Policy update 1 January 2015

Following the digitalization of the applicant declaration form, we have considered several solutions for the physical archives kept by the registrars.

After a thorough legal analysis, the domain name policy gets updated to clarify that when the domain holder renews their domain, they also renew their acceptance of the applicant declaration. Two new clauses, 15.7 and 15.8 are added to cover this. The current clause 15.7 is relabled to 15.9.

Changes in clause 15

The wording in 15.1 (Norwegian version only) and 15.6 changes to reflect that of the Domain Regulation. Clauses 15.7 and 15.8 are added to cover the new policy for the applicant declaration archives.

Old text
15.6 Before submitting an application, the applicant must sign a declaration form (Appendix G) certifying inter alia that, to the best of his or her knowledge, registration or use of the name does not violate any third party’s registered or unregistered rights to the name, and does not violate Norwegian law as discriminatory, defamatory, pornographic or otherwise illegal, and does not create an unwarranted impression of being associated with public-sector administration or the exercise of public powers. In the declaration form, the applicant agrees that the registry may withdraw an assigned domain name when it is obvious that the assignment is in conflict with conditions that have been mentioned or with the domain name policy in any other way. The declaration form is to be signed and sent by fax, as a scanned attachment to email, or by ordinary post to a registrar who is obliged to keep it on file. If a copy is sent, the applicant must keep the original. The applicant is obliged to present the original at Norid’s request.

New text
15.6 Before submitting an application, the applicant must sign a declaration form (Appendix G) certifying inter alia that, to the best of his or her knowledge, registration or use of the name does not violate any third party’s registered or unregistered rights to the name, does not violate Norwegian law, and does not create an unwarranted impression of being associated with public-sector administration or the exercise of public powers. In the declaration form, the applicant agrees that the registry may withdraw an assigned domain name when it is obvious that the assignment is in conflict with conditions that have been mentioned or with the domain name policy in any other way.

New text.
15.7 The applicant declaration form is signed electronically and sent via a registrar. For applicants who submitted the declaration on paper, the following applies: As of the first renewal after 1 January 2015, the applicant (holder) is considered to have submitted a new, electronic declaration that replaces the original.

15.8 A domain name must be renewed annually. By paying the renewal fee, the applicant accepts the appliccable applicant declaration, cf. clause 15.2.

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