|Why register .nu?
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Safenames Ltd is a Registrar for the top-level domain .nu. Together with the Foundation, Safenames Ltd works for positive development of the Internet for the benefit of users and society at large. Our shared goal is satisfied domain holders, regardless of whether they are large organizations or private individuals.
By clicking this link https://registrar.iis.nu/files/Appendix_2_Terms_and_conditions_nu_eng_final_130902.pdf, you can find out about the terms that apply for registration of .nu-domain names.
Safenames Ltd.handles personal information in compliance with the Swedish Personal Data Act
(1998:204) and the Foundation's controller of personal data agreement.
Opening times Safenames Ltd. is open for customer enquiries Monday to Friday 9 am to 7 pm. You can either e-mail your query to email@example.com or call us on +44 (0)1908 200022, and we will swiftly respond to you.
MK14 6LS, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1908 200022
Fax: +44 (0)1908 325192
Organisation identifier: 3802179
VAT number (if applicable): GB 737 4197 10
.NU DOMAIN LTD PRICES
The registration fee for a .NU DOMAIN name is € 60 for two years.
After two years, you may renew your domain for an additional two years (€ 60), three years (€ 85), four years (€ 110), or ten years (€ 250).
We also charge a nominal € 10 fee for all modifications to technical contact and name server information. There is no charge for changes to your personal information, including billing E-mail address changes.
Domain name deletions are processed at no charge.
There is a charge of € 150 for transfers of domain name registration from a current registrant to another, plus a one year registration fee of € 30.
All prices and fees are subject to change without notice.
Payment is due at the time of registration; names will be activated within 48 hours of registration. Registration renewal fees are due 30 days before the end of the registration period.
We only accept on-line credit card payments. If you need to pay by check with local currency, we strongly suggest you contact a local ISP with whom we can develop a billing relationship. Please contact us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration fees are not refundable, and all registrations are final after the first 72 hours of registration. All payments must be able to clear in a US bank.
Any chargebacks or other bank processing fees generated by actions of a .NU domain name registrant must be paid by the registrant. Registrants not current in any payments to .NU Domain Ltd for these or any other reasons will be denied registration rights until such balances are cleared, and risk having their domain names deleted.
We will send out renewal notifications and bills via E-mail 30-60 days prior to your annual date. It is important that your billing E-mail address data in our registration database be kept current for this reason. Renewal fees must be paid prior to the anniversary date. Names that are not renewed will be removed from the registration database and the DNS server records.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF REGISTRATION
Applicable for the top-level domain .nu
(The Swedish version of the terms and conditions shall prevail)
1.1 Stiftelsen för Internetinfrastruktur / The Internet Infrastructure Foundation (802405-
0190), Box 7399, 103 91 Stockholm is an independent public interest foundation that is
responsible for the administration of the Domain Name Registry under the top-level
1.2 Registrars who have entered into agreement with the Foundation are entitled to provide
Registration Services for Domain Names and, upon request from the Domain Holder,
register and administer Domain Names. A list of Registrars is available at www.iis.se.
1.3 These Terms and Conditions of Registration apply for all Domain Names registered
under the top-level domain .nu, and shall apply between the Registrar, the Domain
Holder and the Foundation. These Terms and Conditions of Registration take
precedence over each Registrar’s own terms and conditions in relation to the Domain
In these Terms and Conditions of Registration, the following terms and expressions shall
have the following meanings, unless stated otherwise:
2.1 ‘ASCII’ refers to the American Standard Code for Information Interchange.
2.2 ‘Authorisation code’ refers to the password , where applicable, is created for the
registered Domain Name.
2.3 ‘Deactivation’ means that the Domain Name is not published in the .nu-zone. However,
the actual registration of the Domain Name itself is not affected.
2.4 ‘Domain Name’ refers to the prefix (name) that is to the left of the top-level domain .nu,
separated from it with a dot (e.g. name.nu).
2.5 ‘Domain Holder’ is the person or legal entity that is applying for registration of a Domain
Name, or who owns a Domain Name, and in relation to whom these Terms and
Conditions of Registration shall be applied.
2.6 ’DS records’ refers to delegation posts for DNSSEC.
2.7 ‘IDN’ refers to the Internationalized Domain Name. More information is available at
2.8 ‘Registrar’ is any Registrar approved by the Foundation who provides Registration
Services under the top-level domain .nu.
2.9 ‘Registration Services’ refers to the following services that are offered to a Domain
Holder: new registration, deregistration, renewal, assignment, updating of contact
information, administration of name servers, change of Registrar, and administration of
2.10 ’The Foundation’ refers to the Internet Infrastructure Foundation / Stiftelsen för
2.11 ‘Transfer’ refers to when the registration of the Domain Name is transferred to a new
Domain Holder after a dispute resolution proceeding according to paragraph 6.3 or due
to a judgment according to paragraph 6.4.
3 REGISTRATION OF DOMAIN NAMES
3.1 Conditions for application
3.1.1 Any natural person or legal entity with a personal identification number or corporate
identity number, or that can be identified via a registration designation in a register
maintained by a governmental authority, or by an organization exercising state
authority, may apply for registration of a Domain Name under the top-level domain
.nu. For foreign Domain Holders, a unique identification number can be used instead.
3.1.2 For new registration of Domain Names, a ‘first come, first served’ principle applies, i.e.
Domain Names are allocated in the order in which the applications are entered in the
3.2 Formulation of the Domain Name
3.2.1 A Domain Name under the top-level domain .nu may only comprise ASCII characters,
i.e. the letters a–z, the numbers 0–9 and hyphens. The Domain Name must start and
finish with a letter or a number, and may not consist entirely of hyphens.
3.2.2 Number combinations in the format xxxxxx-xxxx that comprise, or may comprise, a
personal identity number cannot be registered.
3.2.3 For technical reasons, it is not possible to register Domain Names that start with two
alphanumeric characters followed by two hyphens.
3.2.4 An IDN domain name must be re-encoded to ASCII characters before it can be
registered under the top-level domain .nu.
3.2.5 A Domain Name shall include at least one (1) character, and may contain a maximum
of 63 characters.
3.2.6 A Domain Name cannot be registered as a new name if it is identical to a previously
registered Domain Name under the top-level domain .nu.
3.2.7 Sub-domains of already registered Domain Names are administered by the Domain
Holder of the Domain Name in question.
3.2.8 Certain Domain Names are blocked by the Foundation and cannot be registered. These
Domain Names are available on www.iis.se.
3.2.9 Certain Domain names are reserved for authorized Domain Holders and can be
registered after special assessment. These Domain Names are available on www.iis.se.
4 THE DOMAIN HOLDER’S OBLIGATIONS
4.1 Responsibility for information
4.1.1 Considering new registrations, in the application for a Domain Name, the Domain
Holder is responsible for providing the following information:
(i) full Company name and contact person or, if a private individual, their first and
(ii) corporate identity number or personal identification number (for foreign Domain
Holders, any other unique identification number can be used instead),
(iii) VAT registration number (only for foreign legal entities within the EU who are
registered to pay VAT),
(iv) postal address,
(v) phone number, and
(vi) e-mail address.
The information must be complete and correct.
4.1.2 The Domain Holder is obliged to continually and without delay inform the Registrar of
any changes in the information given in the application, including change of e-mail
address. The Registrar will then correct the information in the Foundation’s register of
4.2 Verification of the Domain Name selected
The Domain Holder is obliged at all times to ensure that the Domain Name selected does
not constitute an infringement of the rights of another party, nor in any other way
constitute a violation of applicable statutes or public order, and is not intended to cause
5 DOMAIN HOLDER’S RIGHTS TO REGISTRATION SERVICES
5.1 Registration Services
The Registration Services are performed by the Registrar with whom the Domain Holder
has entered into an agreement. If the Domain Holder´s agreement with the Registrar
has ceased in accordance with paragraph 5.3, or if the Registrar’s agreement with the
Foundation has ceased, the Domain Holder shall select a new Registrar in accordance
with paragraph 8 below.
The Registrar shall, upon request from the Domain Holder, provide the following
Registration Services in accordance with the Registrar’s applicable pricelist and other
terms and conditions.
5.1.1 New registration of Domain Name
22.214.171.124 The Registrar has undertaken to, upon request from the Domain Holder, enter new
registrations of Domain Names under the top-level domain .nu.
126.96.36.199 With a new registration, the Domain Holder shall promptly receive, no later than ten
working days from when the Registrar sent the application to the Foundation,
notification from the Registrar about whether the new registration has been made or
whether there are impediments according to these Terms and Conditions of
188.8.131.52 During the registration period, the Domain Holder holds the exclusive right to use the
registered Domain Name under the top-level domain .nu.
5.1.2 Renewal of Domain Name
The Registrar has undertaken to, upon request from the Domain Holder, renew the
registration period for the Domain Holder’s Domain Name, with the exception of
5.1.3 Updating of contact information
The Registrar has undertaken to, upon request from the Domain Holder, ensure that the
contact information for the Domain Holder is updated.
5.1.4 Administration of name servers
The Registrar has undertaken to, upon request from the Domain Holder, add, remove or
change information about name servers. The Foundation reserves the right to change or
remove the name servers provided for a Domain Name if the Foundation is of the view
that the stated name servers cause, or may cause, serious operational disturbances.
5.1.5 Deregistration of Domain Name
The Registrar has undertaken to, upon request from the Domain Holder, deregister the
Domain Holder’s Domain Name.
5.1.6 Assignment of Domain Name
184.108.40.206 The Registrar has undertaken to, upon request from the existing Domain Holder, and on
condition that the recipient Domain Holder has approved the Terms and Conditions of
Registration and provided the information specified in paragraph 4.1.1, implement
assignment of the Domain Name.
220.127.116.11 The Registrar shall promptly, and no later than five working days from when the
conditions in paragraph 18.104.22.168 have been fulfilled, assign the Domain Name to a new
22.214.171.124 When a Domain Name is assigned, the new Domain Holder will replace the previous
registered Domain Holder when the application for the assignment has been granted.
5.1.7 Change of Registrar
126.96.36.199 The Registrar has undertaken, upon request from the Domain Holder, assist with the
transfer of the administration of the Domain Holder’s Domain Name from one Registrar
to another in accordance with this paragraph 5.1.7.
188.8.131.52 The surrendering Registrar shall, upon request from the Domain Holder, produce a
unique Authorisation Code for the Domain Name that the Registrar administers on
behalf of the Domain Holder.
184.108.40.206 The Domain Holder contacts the surrendering Registrar and requests the Authorisation
Code for the relevant Domain Name that is affected by the change of Registrar. The
surrendering Registrar shall promptly, but no later than five working days after the
request, provide the Domain Holder with the Authorisation Code. If the surrendering
Registrar does not provide the Authorisation Code within five working days, the
Foundation is entitled to provide and pass on the Authorisation Code to the Domain
220.127.116.11 The surrendering Registrar is responsible for ensuring that the Authorisation Code is
transferred to the Domain Holder in a secure manner, and the Registrar is always
obliged to provide the Authorisation Code upon request from the Domain Holder.
18.104.22.168 The Domain Holder contacts the recipient Registrar and transfers the Authorisation
Code according to the Registrar’s procedures for this.
22.214.171.124 The recipient Registrar confirms the change of Registrar to the Domain Holder.
126.96.36.199 A fee for the Registration Service change of Registrar may not be charged by the
188.8.131.52 The Domain Holder is aware that, when the Registrar is changed, the Domain Holder
may have to pay a new fee for the Domain Name to the new Registrar.
5.1.8 DS records
184.108.40.206 Registrars that provide DNSSEC shall, upon request from the Domain Holder, add,
remove or change DS records.
220.127.116.11 The Foundation retains the right to change, remove or refrain from publishing DS
records provided if the Foundation is of the view that these cause, or may cause, serious
5.2 Performance of the Registration Services
The Registrar shall, upon explicit request from the Domain Holder, perform the
Registration Services, but only if the Domain Holder has approved the Terms and
Conditions for Registration and the Domain Holder has provided the required
information. However, the Registrar is entitled to refuse to perform the requested
Registration Service if the Domain Holder has not paid the fee for the Registration
5.3 Registrar´s termination of the agreement with the Domain Holder
If the Registrar has reserved this right in the agreement with the Domain Holder, the
Registrar may, with at least three months notice, terminate the agreement with the
Domain Holder by the date on which the registration period expires. The termination
must be made in writing and clearly specify (i) that the agreement with the Domain
Holder is being terminated after the end of the registration period, (ii) that the Domain
Holder must select a new Registrar, (iii) how the Domain Holder transfers Registrars
and, (iv) that the Foundation, pursuant to paragraph 8, will serve as the temporary
Registrar unless the Domain Holder selects a new Registrar on their own.
5.4 Hindrance to performing Registration Service deregistration and assignment of
Hindrance to performing Registration Services can exist if there is an ongoing dispute
resolution procedure according to paragraph 7.
6 THE FOUNDATION´S RIGHT TO DEACTIVATE, DEREGISTER OR
TRANSFER DOMAIN NAMES
6.1 Deregistration due to undertakings not being fulfilled
6.1.1 The Foundation has the right to Deactivate or deregister a Domain Name if the Domain
Holder does not fulfill its undertakings in accordance with paragraph 4.1.1 or 4.1.2.
6.1.2 In the event of any deficiency according to paragraph 4.1.1 or 4.1.2, the Foundation
shall send a notification to the Domain Holder with a request that the deficiency be
rectified. The notification to the Domain Holder shall contain information about the
deficiency that is to be remedied. If the deficiency has not been rectified within ten
working days from the date when the notification was sent, the Foundation has the
right to Deactivate the Domain Name.
6.1.3 If a Domain Name is Deactivated, the Domain Holder can reactivate the Domain Name
by rectifying the deficiency of which it was notified within 60 days from the date of
Deactivation. If the Domain Holder does not rectify the deficiency of which it was
notified, the Foundation has the right to deregister the Domain Name.
6.1.4 If the Domain Name, or the use thereof, clearly violates applicable legislation or
statutes or this Agreement, the Foundation has the right to immediately Deactivate or
6.1.5 The Foundation has the right to Deactivate and deregister a Domain Name if the
Domain Holder is a legal entity and this has been dissolved after completed bankruptcy
or liquidation, or if the Domain Holder is a natural person and he/she has deceased
and the estate has been dissolved by distribution of an estate.
6.2 Deregistration on the grounds that the Domain Name has not been renewed
If the Domain Name is not renewed, the Foundation will deregister the Domain Name
after 60 days of Deactivation.
6.3 Deregistration or Transfer after alternative dispute resolution proceedings
The Foundation and the Registrar have the right to deregister or Transfer a Domain
Name after decision in a dispute resolution proceeding in accordance with the
conditions in paragraph 7.
6.4 Deregistration or transfer due to a legally binding judgment
A Domain Name shall be deregistered or transferred upon request from an individual
who presents a legally binding judgment, showing that the individual who request the
Domain Name to be deregistered or transferred has the right to the Domain Name. In
such cases, the Foundation performs deregistration or transfer immediately.
7 DISPUTE RESOLUTION REGARDING DOMAIN NAMES
7.1 If there is a dispute between the Domain Holder and a third party regarding the Domain
Name, the Domain Holder undertakes to be bound by the applicable Domain Name
dispute resolution policy provided by the Foundation.
8 PROCEDURES WHEN AN AGREEMENT CEASES
If the Registrar’s agreement with the Foundation ceases, or the Domain Holder´s
agreement with the Registrar ceases, the following applies for the Domain Holder.
i. The Domain Holder accepts that the Foundation becomes the temporary
registrar from the date when the Registrar’s agreement ceases and furthest until
the registration period ends,
ii. The Domain Holder shall select a new registrar during the time when the
Foundation is temporary Registrar, and
iii. If the Domain Holder refrains from choosing a new Registrar the Domain Name
will be Deactivated and deregistered when the registration period ends.
9 MANAGEMENT OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
9.1 The Foundation manages personal information in accordance with the Swedish Personal
Data Act (1998:204). Management of personal information may also be performed by a
party authorized by the Foundation should such management be necessary to fulfill the
Foundations obligations according to these Terms and Conditions of Registration.
9.2 The purpose of the management of personal information is to enable the Foundation to
provide and operate the Domain Name registry under the top level domain .nu and to
fulfill those obligations the Foundation has according to these Terms and Conditions of
Registration. The information may be coordinated with other registers for the above
purposes and in order to maintain a high level of customer care and registry
9.3 The Domain Name registry operated by the Foundation is made available on the
Internet through a domain name search service (WHOIS). For Domain Holders as
natural persons or sole traders, no personal information is made available in such
manner unless requested by the Domain Holder.
9.4 The Domain Holder may only provide personal information about a party other than the
Domain Holder (e.g. for legal entities’ contact persons), for management by the
Foundation, if the Domain Holder can guarantee that approval has been obtained from
the concerned party concerning such management.
9.5 A person whose information is registered with the Foundation is, in accordance with the
Personal Data Act, entitled to receive, once per calendar year at no cost, details of the
personal information managed by the Foundation concerning that person. A written
request must be submitted to the Foundation, signed by the person making the request.
9.6 A person whose information is registered with the Foundation is, in accordance with the
Personal Data Act, entitled to request the Foundation to correct personal information
which is incorrect or otherwise not managed in accordance with the Personal Data Act.
10.1 The Registrar’s right to assign the agreement
The Registrar is entitled to, without the approval of the Domain Holder, assign its rights
and obligations according to these Terms and Conditions of Registration to another
10.2 Validity and amendments to the Terms and Conditions of Registration
10.2.1 These Terms and Conditions of Registration apply until further notice and the
Foundation reserves the right to amend the current terms and conditions as stated
10.2.2 An amendment to the Terms and Conditions of Registration comes into effect 30 days
after the amendment has been published on the Foundation’s website, www.iis.se, but
also applies from said date for a Domain Holder registered after the amendment has
10.2.3 The Registrar will notify Domain Holders of amendments to the Terms and Conditions
of Registration via e-mail when the amendment is published. If the Domain Holder has
not provided a functioning e-mail address, the Domain Holder is solely responsible for
keeping informed about any amendments to the terms and conditions.
11.1 Assuming there is no intentional or gross negligence, the Foundation´s liability for
damages in relation to the Domain Holder shall be limited to direct losses, with a total
amount not exceeding one (1) base amount in accordance with the Swedish Social
Insurance Code (2010:110).
11.2 Under no circumstances is the Foundation liable to compensate for loss of profit,
reduced sales, other loss of production, liability towards third party or other indirect
11.3 A Domain Holder may only submit a claim according to the above if the Domain Holder
has notified the Foundation of this no later than 90 days after the Domain Holder
became aware of, or should have become aware of, the basis for the claim.
Communication relating to these Terms and Conditions of Registration shall be
submitted in writing to the postal address and/or e-mail address most recently supplied
by the party. Communication that is sent by mail shall be considered to have reached the
recipient inside Sweden within three working days of being sent. For recipients outside
Sweden, ten calendar days apply from when it was sent. Communications sent
electronically, such as e-mails or faxes, shall be considered to have reached the recipient
13 APPLICABLE LAW, DISPUTES
Swedish law shall be applied to these Terms and Conditions of Registration. In the event
of a dispute arising as a result of these Terms and Conditions of Registration, an action
shall be brought before a general court of law.