inconsistent with an ICANN or government-adopted policy, (i) to correct mistakes by us or the applicable Registry in registering the name or (ii) for the resolution of disputes concerning the domain name.
Should you intend to license use of a domain name to a third party you shall nonetheless be the domain name holder of record and are therefore responsible for providing your own full contact information and for providing and updating accurate technical and administrative contact information adequate to facilitate timely resolution of any problems that arise in connection with the domain name. You shall accept liability for harm caused by wrongful use of the domain name. You represent that you have provided notice of the terms and conditions in this Agreement to a third party licensee and that the third party agrees to the terms hereof.
We reserve the right to distribute information to you that is pertinent to the quality or operation of our Service(s) and those of our service partners. These announcements will be predominately informative in nature and may include notices describing changes, upgrades, new products or other information to add security or to enhance your identity on the Internet.
11. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
You agree that our entire liability, and your exclusive remedy, with respect to any Service(s) provided under this Agreement and any breach of this Agreement is solely limited to the amount you paid for such Service(s). Neither we nor our contractors or third party beneficiaries shall be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages resulting from the use or inability to use any of the Service(s) or for the cost of procurement of substitute Service(s). Because some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such jurisdictions, our liability is limited to the extent permitted by law. We disclaim any and all loss or liability resulting from, but not limited to: (i) loss or liability resulting from access delays or access interruptions; (ii) loss or liability resulting from data non-delivery or data mis-delivery; (iii) loss or liability resulting from acts of God; (iv) loss or liability resulting from errors, omissions, or misstatements in any and all information or Service(s) provided under this Agreement; (v) loss or liability resulting from the interruption of your Service(s). You agree that we will not be liable for any loss of registration and use of your 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 we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.
You agree to release, indemnify, and hold us, our contractors, agents, employees, officers, directors, affiliates and third party beneficiaries harmless from all liabilities, claims and expenses, including attorney's fees, of third parties relating to or arising under this Agreement, the Service(s) provided hereunder or your use of the Service(s), including without limitation infringement by you, or someone else using any Service provided to you of any intellectual property or other proprietary right of any person or entity, or from the violation of any of our operating rules or policy relating to the Service(s) provided. You also agree to release, indemnify and hold us harmless pursuant to the terms and conditions contained in the Dispute Policy. In the event we are threatened with suit by a third party, we may seek written assurances from you concerning your promise to indemnify us; your failure to provide those assurances shall be a breach of your Agreement and may result in deactivation of your domain name.
13. TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP.
You agree that prior to transferring ownership of your domain name to another person (the Transferee") you shall require the Transferee to agree in writing to be bound by all the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Your domain name will not be transferred until we receive such written assurances or other reasonable assurance that the Transferee has been bound by the contractual terms of this Agreement (such reasonable assurance as determined by us in our sole discretion). If the Transferee fails to be bound in a reasonable fashion (as determine by us in our sole discretion) to the terms and conditions in this Agreement, any such transfer will be null and void.
You agree that failure to abide by any provision of this Agreement, any operating rule or policy or the Dispute Policy provided by us, may be considered by us to be a material breach and that we may provide a written notice, describing the breach, to you. If within thirty (30) calendar days of the date of such notice, you fail to provide evidence, which is reasonably satisfactory to us, that you have not breached your obligations under the Agreement, then we may delete the registration or reservation of your domain name. Any such breach by you shall not be deemed to be excused simply because we did not act earlier in response to that or any other breach by you.
15. NO GUARANTY.
You acknowledge that registration or reservation of your chosen domain name does not confer immunity from objection to either the registration, reservation, or use of the domain name.
16. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES.
You agree that your use of our Service(s) is solely at your own risk. You agree that such Service(s) are provided on an "AS IS", "AS AVAILABLE" basis. WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. We make no warranty that the Service(s) will meet your requirements, or that the Service(s) will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free; nor do we make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the Service(s) or as to the accuracy or reliability of any information obtained through the Service or that defects in the Service will be corrected. You understand and agree that any material and/or data downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of any Service is done at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of such material and/or data. We make no warranty regarding any goods or Service(s) purchased or obtained through us or any transactions entered into through us. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from us shall create any warranty not expressly made herein.
As part of the registration process, you are required to provide us certain information and to update such information promptly as such information changes to ensure that our records are current, complete and accurate. You are obliged to provide us the following information: (i) Your name and postal address (and, if different, that of the domain name holder); (ii) The domain name being registered; (iii) The name, postal address, email address, and voice and fax (if available) telephone numbers of the administrative, the technical and billing contact for the domain name.
18. DISCLOSURE AND USE OF REGISTRATION INFORMATION.
You agree and acknowledge that we will make domain name registration information you provide available to ICANN, to the registry administrators, and to other third parties as applicable. You further agree and acknowledge that we may make publicly available, or directly available to third party vendors, some, or all, of the domain name registration information you provide, for purposes of inspection (such as through our WHOIS service) or other purposes as required or permitted by ICANN and applicable laws. You hereby consent to any and all such disclosures and use of information provided by you in connection with the registration of a domain name (including any updates to such information), whether during or after the term of your registration of the domain name. You hereby irrevocably waive any and all claims and causes of action you may have arising from such disclosure or use of your domain name registration information by us. You may access your domain name registration information in our possession to review, modify or update such information, by accessing our domain manager service, or similar service, made available by us through your RSP. We will not process data about any identified or identifiable natural person that we obtain from you in a way incompatible with the purposes and other limitations which we describe in this Agreement. We will take reasonable precautions to protect the information we obtain from you from our loss, misuse, unauthorized disclosure, alteration or destruction of that information.
Your provision of inaccurate or unreliable information, your failure promptly to update information provided to us, or your failure to respond for over fifteen (15) calendar days to inquiries by us concerning the accuracy of contact details associated with the your registration shall constitute a material breach of this Agreement and be a basis for cancellation of the domain name registration.
20. RIGHT OF REFUSAL.
We, in our sole discretion, reserve the right to refuse to register or reserve your chosen domain name or register you for other Service(s). In the event we do not register or reserve your domain name or register you for other Service(s), or we delete your domain name or other Service(s) within the first 30 days after your application for registration, we agree to refund your applicable fee(s). You agree that we shall not be liable to you for loss or damages that may result from our refusal to register, reserve, or delete your domain name or register you for other Service(s). We reserve the right to delete or transfer your domain name following registration if we believe the registration has been made possible by a mistake, made either by us or by a third party. We also reserve the right to suspend a domain name during resolution of a dispute.
You agree that the terms of this Agreement are severable. If any term or provision is declared invalid or unenforceable, that term or provision will be construed consistent with applicable law as nearly as possible to reflect the original intentions of the parties, and the remaining terms and provisions will remain in full force and effect.
Nothing contained in this Agreement or the Dispute Policy shall be construed as creating any agency, partnership, or other form of joint enterprise between the parties.
Our failure to require performance by you of any provision hereof shall not affect the full right to require such performance at any time thereafter; nor shall the waiver by us of a breach of any provision hereof be taken or held to be a waiver of the provision itself.
Any notice, direction or other communication given under this Agreement shall be in writing and given by sending it via email or via postal service. In the case of email, valid notice shall only have been deemed to have been given when an electronic confirmation of delivery has been obtained by the sender. In the case of email, notifications must be sent to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or in the case of notification to you, to the email address provided by you in your WHOIS record. Any email communication shall be deemed to have been validly and effectively given on the date of such communication, if such date is a business day and such delivery was made prior to 4:00 p.m. EEST, otherwise it will be deemed to have been delivered on the next business day. In the case of regular mail notice, valid notice shall be deemed to have been validly and effectively given 5 business days after the date of mailing and, in the case of notification to us or to RSP shall be sent to:
Armeneasca 37/1, str.
Republic of Moldova
and in the case of notification to you shall be to the address specified in the "Administrative Contact" in your WHOIS record
You agree that this Agreement, the rules and policies published by us and the Dispute Policy are the complete and exclusive agreement between you and us regarding our Service(s). This Agreement and the Dispute Policy supersede all prior agreements and understandings, whether established by custom, practice, policy or precedent.
26. GOVERNING LAW.
This Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted and enforced in accordance with the LAWS OF Republic of Moldova, applicable therein without reference to rules governing choice of laws. Any action relating to this Agreement must be brought in Chisinau and you irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of such courts.
You attest that you are of legal age to enter into this Agreement.
28. ACCEPTANCE OF AGREEMENT.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT AND AGREE TO ALL ITS TERMS AND CONDITIONS. YOU HAVE INDEPENDENTLY EVALUATED THE DESIRABILITY OF THE SERVICE(S) YOU ARE REQUESTING AND ARE NOT RELYING ON ANY REPRESENTATION AGREEMENT, GUARANTEE OR STATEMENT OTHER THAN AS SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT.