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Annulet Incorporated Terms and Services Agreement

This Annulet Domain Name Registration Agreement (the "Agreement") is between Annulet Incorporated, its successors and assigns ("Annulet") and You (the person or entity registering a domain or domains), your heirs, Agents, Assigns and Successors ("You") and is made effective on the day of it is accepted by Annulet at Annulet's primary place of business in Waltham, Massachusetts. This Agreement may be executed electronically. By submitting your domain name registration application(s) You agree that you have read and understand this Agreement and agree to be bound by its terms, as those terms presently exist and as those terms may be changed from time to time by Annulet. If you used an agent to register your domain name or obtain any services described herein, Your use of that domain name or services constitutes acceptance of this Agreement. The Parties to this Agreement are independent third parties and this Agreement does not constitute an agency agreement and Annulet is not your agent for any purposes and You are not Annulet's agent for any purposes.

1. Definitions:

ICANN - The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN"). ICANN is a non-profit corporation that was formed to assume responsibility for the IP address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management, and root server system management functions.

TLD - Short for top level domain. Most simply, the right most value of a web accessible domain name such as .com, .net, .org, etc.

Registry Operator - The officially designated operator of a TLD that has direct authorization to update their TLDs records on the world's root servers.

Registrar - An ICANN accredited company that as proved capable of registering domain names reliably to the Internet public.

2. Services:

This Agreement is for the registration of a domain name or names and additional services as described herein, such services being provided once You have provided information required for registration and other services and paid for such services. These services include, but are not necessarily limited to domain registration and management services.

3. Fees:

You agree to pay by credit card or paypal the price advertised on Annulet's web site for the services described in this Agreement. Except as provided elsewhere in this agreement, your payment is non-refundable. In the event of a charge back on the credit card that You pay with, You agree and understand that Your domain name may not be registered or Annulet may cancel your domain name registration. If Your domain name is registered, You agree and understand that in the event of a charge back or failure of your credit card company to make payment, Annulet may, at its sole discretion, retain possession of the domain name You registered as its owner, reserves the right to sell the domain name or use it for whatever purposes Annulet deems proper. Annulet, at its sole discretion, may allow you to re-instate Your domain name subject to receiving payment in full and subject to any re-instatement fees charged by Annulet. If you choose to cancel your service at any time You agree that You are not entitled to a refund and will not receive a refund.

4. Renewal and Deletion Policy:

You will receive 2 emails notifying you to renew your domain, one 30 days prior to expiration and one 7 days prior to expiration.
You may either remit payment for renewal or transfer your domain out to another registrar.
After your domain has expired you will receive one final email 5 days after expiration with details on how to renew your domain. Upon expiration if the domain name is not renewed, it will be undelegated and any websites and services (such as email addresses and nameservers) associated with the domain name will stop working.

If you do not renew your domain name it will go into redemption and you will have to pay the renewal fee plus redemption fee to retrieve your domain.
After the redemption period your domain will be deleted.

1yr. renewal fee: 51.00
Past expiration 1yr. renewal fee: 51.00

Redemption fee: 120.00 plus 1yr. renewal fee 51.00 total 171.00

Annulet reserves the right to change or modify its fees at any time for services provided pursuant to this Agreement.
Information regarding this ICANN Policy can be found here Expired Registration Recovery Policy

5. Registrant's Benefits and Responsibilities:

In the process of registering Your domain name or names, it is necessary for Annulet to obtain certain information from you. You agree to provide such accurate, true and current information as required to register your domain name or names to Annulet in the application process and further agree to review this information at least yearly and update such information as it changes from time to time.

You hereby acknowledge Annulet is required to make the following Registered Name Holder Data available to the Registry Operator of the TLD in which your domain name is registered, and You agree to allow Annulet to provide said information:

* The name of the Registered Name being registered;

* The IP addresses of the primary name server and at least one secondary name server(s) for the Registered Name;

* The corresponding names of those name servers;

* The identity of the Registrar

* The expiration date of the registration.

Additionally, Registry Operators may require additional information be submitted to them. If this is the case, You grant Annulet permission to submit such information. Annulet is also required to make the following data available for the ICANN WHOIS directory service and submission of your domain name registration application constitutes consent to the making of said information available:

* The name of the Registered Name;

* The names of the primary name server and secondary name server(s);

* The identity of the Registrar;

* The original creation date of the registration;

* The expiration date of the registration;

* The name and postal address of the Registered Name Holder;

* The name, postal address, E-Mail address, voice telephone number, and (where available) fax number of the technical contact for the Registered Name; and

* The name, postal address, E-Mail address, voice telephone number, and (where available) fax number of the administrative contact for the Registered Name.

You agree to provide (and to review at least yearly or as needed) to Annulet accurate and reliable contact details and update such details within seven (7) days of change during the term of this agreement, including the information described in this section of the Agreement and: full name, postal address, e-mail address, voice telephone number and fax number if available of the Registered Name Holder; name of an authorized person for contact purposes in the case that You are an organization, association, or corporation.

You hereby consent that until you update the nameservers on your domain, BuyDomains (Annulet sister company) may point your domain name to one of BuyDomains’, or BuyDomains' affiliates', Web pages as a default landing page and that it may place advertising on the Web page (the “Parked Pages”). The Parked Pages may contain advertisements and other materials selected by BuyDomains, in BuyDomains' sole discretion. This may include, but is not limited to, third-party websites, third-party product and service offerings, and/or Internet search engines. BuyDomains reserves the right to collect and retain all revenue obtained from such advertising and other materials and you shall not be entitled to receive any funds related to the monetization of the Parked Pages. You can update the nameservers by logging in to your Annulet account.
Whois Data Reminder Policy

Your willful provision of inaccurate or unreliable information, your willful failure to update within seven (7) days of any change Your information provided to Annulet, or Your failure to respond for over fifteen (15) calendar days to inquiries by Annulet concerning the accuracy of contact details associated with Your registrations shall constitute a material breach of this Agreement and shall be a basis of cancellation of Your domain name registration pursuant to the terms of this Agreement.

If You intend to license the use of a domain name to a third party You are nonetheless the registered name holder of record and are responsible for providing Your own full contact information and for providing and updating accurate technical and administrative contact information adequate to facilitate the timely resolution of any problem that arise in connection with Your registered name. If You are licensing the use of the name your register pursuant to this provision You hereby agree and accept liability for harm caused by wrongful use of the registered name, unless You promptly disclose the identity of the licensee to a party providing You reasonable evidence of actionable harm.

Annulet agrees that it will take reasonable precautions to protect any personal data provided by You from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction. You may find Annulet's Privacy Policy here.

You agree and acknowledge that such information is necessary for Annulet to contact you regarding Annulet's services and certain information is required by ICANN to register your domain name. ICANN may, from time to time, publish information provided by you to Annulet and You agree to allow ICANN to publish certain information provided by You to Annulet. Annulet is not liable to you in any way for the information it provides to ICANN pursuant to ICANN policy.

You can view this contract at Registrants' Benefits and Responsibilities


New Rules for Change of Registrant

Effective December 1, 2016, for all gTLDs, any material changes to a domain name registrant’s name, company, email address, or to the administrative contact email address (if there is no registrant email address) are subject to ICANN’s Transfer Policy.

We are required to deny a change of registrant for any of the following reasons:

* The domain name registration agreement has expired and the registrant no
   longer has the right to renew the domain name or to transfer the domain name
   to another registrar;
* The change of registrant was not properly authorized by the Prior Registrant
   and the New Registrant; or
* The domain name is subject to a domain name dispute proceeding, including,
   but not limited to, the following:
  Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP);
  Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS);
  Registrar Transfer Dispute Resolution Policy or a court order.

Unless a change of registrant is otherwise prohibited, the Prior Registrant and the New Registrant, or their Designated Agents, must confirm the change of registrant within 60 days of the request.

Unless you opt out of the transfer lock when you request a change of registrant, you may not transfer your domain registration to another domain registrar for sixty (60) days following the change of registrant.

Designated Agent

You hereby explicitly authorize us to act as Designated Agent to approve a change of registrant on behalf of the Prior Registrant and the New Registrant, consistent with the requirements of ICANN’s Transfer Policy.


Whois Accuracy Program:

As of January 1, 2014 the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has mandated that all ICANN accredited registrars begin verifying the WHOIS contact information for all new domain registrations and Whois contact modifications.

Please note our emails will never ask you to login to your account. If you receive an email asking you do so to verify your information please forward it to us at
support@annulet.com

Changes to Email Address or Phone Number:

If the Registered Name Holder makes a change to their email address or phone number, the registrar will send out an email to verify that this information is valid.
If the Registered Name Holder does not confirm this change by clicking on the link in the email within 15 days the Registrar will suspend the domain and the subsequent website and email services associated with it will no longer resolve.

If the domain is suspended and the Registered Name Holder later confirms the information, the suspension will be removed and the website and email services associated with it will resolve within 24-48 hrs.

Changes to Whois Contact Information:

If the Registered Name Holder makes a change to their whois contact information, the registrar will send out and email to verify the contact change is valid.
Once the Registered Name Holder confirms the information the whois information will be updated within 24-48 hrs.

If the Registered Name Holder does not confirm this change by clicking on the link in the email within 15 days the change will not be made and the current whois contact information will remain unchanged.

6. Right to refuse:

Annulet retains the right to refuse to register a domain name or multiple domain names at any time and at Annulet's sole discretion and with no liability to You. Annulet may also delete the registration of a domain name during the first 30 days of the domain name's registration. If Annulet cancels your domain name within the first 30 days You will receive a full refund. If Annulet cancels your policy pursuant to this section after the first 30 days of registration You agree that You will not be entitled to a refund and You will not receive a refund.

7. Term:

This Agreement as currently exists or as may be modified from time to time shall remain in full force and effect for as long as Your domain name is registered through Annulet. You further agree not to transfer your domain name registration within the first 60 days of registration.

8. Modification:

You agree that Annulet may modify this Agreement from time to time or in order to comply with changes in ICANN's policies and you further agree to be bound by such modified Agreement. You agree that notice of any modification of this Agreement will become effective and binding on the parties pursuant to the notice procedures contained in section 17 of this Agreement. Annulet also retains the right to discontinue any or all services governed by this agreement at anytime. You agree that if You decline to be bound by the modified Agreement or if Annulet discontinues any services, Your sole remedy will be to cancel or transfer your domain name registration with no refund.

9. Termination, Cancellation, Transfer or Suspension:

Annulet reserves the right to terminate this agreement if You violate the terms of this agreement or use your domain name in violation of applicable laws. Annulet, at its sole discretion, may give you 5 days notice to cure material breach of this agreement prior to terminating your domain registration.

Cancellation, Transfer or Suspension (collectively, "Cancellation"). Annulet may Cancel Your domain registration to correct any mistakes made by Annulet, another registrar or registry administrator in the administration of your domain name or in order to comply with any ICANN policy or procedure. You also agree that your account is subject to cancellation by Annulet if Annulet receives a court order or arbitration award requiring Cancellation of your registration. You agree that Annulet may take such other action as directed by a court order or arbitration award regarding your registration.

10. Limitation of Liability:

You agree that Annulet's liability arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the services provided pursuant to this Agreement, Annulet'S SOLE AND ONLY LIABILITY TO YOU WILL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT OF FEES YOU PAID TO ANNULET.

ANNULET, ITS VENDORS AND CONTRACTORS DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR THE FOLLOWING:

LOSS OF DATA, DATA MIS-DELIVERIES, DATA NON-DELIVERY, DATA CORRUPTION AND MODIFICATION, FAILURE OF THE DOMAIN NAME SYSTEM (DNS FAILURE), DELAYS, SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS NO MATTER WHAT THE CAUSE, LOSSES OR DAMAGES CAUSE BY HACKING, VIRUSES, INTERNET WORMS, MALICIOUS ACTS OF THIRD PARTIES, DELAYS IN ACCESS OR INACCESSIBILITY OF OUR WEB SITE AND DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATION SYSTEM, ERRORS AND ACTS OR OMISSIONS WHETHER CAUSE BY YOU OR ANNULET, EVENTS DESCRIBED IN SECTION OF THIS AGREEMENT AND OTHER EVENTS BEYOND ANNULET'S CONTROL, AUTHORIZED OR UNAUTHORIZED USE OF YOUR ACCESS OR DOMAIN NAME REGISTERED BY THIRD PARTIES, THE PROCESSING OF YOUR APPLICATION, ICANN CHANGES IN POLICY, THE APPLICATION OF THE DISPUTE RESOLUTION POLICY, PROCESSING OF INFORMATION TO YOUR REGISTRATION RECORD, LOSS OF REGISTRATION OR PROCESSING OF REGISTRATION FOR A DOMAIN NAME, FAILURE TO REGISTER A DOMAIN NAME, DATA ON ITS E-MAIL SERVERS THAT IS UNAVALABLE, LOST OR CORRUPTED FOR ANY REASON, WEB HOSTING SERVICES AND THE DEVELOPMENT AND USE AND SUITABILITY OF ANY WEB SITE ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR DOMAIN NAME, AND WEB HOSTING SERVICES OR ANY OTHER SERVICES PROVIDED BY ANNULET OR ITS VENDORS AND CONTRACTORS.

11. Indemnity:

You agree to indemnify, release, defend and hold harmless Annulet, other domain Registry Operators and ICANN, their respective employees, agents, officers, directors, affiliates, shareholders, vendors, contractors and subcontractors from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, losses, damages and costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees and legal expenses resulting from any claim relating to or arising out of Your use of services governed by this agreement. In the event that Annulet becomes aware of a claim against it You agree to respond to Annulet's reasonable request that you confirm your obligation to indemnify Annulet and failure to confirm your obligation will be considered a breach of this agreement.

12. Representations and Warranties:

By submitting your application for the registration of a domain name or names, you represent and warrant to Annulet that all of the information submitted with your application is correct and current. You further represent and warrant than each domain name registration made by You is being made in good faith and does not directly or indirectly infringe on the legal rights of third parties. You warrant that, if you are registering a domain name on behalf of a third party, You have obtained the consent of that third party to disclose the information required pursuant to this Agreement. Finally, You warrant that the domain name you register will not be used in connection with illegal activities.

13. Disclaimer of Warranties:

ANNULET MAKES NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING AND NOT LIMITED TO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, MERCHANTABILITY, WORKMANSHIP, NON-NEGLIGENCE AND NON-INFIRNGEMENT. ANNULET DOES NOT WARRANT THAT REGISTRATION OF YOUR DOMAIN NAME THROUGH ANNULET PURSUANT TO THIS AGREEMENT WILL PREVENT OR AVOID CHALLENGES TO YOUR DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATION, SUSPENSION, CANCELLATION OR TRANSFER OF ANY DOMAIN NAME THAT YOU REGISTER. ANNULET FURTHER MAKES NO WARRANTIES THAT THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY ANNULET TO YOU WILL MEET YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS, WILL BE FREE OF INTERRUPTIONS, ERROR FREE, SECURE, OR THAT PROBLEMS OR DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED. ANNULET DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS PERTAINING TO THE CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF THE SERVICES IT IS PROVIDING PURSUANT TO THIS AGREEMENT.

14. Dispute Resolution Policy:

You and Annulet agree to be bound by the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy approved by ICANN, which can be found here and is incorporated into this Agreement by reference.
You can View it here ICANN Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy
This dispute resolution policy has been developed and approved by ICANN and may be changed by ICANN from time to time. You agree that Annulet may, from time to time; make changes to this dispute resolution policy and You agree to be bound by the dispute resolution policy in its current form and to any subsequent changes that may be made to it. Annulet will provide at least 30 day notice pursuant to the notice requirements of section 17 of this Agreement of any changes made to the Dispute Resolution Policy. By maintaining Your registration with Annulet after an updated Dispute Resolution Policy becomes effective, You agree to be bound by the updated Dispute Resolution Policy. YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD ANNULET HARMLESS IN THE EVENT THAT A DISPUTE ARISES BETWEEN YOU AND A THIRD PARTY REGARDING YOUR DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATION AS REQUIRED BY THE DISPUTE RESOLUTION POLICY. In the event that Annulet receives notice that a complaint has been filed against you in a court, administrative agency, or other judicial forum Annulet may at its sole discretion take such action as it deems necessary to comply with the notice, actions or requirements of the court, governmental agency, administrative or judicial organization providing such notice until the dispute governed therein is settled. You agree to hold Annulet harmless for any actions taken pursuant to the preceding sentence.

15. Proper Use Policy:

You agree that You, and not Annulet, are responsible for the content and use associated with Your registered domain name. Annulet is not responsible or liable for any content made available or transmitted by you. Annulet may, at its sole discretion, remove, move or deny any content made available by you through Annulet's services and, additionally, Annulet may at its sole discretion remove, preserve, or disclose content made available by you as is necessary to comply with any legal process; respond to third party complaints; protect the legal rights of third parties; protect Annulet's legal rights and to protect the public in general.

YOU SPECIFICALLY AGREE NOT TO:

MAKE AVAILABLE UNLAWFUL CONTENT OR CONTENT THAT IS THREATENING, ABUSIVE, HARRASSING, TORTUOUS, DECEPTIVE, DEROGATORY, CONSTITUTES HATE SPEECH, RACIALLY OR ETHNICALLY DAMAGING, RELATED TO GAMBLING, ADULT, OBSCENE OR PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIALS OR CONTENT, VIOLATES THE STATUTORY OR COMMON LAW RIGHTS OF OTHERS, MISREPRESENTS A SOURCE OF THE CONTENT OR YOUR AUTHORITY, FRAUD, MONEY LAUNDERING, CHILD PORNOGRAPHY, TERRORIST-RELATED ACTIVITIES, ACTIVITIES IN VIOLATION OF U.S. EXPORT OR IMPORT LAWS, ANY EXECUTIVE ORDERS, OR ANY RULES, REGULATIONS OR ORDERS ISSUED BY OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSET CONTROLS ("OFAC"), INFRINGEMENT ON RIGHTS OF OTHERS, IS ILLEGAL UNDER APPLICABLE LOCAL, STATE, NATIONAL OR INTERNATIONAL LAW OR GOVERNMENTAL REGULATIONS, OR VIOLATES THE PRIVACY RIGHTS AND EXPECTATIONS OF OTHERS.

YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS ANNULET, ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS AND ITS CONTRACTORS AND VENDORS FOR ANY LIABILITY ARISING FROM YOUR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THIS SECTION.

16. Venue, Governing Law and Waiver of Jury Trial:

This Agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas. The parties further agree to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the applicable state and federal courts in Dallas, Texas. THE PARTIES FURTHER AGREE TO WAIVE THEIR RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL.

17. Notices:

You agree that notices can be sent to you at the E-Mail address provided by you or via first class mail to the address provided by you in the registration process. Notices sent by either means will be deemed delivered five (5) days after they have been sent. You further agree to periodically check Annulet's web site from time to time and any changes made thereto or to this Agreement will be deemed delivered thirty (30) days after said change is published on Annulet's web site. Notices may be sent to Annulet to the E-Mail address provided by Annulet on its web site or to its business address provided on its web site. Notices sent to either address shall be deemed delivered five (5) days after they have been sent.

18. Entire Agreement; Severability; Survival:

This Agreement including the documents it references and incorporates constitutes the entire agreement between You and Annulet regarding the services governed by the Agreement.

You agree that the terms of this agreement are severable and that if any part of this agreement should be determined to be unenforceable or otherwise invalid that the remainder of the agreement shall remain in full force and effect. Both You and Annulet agree that any portion of this agreement that is found to be unenforceable or invalid shall interpreted as closely to applicable law as possible and shall be given meaning consistent with the intent of the parties at the time of contract formation.

THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE AGREEMENT SHALL SURVIVE THE TERMINATION OR EXPIRATION OF THIS AGREEMENT OR THE TERMINATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOU AND ANNULET AND DISPUTES ARISING OUT OF THE RELATIONSHIP FORMED BY THIS CONTRACT SHALL BE SETTLED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT.

19. Notices:

You agree not to assign this agreement or the related domain name registrations without the consent of Annulet and in accordance with Annulet's domain transfer policy. Annulet may assign this agreement at any time without Your consent.

20. Waiver:

The failure of either party to enforce any provision or provisions of this Agreement will not in any way be construed as a waiver of any such provision or provisions as to any future violations thereof nor prevent that party thereafter from enforcing each and every provision of this Agreement. The rights granted the Parties herein are cumulative and the waiver of any single remedy will not constitute a waiver of such party's right to assert all other legal and equitable remedies available to it under the circumstances.

21. Force Majure:

No party shall be liable by reason of any failure to delay in the performance of its obligations due to strikes, riots, fires or explosions, acts of God, war, governmental action, terrorism or any other cause which is beyond the reasonable control of such parties.


The 2009 RAA provides enhanced protections for registrants and an increased level of accountability for registrars. Prospective registrants may want to take this fact into account when selecting a registrar for their gTLD name(s).
You can view this information at Registrant Educational Materials


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