L53 Terms and Conditions

Registration Agreement

This Registration Agreement ("Agreement") sets forth the terms and conditions of your use of domain name registration and related services ("Services"). In this Agreement "you" and "your" refer to you or any agent, employee, servant or person authorized to act on your behalf, and the registrant listed in the WHOIS contact information for the domain name. “L53”, "We", "us" and "our" refer to L53.NET, as well as its subsidiaries and sister companies (“L53”). This Agreement explains our obligations to you, and explains your obligations to us for various services offered by L53. When you use your account or permit someone else to use it to purchase or otherwise acquire access to additional L53 service(s) or products or to cancel your L53 service(s) (even if we were not notified of such authorization), this Agreement covers such service or actions.

The agreement applies to each individual service, and canceling a domain name will result in the termination of the Registration Agreement solely related to the domain name in question.

1. You agree to this agreement and the referenced agreements.

By using the service(s) provided by L53 under this Agreement, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by all terms and conditions of this Agreement, the accompanying dispute policy and any pertinent rules or policies that are or may be published by L53, the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (“UDRP”) described below, and the rules, policies, or agreements published in association with specific of the Service(s) and/or which may be enforced by the registries, and governments.

  • If you are protected by the Whois privacy protection services, you also agree to the Whois Privacy Service agreement.
  • If you are enrolling in the L53 Affiliate Program, you also agree to the Affiliate Program Service Agreement.

2. Changes to agreement.

This Agreement will change over time in response to changes in the requirements of governments and administrative bodies, legislation and changes in the nature of industry. If, as a result of such a change to this Agreement, you no longer agree with its term, you agree that your exclusive remedy is to transfer your domain name registration services to another registrar or request L53 to cancel your domain name registration and/or related Services. Should you elect to cancel the Agreement with L53, you will not receive a refund for any fees you may have paid to L53. If you continue to use the Services following a change in this Agreement and/or the Services, your continued use of the Services indicates your consent to the changes. You agree to review this Agreement periodically to make yourself aware of any such revisions.

3. Term.

The term of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect as long as you have any domain name registered through L53 or as long as you are employing any Service(s). You agree that you will not transfer any domain name registered through L53 to another domain name registrar during the first sixty (60) calendar days from its initial registration date.

4. Service(s) provided at will, termination of service(s) and reinstatement fees.

L53 Rights. We may reject your domain name registration application or elect to discontinue providing Service(s) to you for any reason within 30 days of a Service initiation or a Service renewal. Outside of this period, we may terminate or suspend the Service(s) at any time for cause, which, without limitation, includes registration of prohibited domain name(s), abuse of the Services, payment irregularities, material allegations of illegal conduct, or if your use of the Services involves us in a violation of any Internet Service Provider's ("ISP's") acceptable use policies, including the transmission of unsolicited bulk email in violation of the law.

The agreement applies to each individual service, and canceling a domain name will result in the termination of the Registration Agreement solely related to the domain name in question.

You agree that if we terminate or suspend the Services provided to you under this Agreement, that we may then, at our option, make either ourselves or a third party the beneficiary of Services which are substantially similar to those which were previously providing to you and that any reference in this Agreement to termination or suspension of the Services to you includes this option.

You agree that, If we have grounds to terminate or suspend Service(s) with respect to one domain name or in relation to other Service(s) provided through your account, we may terminate or suspend all Service(s) provided through your account, including Service(s) to other domain names maintained by you with us. No fee refund will be made when there is a suspension or termination of Service(s) for cause.

Registry Rights. You further acknowledge and agree that your registration of a domain name is subject to suspension, cancellation, redirect or transfer by any registrar, and/or registry decision or policy, in each party’s sole and unlimited discretion. This includes the right to: 1) deny, cancel, redirect or transfer any registration or transaction; 2) place any domain name(s) on registry lock, hold or similar status, as it deems necessary; 3) to correct mistakes by Us, another registrar or the registry administrator in administering the domain name; 4) to comply with specifications adopted by any industry group generally recognized as authoritative with respect to the Internet (e.g., RFCs); 5) to protect against imminent and substantial threats to the security and stability of the registry TLD, System, registry nameserver operations or the internet; 6) to ensure compliance with applicable law, government rules or regulations, or pursuant to any legal order or subpoena of any government, administrative or governmental authority, or court of competent jurisdiction; 7) for the resolution of disputes concerning the domain name; and/or 8) to stop or prevent any violations of any terms and conditions of this Agreement, the operational requirements of Us or a registry, or pursuant to a Registry Agreement with Registry.

You agree that your failure to comply completely with the terms and conditions of this agreement and any L53 rule or policy may be considered by L53 to be a material breach of this agreement.

You agree that L53 and/or an applicable registry may, in its sole discretion and without liability to you, refuse to accept the registration of any domain name and/or may delete the registration of any domain name during the first five (5) days after registration has taken place.

Domain Reinstatement Fees. You understand and agree that L53 and/or registries may charge fees related to reinstating a domain, including reinstatement after failure to renew or suspension. In order to effect a reinstatement request by you, you agree to pay fees charged by a registry related to such reinstatement and reasonable fees that may be charged by L53. NOTE: Not all registries list their applicable fees for domain reinstatement within their domain registration agreements and/or terms of service. Nonetheless, you acknowledge and agree to pay registry fees, as determined in their sole discretion, in order to reinstate a domain. You further acknowledge that L53 has no control over a registry’s determination of fees.

5. Our Services.

  • Domain name registration.

Domain name registrations are not effective until the registry administrator puts them into effect. Domain name registrations are only for limited terms, terms which end on the expiration date. For domain names which are created as a new registration out of the available namespace, the term begins on the date the domain name registration is acknowledged by the applicable registry; for domain names registrations which were not returned to the available namespace, the term begins on the date the previous registrant's domain name registration was acknowledged by the applicable registry. You agree that we are not liable or responsible in any way for any errors, omissions or any other actions by the registry administrator arising out of or related to a request to register, renew, modify the settings for, or transfer of a domain name registration (our limitation of liability is explained further, below). You further agree that domain name registration is a service, that domain name registrations do not exist independently from services provided pursuant to this or a similar registration agreement with a registrar, and that domain name registration services do not create a property interest.

  • After market domain names.

We offer for sale domain names that are registered to third parties (also known as aftermarket domain names). All After Market Domain Name registrations are offered on a first come, first served basis. Once you submit your order for an After Market Domain Name, you have entered into a valid, binding and enforceable contract to pay the designated purchase price for the After Market Domain Name. Because we are selling After Market Domain Names initially registered to third parties, we have no control and make no representations regarding the accuracy or legality of domain names advertised, the accuracy or legality of any domain name listing, or the right and the ability of the third party seller to transfer the After Market Domain Name or complete the transaction. We do not control whether or not third party sellers will complete a transaction. We reserve the right to reject or cancel your After Market Domain Name registration for any reason including, but not limited to, any pricing errors. In the event your After Market Domain Name registration is rejected or cancelled by us, for any reason, we will refund in full the amount of the purchase price for the After Market Domain Name as your sole remedy.Once the After Market Domain Name is transferred into your Account, such After Market Domain Name may not be transferred away from us to another registrar during the first 60 days following the transfer, during which time the After Market Domain Name may be placed on transfer lock. All of your obligations under this Agreement which apply to the registration or renewal of domain name(s) created by you apply to any After Market Domain Name(s) acquired by you, including but not limited to prohibition against any Illegal Uses.

6. Agreement not to use "services" for improper purpose and prohibited activities.

You agree not to use the Services provided by L53, or to allow or enable others, to use the services provided by L53 for illegal or improper purposes. As such, you agree not to:

  • violate the laws, regulations, ordinances or other such requirements of any applicable Federal, State or local government, including those that relate to privacy, data collection, consumer protection (including in relation to misleading and deceptive conduct) and applicable consumer laws in respect of fair lending, debt collection, organic farming (if applicable), disclosure of data and financial regulation;
  • transmit any unsolicited commercial or bulk email, not to be engaged in any activity known or considered to be spamming or Mail Bombing;
  • cause repetitive, high volume inquiries into any of the services provided by L53 (i.e. domain name availability, etc.);
  • infringe any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary rights of any third-party information;
  • use the Services for content that will profess hatred for particular social, ethnical, religious or other groups;
  • use the Services to distribute viruses, malware, abusively operating botnets, phishing, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of a computer or a person’s property;
  • contain warez; contain any kind of proxy server or other traffic relaying programs; promote money making schemes, multi-level marketing or similar activities; contain lottery, gambling, casino; contain torrent trackers, torrent Portals or similar software;
  • redirect to another website without their permission and/or to impersonate another person or company;
  • use for the purposes of impersonating another person or entity such as redirecting a domain to another website without permission and/or using a domain to send fraudulent or abusive emails;
  • use the Services in a manner that is violent or encourages violence;
  • violate the Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act of 2008 or similar legislation, or promote, encourage or engage in the sale or distribution of prescription medication without a valid prescription;
  • use the Services for fraudulent or deceptive practices, counterfeiting or otherwise engaging in activity contrary to applicable law.

You agree that L53 reserves the right to suspend and/or delete your registered name as a consequence of engaging in activity contrary to applicable law and any related procedures.

Further, if you are hosting your domain's domain name servers ("DNS") on L53's servers, or are using our systems to forward a domain, URL, or otherwise to a system or site hosted elsewhere, or if you have your domain name registered with us, you are responsible for ensuring that there is no excessive overloading of L53’s DNS systems. You may not use our servers and your domain as a source, intermediary, reply to address, or destination address for mail bombs, Internet packet flooding, packet corruption, or other abusive attack. Server hacking or other perpetration of security breaches is prohibited. You agree that L53 reserves the right to deactivate your domain name from its DNS system if we deems it is the recipient of activities caused by your site that threaten the stability of its network.

7. Your obligations related to health and/or financial data.

You agree that if you collect and/or maintain sensitive health and/or financial data, you will comply with all applicable laws on the provision of such services, including security measures applicable to that sector.

8. Your obligations to ensure entitlement to use domain name.

Without limitation, the following are not included in the Services: We cannot and do not check to see whether the domain name(s) you select, or the use you make of the domain name(s), or other of the Service(s), infringes legal rights of others. It is your responsibility to know whether or not the domain name(s) you select or use infringes legal rights of others. We might be ordered by a court to cancel, modify, or transfer your domain name; it is your responsibility to list accurate contact information in association with your account and to communicate with litigants, potential litigants, and governmental authorities. It is not our responsibility to forward court orders or other communications to you. We will comply with court orders unless you contact us to contest the order.

9. Threatened legal action(s).

If we are sued or threatened with a lawsuit, an administrative proceeding or any other legal or administrative proceeding in connection with Service(s) provided to you, we may turn to you to indemnify us and to hold us harmless from the claims and expenses (including attorney's fees and court costs). Under such circumstances, you agree that you will, upon demand, obtain a performance bond with a reputable bonding company or, if you are unable to obtain a performance bond, that you will deposit money with us to pay for our reasonably anticipated expenses in relation to the matter for the coming year. Such deposit will be drawn down as expenses are incurred, with all account notices sent to the WHOIS contact information provided in association with your domain names and/or account. We shall not be obliged to extend you any credit in relation to such expenses and we may terminate the Services for a failure to make or renew such a deposit. We will return any unused deposit upon the later of three (3) months from deposit or the conclusion of the matter.

10. Dispute resolution policy.

You agree to the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (“UDRP”) and the Rules for Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy ("UDRP Rules"). You agree that the UDRP may be changed by Registry at any time and that such a change will be binding upon you. You agree that, if the registration or reservation of your domain name is challenged by a third party, you will be subject to the provisions specified in the UDRP in effect at the time your domain name registration is disputed by the third party. You also agree that, in the event a domain name dispute arises with any third party, you will indemnify and hold us harmless pursuant to the terms and conditions of the UDRP. You also understand that it is important for you to regularly monitor email sent to the email address associated with your account and domain names because, among other reasons, if a dispute arises regarding Services provided to you, you may lose your rights to receive the Services if you do not respond expeditiously to an email sent in conjunction therewith.

11. Fees and payments.

As consideration for the Service(s), renewal of the Service(s), and, if you select it, automatic renewal of the Service(s), you agree to pay, prior to the effectiveness of the desired Service(s), the applicable Service(s) fees. All fees are non-refundable, in whole or in part, even if your domain name registration is suspended, cancelled or transferred prior to the end of your then current registration term, unless this Agreement or the Refund Policy specifically provides for a refund. Limited by the payment, we do not provide any refund for the following payment methods, including: CryptoCurrency, Alipay. We expressly reserves the right to change or modify its prices and fees at any time, and such changes or modifications shall be posted online on the L53 website and effective immediately without need for further notice to you. If you have purchased the Service(s) for a period of months or years, changes or modifications in prices and fees shall be effective when the Service(s) in question come up for renewal as further described below. L53 also reserves the right to charge you reasonable “administrative fees” or “processing fees” for (i) tasks L53 may perform outside the normal scope of its Services, (ii) additional time and/or costs L53 may incur in providing its Services, and/or (iii) your noncompliance with this Agreement (as determined by L53 in its sole and absolute discretion). Typical scenarios include, but are not limited to, customer service issues that require additional personal time or attention, fees incurred by third-party payment providers such as PayPal, fees incurred as the result of chargebacks or other payment disputes brought by you, your bank, or a Payment Method processor, and disputes that require accounting or legal services. These administrative fees or processing fees will be billed to the Payment Method you have on file with us.

12. Payment.

In the event of a charge back by a credit card company (or similar action by another payment provider allowed by us) in connection with your payment of fees for any Service(s), you agree that we may suspend access to any and all accounts you have with us and/or your Primary Service Provider and that all rights to and interest in and use of any domain name registration(s) services, including all data hosted on our systems shall be assumed by us in satisfaction of any indebtedness by you to us. We will reinstate your rights to and control over these Services solely at our discretion, and subject to our receipt of the unpaid fee(s) and our reinstatement fee.

13. Expiration and renewal of service(s) and notifications of expiration.

You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to keep your own records and to maintain your own reminders regarding when your domain name registration or other Services are set to expire. You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to keep your billing information up to date. Should these fees go unpaid, your Services will expire or be cancelled.

14. Accurate account contact information and domain name whois information.

As further consideration for the Service(s), you agree to provide certain current, complete and accurate information about you, both with respect to your account information and with respect to the WHOIS information for your domain name(s) for all domains purchased through L53. You agree to maintain and update this information as needed to keep it current, complete and accurate. For residents in countries subject to GDPR, this means that by registering domains with L53, you have provided contractual consent to collect and process this information. You agree that the type of information you are required to provide may change and you understand that, if you do not provide the newly required information, your registration or and/or other Service(s) may be suspended or terminated or may not be renewed. In the event the lack of accurate/current contact information results in the loss, cancellation or transfer of the domain name(s) associated with your account, you agree that you shall not hold L53 liable for any such loss or any damages associated with the loss. Not providing requested information may prevent you from obtaining all Service(s). You may provide information regarding the name-servers assigned to your domain name(s) and, if we are providing name-server services to you, the DNS settings for the domain name.

It is your responsibility to keep this information in a current and accurate status. Failure by you, for whatever reason, to provide L53 with accurate and reliable information on an initial and continual basis, shall be considered to be a material breach of this Agreement. Failure by you, for whatever reason, to respond within five (5) business days to any inquiries made by L53 to determine the validity of information provided by you, shall also be considered to be a material breach of this agreement. You agree to retain a copy for your record of the receipt for purchase of your domain name or Services.

You acknowledge and agree that domain name registration requires that this contact information, in whole or in part, be shared with the registry operator. As required by Registry, this information may also be required to be made publicly available by means of Whois and/or the registry operator may also be required to make this information publicly available by Whois. In addition, you acknowledge and agree that certain registries require this information be made publicly available even to those residents in the EEA who are subject to GDPR.

Both L53 and the registry operator may be required to archive this information with a third party escrow service. You hereby consent and give permission for all such requirements and disclosures. Further, you represent and warrant that, if you are providing information about a third party, you have notified the third party of the disclosure and the purpose for the disclosure and you have obtained the third party's consent to such disclosure.

15. Account Review, Data Modification or Deletion.

To access, view, update, delete or download data associated with your domain name registration, you must be signed into your account. If you make a request to delete your personal data and that data is necessary for the products or services you have purchased, the request will be honored only to the extent it is no longer necessary for any services purchased or required for our legitimate business purposes or legal or contractual record keeping requirements. In some cases, when data is necessary for the provisioning of service, deletion of data may cancel or suspend the services you have purchased.

16. Use of free services.

In consideration for providing additional optional Services for which we do not charge an additional fee, including, but not limited to free domain services, or other services which we may introduce from time to time but for which there is not a separate fee ("Free Services"), you agree that, if you use such Free Services, we may display advertising in conjunction therewith through the use of pop-up or pop-under browser windows, banner advertisements, audio or video streams, appendices to emails, or other similar advertising means, and that we may aggregate related usage data by means of cookies and other similar means. You agree that from time to time we may provide you with free or low-cost domain name(s) services ("Promotional Name(s)"). If we do so, the services for the Promotional Name(s) will be placed in the same account as your other domain name(s) and you will be listed as the registrant, though we may point the Promotional Name to IP address(es)of our choosing. If you want to assume control over the services provided to the Promotional Name, including the right to transfer or push the Promotional Name service to other registrars or other accounts or the ability to control the DNS settings for the Promotional Name, you must pay the promotional registration fee or renewal fee, if any, and agree to the terms of this Agreement with respect to such Promotional Name(s). If you do not want the Promotional Name services, you may request that you be removed as the registrant of such Promotional Names and we will be listed as the domain name registrant. Alternatively, you may contact us or your Primary Service Provider to request that we delete the Promotional Name from the namespace. For any domain name services, including these Promotional Names, for which you are listed as registrant but for which you do not pay the registration or renewal fee, you agree that we may assign name-servers to the domain name and point the domain name to IP address(es) designated by us until the registration or renewal fee is paid.

17. After expiration of the term of a domain name registration.

Immediately after the expiration of the term of domain name registration services and before deletion of the domain name in the applicable registry's database, you acknowledge that we may direct the domain name to name-servers and IP address(es) designated by us, including, without limitation, to no IP address or to IP address(es) which host a parking page or a commercial search engine that may display advertisements, we may either leave your WHOIS information intact or that we may change the contact information in the WHOIS output for the expired domain name so that you are no longer the listed registrant of the expired domain name.

Reactivation Period Process. You acknowledge and agree that timely renewal of your domain name(s) is your sole responsibility and you assume all risks and consequences related thereto if you do not renew your domain(s) prior to expiration of its original term. We may, but are not obligated, to offer a period of time, the “Reactivation Period”, where you can renew an expired domain. You acknowledge and agree that offering a Reactivation Period is in our sole discretion and that we shall not be liable for any reason should we choose not to offer such period. If offered, the Reactivation Period exists for approximately 30 days after expiration of the term of domain name registration services and may involve additional fees which we and your Primary Service Provider may determine. You acknowledge and agree that, during this time and any time thereafter, we may make expired domain name services(s) available to third parties, that we may auction off the rights to expired domain name services, and/or that expired domain name registration services may be re-registered to any party at any time.

After the Reactivation Period, you agree that we may either (i) discontinue and delete the domain name registration services, (ii) pay the registry's registration fee or otherwise provide for the registration services to be continued, with no rights to you or, (iii) or auction, sell or otherwise transfer the domain name services to a third party and transfer the domain name registration services to such third party.

In the case of (i), above, you acknowledge that certain registry administrators may provide procedures by which discontinued domain name registration services may nonetheless be renewed. You acknowledge and agree that we may, but are not obligated to, participate in this process, typically called the "Redemption Grace Period" ("RGP") and that we bear no liability should we decide not to participate. If available, RGP typically ends between 30 and 42 days after the end of the Reactivation Period of the domain name services. RGP fees can vary by Registry. The total cost is calculated by adding the redemption fee to the renewal price. You agree that we are not obliged to contact you to alert you that the domain name registration services are being discontinued.

In the case of (ii), above, you acknowledge that we may then set the name-servers and the DNS settings for the domain name services, that we set the DNS to point to no IP address or to IP address(es) which host parking page(s) or a commercial search engine that may display paid advertisements, and you acknowledge that we may change the contact information in the WHOIS output for the expired domain name so that you are no longer the listed registrant of the expired domain name. You acknowledge that you have no right in any of the proceeds for such advertisements, if any, we may earn as a result. During this time, we may or may not offer said domain for auction and/or sale to a third party. Your rights, if any, to redeem an expired domain exist within the defined Reactivation Period as outlined above and the limited additional rights as outlined for domains auctioned within 30 days of expiration. You further agree that we are not obliged to contact you to alert you that the domain name registration services are being continued.

In the case of (iii), above, where there is a successful auction bid for the domain within the first 30 days post expiration, you have up to these same 30 days post expiration to recover the domain. Otherwise, the third party who won the auction for the domain name services will control the domain name services, including control over the WHOIS information and the DNS settings. You agree that we are not obliged to contact you to alert you that the domain name registration services are or were auctioned. You acknowledge that we do not have to pay you any of the proceeds, if any, we may earn as a result of such an auction.

You acknowledge that you have read, understood and agreed to these post-expiration rights as your sole remedies for renewal of expired domains. If you do not exercise your rights under this provision, you agree that you have abandoned the domain name services, and relinquish all rights and use of the domain name services with no liability to us.

18. Notices.

You agree that any notices required to be given under this Agreement by us to you will be deemed to have been given if delivered in accordance with the account and/or domain name WHOIS information you have provided.

19. Final Agreement.

This Agreement, the referenced agreements, the Registry Policy and the UDRP, together with all modifications, constitute the complete and exclusive agreement between you and us, and supersede and govern all prior proposals, agreements, or other communications, subject to the terms set out in Section 2 above. This Agreement may not be amended or modified by you except by means of a written document signed by both you and an authorized representative of us.

20. No Agency Relationship.

Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be construed as creating any agency, partnership, or other form of joint enterprise between the parties hereto. Each party shall ensure that the foregoing persons shall not represent to the contrary, either expressly, implicitly, by appearance or otherwise.

21. Waiver.

The failure of us to require your performance of any provision hereof shall not affect the full right to require such performance at any time thereafter; nor shall the waiver by us of a breach of any provision hereof be taken or held to be a waiver of the provision itself.

Update at 2024-05-13