Registrant Data Policy
This Registrant Data Policy (“RDP”) describes how Dominion Registries will process and handle information that identifies you when you register, or apply to register, a domain name from one of the top-level domain registries operated by Dominion Registries, or our affiliated companies or designees. This RDP applies to all information that you provide to Dominion Registries, any accredited registrar for Dominion Registries, or any other agent or entity collecting information from you when you apply to register a domain name from Dominion Registries.
a) “Registrant”, "You" and "Your" refers to the individual or entity that applies for, or registers, a domain name from a Dominion Registries top-level domain registry.
b) “Dominion Registries”, “We”, “Us” and “Our” refers to the entity responsible for operating the relevant top-level domain registry, regardless of whether acting directly or through an affiliated entity, authorized agent, or registry services provider.
c) “ICANN” means the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.
1. Acceptance of this RDP
By registering or applying for a domain name from Dominion Registries, You consent to the collection, use, processing, and transfer of your personal information in accordance with the terms of this RDP. You consent to the collection, use, processing, and/or disclosure of your personal information in the United States in accordance with the provisions of this RDP. If you are registering a domain name from a country other than the country in which the Dominion Registries servers are located, including without limitation visiting from the European Union, your communications with Us may result in the transfer of personal information across international boundaries and you hereby acknowledge and consent to such transfer.
2. Collection and Use of Personal Information
Dominion Registries and/or our agents collect personal information when You apply to register a domain name from Dominion Registries. This information includes Your full name, mailing address, phone number, email address, technical and administrative contacts (if different), expiration date, DNS server name, IP address, and information needed to assess Your eligibility for the domain name registration (collectively, “Registration Information”). ICANN then requires all registrars to make publicly available Your full name, mailing address, phone number, email address, and, where provided, Your facsimile number, as well as the creation and expiration dates of Your domain name registration and the name server information associated with Your domain name. For the purposes of this RDP we will refer to this information as Your "WHOIS Information." Please note that we may not be able to control how members of the public may use the WHOIS Information.
3. Information Collected by Third Parties
This RDP applies only to personal information that Dominion Registries collects from and about You. It does not apply to information collected by domain name registrars that is not provided to Dominion Registries or information collected by third-party websites that are accessible through domain names registered from Dominion Registries.
4. Dominion Registries Domain/Site Scanning
All resolving domain names registered from Dominion Registries may be scanned for viruses, malware, phishing activities, browser exploits, and other behaviors or code posing a security threat to any of (i) the websites; (ii) website users; or (iii) the domain names. Such monitoring may involve the collection of personal information.
The accredited registrar for Dominion Registries, or other agent or entity collecting information from You when you apply to register a domain name from Dominion Registries, may disclose such WHOIS Information and Registration Information to Dominion Registries and its affiliates. Dominion Registries discloses WHOIS Information to the public in the form of WHOIS records as required by ICANN. Dominion Registries may disclose Registration Information or WHOIS Information to affiliates and third parties to fulfill Your requests for products and services, to respond to Your inquiries, or as necessary to offer or deliver services related to the domain names. We may use agents and contractors in order to offer or provide services related to the Registry. You expressly consent to the sharing of Your personal information with our agents, contractors and service providers.
Dominion Registries does not share Your personal information with third parties without Your affirmative consent, other than as set forth herein, unless it is: (i) necessary to fulfill a transaction or provide information You have requested; (ii) as required by law or necessary to respond to legal process; (iii) in circumstances in which Dominion Registries believes that its domain names or services are being used in the commission of a crime; (iv) when Dominion Registries has a good faith belief that there is an emergency that poses a threat to Your safety or the safety of another person; or (v) as necessary to establish, assert, defend, or protect our rights or property.
6. Security Measures
Dominion Registries has implemented reasonable security measures designed to prevent unauthorized access to or misuse of Your personal information, but We cannot guarantee that this information will never be disclosed in a manner inconsistent with this RDP (for example, as a result of unauthorized acts by third parties that violate applicable law or Dominion Registries policies).
7. Modifications to this RDP
We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to modify or amend this RDP at any time and any such updates shall be posted on Our website. The RDP posted on Our website is the agreement in affect at that time and use of Our services after the posting of an updated RDP constitutes acceptance of the updated RDP.