.cz Regulations

Requirements & Information

CountryCzech Republic
CodeCZ
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Additional Information

1. INITIAL PROVISIONS

1.1. This document specifies Rules of Registration and delegation of second level Domain Names under the .CZ Domain in the Internet network.

1.2. Other legal relationships concerning Domain Names and their registration follow the business conditions of individual Registrars and the Rules of Registration of Domain Names through LRR (hereinafter “LRR Rules”)

2. DEFINITIONS OF TERMS

2.1. The terms with capital letters have, for the purposes of these Rules of Registration, the following meanings:

2.1.1. Central Register – A database of information on Domain Names, their holders, and other persons. It is kept by the CZ.NIC Association or by a contractor of the CZ.NIC Association. The Central Register is a source for delegation of Domain Names to the CZ zone kept by the primary name server.

2.1.2. CZ.NIC – The Association of legal entities CZ.NIC residing in Lužná 591, 160 00 Prague 6, identification number 67985726. The CZ.NIC Association keeps the Central Register. The CZ.NIC Association can be represented during registrations or administration of Domain Names or associated activities by its contractual partner. In such a case validity of these Rules of Registration remains unaffected.

2.1.3. Delegated Domain Name – A registered Domain Name whose entry is kept by the CZ.NIC Association on the primary name server (known as the CZ Zone).

2.1.4. Date of Registration – A date on which a Domain Name is registered in the Central Register.

2.1.5. Date of expiration – The day following the date on which a Domain Name’s registration period expires.

2.1.6. Domain .CZ – The highest-level domain – known as the national domain.

2.1.7. Domain Name – A second level domain comprising an allowed combination of symbols.

2.1.8. Holder – An individual or a legal entity that registered a Domain Name for himself.

2.1.9. Contact – An entry on a specific individual kept in the Central Register and relating to the Entity. The Entry can be administrative, payment related or technical.

2.1.10. LRR (Last Resort Registrar) – A special type of Registrar operated by the CZ.NIC Association. The conditions of registration of a Domain Name through LRR are specified in the LRR Rules.

2.1.11. Rules of Registration – Rules of Registration of Domain Names in the .CZ domain.

2.1.12. Registrar – An entity authorized to access the Central Register in a defined way and to submit requests for changes of entries kept in the Central Register. Only one Registrar is filed for each Domain Name at a time. A list of Registrars is available at the CZ.NIC. Association. The Holder can make any change in the Central Register through the Registrar.

2.1.13. Entity – An entry on a specific individual or a legal entity kept in the Central Register and relating to a Domain Name.

2.1.14. Designated Registrar – A registrar for a specific Domain Name designated by the Holder. Only one Designated Registrar is allocated to each registered Domain Name.

2.1.15. Applicant – An individual or a legal entity filing an application for registration of a Domain Name.

3. DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATION

3.1. A Domain Name is registered through one of the Registrars.

3.2. The Registrar will obtain a written approval from each Applicant of the current version of the Rules of Registration, which is a necessary prerequisite for the Domain Name registration. Such an approval will be deemed awarded also if an Applicant accepts the current wording of the Rules of Registration in a manner which means an obvious agreement of the Applicant with the Rules of Registration.

3.3. A written communication includes a wire or electronic communication, provided, however, that the contents of the communication can be recorded and the persons who have carried out such a communication can be identified.

3.4. The person who files an Applicant's Approval of the current wording of the Rules of Registration, in connection with an application for a Domain Name registration, will also declare that he/she is authorized to act in this respect on behalf of the Applicant.

3.5. At the request of the CZ.NIC Association, Registrars are obliged to provide access to and submit the Applicant's Approval of the current wording of the Rules of Registration, as of the date of registration, corresponding to item 3.2 or 3.3. The CZ.NIC Association may provide access to and submit the information concerned to the court, court of arbitration or any other state authority for the purpose of judicial, arbitration, administrative, penal or any other similar proceedings.

3.6. The CZ.NIC Association registers Domain Names in an order of received the individual applications filed through Registrars. The CZ.NIC Association keeps records on each of the accepted applications for registration.

3.7. A Domain Name is always registered for multiples of a whole year starting on the Date of Registration of a Domain Name, however, not for more than 10 years.

3.8. Registration of a Domain Name means that a given Domain Name is allocated to the Holder for a set period of time.

3.9. The CZ.NIC Association will register a Domain Name provided that,

3.9.1. The application for registration does not contain defects preventing further processing;

3.9.2. All the required data has been provided;

3.9.3. The Applicant expresses an approval of the current wording of the Rules of Registration, in accordance with items 3.2 or 3.3.

3.9.4. The required Domain Name is not registered at the time of filing the application;

3.9.5. The required Domain Name follows the rules of creating Domain Names (see item 12) and

3.9.6. Associated payments are cleared simultaneously with the registration.

4. EXTENSION OF DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATION

4.1. Registration of a Domain Name can be extended through a Designated Registrar.

4.2. Registration of a Domain Name can repeatedly be extended by multiples of a whole year, however, not for more than 10 years. The CZ.NIC Association will extend the registration provided that,

4.2.1. The CZ.NIC Association receives instruction to extend the registration no later than on the date of expiration of the period for which the Domain Name was registered (it has no impact on the possibility to extend the registration of the Domain Name during the protective period specified in item 8.2);

4.2.2. The Holder expresses an approval of the current wording of the Rules of Registration as of the registration extension date; the provisions of item 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 and 3.5 will apply accordingly.

4.2.3. Associated payments of the specified prices are simultaneously cleared.

5. CANCELLING OR EXTENDING REGISTRATION

5.1. Within a period of up to 5 days after filing an application for registration, or an application for registration extension, the Registrar is authorized to cancel that application. Cancellation can be executed only through a Designated Registrar. A request for cancellation is irrevocable.

5.2. If the CZ.NIC accepts an application for cancellation, it will return the Domain Name in its original condition it was in before filing an application for registration or before filing an application for registration extension.

5.3. As a result of an application for cancellation of registration or cancellation of registration extension, the already paid prices will be returned after deduction of charges for cancellation of the application.

5.4. During a period in which it is possible to file applications for cancellation of registration, it is not possible to file applications for changes of a Domain Name (items 4, 7, 8, and 10 - except for DNS changes and change of IDTECH).

5.5. The Applicant (Holder) is authorized to cancel their registration or extend their registration in accordance with item 5 through a Designated Registrar of a given Domain Name only if such a right derives from an agreement concluded between them and the Designated Registrar.

6. DOMAIN NAME DELEGATION

6.1. A registered Domain Name does not have to be Delegated.

6.2. It is possible to delegate only a registered Domain Name to which at least two and not more than five functional name servers were allocated. After registration of a Domain Name, the CZ.NIC Association will initiate a technical inspection of the name servers. If the functionality of the required name servers is verified during the technical inspection, a Domain Name becomes a Delegated Domain Name. The technical inspection takes place in the way and during the period specified in the Operating Rules.

6.3. In the case of lasting defects of name servers, the CZ.NIC Association will stop the technical inspection and the Domain Name will not be Delegated.

6.4. In the case of a Domain Name that was not Delegated, it is possible at any time to apply for a technical inspection and for Delegation of the Domain Name. In such a case, the CZ.NIC Association will execute a technical inspection in accordance with items 6.2 and 6.3.

6.5. The CZ.NIC Association is authorized to execute continuous technical inspection of name servers allocated to a Domain Name. If a non-functioning delegation of name servers allocated to a Domain Name is detected, the CZ.NIC Association may cancel Delegation of the Domain Name.

6.6. Cancellation of Delegation of a Domain Name due to detected defects of name servers has no impact on the registration of a Domain Name.

6.7. Cancellation of the registration of a Domain Name means an automatic cancellation of the Delegation of the Domain Name.

7. DOMAIN NAME TRANSFER

7.1. The CZ.NIC Association will register a change concerning the Domain Name Holder (Domain Name transfer), following instructions submitted through a Designated Registrar of the Domain Name in question. The Designated Registrar is authorized to submit instructions concerning a change in the Domain Name Holder at the written request of a Holder and a future Holder. The provisions of item 3.3 will apply accordingly.

7.2. The Registrar is obligated to obtain an approval of the future Holder of the current wording of the Rules of Registration as of the Domain Name transfer; the provisions of items 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 and 3.5 will apply accordingly.

7.3. Transfer of a Domain Name does not make the Holder eligible for reimbursement of a paid fee or any part of it.

7.4. Transfer of a Domain Name has no impact on the Date of Expiration of the transferred Domain Name.

8. EXPIRATION OF DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATION

8.1. The CZ.NIC Association will cancel registration of a Domain Name upon a request being filed through a Designated Registrar of a given Domain Name. Cancellation of the registration of a Domain Name does not constitute any right for reimbursement of a paid price or any part of it.

8.2. If registration of a Domain Name is not extended before the Date of Expiration (item 4), LRR will become a temporary Designated Registrar of the given Domain Name on the date of expiration for what is known as the protective period. In that case, the protective period lasts 45 days.

8.2.1. During the protective period, it is not possible to make any changes concerning the Domain Name, except extension of its registration. It is possible to extend the registration of a Domain Name in accordance with item 4 of these Rules of Registration (retrospectively from the Date of Registration). Also, registration of a Domain Name can be simultaneously executed with a change of a Designated Registrar. LRR can be such a Designated Registrar, as well.

8.2.2. If during the first 30 days of the protective period, the registration of a Domain Name is not extended, the CZ.NIC Association is authorized to cancel the Delegation of a Domain Name.

8.2.3. Registration of a Domain Name expires at the end of the protective period if the registration of a Domain Name is not extended during that period.

8.3. In case of termination of an agreement between a Designated Registrar and the CZ.NIC Association, based on which the Designated Registrar had its Registrar Status, the registration of Domain Names registered through the Designated Registrar does not cease to exist. However, upon termination of such an agreement, LRR becomes a Designated Registrar of a Domain Name for the period remaining until the Date of Expiration of the Domain Name. During that period, the Holder is authorized to change the Designated Registrar any time. LRR can be such a Designated Registrar, as well.

9. REGISTRATION OF ENTITIES AND CONTACTS

9.1. Registration of a Contact is a condition of registration of an Entity. Registration of an Entity is a condition of registration of a Domain Name. One Contact can be used for more than one Entity. One Entity can be used for more than one Domain Name.

9.2. Entities and Contacts are registered through one of the Registrars. By filing an application through a Registrar, the given person expresses their agreement with these Rules of Registration.

9.3. Cancellation of Entities and Contacts

9.3.1. The CZ.NIC Association will cancel registration of an Entity or a Contact upon request of a person whose entry in the Central Register is at stake, providing such an Entity or Contact was never associated with the entry of a Domain Name or the entry of an Entity.

9.3.2. The CZ.NIC Association will cancel registration of an Entity if the Entity was never associated with entry of a Domain Name and more than 100 days have passed from registration of such an Entity.

9.3.3. The CZ.NIC Association will cancel registration of a Contact if the Contact was never associated with entry of an Entity and 100 days have passed from registration of such a Contact. However, registration of such a Contact can be cancelled if the Contact was only associated with entry of an Entity whose registration was cancelled in accordance with item 9.3.2.

10. CHANGES

10.1. Modification of a Domain Name is not possible.

10.2. The CZ.NIC Association will modify entries concerning a Domain Name on the basis of an application filed through a Designated Registrar.

10.3. A Holder is authorized to transfer a Domain Name to a new Designated Registrar through that new Designated Registrar.

10.4. The CZ.NIC Association will modify entries concerning other data, excluding data on a Domain Name, on the basis of an application field through any Registrar.

10.5. The Central Register provides mechanisms for providing information and confirmation of changes requested by Registrars.

10.6. The Registrar that requested execution of the changes is responsible to the CZ.NIC Association for the authentication, authorization, and validity of the request for execution of changes.

11. PRICE

11.1. The price of services provided by a Registrar to a Holder derives from an agreement between the Registrar and the Holder.

11.2. The price of individual services provided by the CZ.NIC Association to Registrars is specified in the CZ.NIC Association’s price list, which is available to the Registrars.

12. RULES FOR CREATING A DOMAIN NAME

12.1. Domain Names must comply with standards RFC 1034, 1035, 1122, 1123, and with any superseding or supplementing standards. (RFC = Request For Comments. This means marking a series of documents containing research data, measurements, observations, and proposed and accepted standards for the TCP/IP protocol). These are mainly the following conditions:

12.1.1. A Domain Name can only contain characters [a-z, 0-9,-];

12.1.2. A Domain Name must not consist of more than 63 characters;

12.1.3. A Domain Name must not start or end with the “-“ character;

12.1.4. A Domain Name must not contain two “-“ characters next to each other.

12.2. Every Domain Name must be unique; it is impossible to register a Domain Name that is identical with an already existing Domain Name.

13. PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION

13.1. The Central Register is kept by the CZ.NIC Association or by a person authorized by the Association. The CZ.NIC Association is the administrator of personal data kept in the Central Register. A Registrar is the producer of that type of data.

13.2. The person filing an application for the registration of a Domain Name, Entity or a Contact, or an application for a change in data concerning a Domain Name, Entity or a Contact

13.2.1. Grants – by filing an application – an approval of the processing of his/her personal data entered in the application, for the purposes of maintaining and administering the Central Register, and with the publication of such data via the Internet, within the information services rendered by the CZ.NIC Association.

13.2.2. Is responsible for the accuracy of all data indicated in an application for registration, as regards the persons specified in the application, and declares that there are not any pseudonyms, that he/she has obtained the approval from all the persons whose personal data are to be included in the Central Register on the basis of an application for registration and undertakes to obtain such an approval also with respect to any changes in the persons concerned or any data concerning such persons.

13.2.3. Is obliged to report, through a Registrar and without undue delay, any changes of data provided to the CZ.NIC Association.

14. RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF THE CZ.NIC ASSOCIATION

14.1. The CZ.NIC Association undertakes to register a Domain Name under the conditions specified by these Rules and to maintain that registration under the set conditions.

14.2. The CZ.NIC Association undertakes to keep an entry on a registered Domain Name in the Central Register and the CZ Zone under the conditions specified by these Rules.

14.3. The CZ.NIC Association undertakes to develop all possible efforts as may reasonably be required to secure the failure-free and problem-free operation of the Central Register and the primary name server.

14.4. The CZ.NIC Association, based on its decision, is authorized to cancel registration of a Domain Name, providing:

14.4.1. Data kept in connection with a Domain Name in the Central Register is false or misleading;

14.4.2. The facts based on which a Domain Name was registered have changed. For example, the Holder ceased to exist without any legal successor or died without inheritors;

14.4.3. No approval of the Rules of Registration is granted according to the Rules of Registration;

14.4.4. Such a right derives from other provisions of the Rules of Registration.

14.5. The CZ.NIC Association will cancel the Delegation of a Domain Name or registration of a Domain Name if it is requested by an executable judicial verdict or an award of an arbitration court. The CZ.NIC Association will transfer a Domain Name to a third person if it is requested by an executable judicial verdict or an award of an arbitration court.

14.6. The CZ.NIC Association is authorized to take all the measures that will be ordered by a preliminary measure, including limitation of the right to transfer a Domain Name.

14.7. As regards the pursuit of the CZ.NIC Association according to items 14.5 and/or 14.6, the CZ.NIC Association is not obligated to return any previously paid amounts.

15. DAMAGE LIABILITY

15.1. The Holder acknowledges that a Domain Name, its registration, or its use may infringe on third persons´ rights to other Domain Names, trade marks, brand names, names, business companies or legal regulations concerning unfair competition, protection of personality, etc. By filing an application for registration of a Domain Name, the Holder confirms that they are aware of the potential infringement on the specified rights and legal regulations and he/she has developed all the possible efforts that may reasonably be required from him/her to make sure that his/her registered Domain Name does not infringe on those rights and legal regulations.

15.2. The Holder is liable for damages caused to the CZ.NIC Association by providing the CZ.NIC Association with wrong or misleading data or by using his/her Domain Name in a way that contravenes the Rules of Registration or infringes on third persons´ rights.

15.3. The CZ.NIC Association does not check the correctness of an application for registration of a Domain Name in terms of rights or rightful interests of third persons.

15.4. The Holder acknowledges that registration of a Domain Name does not constitute protection from third parties’ objections against registration or using a given Domain Name.

15.5. The CZ.NIC Association is liable neither for using or misusing a registered Domain Name, nor the manner of using a Domain Name. The CZ.NIC Association, therefore, is not liable for infringement on rights to trade marks, brand names, names or business firms of third persons arising from the registration or use of a Domain Name.

15.6. The CZ.NIC Association is not responsible for the functionality of name servers allocated to a Domain Name.

15.7. All the liabilities for all damages caused by the action or inaction of the CZ.NIC Association to the Holder in connection with one Domain Name is limited to an amount of CZK 250,000.

16. MUTUAL COMMUNICATION

16.1. Communication between the CZ.NIC Association and the Holder of a Domain Name is conducted through a Designated Registrar.

16.2. Communication between the CZ.NIC Association and the Registrar is conducted in a manner specified in the Business Conditions for Registrars.

17. SOLVING DISPUTES

17.1. The Holder is obliged to develop all the possible efforts he/she may reasonably be required to develop to peacefully settle disputes concerning Domain Names or their registrations, which may arise between the Holder and other persons.

17.2. If the parties in dispute do not solve a dispute peacefully, they are completely free to solve their dispute in the framework of valid legal regulations, which is to say, through arbitration or general courts.

17.3. If requested by all the parties in dispute, the CZ.NIC Association will act as a mediator in peacefully solving their dispute.

17.4. If a Holder and the CZ.NIC Association do not settle a mutual dispute concerning a Domain Name, any of the parties may submit the dispute for decision to an arbitrary court of the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic and the Agrarian Chamber of the Czech Republic. The arbitration will be executed by three arbitrators in Prague, in the Czech language, in accordance with an order of the specified arbitration court. The arbitration award is final and binding for the contracting parties.

18. ARBITRATION PUBLIC BID

18.1. The Holder hereby irrevocably and publicly pledges to comply with the decisions of the Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Economy of the Czech Republic and the Chamber of Agriculture of the Czech Republic (hereinafter only the "Arbitration Court"), based on arbitration proceedings held at this Arbitration Court according to its Rules published in the Commercial Journal, with respect to property disputes in which a compromise can be achieved and in which a third person challenges the Holder's Domain Name, included in the electronic database of domain names under the ".cz" national domain, administered by the CZ.NIC Association; provided that the third person expresses its will to the Holder to pledge to the decision of this Arbitration Court in the given issue, particularly by initiating such proceedings at the Arbitration Court in writing.

18.2. This will be without prejudice to the right of any party involved to request the court concerned to issue a temporary injunctive relief.

19. CHANGE OF DOCUMENTS

19.1. The CZ.NIC Association is authorized to change the Rules of Registration and its price list anytime. Current versions of those documents are always available on http://www.nic.cz.

19.2. The CZ.NIC Association is obliged to publish any change to documents specified in item 19.1 no later than 30 days before such a change comes into effect. The documents will be available at the address specified in item 19.1.

19.3. The relations to Domain Names registered prior to the execution of the changes referred to in item 19.1, and the rights and duties of the CZ.NIC Association and the Holder shall follow the new wording of the Rules of Registration as of the day on which an approval of the new wording of the Rules of Registration is granted in accordance with the Rules of Registration. However, the CZ.NIC Association may decide that the effectuated changes should apply also to previously registered Domain Names, to reflect significant reasons of a technical character.

20. TEMPORARY DESIGNATION

20.1. When these Rules of Registration become effective, LRR will become the Designated Registrar of all the Domain Names that were registered before these Rules of Registration came into effect. LRR will be thee Designated Registrar of every individual Domain Name for the period remaining until the Date of Expiration.

20.2. During the period specified in item 20.1, the Holder is authorized to change the Designated Registrar. If, during that period, no change of the Designated Registrar takes place and the Holder does not inform the CZ.NIC Association that he/she wishes LRR to be the Designated Registrar, the CZ.NIC Association shall follow item 8.2 once the period expires.



Annex 1

Data required for registration of an entity

Type of entity (legal entity, individual)
For a legal entity, the following data is required:

Title, including legal form
Head office address – street, city, postal code, country
Identification number
Tax registration number
Identification of persons authorized to act on behalf of the entity
E-mail address
For an individual, the following data is required:

First name and last name
Address (for entrepreneurs, a business location) – street, city, postal code, country
Date of birth
For entrepreneurs, their identification number and their tax registration number
E-mail address

Data required for registration of a contact

Type of contact (only an individual)

In case of an individual the following data is required:

First name and last name
Address – street, city, postal code, country
Date of birth
Type and number of an identification document (passport, identity card, SSN)
E-mail address
Phone number (optional)
Fax number (optional)
Detailed information on the required data is available in the Communication Rules.

Rules of Alternative Settlement of Disputes
Page 1 (of 1)
Rules of Alternative Settlement of Disputes
Valid from October 1, 2007
1. INITIAL PROVISIONS
1.1. This document specifies rules of alternative settlement of disputes between the holder of a domain
name included in the electronic database of domain names within the national domain (ccTLD) .cz and
a third party challenging the domain name or its registration.
1.2. Unless explicitly specified otherwise, the terms used herein have the same meaning as defined in the
Rules of Domain Name Registration under the ccTLD .cz.
2. ARBITRATION PUBLIC BID
2.1. The Holder hereby irrevocably and publicly pledges to comply with the decisions of the Arbitration
Court at the Chamber of Economy of the Czech Republic and the Chamber of Agriculture of the Czech
Republic (hereinafter the “Arbitration Court” only ), based on arbitration proceedings held at this
Arbitration Court according to the special amendment to its Rules governing on-line arbitration
proceedings, published in the Commercial Journal (hereinafter the “On-line Rules”), with respect to
property disputes in which a compromise can be achieved and in which a third person challenges any
Holder's Domain Name, included in the electronic database of domain names under the national
domain ccTLD .cz, administered by the CZ.NIC Association; provided that the third person expresses
its will to the Holder to pledge to the decision of this Arbitration Court in the given issue, particularly by
initiating such proceedings at the Arbitration Court in writing. The dispute shall be decided by a single
arbiter designated by the Chairman of the Arbitration Court. E-mail address of the Holder listed in the
registration record of any disputed domain names shall be used during the on-line proceedings as the
address for service.
2.2. This arbitration public bid concerns all domain names of the holder, including those registered by the
holder after making this arbitration public bid.
2.3. This will be without prejudice to the right of any party involved to request the court concerned to issue a
temporary injunctive relief.
3. FINAL PROVISIONS
3.1. Agreement with these Rules of Alternative Settlement of Disputes and the arbitration public bid
included therein must have the form of written communication, which includes a wire or electronic
communication, provided, however, that the contents of the communication can be recorded and the
persons who have carried out such a communication can be identified.
3.2. CZ.NIC is authorised to change the Rules of Alternative Settlement of Disputes as well as other related
documents anytime. Current versions of those documents are always available on http://www.nic.cz.
3.3. CZ.NIC is obliged to publish any change in documents listed in clause 3.2 at least 1 month before such
change comes into force by publishing the change on http://www.nic.cz.
3.4. In case that a change of the Rules of Alternative Settlement of Disputes shall be effected pursuant to
clause 3.2, the Holder must agree with the new version of the Rules of Alternative Settlement of
Disputes in the manner specified in clause 3.1 when performing the next extension of the domain
name registration.

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