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GriotSites Web Hosting & Designs™
Domain Name Transfer Agreement

Last Revised: November 23, 2016

PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY, AS IT CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND REMEDIES.

1. OVERVIEW

This Domain Name Transfer Agreement (this “Agreement”) is entered into by and between Griot International, LLC, an AZ individual, or in the event of a .ca domain name, by and between Wild West Domains Canada, Inc., a British Columbia corporation (each "GriotSites Web Hosting & Designs™") and you, and is made effective as of the date of electronic acceptance.  This Agreement sets forth the terms and conditions of your use of GriotSites Web Hosting & Designs™’s Domain Name Transfer services (the “Services”) to transfer a registered domain name from another domain name registrar to GriotSites Web Hosting & Designs™ as the domain name registrar.

Your electronic acceptance of this Agreement signifies that you have read, understand, acknowledge and agree to be bound by this Agreement, along with GriotSites Web Hosting & Designs™’s Universal Terms of Service Agreement, Domain Name Registration Agreement, and Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy, which are incorporated herein by reference.

The terms “we”, “us” or “our” shall refer to GriotSites Web Hosting & Designs™.  The terms “you”, “your”, “User” or “customer” shall refer to any individual or entity who accepts this Agreement.  Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits.

GriotSites Web Hosting & Designs™, in its sole and absolute discretion, may change or modify this Agreement, and any policies or agreements which are incorporated herein, at any time, and such changes or modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting to the GriotSites Web Hosting & Designs™ website (this “Site”).  You acknowledge and agree that (i) GriotSites Web Hosting & Designs™ may notify you of such changes or modifications by posting them to this Site and (ii) your use of this Site or the Services found at this Site after such changes or modifications have been made (as indicated by the “Last Revised” date at the top of this page) shall constitute your acceptance of this Agreement as last revised.  If you do not agree to be bound by this Agreement as last revised, do not use (or continue to use) this Site or the Services found at this Site.  In addition, GriotSites Web Hosting & Designs™ may occasionally notify you of changes or modifications to this Agreement by email.  It is therefore very important that you keep your account (“Account”) information, including your email address, current.  GriotSites Web Hosting & Designs™ assumes no liability or responsibility for your failure to receive an email notification if such failure results from an inaccurate or out-of-date email address.

GriotSites Web Hosting & Designs™ is not an Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) accredited registrar; it is an authorized reseller of domain name registration services.  Accordingly, you acknowledge and agree that GriotSites Web Hosting & Designs™ may modify this Agreement in order to comply with any terms and conditions set forth by (i) the sponsoring registrar, (ii) ICANN, and/or (iii) the registry applicable to the top level domain (“TLD”) or country code top level domain (“ccTLD”) in question.  As used herein, the terms “registry”, “Registry”, “registry operator” or “Registry Operator” shall refer to the registry applicable to the TLD or ccTLD in question.  To identify the sponsoring registrar, click here.

This Agreement will be effective upon acceptance of the Registration and Transfer agreements in Step 3 of the Online Transfer Application process.

2. transfer process for all domain names, except .ca domain names

2.A. Steps for Transferring Your Domain Name Registration

NOTE: Once the transfer is complete, you will be able to RENEW, MODIFY DNS, and perform other functions by logging into your Account Manager. Complete all required information requested through the online transfer application, i.e. contact information, nameserver information, etc. Proceed through to the shopping cart and pay for your transfer(s). Update your Administrative Contact's email address at your current registrar. We will be contacting the Administrative Contact's email address for transfer approval. The transfer will only be initiated upon approval from your Administrative Contact. Once initiated, a transfer will be accepted or denied by the losing registrar within five (5) days.

2.B. Failed or Rejected Transfer Requests

GriotSites Web Hosting & Designs™ may elect to accept or reject your domain name transfer application for any reason at its sole discretion. Rejections may include, but are not limited to:

       The current Registrar rejected the transfer;

       The original registration took place less than sixty (60) days prior to the transfer request;

       The domain name has been placed in a locked status by either the Registry or by the losing registrar;

       The domain was transferred to GriotSites Web Hosting & Designs™ less than sixty (60) days prior to the transfer request;

       The domain name expired but was not renewed;

       The domain name expired and was renewed during the forty-five (45) day grace period and the forty-five (45) day grace period has not yet passed;

       The Domain Name Registrant was changed less than sixty (60) days prior to the transfer request;

       There was a Change of Account less than ten (10) days prior to the transfer request;

       Any pending bankruptcy of the current domain name holder;

       Any dispute over the identity of the domain name holder;

       Any situation described in the Dispute Policy; or

       Transfer orders over thirty (30) days old.

2.C. Terms for Transferring Domain Names

Upon successful transfer, you shall remain the registrant of the domain name and GriotSites Web Hosting & Designs™’s sponsoring registrar shall become the registrar of record. Your registration will be automatically extended by one (1) year when available by the domain name registry (please see the product disclaimers located on this Site for any applicable exceptions). Domain name registration transfers may only be initiated once acceptance of this Agreement is recorded, payment is made and the Administrative contact has responded positively to our email message asking for Permission to Transfer. The email message asking for Permission to Transfer will be sent to the Domain Name(s) Administrative Contact as identified in the previous Registrar's WHO-IS database. You agree to retain a copy for your own records of the receipt for purchase of your domain name. The Administrative Contact will be acting on behalf of the Registrant and has legal authority to initiate this transfer request. You are responsible for updating the Administrative Contact's email as identified in the previous Registrar's WHO-IS database.

2.D. Transfers of Recently Renewed Domain Names

You understand that if you are transferring a domain name that has been recently renewed, there is the potential the renewal year will be lost. The renewal year will be lost if: (i) the domain name was renewed during the forty-five (45) day grace period after the expiration date had passed; and (ii) forty-five (45) days have not yet passed since that expiration date. You understand and agree that GriotSites Web Hosting & Designs™ is not responsible for this lost year and that GriotSites Web Hosting & Designs™ will not credit that year to your domain. You will need to review the registration agreement you have with your previous registrar to determine if you are due a refund or credit for the lost year. Please contact your previous registrar if you have any questions about the lost year. You understand and agree that GriotSites Web Hosting & Designs™ will not intervene in the recovery of any such lost registration years that occur during the transfer of your domain name.

2.E. Data for Domain Transfer

You understand this is a request for a domain name transfer of registrars. By acceptance of this Agreement, you are requesting the domain name registration be transferred from the current registrar to GriotSites Web Hosting & Designs™. As the current authorized Registrant of the domain name(s), you agree to authorize this transfer by notifying your Administrative contact of his/her responsibilities with respect to this transfer. You acknowledge that you and GriotSites Web Hosting & Designs™ have entered into a Domain Name Registration Agreement. You have read, understood, and agree to be legally bound by the agreements that govern all domain names registered through GriotSites Web Hosting & Designs™ as found on the legal agreements page, including the Domain Name Registration Agreement; the ICANN Rules for Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy; this Agreement; any GriotSites Web Hosting & Designs™ policies and procedures that are or may be published from time to time by GriotSites Web Hosting & Designs™, ICANN, and/or the Registry Administrator chosen by ICANN.

3. transfer process for .ca domain names

3.A. Steps for Transferring Your Domain Name Registration

NOTE: Once the transfer is complete, you will be able to RENEW, MODIFY DNS, and perform other functions by logging into your Account Manager. Complete all required information requested through the online transfer application, i.e. contact information, nameserver information, etc. Proceed through to the shopping cart and pay for your transfer(s). Update your Administrative Contact's email address at your current registrar. We will send an email to the email address in your account for transfer approval. The transfer will be initiated immediately once the correct authorization code is provided.

3.B. Failed or Rejected Transfer Requests

GriotSites Web Hosting & Designs™ may elect to accept or reject your domain name transfer application for any reason at its sole discretion. Rejections may include, but are not limited to:

       The original registration took place less than sixty (60) days prior to the transfer request;

       The domain name has been placed in a locked status by either the Registry or by the losing registrar;

       The domain was transferred to GriotSites Web Hosting & Designs™ less than sixty (60) days prior to the transfer request;

       The domain name expired but was not renewed;

       The domain name expired and was renewed during the forty-five (45) day grace period and the forty-five (45) day grace period has not yet passed;

       The Domain Name Registrant was changed less than sixty (60) days prior to the transfer request;

       There was a Change of Account less than ten (10) days prior to the transfer request;

       Any pending bankruptcy of the current domain name holder;

       Any dispute over the identity of the domain name holder;

       Any situation described in the Dispute Policy; or

       Transfer orders over thirty (30) days old.

3.C. Terms for Transferring Domain Names

Upon successful transfer, you shall remain the registrant of the domain name and GriotSites Web Hosting & Designs™’s sponsoring registrar shall become the registrar of record. Your registration will be automatically extended by one (1) year. Domain name registration transfers may only be initiated once acceptance of this Agreement is recorded, payment is made and you have responded positively to our email message asking for Permission to Transfer. The email message asking for Permission to Transfer will be sent to you. You agree to retain a copy for your own records of the receipt for purchase of your domain name.

3.D. Transfers of Recently Renewed Domain Names

You understand that if you are transferring a domain name that has been recently renewed, there is the potential the renewal year will be lost. The renewal year will be lost if: (i) the domain name was renewed during the forty-five (45) day grace period after the expiration date had passed; and (ii) forty-five (45) days have not yet passed since that expiration date. You understand and agree that GriotSites Web Hosting & Designs™ is not responsible for this lost year and that GriotSites Web Hosting & Designs™ will not credit that year to your domain. You will need to review the registration agreement you have with your previous registrar to determine if you are due a refund or credit for the lost year. Please contact your previous registrar if you have any questions about the lost year. You understand and agree that GriotSites Web Hosting & Designs™ will not intervene in the recovery of any such lost registration years that occur during the transfer of your domain name.

3.E. Data for Domain Transfer

You understand this is a request for a domain name transfer of registrars. By acceptance of this Agreement, you are requesting the domain name registration be transferred from the current registrar to GriotSites Web Hosting & Designs™. You acknowledge that you and GriotSites Web Hosting & Designs™ have entered into a Domain Name Registration Agreement. You have read, understood, and agree to be legally bound by the agreements that govern all domain names registered through GriotSites Web Hosting & Designs™ as found on the legal agreements page, including the Domain Name Registration Agreement; the ICANN Rules for Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy; this Agreement; any GriotSites Web Hosting & Designs™ policies and procedures that are or may be published from time to time by GriotSites Web Hosting & Designs™.

4. titles and headings; independent covenants; severability

The titles and headings of this Agreement are for convenience and ease of reference only and shall not be utilized in any way to construe or interpret the agreement of the parties as otherwise set forth herein.  Each covenant and agreement in this Agreement shall be construed for all purposes to be a separate and independent covenant or agreement.  If a court of competent jurisdiction holds any provision (or portion of a provision) of this Agreement to be illegal, invalid, or otherwise unenforceable, the remaining provisions (or portions of provisions) of this Agreement shall not be affected thereby and shall be found to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.

5. DEFINITIONS; CONFLICTS

Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Universal Terms of Service Agreement.  In the event there is a conflict between the provisions of this Agreement and the provisions of the Universal Terms of Service Agreement, the provisions of this Agreement shall control. 


Revised: 11/23/16
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