Administrative contact must be located in Luxemburg.
1. Requested domain name
Valid domain names must have a minimum length of 3 and up to 63 alphanumeric characters (.lu excluded) per name (a . . . z, 0 . . . 9,-).
A domain name must contain at least one letter (a..z). Only the hyphen
(-) is allowed as special character. The hyphen can only be used in between two characters and not as first or last character of a domain name. Use only lower case characters as domain names are case insensitive. (RFC 1035)
Only one domain name per application form is accepted!
Examples of valid domain names are: restena.lu, dns.lu
2. Application status
RESTENA DNS-LU uses the same registration form for the registration of a new domain name and the deletion or modification of an existing domain name.
If you want to register a new domain name, please check the field 2a.
2a. ( ) Register a new domain name
If you want to delete a domain name, please check the field 2b.
2b. ( ) Delete an existing domain name
If you want to modify an existing domain name, please check the field 2c and explain the reason of this modification request (example: change of the technical contact address).
2c. ( ) Modify an existing domain name
Please note that modification requests for a domain name can be processed faster than new registrations as the domain name has already been validated and registered.
3. Holder of the second level domain name
According to the LU domain name policy, organization as well as natural persons may register domain names. You have to specify on the registration form whether the entity seeking registration is an organization or a natural person. Please check the field which applies:
3a. ( ) Organization
3b. ( ) Private Person
4. Name and address (organization and private persons without residence in Luxembourg)
In case of an organization: complete name (not only an acronym) of the organization as well as the complete postal address of the organization seeking registration. The legal status, if available, must be provided.
In case of private person not having its residence in Luxembourg: complete name of the private person as well as the complete postal address of the person seeking registration.
5. Administrative contact (organization and private persons)
The administrative contact must be a legal representative of the organization stated in 4.
The administrative contact person may be identical to the technical and/or billing contact but is all case the official contact person for administrative and policy questions concerning the domain.
The administrative contact person is the natural person named by the domain owner, who is entitled and committed as the person authorized by him to bindingly decide all matters with respect to the domain, and who is therefore the contact person of DNS-LU. Name and street address of the administrative contact have to be given. If the domain owner does not have his residence in Luxembourg, the administrative contact in this case must have his residence in Luxembourg and has to state his serving street address. Point 5b "Country : Luxembourg" has to be set by default and may not be changed. In the latter case the administrative contact must be in possession of a power of attorney. Only the form provided by DNS-LU is accepted.
In case of a "moral person" the administrative contact must be part of the organization at the same address as the entity. If this is not possible, as well as for a holder as a private person without residence in Luxembourg, the administrative contact must be in possession of a power of attorney and supply the registry with this document upon registration. Only the form provided by DNS-LU is accepted. (available here).
6. Technical contact
The technical contact must be the person responsible for the DNS records of the applicant (maintaining the nameservers, DNS software, database files, etc.). RESTENA DNS-LU will contact this person for all technical problems related to the registration or modification of domain name data. An e-mail address must be provided for the technical contact!
7. Billing contact
RESTENA DNS-LU sends the invoices for registered domain names to the billing contact. Please make sure the data for this contact person is always up to date as the nonpayment of the registration fees will cancel your domain name registration.
8. Use of the domain
A domain name can be registered as inactive domain name (reserved domain name) or as active domain name (network connection).
Inactive domain name (Reserve the domain)
In case you haven't yet planned an Internet presence but still want to 'secure' your Internet identity, please check the field 8a. Inactive domain names remained registered until you are ready for your Internet presence and have the domain name activated by a hosting provider. The fees are the same as for an active domain name.
8a. ( ) Reserve the domain
Active domain name (Network connection)
Active domain names require two computers with Internet access, i.e. nameservers, which can be made available to you by your service provider. After your domain name has been activated your service provider can set up a webserver and you can access your website on the Internet via your domain name. Please check the field 8b in order to register an active domain name and pay attention to provide the correct nameserver data.
8b. ( ) Network connection
RESTENA DNS-LU will only activate domain names where at least 2 nameservers respond correctly to DNS queries.
The nameserver test allows you to check your nameserver configuration independently of the registration/activation process and gives you a detailed error description.
Only domain names which pass this test will be activated.
Terms and conditions of my.lu Online Platform for the registration and management of .lu Domain Names
Version 1.1 January 2011
(hereinafter referred to as “Terms and Conditions”)
6, rue Coudenhove-Kalergi
VAT No.: LU 18603067 Trade and Companies Register: G1
Tel.: +352 42 44 091 Fax: +352 42 24 73
(“DNS-LU” shall hereinafter be referred to as “registrar”, as appropriate, and “RESTENA” as “registry”, as appropriate.)
A. General provisions Page
2. The roles of RESTENA, DNS-LU and the Manager covered by the Terms and Conditions..................................... 3
3. Connection to the my.lu Online Platform................................. 4
4. Use and storage of Identification Elements..............................5
5. Rules for internet use and recommendations........................... 5
6. Manager Responsibilities.......................................................6
7. DNS-LU responsibilities........................................................ 6
8. Guarantees........................................................................ 7
B. Operations relating to Domain Names
1. General information............................................................. 7
2. Processing of Operations...................................................... 8
a. Operations request and approval........................................8
b. Performance of Operations................................................ 8
c. Proof of Performance of Operations.................................... 9
3. Fees and invoicing............................................................... 10
4. Domain Name Servers......................................................... 10
5. Notifications....................................................................... 10
6. Registration period and renewal of the Domain Name............... 11
7. Relinquishment of the Domain Name..................................... 11
8. Domain Name Revocation.................................................... 12
9. Restoration........................................................................ 12
10. Refusal of instructions......................................................... 13
11. Management transfer.......................................................... 13
12. Change of registrant............................................................ 14
C. Final provisions
1. Privacy and personal data protection...................................... 15
2. Conflict resolution................................................................16
3. Force Majeure..................................................................... 16
4. Intellectual property............................................................ 16
5. Modification of these Terms and Conditions............................. 17
6. Applicable law and competent jurisdiction............................... 18 7. Divisibility.......................................................................... 18
8. End of contractual relations.................................................. 18
A. General provisions
Other terms may be defined within the body of these Terms and Conditions.
Domain Name Charter: the charter the purpose of which is to define the main rules for registration and management relating to the domain names managed by the registry.
Account: collection of Data organised for personalised access by the Manager to the my.lu Online Platform using his Identification Elements and containing the collection of Data as defined below.
Administrative Contact: the natural person or legal entity, legitimately authorised to represent the Registrant with DNS-LU for registration and management of one or more Domain Names. All legal entities must appoint an identifiable natural person within their organisation to act officially on their behalf. In case the Administrative Contact is not part of the legal entity, he must be in possession of a valid power (proxy) to represent the legal entity. The Administrative Contact shall have no access to the my.lu Online Platform unless he is also the Manager for one or more Domain Names.
Billing Contact: a person appointed by the Manager in whose name the invoice is labeled. The Billing Contact shall have no access to the my.lu Online Platform unless he is also the Manager for one or more Domain Names.
Data: all the name-related and administrative information managed by the Manager about himself or relating to the various contacts registered (Registrant, Administrative Contact , Technival Contact, and Billing Contact), including contact details, technical information, Domain Names, requested Operations, etc.
DNS (Domain Name System): the purpose of the domain name system (including servers and databases) is, amongst other things, to convert between Domain Names and IP addresses identifying equipment connected to the internet.
Domain Name: a domain name comprises a series of characters (a to z, 0 to 9 and the hyphen) corresponding to the name of a company, trademark, association, individual or even an existing or made-up word, and a suffix known as TLD or Top Level Domain, the term used to describe the last part of a domain name (e.g. the “.lu” in “dns.lu”).
Double Click Procedure: procedure whereby the Manager can reiterate his approval of the Operations request after checking and, where necessary, modifying the information contained in the Operations request.
Identification Elements: elements resulting from technical resources for identification and authentication of the Manager on the my.lu Online Platform. This includes a personal password, chosen by the Manager when he logs on to the my.lu Online Platform for the first time, and a user name (login) assigned by DNS-LU on account creation. These Identification Elements required for identification of the Manager on each log-in and the identification and authentication technology are susceptible to change in the future as technology develops, in which case the Manager shall be notified by any means deemed appropriate by DNS-LU.
Manager: the person who uses the my.lu Online Platform for the performance of Operations.
My.lu Online Platform: transactional part of the DNS-LU website, hereinafter also referred to as my.lu, that can be accessed at the address www.dns.lu allowing the Manager to perform, on his own behalf or on behalf of the Registrant and/or the Administrative Contact, as appropriate, any Operation within the context of management of .lu Domain Names subject to having previously signed the Contractual Documents (as defined in Article 2 ) and specifically accepted these Terms and Conditions.
Operation: an action that may be performed through the my.lu Online Platform, in particular the registration, renewal, Trade (as defined in Article 12), Management Transfer (as defined in Article 11), Cancellation and Restoration of Domain Names (as defined in Articles 8 and 9), of paragraph B. Operations relating to Domain Names the updating of certain Data, the consultation of a Domain Name portfolio or the addition, modification and removal of certain Data.
Registrant: contractual holder of the Domain Name. Only the information held in the database managed by the registry is authentic. After completion of the administrative formalities required and payment of the fees payable for registration of a Domain Name, the Registrant is entitled to exclusive use of this Domain Name for the established registration period, in accordance with usage restrictions pertaining thereto.
Registrar: any natural person or legal entity that has signed a contract with the registry. The registrar is involved in the administrative procedure by registering and renewing domain names with the registry in the name of its customers, but on its own behalf.
2. The roles of the RESTENA Foundation, DNS-LU and the Manager covered by the Terms and Conditions
The RESTENA Foundation, also referred to hereinafter as the registry, is responsible for the technical and administrative management of the .lu country code top-level domain name register.
The RESTENA Foundation also acts as a Registrar under the name DNS-LU. The URL www.dns.lu gives access to the DNS-LU website on the internet and allows the Manager to perform Operations through the my.lu Online Platform.
The Manager will be responsible for the registration and management of one or more Domain Names for and on behalf of the Registrant who will have previously appointed this contact as its representative for this purpose. It is the responsibility of the Manager to ensure it obtains this mandate which should be formalised through the agreement for assigning “Power for registration and management of a .lu domain name” available at www.dns.lu. DNS-LU shall have no part in the mandate between the Registrant and the Manager and has no obligation or responsibility resulting from this mandate. It does, however, reserve the right to request presentation of this mandate.
If the Registrant terminates the contract with its Manager, it must appoint a new Manager. The Registrant must notify DNS-LU of this change. It is up to the new Manager to make sure it obtains the mandate as referred to above. The appointment of a new Manager terminates by default the mandate of the former Manager. The Registrant undertakes to release DNS-LU and hold it harmless in the event of any claim by any former Manager relating to a change of Manager.
These Terms and Conditions, available at www.dns.lu, regulate the online registration and management of second-level Domain Names under the .lu top-level domain using the my.lu Online Platform that DNS-LU provides to the Domain Name Manager.
These Terms and Conditions, the Domain Name Charter, the document Fees for Registration of a Second-Level Domain Name in Luxembourg and the Agreement for assigning power for registration and management of a .lu domain name, documents that can all be found at www.dns.lu, together with any instructions sent through the my.lu Online Platform form an integral part of the contract between the Manager and DNS-LU (the “Contractual Documents”).
With regard to Domain Names registered and managed by virtue of previous terms and conditions, the change to electronic management of these Domain Names using the my.lu Online Platform means that these Terms and Conditions are immediately applicable to the exclusion of all others that applied to these Domain Names previously. Under no circumstances may application of these Terms and Conditions be interpreted as a new registration. In particular, such a change has no consequences for the status of the existing registration, the duration of this registration and any payments made previously.
3. Connection to the my.lu Online Platform
The my.lu Online Platform can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, unless it is undergoing maintenance or has suffered a breakdown or been subject to a force majeure event as defined in Article 3 of the Final provisions of these Terms and Conditions.
DNS-LU may refuse access to my.lu, in whole or in part, without needing to justify its decision.
DNS-LU reserves the right, at any time, to block the Manager’s access to the my.lu Online Platform, either permanently or temporarily, particularly for maintenance purposes or to make improvements, without being obliged to compensate for any damages directly or indirectly incurred by the Registrant or the Manager as a result of the interruption. As far as possible, DNS-LU shall keep the Manager informed by email or by any other means that DNS-LU deems appropriate, particularly with regard to the expected duration of the interruption. In any case, DNS-LU shall take all the measures necessary for re-establishing the connection as quickly as possible.
4. Use and protection of Identification Elements
The Manager is solely and fully responsible for using and protecting his Identification Elements, which are to be considered personal and confidential.
With this in mind, the Manager undertakes to ensure the confidentiality of his Identification Elements with regard to third parties. Any access to the Account and any Operation performed using the Manager’s Identification Elements shall be deemed conclusively to have been done by the Manager. He is recommended in particular not to write down or disclose his Identification Elements and to change his password regularly.
In the event of theft, loss, fraudulent use, of which he is aware, or if he assumes that third parties have had access to his Identification Elements, the Manager is obliged to notify DNS-LU immediately to block all access to the Account. New Identification Elements will then be supplied to the Manager.
The Manager is responsible for any error or carelessness in protection of his Identification Elements and for any abuse of his Identification Elements by third parties. Except in the event of gross negligence or intentional wrong on its part, DNS-LU shall accept no responsibility in this regard.
5. Rules for internet use and recommendations
The Manager declares that he is aware of and accepts how the means of communication (including internet, email, etc.) work and the technical limitations relating to the use thereof. He is aware of the limitations of internet security, knows that third parties can easily see the data he is processing if his computer system is not secured adequately (particularly by a correctly configured firewall and recent, regularly updated antivirus software) and that connection may be slow or interrupted, for reasons completely beyond the control of DNS-LU, as a result, for example, of the type of connection or the volume of network traffic at any given moment.
The Manager shall provide himself with his connection, at his expense, through the internet service provider of his choice. DNS-LU may, under no circumstances, be party to a dispute between the Manager and the provider of the internet or telecommunications service (private or public) used by the Manager, both with regard to the confidentiality of the messages sent and the invoicing of the cost of sending them.
The Manager shall be solely and fully responsible for the installation and use of his hardware and all the consequences thereof. In this regard, the Manager shall accept all the direct and indirect consequences of failure to meet his legal, regulatory and contractual obligations.
6. Manager Responsibilities
The Manager declares and guarantees that all the Data entered during the registration and renewal process is accurate and complete and acknowledges that he is solely and entirely responsible in this regard.
The Manager declares and guarantees, for and on behalf of the Registrant, that the registration and use of Domain Names assigned to it shall comply with all legal texts, Contractual Documents and third party rights and that he acknowledges that he is solely and entirely responsible in this regard.
The Manager guarantees, for and on behalf of the Registrant, that the Registrant shall be solely and entirely responsible for the use of Domain Names registered in its name and on its behalf on the .lu Domain Names register.
7. DNS-LU responsibilities
DNS-LU shall provide the Manager with a service that it uses with full knowledge of the facts and under its own and sole responsibility in accordance with the Contractual Documents.
Except in the event of gross negligence or intentional wrong on its part, DNS-LU may under no circumstances be held liable for direct or indirect damages of any kind, resulting in particular but not exclusively from the use of the my.lu Online Platform by the Manager and from any consequences thereof (unavailability, viruses, loss of data, etc.).
In the event of a problem making the my.lu Online Platform unavailable, the Manager shall take no action against RESTENA Foundation.
Neither the Manager nor the Registrant may claim any entitlement to compensation for damages suffered as a result, in particular, of the registration, failure to register or use of a Domain Name and the use of the my.lu Online Platform and the www.dns.lu website (such as deprivation or alteration of the use of its Domain Names, interruption or alteration of the Registrant's business, etc.).
In particular, the Manager and the Registrant (represented by the Manager) shall have no entitlement to compensation due to:
i. registration or renewal (or the failure to register or renew) for a Registrant or for a third party due to an error as regards their identity;
ii. the loss of DNS-LU’s authority to register .lu Domain Names;
iii. technical faults or problems;
iv. action or negligence by the Manager relating to the request for an Operation or to the Operation itself, the effects of which may include the failure to register or the cancellation of the Domain Name; and more generally,
v. any event not directly attributable to DNS-LU or beyond its control.
DNS-LU shall in no way be held responsible for the use of a Domain Name and the consequences thereof and more specifically for any conflict arising with trademarks, registered or otherwise, or with any other intellectual property right or other third party right. With this in mind, DNS-LU shall perform no checks as to the Manager’s right to register and use the Domain Name for and on behalf of the Registrant.
The Manager accepts, for and on behalf of the Registrant, that DNS-LU reserves the right, but is not obliged, to suspend the use of the Domain Name in the event of a dispute and to revoke this Domain Name, particularly in light of a legal ruling. In the event of a legal ruling calling for the Domain Name to be traded (as defined in Article 12 of paragraph B. Operations relating to Domain Names), it shall be the responsibility of the Registrant to initiate this Trade.
DNS-LU shall not be held responsible in the event of a domain name revocation or Trade with a new Registrant resulting from a legal ruling.
DNS-LU shall, under no circumstances, be held liable in relations of any kind between the Registrant, the Administrative Contact, the Billing Contact and the Manager. The Manager therefore guarantees DNS-LU against any action by the Registrant and/or by the Administrative Contact and by any other person who has suffered damages associated with an Operation performed by the Manager.
In any case, in the subsidiary, DNS-LU’s responsibility to the Manager, where it is liable, is limited to 100% of the fees payable for the year in which the incident took place.
The Manager accepts, for and on behalf of the Registrant, that all damages and/or procedural costs, as well as any expenses related to a claim (including solicitor’s fees and costs) that may arise from the unfair or illegal use of a Domain Name are to be borne by the Registrant, who shall hold DNS-LU harmless in this regard.
B. Operations relating to Domain Names
1. General information
For each Operation requested by the Manager, DNS-LU reserves the right to ask for any documentary evidence it deems useful, without prejudice to DNS-LU’s discretionary authority to assess the validity of the documents provided.
Any changes to the Domain Name itself and the identity of the Registrant are excluded from the Operations.
In addition, depending on technological developments, DNS-LU shall apply the developments and updates to the my.lu Online Platform that are necessary or which seem desirable in the interests of the Manager, by deleting, adapting or adding, for example, the functionalities associated with the Operations.
2. Processing of Operations
a. Operations request and approval
For each Operation request, the Manager must follow the procedure and the instructions given to it successively on the pages of the my.lu Online Platform. Otherwise, the Operation requested by the Manager shall not be performed. There shall be no exception to this rule. In particular, the Manager should follow the Double Click Procedure to summarise, modify and then confirm the Operations request and the Data pertaining thereto. Completion of this procedure constitutes irrevocable, firm and definitive acceptance by the Manager. There may be no subsequent retraction.
The requests entered by the various Managers via the my.lu Online Platform are processed in the order they are received by the registry servers on a “first come, first served” basis. The date and time of receipt by the registration software of a complete and valid electronic Domain Name registration request shall be the only criteria taken into account. No challenges shall be accepted in this regard.
b. Performance of Operations
Only Operation requests submitted and approved by the Manager within the context of the on-screen procedure, and particularly within the context of the Double Click Procedure, may be performed by DNS-LU.
The Operation requested by the Manager may only be performed if it satisfies the conditions established by the Contractual Documents and if payment for the Operation has been authorised by the financial establishment of the Manager, the Registrant or the Billing Contact. An Operation is considered to have been completed as soon as it has been processed by the registry’s computer system or, for Operations in which the registry is not involved, DNS-LU’s computer system and not when it is requested by the Manager. Once these conditions have been met, the Operation may be performed by DNS-LU.
The Manager acknowledges that DNS-LU is not responsible for additional time being needed or for delays caused by the intervention of third parties, particularly the time required for payment to be authorised by a financial establishment or a request not being accepted, in any case, before confirmation of the payment of fees payable for the Operation in question, where applicable.
The Manager acknowledges that DNS-LU is not responsible for any delays that may be caused by a failure of its own computer system and/or the registry’s computer system or if, in general, DNS-LU should have to check the legitimacy of the Operation.
Any request that satisfies the conditions referred to above does not in any way prejudge the performance of the Operation, particularly taking into account circumstances beyond the control of DNS-LU, such as the unavailability of a Domain Name at the time payment is authorised by the Manager’s financial establishment or even the speed of the network at the time of the request.
The Manager acknowledges in particular that with regard to the time required for entry and acceptance by financial establishments and the existence of Registrars other than DNS-LU, a registration request may be finalised as a priority through DNS-LU or another Registrar. A Domain Name may appear as available but then be unavailable at the end of the registration period insofar as, for example, another applicant registering the same Domain Name completes his application more quickly.
DNS-LU reserves the right to defer performance of Operations and to request further information, or even written confirmation, if it considers that the Operation or a document does not appear to be authentic or if there is a risk of opposition or fraud. In this case, the Manager shall accept any consequences that may arise from the delay or refusal to perform an Operation and may not make any claim.
c. Proof of performance of Operations
The Manager is forbidden from challenging the performance of Operations by DNS-LU. The Manager accepts that electronic registrations performed by DNS-LU, regardless of the method used, constitute official and adequate proof that the operations have been performed by the Manager himself.
The Manager renounces the recourse to the provisions of Article 1341 of the Luxembourg Civil Code and acknowledges admittance of electronic registrations held by DNS-LU and relating to all Operations performed via www.dns.lu as proof. Only email confirmation by DNS-LU of the completion of the Operation may be considered as definitive proof that the Operation has been completed.
Furthermore, chargeable Operations performed following instruction from the Manager are included on the invoices and/or statements available on the my.lu Online Platform. If a written complaint is not sent by the Manager within 30 days of the invoices and/or statements being published, the information thereon, in particular the Operations referred to, is deemed to be accurate and approved by the Manager.
In addition, printed copies of the information sent may not be used with regard to third parties as documents or official proof issued by DNS-LU.
The Manager assumes full responsibility for the Operations requested. He therefore acknowledges having received from DNS-LU all the information he needs to make an informed decision with full knowledge of the facts. Failing that, if he believes he has not received sufficient information, he is strongly recommended to contact DNS-LU (contact details available at www.dns.lu).
Generally speaking, the Manager is personally liable with regard to DNS-LU for all Operations he has requested for and on behalf of the Registrant and for performance thereof in accordance with the instructions and Data provided to DNS-LU.
3. Fees and invoicing
All Operations requested, performed and invoiced via the my.lu Online Platform are payable by credit card in accordance with the prices in force at the time of the Operation request, set in the document entitled “Fees for Online Registration and Management of .lu Domain Names” available on the www.dns.lu website. No other method of payment is accepted. All prices are inclusive of VAT.
Prices may be modified at any time by DNS-LU who shall notify the public and the Managers by way of special publication on the www.dns.lu website or using any other communication method that DNS-LU deems appropriate.
The invoice will be marked for the attention of the Billing Contact. The Manager may download a copy of the paid invoice from the my.lu Online Platform.
DNS-LU reserves the right to refuse a valid request for registration of a Domain Name from a Manager with whom it has a payment dispute in progress.
DNS-LU reserves the right to request, for certain additional services, a payment, the amount and collection frequency of which it shall set in due time. These are charges not necessarily associated with the Operations themselves but that may be due for a request for documentary evidence, records, proof of operations, etc. Prior notice shall be published on the DNS-LU website.
4. Domain Name Servers
Active use of a domain name requires addresses for at least one primary DNS server and one secondary DNS server, which must be operational. For both these DNS servers, the IP connection must be permanent (IETF-compliant software must be used for the queries, the current IETF standards being RFC1035 and RFC2181). The servers should ideally be physically separate and be located on different networks (see Best Current Practice RFC2182). In case of IDN, the servers may only be made up of the ACE-String, and not the IDN itself.
The servers must be correctly configured and must satisfy the conditions imposed by the registry. If they are incorrectly configured during the registration procedure, the Domain Name shall be reserved and the Manager should activate the Domain Name at a later date via the my.lu Online Platform. Activation of the Domain Name will be rejected as long as the name servers are incorrectly configured. A detailed technical description of the tests used is available on the www.dns.lu website.
DNS-LU mostly communicates directly with the Manager by email. Therefore, the Manager shall ensure that he regularly updates his contact details, in particular his email address. If the email address is not kept up-to-date, the Manager is in breach of these Terms and Conditions and DNS-LU shall be entitled to immediately terminate the contract signed with the Manager. The latter may under no circumstances claim reimbursement of fees paid for the registration period in question.
The Manager undertakes to regularly check the emails sent to him by DNS-LU at the email address provided by him. Any communication or notification sent to this email address is considered to have been addressed to the Manager in person and to have been received and read by the Manager himself.
The Manager must also make sure that his inbox is available. DNS-LU may, under no circumstances, be held responsible for information sent by DNS-LU but not received or received incorrectly by the Manager, or vice versa, due, for example, to the Manager’s inbox being full. The manager is advised to register the email address email@example.com in its address book in order to prevent the email client to consider emails issued by DNS-LU as spam.
In the event of any doubt, the log files of DNS-LU’s email servers shall be taken as proof.
DNS may request that all communication must be done by the channel provided on the my.lu Online Platform.
6. Registration period and renewal of the Domain Name
The registration period for any Domain Name shall commence on the date the Domain Name is registered by DNS-LU and shall terminate the following year or after two years (depending on the Manager’s choice) on the same day of the month in which the Domain Name was registered (“Anniversary”). The registration date is shown on the my.lu Online Platform. In case of the restoration of a domain name, subsequent registration period is limited to ine year.
Unless otherwise stated in these Terms and Conditions, the registration period shall be renewable each year or every two years (depending on the Manager’s choice) on the Anniversary of the registration, the Trade, the Management Transfer or the restoration of the Domain Name, following payment via the my.lu Online Platform of the current price at the time of renewal, specified in the “Fees for Domain Name Registration and Management under the Second-Level .lu on the my.lu Online Platform”.
Domain Name renewal shall only take effect once payment of the current price has been made. DNS-LU shall notify the Manager by email of the expiry of the Domain Name registration period 60, 30 and 5 days before the Anniversary. Should DNS-LU not receive the fees payable by the Anniversary Date, it shall revoke the Domain Name in accordance with Article 8 of paragraph B. Operations relating to Domain Names of these Terms and Conditions.
7. Relinquishment of the Domain Name
The Manager may, at any time, relinquish, for and behalf of the Registrant, a Domain Name that it has registered and terminate the contract relating thereto, in accordance with Article 8 of paragraph B. Operations relating to Domain Names. To do this, the Manager should submit a cancellation request via the my.lu Online Platform.
The terms and consequences of cancellation are laid down in Article 8 of paragraph B. Operations relating to Domain Names of these Terms and Conditions.
8. Domain Name Revocation
DNS-LU may, at any time, revoke a Domain Name, without any refund or compensation being payable to the Manager or the Registrant he represents if:
i. the Domain Name has not been renewed pursuant to Article 6, of paragraph B.Operations relating to Domain Names, of these Terms and Conditions;
ii. the Manager and/or the Registrant fails to comply with the Contractual Documents, in which case DNS-LU notifies the Manager by email of the revocation of the Domain Name if the situation is not resolved within 15 days of the said notification being sent;
iii. use of the Domain Name proves to be unfair or illegal for whatever reason. The domain name may be revoked particularly further to a legal ruling, in accordance with the provisions of Article 7 of paragraph A. General provisions;
iv. the Manager has provided false information to DNS-LU or has not updated the Data within 30 days of modification thereof;
v. the Domain Name Holder has ceased to exist and the party potentially taking up the Domain Name has not followed the Change of Domain Name Holder procedure laid down in Article 12 of paragraph B. Operations relating to Domain Names;
vi. the Registrant relinquishes the Domain Name;
vii. the modifications made to the Terms and Conditions are rejected by the Manager.
Following revocation of a Domain Name, it will be placed in quarantine for a period of 30 days from the revocation date.
During this quarantine period, all activity and requests for Operations relating to this Domain Name are suspended, no changes may be made and the Domain Name may not be used. During this period, only restoration of the Domain Name shall be possible in accordance with the provisions of Article 9, of present paragraph B. Operations relating to Domain Names where appropriate with the appointment of a new Registrar.
There shall be no refund of registration or renewal fees paid for the period of registration still to run during which the Domain Name is revoked, pursuant to this Article, even if the revocation takes place before the Anniversary.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the revocation shall come into effect and shall become definitive immediately without the Domain Name first being quarantined for 30 days if revocation is due to any of the situations listed in sections (ii), (iii) or (iv) or this Article.
During the quarantine period, the Manager may restore the Domain Name by payment of the restoration fees in addition to the registration fees, as defined in the document entitled “Fees for Registration of a Second-Level Domain Name in Luxembourg”. If, by the end of the quarantine period, the Domain Name in question has not been restored, it shall be declared available for registration. Subsequent registration period is limited to one year.
10. Refusal of instructions
DNS-LU may refuse any request for Operations relating to a Domain Name in accordance with the provisions below. In principle, DNS-LU does not conduct any checks as to the admissibility of a Domain Name for registration.
a. Domain Names excluded from registration by the Domain Name Charter
b. Domain Names excluded from registration by DNS-LU
i. Domain Name on the list of temporarily blocked Domain Names;
ii. Domain Name in quarantine.
c. Operation requests will also be refused if:
i. the Data entered is incomplete or clearly incorrect;
ii. the financial establishment involved does not authorise the payment of fees to DNS-LU;
iii. fees are not paid;
iv. the Manager does not have the authority to represent the Registrant.
The Manager is notified via the my.lu Online Platform of any rejection of his Operation request.
The refusal by DNS-LU to carry out an Operation does not convey any rights on the Manager and the Registrant he represents. The latter may submit a new request for the same Domain Name.
11. Management transfer
Transfer of management from DNS-LU to another accredited .lu Registrar
The Manager may request, at any time, the transfer of administrative and technical management of a Domain Name from DNS-LU to another Registrar. Such a transfer terminates the contract between the registrant and DNS-LU in accordance with paragraph C.8. The Registrant loses the functionalities specific to the Domain Name in question and, in particular, the Manager may no longer manage a Domain Name he has transferred by his Account with DNS-LU.
There shall be no refund of registration or renewal fees paid for the subscription period still to run during which the Domain Name is transferred, pursuant to this Article, even if the transfer takes place before the Anniversary.
Transfer of management from an accredited .lu Registrar to DNS-LU
A Manager may launch a transfer request via the my.lu Online Platform for a .lu Domain Name from one accredited .lu Registrar to DNS-LU.
The Manager submits his transfer request on the my.lu Online Platform. All Domain Name Transfers requests submitted by the Manager of this Domain Name must be confirmed by the Original Registrant, represented by its Administrative contact.
Before submitting the transfer request, the Manager must ensure that the Administrative Contact has a valid email address to confirm the request for transfer of the Domain Name in question.
If the Administrative Contact does not respond, a reminder will be sent, giving him a further seven days for him to confirm, where appropriate, his approval of the transfer to DNS-LU by fax. The transfer request must be confirmed within two weeks of its registration.
If the transfer is not confirmed in accordance with the conditions and deadlines established, the transfer may not be completed. Confirmation is subject to acceptance of all the Contractual Documents with DNS-LU and to payment of the registration fees based on the current price, set in the document entitled “Fees for Online Registration and Management of .lu Domain Names”. If a Transfer Operation request is not completed, no invoice is raised by DNS-LU. DNS-LU does, however, reserve the right to limit the number of attempted Transfer Operation requests for a Manager, severally for a given Domain Name.
If the transfer is successful, the Domain Name is registered through DNS-LU who is then the new Registrar.
Consequences of management transfer to DNS-LU
The transfer to DNS-LU:
i. results in the commencement of a new registration period for the Domain Name;
ii. does not necessarily change the identity of the Domain Name Holder unless the Manager combines the transfer with a Change of Registrant. In this case, the two operations (Management Transfer and Domain Name Trade) shall be simultaneous.
The service provided by DNS-LU involves assisting the applicant in completing the required steps. However, this may take some time (up to two weeks) as several parties are involved and performance is not solely dependent on DNS-LU. DNS-LU accepts no responsibility if the transfer should fail through no fault of its own (e.g. expiry date passed, refusal or absence of authorisation by the administrative contact, invalid email address).
12. Change of registrant
Domain Names may be traded by the Registrant (“Original Registrant”) with a third party who will become the new Registrant (“New Registrant”). This Operation is referred to as “Trade”.
A Trade involves the simultaneous revocation of the Domain Name in question for the Original Registrant and its registration by the New Registrant. All Domain Name Trade requests must be submitted by the Manager of this Domain Name and confirmed by the Original Registrant, represented by its Administrative contact.
The procedure and the consequences associated with a Domain Name Trade are the same as those for a Management Transfer, as described in Article 11 of paragraph B. Operations relating to Domain Names
DNS-LU considers that the Change of Registrant procedure need not be observed if the Original Registrant changes its company name or legal status. In that case, the Registrant should confirm in writing that the changes are the result of one of the two situations referred to above, without prejudice to the discretion of DNS-LU as regards the merits of such changes.
The Manager may represent the New Registrant if authorised to do so. Otherwise, the Registrant will be represented by a new Manager.
The Original Domain Name Holder may, under no circumstances, claim from DNS-LU reimbursement of fees it has already paid for the Domain Name in question, even if the Trade takes place before the Anniversary.
C. Final provisions
1. Privacy and personal data protection
The Manager, where he is also the Registrant, and/or the Administrative Contact, and/or the Billing Contact, authorises DNS-LU to process the Personal Data it has provided in accordance with the terms described below. The Manager, where he is not the same person as the Registrant, or the Administrative Contact or the Billing Contact (“Involved Parties”) declares that he has the authority to provide to DNS-LU Personal Data relating to these Involved Parties. In this respect, the Manager undertakes to comply with Luxembourg data protection law and shall, to this end, notify the Involved Parties that Data relating to them is being processed, the terms and the purposes of this processing and the rights they have. The Manager shall hold DNS-LU harmless of any damages resulting from misinformation of the Involved Parties and shall be solely responsible for the use made of it.
Personal Data relates essentially to names, places of residence, email addresses, fax and/or telephone numbers of the Manager, Registrant, the Administrative Contact and the Billing Contact, technical data and historical data of operations performed on the my.lu Online Platform.
DNS-LU will use Personal Data for the following purposes only:
i. for fulfilment of these Terms and Conditions and to ensure the smooth operation of the .lu Domain Name System;
ii. to provide details of the Involved Parties through the relevant “WHOIS” service, which are available to the public, in particular through the www.dns.lu website, to ensure the transparency of the Domain Name System;
iii. to send information to the Manager and the Involved Parties relating to DNS-LU and RESTENA products and services;
iv. to send session cookies which will, in particular, be used for identification purposes during browsing on the DNS-LU website and to make browsing more fluid.
DNS-LU will not send any Personal Data to third parties, subject to the exceptions provided for in this Article and to legal, regulatory and judicial obligations imposed on DNS-LU.
The Manager may, on his own behalf or, where appropriate, on behalf of the Involved Parties, object freely to processing of Data by notifying DNS-LU at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. In this case, DNS-LU may refuse to enter into a relationship with the Manager in question or choose to break off any existing relationship and revoke the Domain Name or Names in question.
The Manager is entitled to access the Data freely and amend it, on his own behalf or, where appropriate, on behalf of the Involved Parties.
2. Conflict resolution
If a Domain Name has been registered on behalf of a Registrant, it is the responsibility of any third party who later wants to assign the same Domain Name to prove that it is entitled to assign the Domain Name in question and to take action against the Registrant so that it may be assigned the Domain Name.
DNS-LU shall, under no circumstances, intervene in these proceedings, except to implement a legal or extrajudicial ruling against it, without DNS-LU being obliged to check, on its own initiative, the definitive nature of such a ruling or the potential existence of contradictory decisions returned in other jurisdictions, whether they relate to the same dispute or not. So that DNS-LU may act upon the decision, the first party to take the initiative should notify DNS-LU of the decision by way of a letter sent by registered post.
The Manager acknowledges and accepts, for and on behalf of the Registrant, that DNS-LU shall never arbitrate in conflicts arising from the registration and use of a Domain Name.
3. Force Majeure
Events of force majeure shall include those usually considered as such by Luxembourg law as the applicable law for these Terms and Conditions, attacks, war, bad weather, transport blockades, barriers to telecommunication or supply, fire, storms, floods, water damage (insofar as DNS-LU has not itself caused or contributed to these events). Any unforeseeable, unpreventable events beyond the control of the party prevented from fulfilling its obligations shall also be considered as force majeure events.
In an event of force majeure, DNS-LU may be forced to interrupt the availability of the my.lu Online Platform in whole or in part without prior notice. As far as possible, DNS-LU shall keep the Manager informed of interruption times in particular and shall take all necessary measures to re-establish the connection as quickly as possible. However, DNS-LU may, under no circumstances, be held responsible for such interruptions and or service resumption delays except in the event of gross negligence or intentional wrong on its part.
4. Intellectual property
The website www.dns.lu and all elements thereof, including the layout (“Website”), are protected by intellectual property laws, in particular copyright law and trademark law.
“RESTENA” and “DNS-LU” are registered trademarks. These trademarks may only be used with prior written agreement from DNS-LU.
The my.lu Online Platform, including the programs from which it is made and the documents and information published thereon (“Elements”), is the property of DNS-LU. DNS-LU grants the Manager licence to use these Elements within the framework of these Terms and Conditions. This licence in no way constitutes a transfer of any kind or constitution of property rights.
More specifically, no reproduction, in whole or in part, and no use of the Elements, in any form and by any means, is permitted other than within the framework and in accordance with the provisions of these Terms and Conditions.
The Manager may only consult, download and print the documents and information available on the my.lu Online Platform within the framework and in accordance with the provisions of these Terms and Conditions. It is not permitted to modify them or distribute them in any way whatsoever.
The Website may not be incorporated, in whole or in part and in any way, into another website.
5. Modification of these Terms and Conditions
DNS-LU reserves the right to modify these Terms and Conditions and any other Contractual Document (including the fees) as well as the type of services offered via the my.lu Online Platform. DNS-LU shall notify the public of the new provisions at least 30 days before entry into force thereof, particularly through publication on its website www.dns.lu. These modifications shall also be sent to the Manager within the same timeframe by email and/or by any other means deemed appropriate by DNS-LU.
At the same time, DNS-LU shall notify the Manager of the impact of such changes on Domain Name registration and renewal.
The modifications shall be considered to have been approved if the Manager does not oppose them in writing within 30 days of the modifications being notified.
In the event of the Manager rejecting the changes made by DNS-LU to these Terms and Conditions, DNS-LU shall revoke the Domain Names affected by these modifications in accordance with Article 8 of paragraph B. Operations relating to Domain Names. There shall be no refund of registration or renewal fees paid for the registration period during which the modification of these Terms and Conditions was rejected pursuant to this Article, even if the rejection takes place before the Anniversary.
Only the conditions in force on the day the Manager submits an Operation Request, including Domain Name registration, shall apply.
By way of exception and solely because of major technical considerations, DNS-LU may modify the Terms and Conditions without having to apply the minimum 30-day notice period. Such modifications shall enter into force as soon as they are announced on the www.dns.lu website. Unless stated otherwise, the modified terms and conditions shall have no retroactive effect.
6. Applicable law and competent jurisdiction
These Terms and Conditions are governed by Luxembourg law. Any disputes relating to these Terms and Conditions and to use of the my.lu Online Platform shall be brought before the sole jurisdiction of the courts of the city of Luxembourg. Unless stated otherwise, the registered office of DNS-LU shall be the place for fulfilment of DNS-LU’s obligations.
If any of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions is declared null and void or inapplicable under Luxembourg law it shall be deemed to have not been written. However, it shall not affect the validity of the other provisions of these Terms and Conditions and shall not affect the continuity of contractual relations.
The only authentic version of these Terms and Conditions shall be the French version. In the event of any discrepancy between the other language versions, the French text shall be the only one to apply.
8. End of contractual relations
In accordance with the provisions of Article 7 of paragraph B Operations relating to Domain Names, the Manager is authorised to terminate these Terms and Conditions at any time, for and on behalf of the Registrant, among others following a Management Transfer.
A changement of the Manager immediately terminates all contractual agreement between DNS-LU and the Manager.
In all cases there shall be no refund of registration or renewal fees paid for the registration period during which this termination occurs, even if it takes place before the Anniversary.
Domain Name Charter under .luThe Domain name charter contains the guiding principles which are applied by RESTENA DNS-LU during the registration of the domain names. RESTENA DNS-LU has added a praamble in order to clarify certain points of the Charter. Present document has been adapted to reflect the most recent modification of the Charter applicable since January 1st 2011.
- Preamble of Domain Name Charter
- Domain name Charter
- Preamble of Domain Name Charter
RESTENA Foundation assumes the authority of first level .lu registration, which was allotted to them by the internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) in March 1992. Foundation RESTENA proceeds to the administrative registration of the domain names under .lu and ensures the technical management of its operations.
The Domain Name Charter contains the guiding principles which are applied by RESTENA Foundation during the registration of the domain names. It has been set up on the experience gained by the RESTENA Foundation in this field. Its application is inspired of general principles which emerged in a international context and which have been adopted by a vast majority of registries in the world, and more particularly in the other European countries.
The Domain Name Charter is the result of a close collaboration between RESTENA Foundation and the private actors and public representatives of the internet community, and in particular of a working group set up by the government on March 16th 2001.
The members of this working group thus approved the principle according to which RESTENA Foundation does not carry out any verification as for the right to the registration of a domain name. It belongs to any person who considers that a domain name was registered in an abusive or illicit way, or any of his rights have been infringed by such a registration, to act against the holder of the name. It is necessary to insist on the distinction of the relations between the holder of a domain name and RESTENA Foundation on one side, as well as the relations between the holder and a third person calling upon the rights on the use of a name recorded as domain name. Thus RESTENA Foundation does not intervene in the event of litigation between the holder of a domain name and a third person.
The members of the working group estimated that it was important to recall to any person filing a request for registration of a domain name under .lu that their request has to comply with the Luxembourg legislation. It belongs to any person filing a request for registration of a domain name to carry out the preliminary checks to ensure itself of the legitimacy of its right to the use of a name, when this right is invoked for the registration of a domain name.
The Domain Name Charter is integral part of the contract which the holder subscribes of a domain name with RESTENA Foundation. The general conditions, which constitute the implementation of the principles retained in the Domain Name Charter, govern in a detailed way the administrative procedures of registration of a domain name. The rights and the obligations of the parties related to the contract of registration of a domain name .lu are thus clearly established by the provisions of the Domain Name Charter and the general conditions published on the internet site www.dns.lu.
The Domain Name Charter takes effect at the day indicated under point 7 of the Charter as published on the Website of service DNS-LU of RESTENA Foundation. A request for registration is subjected to the provisions of the Domain Name Charter as well as the general conditions which are in force the day of its introduction. Any retroactive effect is excluded. One can not consequently refer to the new provisions of the Domain Name Charter and the general conditions to ask for the attribution of a domain name for which the request had been rejected under the old provisions.
Document last modified: February 2010
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- Domain name Charter
1. General Principles
1.1. All applications for new domain names are processed in chronological order of receipt by RESTENA Foundation and the domain names are allocated according to the principle "first-come, first-served".
1.2. RESTENA Foundation does not accept any responsibility for the use of any domain name on the register of .lu domain names. Acceptance of an application and registration of a domain name constitutes no endorsement by RESTENA Foundation that the applicant has a right to use the domain name in question, e.g. with regard to names of natural persons, legal entities, trade names, trademarks, etc. RESTENA Foundation is expressly exempted from any and all responsibility for the verification of rights to a name and does not check if a domain name may violate any third party's rights to that name.
1.3. Entities registering domain names are fully responsible for their right to said name. They have proceeded to every required verification concerning potential conflicts with notably trade marks, names of legal entities, etc. and hence certify to RESTENA Foundation that neither the registration of the domain name nor the manner in which the domain name is directly or indirectly used infringes the legal rights of a third party. Submission of a domain registration constitutes warranty to RESTENA Foundation that the entity has rights to use the submitted name. The applicant indemnifies the registry against any claim that the registration of the domain name or the manner in which the domain name is directly or indirectly used infringes the legal rights of any third party and indemnifies them against the reasonable costs and expenses, however they may arise, incurred in defending or dealing with such a claim.
1.4. RESTENA Foundation acknowledges that international guidelines have been or are currently published by international organization like for instance ICANN or CENTR (RFC 1591, Best Practice Guidelines, etc.) and retains the right to refer to these guidelines when defining its registration policy for second level domain names under .lu.
2. Holder of the domain name
2.1. Domain names may be registered by legal entities and natural persons.
2.2. Any entity may become the holder of a domain name .lu, independent of its place of establishment.
2.3. With regard to the registry, the administrative contact appointed during the registration process is responsible for a domain name and is therefore required to be an authorized agent of the entity which is to become the holder of the domain name.
3. Rules for domain names
Domain names must have a minimum length of 3 and up to 63 alphanumeric characters per name (a … z, 0 … 9). Only the hyphen (-) is allowed as special character. The hyphen cannot be used as first or last character. The minimum length of an IDN is determined by the number of non-ASCII characters. The maximum length of an IDN, however, is determined by the ACE-String for the domain name. The only non-ASCII characters accepted are those used in Luxembourgish, German and French languages. These characters are defined on the “List of non-ASCII characters of domain names under .lu”. As domain names are case insensitive, only lower case characters should be used.
4. Reasons for rejecting domain name applications
RESTENA Foundation does not in principle proceed to any "a priori" verification of an application for a domain name.
Domain name applications which belong to one of the following categories are however rejected:
(a) domain names which are identical to an already registered domain name;
(b) domain names with a hyphen (-) on third and fourth position, except in case of IDN ACE-Strings;
(c) domain names clearly contrary to public order or offending common decency.
5. Types of registered domains
Second level domain names under the top level domain .lu may be registered for active usage (domain delegation) or for inactive usage (reserved domain name).
6. Applicable Charter
A request for registration is subject to the provisions of the Domain name charter in force the day the application is submitted. Any retroactive effect is excluded. One cannot refer to the new provisions of the Domain name charter to ask for the retroactive allocation of a domain name for which the request had been rejected under the old provisions.
7. Coming into force date
The present version of the Domain name charter is coming into force as of January 1st 2011.
Document last modified: January 2011
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