Changes in the domain name policy 23 January 2012

The contract between Norid and the registrars (the registrar agreement) has been revised, and in connection with that we are making a few updates to the domain name policy.

Harmonizing the domain name policy and the registrar agreement

Payment terms for the registrars, as well as duties and procedures conserning rejections of applications and updates are moved from the registrar agreement to the domain name policy. The requirement for written consent to deletion of a domain name, or change of holder, is dropped.

Clause 8.3

Old text:
8.3 Any rejection by Norid of an application for a domain name must always state the grounds for the decision. Norid’s decision is communicated by email to the registrar who forwarded the application. The registrar must forward the message to the applicant within 14 calendar days.

New text:
8.3 If Norid rejects a correctly filled-in application for registering a domain name, or an update, they must inform the registrar of this via an electronic message. The rejection must be explained. The registrar must inform the applicant about the rejection and the reason within 14 calendar days, as well as inform the applicant of the right to lodge complaints.

Clause 11.1

Old text:
11.1 Any application for transfer must be accompanied by the written approval of the domain name holder. A transfer is to be regarded as a deletion followed by a new registration. The organization designated by the domain name holder to take over the domain name must satisfy all the requirements in effect for applicants for a new registration. The transfer date is regarded as the registration date for the domain, and thus as the starting point for calculating the time limit for complaints.

Ny tekst:
11.1 Any application for change of holder must be approved by the domain name holder. A transfer is to be regarded as a deletion followed by a new registration. The organization designated by the domain name holder to take over the domain name must satisfy all the requirements in effect for applicants for a new registration. The transfer date is regarded as the registration date for the domain, and thus as the starting point for calculating the time limit for complaints.

Clause 11.3

Old text:
11.3 The domain name holder may request deletion of a domain name. Any application for deletion must be accompanied by the written approval of the domain name holder. Deletion does not entail any right to a refund of the fees paid.

New text:
11.3 The domain name holder may request deletion of a domain name. Deletion does not entail any right to a refund of the fees paid. The domain name is unavailable for registration for a minimum of 30 days after it is removed from the DNS.

Appendix K: Fees and billing routines

Old text:
3.1 The registrar receives a batch invoice for all the domains he has registered and renewed.

New registrations are billed monthly in arrears, e.g. the invoice for new domains will be sent to the registrar at the beginning of the month after the registration date.

The annual fee is paid in advance every year. The invoice will be sent to the registrar at the beginning of the month after the domain is renewed.

Both fees have payment terms of 30 days. Steps to be taken if invoices are not paid are described in the agreement with the individual registrar.

Two months notice is given for changes in prices.

New text:
3.1 The registrar receives a batch invoice for all the domains he has registered and renewed.

New registrations are billed monthly in arrears, e.g. the invoice for new domains will be sent to the registrar at the beginning of the month after the registration date.

The annual fee is paid in advance every year. The invoice will be sent to the registrar at the beginning of the month after the domain is renewed.

Both fees have payment terms of 30 days.

If an invoice is not paid in accordance with the applicable payment terms, the registrar may temporarily lose his access to use Norid’s registration service. Notice of this will be sent to the registrar by e-mail 5 working days before implementation. The registrar will regain access to the registration service when outstanding invoices and an opening fee of 1000 NOK have been paid.

Two months notice is given for changes in prices.

Mandate for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee

Before private domain names were introduced, a footnote was added to clause 5 in the Norwegian version. The footnote temporarity set aside the limit to how many terms any member of the committee can serve. This was done because one did not wish to swap out several members just as a new group of domain name holders were introduced into the system.

The private domain scheme is now running steadily, and the limit on terms again applies. The changes that were pending, have been made.

More about the changes

Background

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