Terms and Conditions of Use
Welcome to our website, https://peername.com/, operated by PeerName, a registrar of decentralized domain names with the goal of providing registration of all new domains based on Blockchain. You understand and agree that the following terms and conditions of use describe to you in full details and shall govern the manner and way in which you may use our website.
You are in complete agreement that your use of our website in any way signifies your consent to be legally bound by the terms hereafter described, as well as all other incorporated policies; and agreements published in association with specific services which may be adopted or enforced by Blockchain protocol, any registry or governments.
You must immediately stop using the website if you disagree with any or all provision of these terms.
PeerName reserves the exclusive right and may occasionally such to revise, amend, delete from or add supplementary terms and conditions of use at any time at its discretion, without prior notice to users. We will, however, indicate the last date updated at the bottom right of this page, and your continued use of https://peername.com/ after any reviews are made shall be deemed your acceptance to be bound by the terms and conditions of use as revised.
LEGAL USE OF THE WEBSITE
We offer this website and its services for use only for users who have reached the legal age of 18 and are able to make legally binding contracts. To such users, we grant a non-exclusive, limited, rescindable, non-assignable, and non-sub licensable license to use https://peername.com/ in compliance with these terms.
We operate this website from Panama and these terms are construed under its laws, but our services are open to international users. All international users, however, agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable content.
We require all users who desire to make a purchase on the https://peername.com/ website to fill out an online registration form and subsequently maintain a user account on the website. Completing this registration process will require you to make your personal information such as name, contact details, and payment information available to PeerName. You agree and accept that your information must at all times be complete, honest and accurate, as we may cancel your PeerName account and/or refuse your use of our services otherwise.
You agree to be exclusively accountable for every activity that occurs under your account, as well to preserve the confidentiality and security of your account username and password every time.
COPYRIGHT POLICY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
With the exception of when we clearly state so to the contrary, all materials (including but not limited to pictures, graphics, icons, video clips, designs, software and written content) made available on the PeerName website are trademarked, copyrighted, controlled or licensed by PeerName, its parents, associates or by third parties who have licensed such materials to PeerName. All such materials are protected by Panamanian copyright laws as well as international copyright laws. We expressly proscribe any unauthorized reproduction.
The https://peername.com/ website, our logos, page headers, scripts, button icons, and service names included in or made available through https://peername.com/ are trademarks or trade dress of PeerName in Panama and other countries. All rights reserved.
While the copyright to any user content uploaded by you remain yours, by uploading and submitting content to our website, you grant PeerName an worldwide, royalty-free and non-exclusive license to use, apportion, repeat, change, modify, distribute, interpret, openly perform or display such user content (whether in full or in part) and to use such uploaded content in any manner or medium now known or later developed without compensation to or recognition of you or any third party.
You however understand and accept that PeerName does not own, control or endorse user content transmitted, stored or processed through the website or that is sent to us. We shall therefore not be held liable for any user content.
We reserve the right at our discretion (even though we have no obligation to do so) to screen, edit, revise or monitor user content. We may suspend your use of the https://peername.com/ website at any time and for any reason, especially if we in good faith believe that there your user content is in clear breach of this agreement.
We are a responsible and responsive website, and ask that PeerName users extend the same level of responsibility that we do when they use our website. These are the rules of conduct all PeerName users must abide by:
You are not to breach any applicable regulations or laws in your use of the PeerName website;
You may not use the website to spread content that encourages or emboldens racist and/or criminal offenses;
Your use of our services must not be for any illegal purpose and you may not undertake any activities with your domain name that would be in violation of the Acceptable Use (Anti-Abuse) Policy. We cannot be held responsible for any illegal activities with user’s’ domains;
You must not violate or attempt to disrupt the security of https://peername.com/;
You must not utilize or attempt to use any procedure, software or device to interfere with the proper working of the website;
You are not to allocate, transfer or permit any other individual to use your account;
You must not send any junk e-mail to other PeerName users;
You must never act in any way that infringes or violates other people’s rights or that violates the law;
You may not breach any contract or legal duty you have toward a third party in your use of the website and its services;
You may not use our website to duplicate, transmit, store, send, or distribute materials containing spywares, computer viruses, or other malicious computer software;
You are not to use our services to offer any rewards that are illegal, violate any our policies, rules, or guidelines, or violate any applicable law or regulation;
You are not to attempt to gain unlawful access to any information available on the website or to any of the networks used in providing the service;
You may not evade, or attempt to circumvent any security measures available on the website;
Do not reverse engineer any aspect of https://peername.com/ in an effort to access source codes, underlying ideas, or algorithms;
You may not act in a manner that imposes an unreasonable load on our infrastructure, or on our third-party providers;
You must not use any kind of software or device to “crawl” or “spider” any part of the website;
You may not meddle with any other individual’s use of the site;
Do not use the website to promote other websites, services or businesses in any way.
You may not post or replicate in any way any information whose Intellectual Property Rights belong to a third party without the explicit approval of the owner of such rights;
You may not transmit, post or email to any other user any information, pictures or other material, which in the opinion of PeerName is racist, sexually explicit, threatening, abusive, libelous or obscene, sexually suggestive; and/or transmit, post or email to any other user any information, representations or other material, which in the rational opinion of PeerName is capable of offending other users’ political or religious beliefs.
If you are discovered to breach any of the provisions of these terms, you will be held solely responsible for any legal costs and losses arising out of your breach. We may terminate your use of the site without any prior warning if you breach any of these terms.
OTHER PEERNAME TERMS
You understand and agree that:
The domains available through PeerName are for special purposes only, and are provided from alternative DNS systems;
Filling an application form on the PeerName website does not guarantee that we will retain the domain, as a third party may register the same domain by making payment before you do. Domain registration is done on a first-to-pay basis only;
We carry out domain registrations ONLY after valid payment is made. We do not accept payments that are reversible, on hold, and/or are done via checks. If the payment is via cryptocurrency, it must have enough transaction confirmations;
We offer an individual service. The registration of each name is done manually. Name value processing/formatting is also done manually. The registration process is irreversible.
PeerName does not offer services or support other than domain level management and settings. We do not provide support for hosting panel configurations, DNS hosting configurations, and/or Self-Hosting setup etc. You must ask your hosting company for help in this respect. You understand that we provide support ONLY for domain registrations, renewals, updates, and transfers;
The domains available for sale through PeerName are not resolving by default on most web browsers and devices; and we provide only registration services, not resolving, DNS, or other types of web hosting services;
Most domain namespaces are experimental (in Beta phase). We thus can't be held responsible if the entire namespace system fails in some way;
Transaction speed depends entirely on the namespace network. A transaction may sometimes take longer than expected. As such, we do not guarantee that your domain will be registered/updated at a specific time and/or that a domain will be included in a particular Blockchain;
We do not give any assurances that our tools for checking free domains display correctly;
You may not check domain availability on websites other than ours, at the same time that you engage our services. Some of these websites provide this service with the goal of registering the domain and selling it to you at a higher price;
Users lose the ability to use a domain after the deadline set during registration, and the domain may then be registered by others;
Support for some domain systems can cease in the future, and that some systems may disappear or become too difficult/expensive to maintain;
All requests for domain value updates and transfers must be paid in full. All domain names have one initial free value update while all other value changes, including Name Servers updates, and/or IP Address updates; are charged according to our specified;
We store private keys offline, so every domain update is tailor made;
We do not issue refunds for started and/or completed domain registrations; misspelled domain names; or mind changes. We issue refunds only for legitimate reasons such as an already registered domain name, when we lose an auction (for .eth domains) or if there are other problems with the registration. All refunds shall be made to users’ profile on our website as a prepaid amount to be used to purchase other services;
We are not a backorder service, and cannot be held responsible if your requested domain registration is already under registration by another person. We have no way to tell the registration process for a domain has already been started, as our system may show these domains as free when they are not.
You must inform us at least one day before your desired domain expires, and agree to bear the higher than usual cost associated with this kind of registration;
PeerName sends a notification letter 30 days before the expiration of your registered domain with instructions on how to renew, and will do so by sending an email to the email address specified by the user in the control panel;
PeerName shall not be responsible for users’ inability to receive a notification letter due to false or inaccurate email or if the user has changed their e-mail address and not notified PeerName;
We reserve the right to refuse domain updates that are too frequent or that violate our Terms.
LINKED THIRD PARTY SITES
We may provide links to the websites of other companies, e-commerce websites as well as other third party sites on PeerName. You are not to take the provision of such links as an endorsement or recommendation of the content, processes, products and/or services of such linked third party websites, except we specifically state so. As a user, your use and access of third party websites is entirely at your own risk.
DISCLAIMERS AND LIABILITY OF LIMITATION
THIS WEBSITE AND OUR SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ONLY ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. WE OFFER THE WEBSITE AND OUR SERVICES FOR USE WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER DIRECT OR IMPLIED. YOU UNDERSTAND AND ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE AND THE PURCHASE OF OUR SERVICES, AS WELL AS ITS USE.
PEERNAME, ITS AFFILIATES AND SERVICE PROVIDERS DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT OUR SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, WILL BE ERROR-FREE, RELIABLE, WILL BE INTERRUPTED OR WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING ANY SUPPORT SERVICES, WILL BE EFFECTIVE, RELIABLE, ACCURATE OR MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT YOU OR THIRD PARTIES WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS OR USE A DOMAIN NAME IN PEERNAME (EITHER DIRECTLY OR THROUGH THIRD-PARTY NETWORKS) AT TIMES OR LOCATIONS OF YOUR CHOOSING.
NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE GIVEN BY A REPRESENTATIVE OF PEERNAME, ITS AFFILIATES AND SERVICE PROVIDERS SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY REGARDING OPERATIONS OF A DOMAIN NAME.
PEERNAME SHALL NOT BE ANSWERABLE FOR CASES IN WHICH IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PROVIDE THE CONTRACTED SERVICES DUE TO FORCE MAJEURE WHERE TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT IS LOCATED, PROBLEMS WITH THE INTERNET, TECHNICAL OR OTHER RANDOM EVENTS AND OBJECTIVE REASONS, INCLUDING ORDERS OF COMPETENT STATE AUTHORITIES.
PEERNAME SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGES OR LOST PROFITS SUFFERED BY THE USER IN THE PROCESS OF THE USE OR NON-USE OF CONTRACTED SERVICES. PEERNAME IS ALSO NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGES WHICH THE USER CAUSES TO THIRD PARTIES.
PEERNAME SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES INCURRED AS A RESULT OF USER FALSEHOOD TO THIRD PARTIES, WHICH THE EMPLOYEES OF PEERNAME HAVE NOT NOTICED FOR OBVIOUS REASONS OR BECAUSE IT WAS A FRAUD, INCLUDING CASES OF UNLAWFUL TRANSFER TO THIRD PARTIES THE RIGHTS CONFERRED ON CONSUMERS UNDER THE CONTRACT.
PEERNAME SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES CAUSED BY OVERCOMING THE SECURITY MEASURES OF THE TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT THROUGH WHICH SERVICES ARE PROVIDED.
TO THE FULLEST DEGREE PERMITTED BY THE APPLICABLE LAW, PEERNAME SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE, HURT OR LOSS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE LOSS OF BUSINESS, PROFITS, OR REVENUE, OR THE LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT, DATA, OR SOFTWARE ( WHETHER DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PENAL, ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR OTHERWISE), RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF, OR YOUR INABILITY TO USE, THE HTTPS://PEERNAME.COM/ WEBSITE OR ANY INFORMATION, MATERIAL, SOFTWARE, CONTENT OR SERVICES ON OR MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE; AND/OR FROM THE PURCHASE OF OUR SERVICES OR ITS USE BY USER, REGARDLESS OF THE BASIS UPON WHICH SUCH LIABILITY IS CLAIMED, AND EVEN IF THE PEERNAME HAS BEEN DULY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS, HURT OR DAMAGE.
NOTHING INCLUDED IN THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE IS INTENDED TO TERMINATE OR LIMIT ANY LEGAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR DEATH OR INJURY ARISING FROM OUR DECEPTION, CARELESSNESS, OR ANY OTHER LIABILITY WHICH MAY NOT BE LIMITED OR EXEMPTED BY LAW, OR THAT IS AIMED AT AFFECTING YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AS A CONSUMER.
IF CERTAIN RELEVANT LAW DOES NOT PERMIT THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SET FORTH ABOVE, THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY WILL NOT APPLY TO YOU.
IF ANY PROVISION OF THIS AGREEMENT IS FOUND TO BE INVALID BY A PANAMANIAN COURT HAVING EXPERT JURISDICTION, THE INVALIDITY OF THAT SPECIFIC PROVISION WILL NOT AFFECT THE ENFORCEABILITY AND VALIDITY OF THE OTHER PROVISIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT. THE REMAINING PROVISIONS SHALL REMAIN IN FULL EFFECT AND FORCE.
You hereby agree to indemnify, shield and hold PeerName innocent and blameless against any and all expenses, claims and fees (including but not limited to legal fees and all other legal costs), and restitutions in relation to your use of the website.
This agreement is construed under and shall thus be governed by the laws of Panama, and you consent to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of Panamanian courts to resolve any and all disputes arising out of, or related to this agreement or the violation of any provision of this contract.
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