Registrar Agreement

Registrars

This document outlines the legal agreement made between the Canadian Internet Registration Authority and the Registrar.

Registrar Agreement (PDF)

Accessible version follows:

Registrar Agreement
Version 1.15, July 7, 2016

This Registrar Agreement (the “Agreement”), between the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (“CIRA”) and the party identified on the execution page of this Agreement (the “Registrar”) is effective as of the date specified on the execution page of this Agreement (the “Effective Date”).

Whereas CIRA is responsible for the operation and control of the .ca Internet domain name registration system (the “Registry”), and the Registrar desires to be certified by CIRA as a registrar of the Registry, for good and valuable consideration, the receipt and adequacy of which are hereby acknowledged, CIRA and the Registrar agree as follows:

ARTICLE 1
INTERPRETATION

In this Agreement:

“Applicable Laws” means all international, federal, provincial and local laws and regulations and other laws of applicable governmental authorities;

“Applicant” means a Person wishing to register a Domain Name; “Certification Date” means the date in which a CIRA Certified Registrar has been activated within CIRA’s Registry system;

“CIRA Certified Registrar” means a Person who has been certified or recertified to act as a registrar of the Registry in accordance with their Registrar Agreement with CIRA;

"CIRA Credit Program" means the policies, procedures and programs (such as the Semi-Monthly Credit Program) authorized by CIRA and referenced in this Agreement;

“CIRA Deposit Account” means a CIRA account that has been designated for use by CIRA to receive prepayments from Registrars of Fees;

“Domain Name” means a .ca domain name or sub-domain name;

“Domain Name Registration” means the registration by CIRA of a Domain Name in the Registry, in the name of the Registrant, pursuant to this Agreement;

“Member” or “Membership” has the meaning specified in CIRA’s Amended By-law No. 1;

“Person” means a natural person, partnership, limited partnership, limited liability partnership, corporation, limited liability corporation, unlimited liability company, joint stock company, trust, unincorporated association, joint venture or other entity or governmental entity;

“Registrant” means a Person who is listed in the Registry as the registrant of a Domain Name;

“Registrar of Record” means the Registrar listed in the Registry as the Registrar of a specific Domain Name Registration, other than CIRA. In no event will CIRA be a Registrar of Record for purposes of the Registry PRP;

“Registration Date” means the date a Domain Name has been activated within the Registry;

“Registration Information” means all information which the Registry PRP requires the Registrant to submit to CIRA or the Registrant’s Registrar to obtain a Domain Name Registration, or to process any Transaction Request;

“Registry PRP” means the CIRA policies, rules, and procedures relating to Registrants, Registrars, and Domain Name Registrations as may be amended or adopted by CIRA from time to time, which are located on CIRA’s website at: www.cira.ca/policies;

“Taxes” means all applicable taxes assessed against or payable or otherwise due by CIRA arising from or related to this Agreement or the services provided herein, except for taxes imposed on CIRA’s income;

“Trade-marks” has the meaning set forth in Section 13.1;

“Transaction Request” means all requests or transactions with respect to a Domain Name Registration, including those to renew, transfer, modify, or delete a Domain Name Registration; and

“WHOIS” means the electronic look-up database operated by CIRA providing information on Domain Names.

ARTICLE 2
AGREEMENT, REGISTRY PRP, AND AMENDMENTS BY CIRA

ARTICLE 3
REGISTRAR SERVICES; CERTIFICATION AND RECERTIFICATION

For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in this Agreement shall apply in any respect to Membership, and the Registrar shall have no access to Membership information pursuant to this Agreement.

ARTICLE 4
REGISTRATIONS

ARTICLE 5
CERTAIN REGISTRAR OBLIGATIONS

ARTICLE 6
REGISTRAR’S AGREEMENTS WITH REGISTRANTS

ARTICLE 7
FEES

ARTICLE 8
TERM, TERMINATION, AND SUSPENSION

ARTICLE 9
LIMITATIONS ON WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS, LIABILITY; INDEMNIFICATION

ARTICLE 10
COVENANTS, REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF REGISTRAR

ARTICLE 11
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF CIRA

ARTICLE 12
CONFIDENTIALITY

ARTICLE 13
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

ARTICLE 14
GENERAL TERMS

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the parties have executed this Agreement as of the ______ day of _______________, 20__ (the “Effective Date”).

CANADIAN INTERNET REGISTRATION AUTHORITY:
By: ___________________________________
Name: ________________________________
Title: _________________________________

REGISTRAR:
By: ___________________________________
Name: ________________________________
Title: _________________________________

Full Legal Name of Registrar: ______________________
Address: ________________________________________
Telephone Number: ______________________________
FAX Number: ____________________________________
Email Address: ___________________________________
Registrar number: ________________________________