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.Co.Ltd Sunrise Phase Announcement

2016-11-22 13:44:18

“.co.ltd”is a domain extension for enterprises and individual users customized by Hangzhou E-business Institute. Hangzhou E-business Institute endeavors to make it an exclusive domain name for large, small and medium-sized enterprises, to the names of which it highly fits, in accordance with the memory habits of global users.Ourdomains Limited (Short for “Ourd”) is formally authorized by Hangzhou E-business Institute, Zhejiang Province to operate, maintain and administrate .co.ltd domain name.

The “.co.ltd” domain name registration period consists of three different stages: “Sunrise” (December 1, 2016 00:00 to December 21, 2016 23:59), “EAP” (December 22, 2016 00:00 to December 28, 2016 23:59) and “GA” (December 29, 2016 00:00). This announcement illustrates the domain name registration within Sunrise Phase, and announcements for other phases will be published soon.


The details are as follows:

一. Sunrise Time Schedule

(1)The sunrise phase lasts from December 1, 2016 00:00 to December 21, 2016 23:59, during which only applications from enterprises with applicable trademarks and individuals are acceptable.

Note: The aforementioned time refers to China, Beijing Time, but the time showed in system interface should control.


二. Rules for sunrise domain name registration


(1)Registrants should register sunrise domain names through registrars accredited by Ourdomains Limited and Ourdomains Limited denies any registration applications from registrants. Accredited Registrars List may be found at http://nic.co.ltd/cooperation.


(2)By registering sunrise domain name Registrants should conform to the following requirement: The domain name subjects to those relevant Ourdomains Limited policies, including, without limitation, the String Policy, as posted at http://nic.co.ltd/Document/隐私政策.


(3)During the sunrise phase, we will distribute certain domain names subject to the following rules:

a. Domain names are registered on a first come, first served basis if there is only one applicant.

b. Domains names are placed into auction and registered by the bidder that prevails if there is more than one applicant.


三. Sunrise domain name registration price


(1)The one-time placement fee for sunrise application is $1,000 USD. The total registration fee is made up of one-time application fee and registration fee (different prices for standard or premium domain name registrations) that should be paid to registrar when submitting registration application. For more information, please refer to notice about sunrise domain name registration fee.


(2)When a registrant registers sunrise domain names, the initial period of registration should be “one year”. The registrant may renew the domain name for a longer period (less than 9 years) after getting it. The renewal price for standard and premium domain names in the sunrise phase is consistent with that for standard domain names in GA phase, but the price showed in the port should control.


(3)As for the approved domain name application in sunrise phase, during which the registrant de-registers the domain name at his/her option, the relevant registration fee will be refunded but the one-time placement fee is non-refundable.


(4)After the completion of sunrise period, the registration and one-time placement fee will be refunded for those registrants that fail to get the domain name but non-refundable for those getting the domain name.


四.Sunrise Dispute Resolution


If any domain name disputes arise during sunrise, relevant parties may file a suit in accordance with the sunrise domain name dispute resolution policy adopted by Hangzhou E-business Institute. Besides, only decisions made by courts located in the principal business place of Hangzhou E-business Institute Domain Name Administration Center are acceptable and approved.


Approved Sunrise Domain Name Dispute Resolutions are as follows:


(1)The registrant does not have a valid registered trademark in the certain country or district; or the trademark is not verified by any courts or not protected by valid laws or agreements;


(2)The registered domain name does not match the trademark name submitted in sunrise phase.


(3)The trademark submitted in sunrise is not valid in the certain country or district; or the trademark is not verified by any courts or not protected by valid laws or agreements.


(v). Interpretation


The final interpretation right of the notice is reasonably reserved by Ourdomains Limited.

The operation at home and abroad and fees payment for this extension is authorized to be performed by Ourdomains Limited.


Nov, 22, 2016