Who owns your domain? Plug for Gandi
Posted Feb 1, 2007 19:14 UTC (Thu) by mikeraz
Parent article: Who owns your domain?
When the issue of registrar choice flared up years ago I read reviews and made my choice based on the one rated highest for its EULA. That choice was gandi.net
These two paragraphs from their contract, which follow a segment of terms and definitions, illustrate their attitude.
The Client owns the Domain Name registered. Gandi simply acts on the Client's behalf. Client acknowledges that Gandi services consist only of including in the shared Domain Names database, the Domain Name choosen by the Client, for the duration of the present contract and without prejudice, notably, that the Domain Name is available and that the Client respects terms and conditions of the present contract.
The Client acknowledges to register and use the Domain Name in compliance
with the law and legal rights of a third party. The Client is the only entity liable for the use of Gandi registration services and the Domain Name. The Client looks after the editorial responsability for the Domain Name use. In this respect, he is responsible for consequences of any dispute related to the Domain Name, notably for any consequence from law or fact affecting the Domain Name and any trouble of law or fact caused to a third party during the Domain Name use.
Their EULA does include a statement about abuse and spam:
About additionnal services provided by Gandi, the Client acknowledges not
to use them for unsolicited bulk emailing (``spam'') or any other
fraudulent/abusive use. Any abuse will make Gandi stop providing those
services to the domain name concerned.
They've always been a great registrar for me (read: no spam from them about services, always quick to reply to requests for information). I've stayed with them even as the dollar has declined in value against the Euro and consequently the price has risen.
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