|Acceptable Use Policy|
|Written by Administrator|
|Sunday, 13 September 2009 00:17|
Acceptable Use Policy
In order to assist users of the .NA® network, and in line with international practice, NA-NiC has developed the following Acceptable Use Policy:
This Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP") sets out the actions prohibited to users of the Namibian Network Information Centre (cc) ("NA-NiC") Network ("NA-NiC Network"). This AUP is in addition to rules governing qualifications for registration.
"Users" are defined as anyone
This policy applies to all .NA® Domain Names (which end in the two letter suffix .NA®), including second-level .NA® Domain Names (such as com.NA) and sub second-level Domain Names (such as omadhina.co.NA) which resolve as a result of sub-delegation.
Use of a .NA® Domain Name or the NA-NiC Network in a manner that contravenes this AUP, may result in the suspension or revocation of a registrants right to use a .NA® Domain Name or to continue to be recognized as the registrant of a .NA® Domain Name. Suspension or revocation may apply to one or more .NA® Domain Names for which User is a registrant in addition to a particular .NA® Domain Name which may have given rise to a particular complaint.
NA-NiC reserves the right to modify or update this AUP at any time and any such modifications or restatements shall be posted on NA-NiC's website at http://www.NA-nic.com.NA from time to time. NA-NiC will use reasonable commercial efforts to inform designated contacts in the event of changes to this AUP. Such efforts may include posting the revised AUP on NA-NiC's website and/or sending email notice that this AUP has been modified or updated.
NA-NiC supports the free flow of information and ideas over the Internet. Accordingly, NA-NiC does not actively screen or monitor, nor does it exercise editorial control over the content of any message or web site made accessible by Domain Name resolution services in the .NA® ccTLD.
NA-NiC may discontinue, suspend, or modify the services provided to any .NA® Domain Name (for example, through modification of .NA® zone files), to address alleged violations of this AUP (described further below). NA-NiC may determine in its sole discretion whether use of the NA-NiC network or a .NA® Domain Name is prima facie violation of this AUP. NA-NiC or affected parties may utilize the Council of Country Code Administrators ("CoCCA") AUP Complaint Resolution Services ("CRS") to resolve disputes over interpretation and implementation of this AUP, as described more fully in the CoCCA AUP CRS.
Users of the NA-NiC Network are obliged and required to ensure that their use of a .NA® Domain Name or the NA-NiC Network is at all times lawful and in accordance with the requirements of this AUP and applicable laws of Namibia, the operation of the .NA® ccTLD falling with the jurisdiction and being governed by the laws of Namibia.
This AUP should be read in conjunction with the CoCCA Complaint Resolution Policy and other applicable agreements, policies, laws and regulations.
By way of example, and without limitation, agreement between the User and Registrar may set forth representations and warranties and other terms and conditions, breach of which may constitute non-compliance with this AUP.
A "Prohibited use" of the NA-NiC Network or a .NA® Domain Name is a use which is expressly prohibited by provisions of this AUP. Registration of one or more .NA® Domain Names or access to services provided by NA-NiC may be cancelled or suspended for any breach of, or non-compliance with this AUP.
COMPLIANCE WITH LAW
The NA-NiC Network and .NA® Domain Names must only be used for lawful purposes. The creation, transmission, distribution, storage of, or linking to any material in violation of applicable law or regulation is prohibited.
This may include, but is not limited to, the following:
NA-NiC expressly prohibits Users of the NA-NiC Network from engaging in the following activities:
DISRUPTION OF NA-NiC NETWORK.
No-one may use the NA-NiC Network or a .NA® Domain Name for the purpose of:
CONSUMER PROTECTION, FAIR TRADING
NETWORK INTEGRITY AND SECURITY
Users are prohibited from circumventing or attempting to circumvent the security of any host, network or accounts ("cracking" or "hacking") on, related to, or accessed through the NA-NiC Network. This includes, but is not limited to:
Users are prohibited from effecting any network security breach or disruption of any Internet communications including, but not limited to:
Users who compromise or disrupt NA-NiC Network systems or security may incur criminal or civil liability. NA-NiC will investigate any such incidents and will cooperate with law enforcement agencies if a crime is suspected to have taken place.
In order to facilitate cooperation with law enforcement agencies .NA® Domain Name Registrants are required to provide at registration and maintain correct contact information, for the Registrant, the Administrative Contact, the Billing Contact and the Technical Contact.
This means that the information
The Administrative Contact must be an individual, who is
The Technical Contact must have write authority to the corresponding zone files, and if the Billing Contact is not provided, NA-NiC assumes that the Technical Contact performs this function.
Usually this information is provided and maintained by the Registrar, however, the ultimate responsibility remains with the Registrant. Failure to comply with this requirement will be seen in a serious light by NA-NiC.
The use of so called Local Presence and similar services is strictly prohibited and may result in suspension or removal of the corresponding domain name.
This AUP is intended to provide guidance as to what constitutes acceptable use of the NA-NiC Network and of .NA® Domain Names. However, the AUP is neither exhaustive nor exclusive in which case NA-NiC may, in its sole discretion, reasonably determine whether an action by a User is prohibited use.
Persons who wish to notify NA-NiC of abusive conduct in violation of this AUP may report the same pursuant to the CoCCA Acceptable Use Policy Enforcement Procedure, which is instituted by submitting to NA-NiC or CoCCA a completed CoCCA Acceptable Use Policy Violation Complaint Form, a copy of which is available at http://www.cocca.cx/index.php/aup-complaints.html.
NA-NiC may, in its sole discretion, suspend or terminate a User's service for violation of any of the requirements or provisions of the AUP on receipt of a complaint and/or if NA-NiC believes suspension or termination is necessary to comply with the law, protect the public interest, prevent unlawful activity or protect the health, safety, or privacy of an individual.
If immediate action is not required, NA-NiC will work with Registrars and a complainant to remedy violations in accordance with the provisions detailed in the AUP Complaint Resolution Service and Policy to ensure compliance with this AUP violation prior to suspension or terminating service.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
In no event shall NA-NiC be liable to any User of the NA-NiC Network, any customer, nor any third party for any direct, indirect, special or consequential damages for actions taken pursuant to this AUP, including, but not limited to, any lost profits, business interruption, loss of programs or other data, or otherwise, even if NA-NiC was advised of the possibility of such damages. NA-NiC's liability for any breach of a condition or warranty implied by this AUP shall be limited to the maximum extent possible to one of the following (as NA-NiC may determine): supplying the services again; or paying the cost of having the services supplied again.
REMOVAL OF CONTENT RESPONSIBILITY
At its sole discretion, NA-NiC reserves the right to:
Remove or alter content, zone file data or other material from its servers provided by any person that violates the provisions or requirements of this AUP; or terminate access to the NA-NiC Network by any person that NA-NiC determines has violated the provisions or requirements of this AUP.
In any regard, NA-NiC is not responsible for the content or message of any newsgroup posting, e-mail message, or web site regardless of whether access to such content or message was facilitated by the NA-NiC Network.
NA-NiC does not have any duty to take any action with respect to such content or message by creating this AUP, and Users of the NA-NiC Network are obliged and required to ensure that their use of a .NA® Domain Name or the NA-NiC Network is at all times in accordance with the requirements of this AUP and any applicable laws and/or regulations.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 09:51|