|Why register .as?
|If your business is physically based in American Samoa--whether you're a fisherman, sell rugby supplies, or simply love the serenity of the amazing beach life--it's crucial that your online presence is strong and reliable. American Samoa is just over 100 square miles, but it is vast in that it spans five islands and two coral atolls--so it's easy to get lost in the 'search'. Registering a .as country code extension will increase visibility and credibility for your business 'in country'.
Anyone can register a .com domain. Why not extend and strengthen your brand presence with a shorter, easier to remember, domain--a ccTLD that differentiates you from competitors, and helps your clients and constituents find you online. Identify yourself as an official business owner in American Samoa and give your clients more confidence as they interact with you online.
# Agents. Registrant agrees that if this Registration Agreement is completed by an agent for the Registrant, such as an Internet Service Provider ("ISP"), the Registrant is nonetheless bound as a principal by all terms and conditions herein.
# Fees. Registrant agrees to pay a registration fee of $100.00 as consideration for the registration of each new domain name, or a renewal fee of $50.00 to renew an existing domain name. Payment is due at the time of registration for a new domain name, or within thirty (30) days from the date of the invoice to renew an existing domain name. The non-refundable fee covers a period of two (2) years for each new registration, and one (1) year for each renewal.
# Active Usage. Registrant agrees to actively use its domain name on the Internet and will be responsible to give ASNIC written notice of any technical difficulties which prevent the active use of its domain name within a reasonable time. The failure to abide by this provision shall be considered a material breach of this Registration Agreement and permit ASNIC to immediately withdraw the use and registration of domain name from Registrant.
# Limitation of Liability. Registrant agrees that ASNIC shall have no liability to the Registrant for any loss Registrant may incur in connection with ASNIC's processing of this Registration Agreement, in connection with ASNIC's processing of any authorized modification to the domain name's record during the covered period, or as a result of the Registrant's ISP's failure to pay either the initial registration fee, renewal fee, or modification fee. Registrant agrees that in no event shall the maximum liability of ASNIC under this Registration Agreement for any matter exceed Five Hundred United States Dollars (US$500.00).
# Indemnity. Registrant agrees, in the event the Registration Agreement is accepted by ASNIC and a subsequent dispute arises with any third party, to indemnify and hold ASNIC harmless pursuant to the terms and conditions contained in the Registration Agreement.
# Selection Of Domain Name. Registrant is responsible for its selection of the domain name. Consequently, Registrant shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless ASNIC, its officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the "Indemnified Parties") for any loss, damage, expense or liability resulting from any claim, action or demand arising out of or related to the use or registration of the domain name, including reasonable attorneys fees. Such claims shall include, without limitation, those based upon trademark or service mark infringement, trade name infringement, dilution, tortious interference with contract or prospective business advantage, unfair competition, defamation or injury to business reputation. The Indemnified Parties agree to give Registrant written notice of any such claim, action or demand within a reasonable time. Registrant agrees that the Indemnified Parties shall be defended by attorneys of their choice at Registrant's expense, and that Registrant shall advance the costs of such litigation, in a reasonable fashion, from time to time. The failure to abide by this provision shall be considered a material breach of this Registration Agreement and permit ASNIC to immediately withdraw the use and registration of domain name from Registrant.
# Breach. Registrant agrees that failure to abide by any provision of this Registration Agreement may be considered by ASNIC to be a material breach and that ASNIC may provide a written notice, describing the breach, to the Registrant. If, within thirty (30) days of the date of mailing such notice, the Registrant fails to provide evidence, which is reasonably satisfactory to ASNIC, that it has not breached its obligations, then ASNIC may delete Registrant's registration of the domain name. Any such breach by a Registrant shall not be deemed to be excused simply because ASNIC did not act earlier in response to that, or any other, breach by the Registrant.
# Disputes. Registrant acknowledges and agrees that ASNIC cannot act as an arbiter of disputes arising out of the registration and use of domain names. Disputes are to be settled by the contesting parties using normal legal means.
# Right of Refusal. ASNIC, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to refuse to approve the Registration Agreement for any Registrant. Registrant agrees that the submission of this Registration Agreement does not obligate ASNIC to accept this Registration Agreement. Registrant agrees that ASNIC shall not be liable for loss or damages that may result from ASNIC's refusal to accept this Registration Agreement.
# Revocation. Registrant agrees that ASNIC may delete a Registrant's domain name if this Registration Agreement, or subsequent modification(s) thereto, contains false or misleading information, or conceals or omits any information ASNIC would likely consider material to its decision to approve this Registration Agreement upon thirty (30) calendar days prior written notice, or at such time as ASNIC receives a properly authenticated order from a court of the United States of America.
# No Guaranty. Registrant agrees that, by registration of a domain name, such registration does not confer immunity from objection to either the registration or use of the domain name.
# Severability. Registrant agrees that the terms of this Registration Agreement are severable. If any term or provision is declared invalid, it shall not affect the remaining terms or provisions which shall continue to be binding.
# Entirety. Registrant agrees that this Registration Agreement is the complete and exclusive agreement between Registrant and ASNIC regarding the registration of Registrant's domain name. This Registration Agreement supersedes all prior agreements and understandings, whether established by custom, practice, policy, or precedent.
# Governing Law. Registrant agrees that this Registration Agreement shall be governed in all respects by and construed in accordance with the laws of American Samoa and the United States of America.
Registrant acknowledges and agrees that ASNIC cannot act as an arbiter of disputes arising out of the registration and use of domain names. Disputes are to be settled by the contesting parties using normal legal means.