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1. General Registration Policies
2. Domain Name Abuse
3. Available Names
4. Reserved & Premium Names
5. Dispute Policy
6. Terms and Conditions
7. Privacy Policy

1. General Registration Policies

Term: Domain names may be registered for a minimum of one (1) year, and a maximum of ten (10) years.
Autorenewal: Domains automatically renew at the end of their term (the expiration date). Please contact your registrar for details.
Domain name length: .Me domain names must be at least 3 characters (second level) or 2 characters (third level) and a maximum 63 characters in length, excluding the extension (.me, org.me, etc.).
Allowable characters: Only the Latin alphabet letters a-z, digits, and hyphens are currently accepted in a domain name. Domain names cannot begin or end with hyphens. Internationalized domain names (IDNs) may be offered in the future, but in the meantime the registry does not currently accept letters with accent marks, Cyrillic characters, etc. Domain names with hyphens in the third and fourth positions are prohibited.
Contact information: Registrants must provide accurate contact information. The following contact types are required: Registrant, Administrative, Technical, Billing. As per standing policy, the contact data will be displayed in the WHOIS, except for the Billing contact data, which is not displayed.  The use of proxy registration data or proxy registration contacts is prohibited in Sunrise and Land Rush. The registry requires that registrars submit true and accurate data at the time of Sunrise and Land Rush applications, and in Sunrise the registrant data should reflect the trademark owners identity.
Transfers: Registrants are allowed to transfer their second-level domains to the registrar of their choice. Registrants should contact their registrar of choice to learn about transfer procedures. Registrar-to-registrar transfers are not allowed in the 60 days following the creation of a domain name. A registrar-to-registrar transfer adds one year to the term of the domain name, charged to the gaining registrar. Registrars may therefore charge the registrant for the domain year.
Grace periods: Certain grace periods exist to allow for the cancellation of transactions by registrars within certain time periods. Please contact your registrar for details.
Nameservers: To register a .Me domain, the registrant does not need to provide nameserver information. In order to appear in the zone file and resolve on the Internet, at least two (2) valid nameserver must be associated with the domain name.
The Registry reserves the right to adjust the allocated bandwidth and connections allotted to registrars.
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2. Domain Name Abuse

Domain Name abuses should not be tolerated and doMEn and its Registrars will take appropriate actions based upon such investigations when made by doMEn or in compliance with competent legal authority.  Abusive practices include, but are not limited to, the following:
Spam: The use of electronic messaging systems to send unsolicited bulk messages, especially advertising, indiscriminately, such as instant messaging spam, Usenet newsgroup spam, Web search engine spam, spam in blogs, wiki spam, online classified ads spam, mobile phone messaging spam, Internet forum spam, junk fax transmissions, social networking spam, social spam, and file sharing spam.
Phishing: Posing as a legitimate company by defrauding an online account holder to provide sensitive, personal information such as user names, passwords, social security numbers, bank accounts, and credit card numbers.
Pharming: The fraudulent practice of directing Internet users to a bogus website that mimics the appearance of a legitimate one, in order to obtain personal information such as passwords, account numbers, etc.
Willful distribution of malware: Willful distribution of malware: The dissemination of software designed to infiltrate or damage a computer system without the owner’s informed consent. Examples include, without limitation, computer viruses, worms, keyloggers, and trojan horses;
Fast flux hosting: A DNS technique used by botnets to hide phishing and malware delivery sites behind an ever-changing network of compromised hosts acting as proxies. The basic idea behind Fast flux is to have numerous IP addresses associated with a single fully qualified domain name, where the IP addresses are swapped in and out with extremely high frequency, through changing DNS records.
Botnet command and control: Botnets run on a domain name and are collections of compromised hosts that attackers remotely control for their own malicious purposes. After connecting, a bot-controlled host can be controlled by an attacker and commanded to conduct malicious actions such as sending spam, scanning the Internet for other potentially controllable hosts, or launching denial-of-service attacks (DDoS) attacks.
Illegal Access to Other Computers or Networks: Illegally accessing computers, accounts, or via e-mail spam, instant messaging spam, mobile messaging spam, and the spamming of Web sites and Internet forums, phishing, pharming, willful distribution of malware, distribution of child pornography, and illegal access to other computers or networks.
Distribution of child pornography.
In addition to any other rights of doMEn, doMEn reserves the right to deny or cancel the registration, renewal, or transfer of any .Me domain name, or to place any .Me domain name on registry lock, hold, or similar status, with respect to any such domain name that doMEn, upon reasonable belief, deems is being used in a manner that facilitates abusive behavior, including the above.

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3. Available Names

Second-Level Registrations: domainname.me
.Me domains are available to any individual or corporation worldwide without restriction or specific requirements.
Third-Level Registrations: domainname.net.me
Only individuals and entities of Montenegro are allowed to register third-level .Me domains.  Additionally, ME-net is the only registrar allowed to register third-level domains in the Registry.
The following are third-level zones for .Me:
net.me
org.me
co.me
its.me
priv.me
Registrants of cg.yu domains secured domains under co.me.
The University of Montenegro Center of Information Systems (CIS) is responsible for sub-domains beneath the following domain names and should be contacted directly:
edu.me (educational)
ac.me (academic)
gov.me (government)

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4. Reserved & Premium Names

Reserved Names
A list of Reserved Names has been held back for government and registry use. These names are not available for registration by the public.

Premium Names
A list of Premium Names has been held back due to their popularity. These names are not currently available for registration. The Registry will release these premium domain names through various channels and processes in the future.

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5. Dispute Policy

.Me UDRP cases may be filed with WIPOADNDRC and National Arbitration Forum. Additional dispute resolution providers may be named in the future. Sunrise domains were subject to Sunrise Challenge. Disputes regarding domains registered in Landrush and later will be handled according to the Uniform Dispute Resolution Process (UDRP). Please see the .Me UDRP Policy and .Me UDRP Rules for details.

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6. Terms and Conditions

All content and software included on this site is the property of doMEn d.o.o., and is protected by Montenegrin and international copyright laws. This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, distributed, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose that is not expressly permitted by doMEn d.o.o. Copyright 2007-2011 doMEn d.o.o.
The .Me logo, and all product logos are service marks of doMEn d.o.o. All rights reserved. All third party trademarks, service marks, logos, and trade names are the property of their respective owners.
We reserve the right to make changes to our site and these disclaimers, terms, and conditions at any time. You are responsible for regularly viewing the Terms of Use. Continued use of the Web sites after any such changes constitutes your consent to such changes.
doMEn d.o.o. is a registry services provider for .Me, a country code top level domain of Montenegro (ccTLD). As such, doMEn d.o.o. accepts domain name registrations from a number of domain name registrars. doMEn d.o.o. does not accept domain name registrations directly from registrants. Please note that each registrar has its own policies and procedures. If you have any questions about a particular domain-name registration, you should begin by contacting the registrant and registrar of record.

Logo and Graphic Guidelines for Use
Our logos are the most visible form of our brand identity, and represent our intellectual resources and high standards. That is why we ask those who wish to use doMEn d.o.o. trademarked logos in connection with news stories to observe the legal restrictions outlined below.
The logos may only be used in close proximity to, or in obvious connection with, a published article, blog post, or broadcast news story about doMEn d.o.o., .Me, or a specific doMEn d.o.o. product or service.
The logos may not be copied, distributed, or used apart from the article or broadcast commentary about the company or the applicable product or service.
The logos must be used as provided by doMEn d.o.o. with no changes, including, but not limited to, changes in the color, proportions, or design, or removal of any words, artwork, or trademark symbols. The logos may not be animated, morphed, or otherwise distorted in perspective or appearance. Changes in size are acceptable, as long as proportions are maintained.
To properly present a logo, a minimum clearance between the logo and other elements must be maintained. Some logos are comprised of both text and graphics. Such logos should be displayed in their entirety; please do not delete any text that surrounds such logos.
The logo may not be combined with any other object, including, but not limited to, other logos, words, slogans, numbers, or symbols.

Limitations on Use of this Web site
You may not reverse engineer, disassemble, rent, lease, loan, sell, sublicense, or create derivative works from this site. You may not use any network monitoring or discovery software to determine site architecture, or extract information about usage or users.

Other Web Sites
doMEn d.o.o.makes no representations whatsoever about other Web sites that you may access through this one. When you access a non- doMEn d.o.o. Web site, please understand that it is independent from doMEn d.o.o., and that doMEn d.o.o. has no control over the content on that Web site. In addition, a link to a non- doMEn d.o.o. Web site does not mean that doMEn d.o.o. endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content, use, or products and services made available through such Web site.

Disclaimer and Indemnity
EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY STATED IN AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND doMEn d.o.o., ALL CONTENT, SERVICES, PRODUCTS, AND SOFTWARE PROVIDED ON THIS WEB SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED doMEn d.o.o. AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND LICENSORS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT, IN ANY WAY DUE TO, RESULTING FROM, OR ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEB SITES OR THE CONTENT. doMEn d.o.o. DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE IS ERROR-FREE, FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE APPROPRIATENESS OF THE SITE, ITS CONTENT, AND THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED BY doMEn d.o.o.ON THE SITE FOR YOUR INTENDED APPLICATION AND USE. doMEn d.o.o.DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE, ITS CONTENT, OR THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES IT OFFERS ON THE SITE MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS. SUBJECT TO THE TERMS OF ANY AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND doMEn d.o.o., YOU AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS doMEn d.o.o., ITS EMPLOYEES, ATTORNEYS, CONTRACTORS, AND AGENTS, FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING ATTORNEY´S FEES, EXPENSES, LIABILITIES, LOSSES, COSTS, AND DAMAGES THAT YOU MAY INCUR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITES OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEB SITE, EVEN IF doMEn d.o.o., ITS EMPLOYEES, ATTORNEYS, CONTRACTORS, OR AGENTS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
If there is a determination that any provision of these Terms of Use is invalid or unenforceable, that determination will not affect the rest of the Terms of Use and the Terms of Use shall be deemed amended to the minimum extent necessary to make them valid and enforceable.

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7. Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. doMEn LLC (.Me Registry) wants to make your experience on the Internet as enjoyable and rewarding as possible, and we want you to use the Internets vast array of information, tools, and opportunities with complete confidence.
We have created this Privacy Policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy and security. This Privacy Policy describes how our company collects information from all end users of our Internet services (the .Services.), what we do with the information we collect, and the choices Visitors have concerning the collection and use of such information. We request that you read this Privacy Policy carefully.

How Your Personal Information Is Collected and Used

Introduction
.Me Registry collects information in different ways from Visitors who access the various parts of our Services. We use this information primarily to provide a customized experience as you use our Services, and generally, do not share this information with third parties. However, we may disclose personal information collected if we have received your permission beforehand or in very special circumstances, such as when we believe that such disclosure is required by law or other special cases described below.

Registration
Depending on how you use and interact with the .Me Registry website (the .Site.), information collected about you may include registration related information such as your name, address, and e-mail address, telephone number(s) and the type of personal computer being used to access the Services. The personal information collected from Visitors during the registration process is used to manage each Visitor s account.  This information is not shared with third parties, unless:
(a)    we have your express permission;
(b)    to operate the Services properly;
(c)    to (i) comply with the law or to respond to lawful requests and legal process in any civil, criminal or investigative matters, (ii) enforce agreements, our terms and conditions, and policies, and protect our rights and property as the site owner; and (iii) in an emergency to protect the personal safety of .Me Registry, its customers, or any person;
(d)    in an aggregated form that does not directly identify you;
(e)    with third party vendors, consultants and other service providers who are working on our behalf and need access to your information to carry out their work for us; and
(f)    in connection with any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.

Joint Promotions
In instances where .Me Registry and a partner jointly promote our Services, we may provide the partner certain personal information, such as the name, e-mail address, and username of persons who subscribed to the Services as a result of the joint promotion for the sole purpose of allowing us and the partner to assess the results of the promotion. In this instance, personal information may not be used by the partner for any other purpose.

What .Me Registry Does with the Information It Collects
Information .Me Registry collects on this Site will enable you to purchase and use the Services and to personalize the content and services provided to you, as well as enable .Me Registry to contact you regarding the products or services provided, provide customer service, network management, surveys, offers of related services, and other exchanges of information as well as provide us with aggregate demographic data that .Me Registry uses to improve the services offered to users.

Responses to Email Inquiries
When Visitors or Members send email inquiries to our company, the return email address is used to answer the email inquiry we receive. Our company does not use the return email address for any other purpose and does not share the return email address with any third party.

Voluntary Customer Surveys  
We may periodically conduct both business and individual customer surveys. We encourage our customers to participate in these surveys because they provide us with important information that helps us to improve the types of products and services we offer and how we provide them to you. Your personal information and responses will remain strictly confidential, even if the survey is conducted by a third party. Participation in our customer surveys is voluntary.
We may take the information we receive from individuals responding to our Customer Surveys and combine (or aggregate) it with the responses of other customers we may have, to create broader, generic responses to the survey questions (such as gender, age, residence, hobbies, education, employment, industry sector, or other demographic information). We then use the aggregated information to improve the quality of our services to you, and to develop new services and products. This aggregated, non-personally identifying information may be shared with third parties.

Opt-Out Right
THE OPT-OUT RIGHTS AND PROCEDURES DESCRIBED IN THIS SECTION ARE THE DEFAULT RULES AND PROCEDURES WE USE IN OPERATING THE SITE AND ARE THE STANDARD BY WHICH WE ADHERE TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY.
From time to time, .Me Registry may notify you of new products, announcements, upgrades and updates.  You may exercise your right to opt out of having us collect your personal information, use it for secondary purposes, disclose it to third parties, or use it (or allow third parties to use it) to send promotional correspondences to you.  Users may opt-out of receiving these future promotional mailings and request information about contact preferences and changes to personal information by sending an email with their name to: info@domain.me or by contacting us at our mailing address:

Dzordza Vasingtona bb.
(Zgrada tehnickih fakulteta)
Podgorica, 81000
Montenegro
Phone: +382 20 26 97 40

All such correspondences must clearly identify you by name and address and must identify its purposes as the exercise of your opt out rights.  Certain jurisdictions reverse this opt-out procedure and prohibit us from using your personal information unless you specifically opt in by granting us permission to use your personal information.  Where we actually know that your personal information has been collected from a jurisdiction with this type of opt-in rule (e.g., in certain cases it may be clear from your IP Address or from a Tracking Technology) we will adhere to those legal requirements.  But we will not undertake any special duty to investigate where you are located or from a jurisdiction your personal information has been collected.
If you are a California resident, under California Civil Code sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice describing what categories of personal information we share with third parties. That notice will identify the categories of information shared and will include a list of the third parties and affiliates (if applicable) with which it was shared, along with their names and addresses, if applicable. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit an email request to info@domain.me. In your request, please specify that you want a .Your California Privacy Rights Notice..  Please allow at least 30 days for a response.
Me Registry reserves the right to email users about non-promotional communications such as those related to business practices and systems operations, such as outage notifications and quota warnings, even if the user has opted out of promotional mailings.

.Cookies. and How Our Company Uses Them  
A .cookie. is a small data file that can be placed on your hard drive when you visit certain websites. .Me Registry may use cookies to collect, store, and sometimes track information for statistical purposes to improve the products and services we provide and to manage our telecommunications networks.
If you are a Visitor or Member we may use a cookie to save your settings and to provide customizable and personalized services. These cookies do not enable third parties to access any of your customer information.
Advertisers and partners may also use their own cookies. We do not control use of these cookies and expressly disclaim responsibility for information collected through them.

.Me Registry s Commitment to Children s Privacy
Protecting children s privacy is especially important to us. It is our policy to comply with the Children s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and all other applicable laws. Therefore we restrict the Site to persons eighteen years or older.
YOU MUST BE EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OR OLDER TO ACCESS THE SITE.  IF YOU ARE UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE, YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ACCESS THE SITE FOR ANY REASON. DUE TO THE AGE RESTRICTIONS FOR USE OF THIS WEBSITE, NO INFORMATION OBTAINED BY THE SITE, FALLS WITHIN THE CHILD ONLINE PRIVACY ACT (COPA) AND IS NOT MONITORED AS DOING SO.
The Site is not aimed at children under 13 years old and we will not collect, use, provide or process in any other form any personal information of children under the age of 13 deliberately. We therefore also ask you, if you are under 13 years old, please do not send us your personal information (for example, your name, address and email address). If you are under 13 years old and you nevertheless wish to ask a question or use the Site in anyway which requires you to submit your personal information please get your parent or guardian to do so on your behalf.

.Me Registry s Commitment to Data Security  
Services and websites we sponsor have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. While we make every effort to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-party .hackers. from illegally obtaining this information.

Where to Direct Questions About the .Me Registry s Privacy Policy  
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the practices described herein, please contact:

Dzordza Vasingtona bb.
(Zgrada tehnickih fakulteta)
Podgorica, 81000
Montenegro
Phone: +382 20 26 97 40
info@domain.me

Revisions to This Policy
.Me Registry reserves the right to revise, amend, or modify this policy, our Terms and Conditions of this agreement, and our other policies and agreements at any time and in any manner, by updating this posting.

Last updated: September, 2012
Copyright . 2012, doMEn LLC

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