The below .tv and .cc Registry policies govern the registration of Domain Names.
Verisign manages the authoritative registry (“Registry”) for all domain name registrations that end in “.tv” and “.cc” (“Domain Name[s]”). Verisign reserves the right to modify or amend these policies and any other policies regarding .cc and .tv at any time. Registrars should review the policies from time to time and any modifications made thereto. Modifications to these policies are effective as of the date and time they are posted on this site. Each Registrar shall comply with these policies, and Registrar shall require all of its agents, and Registrar’s and its agents’, Registrants to comply with these policies.
The registration of a Domain Name is available to individuals and businesses. A Domain Name that is available at the time a Registrar runs the CHECK command does not guarantee that the Domain Name will be available at the time of registration.
A Domain Name is registered in one-year increments, with the minimum registration term being one year and the maximum registration term being 10 years.
The minimum character length for a Domain Name is one character, excluding the “.tv” or “.cc” extension. The maximum character length for a Domain Name is 63 characters excluding the “.tv” or “.cc” extension. A Domain Name must not start with a dash "-" or dot “.” and must not start with the following sequence: “alphanumeric_alphanumeric_dash (“-“)_dash (“-”)”.
Each character in the Domain Name, excluding the dots (“.”)s must be a letter or digit or dash (“-”). The last character must be a digit or a letter. It cannot be a dash (“-”).
Certain .tv Domain Names that are generic or common words, and one- to three- character combinations have been designated as "Premium Names." Premium Names have the same business rules and grace periods as all .tv Domain Names with the following exceptions:
A Domain Name cannot have more than 13 hosts at the Registry level.
A created Domain Name must be 61 days old or older to be available for transfer between Registrars. A Domain Name can be transferred in one-year increments from one to 10 years. A one-year renewal is the default setting. If the difference between the current date and the new registration date is more than 10 years and less than 11 years, then the transfer will be clipped to 10 years. If the difference between the current date and the new registration date is greater than 11 years, the transfer will be rejected. The pending-transfer period is five (5) days. If the transfer request is neither approved nor rejected by the losing Registrar within the five-day pending-transfer period, Verisign will automatically approve the request. As stated above, Registrar transfers of Premium Names are prohibited.
Subject to Verisign’s discretion and approval, and any transfer fees or charges that may be assessed by Verisign, Registrars may request bulk transfers of .tv and .cc Domain Names by submitting a bulk transfer request in writing accompanied by a complete list of the Domain Names to be transferred, signed by both the gaining and losing Registrars.
A Grace Period refers to a specified number of calendar days following a Registry operation in which the Domain Name may be deleted and a credit may be issued to a Registrar. Relevant Registry operations in this context are:
The Add Grace Period is a specified number of calendar days following the initial registration of a Domain Name. The value of the Add Grace Period is five (5) calendar days. If a Delete, Explicit Renew, or Transfer operation occurs within the five calendar days, the following rules apply:
The Explicit Renew Grace Period is a specified number of calendar days following the explicit renewal of a Domain Name registration period. The value of the Explicit Renew Grace Period is five (5) calendar days. If a Delete, Explicit Renew, or Transfer operation occurs within the five calendar days, the following rules apply:
The Auto-Renew Grace Period is a specified number of calendar days following an auto-renewal. An auto-renewal occurs if a Domain Name registration is not explicitly renewed or deleted by the expiration date; in this circumstance the registration will be automatically renewed by the system the first day after the expiration date and the Registrar’s available credit will be debited. The value of the Auto-Renew Grace Period is 45 calendar days. If a Delete, Explicit Renew, or Transfer operation occurs within the Auto-Renew Grace Period, the following rules apply:
The Registrar Transfer Grace Period is a specified number of calendar days following the completion of a Domain Name transfer. The value of the Registrar Transfer Grace Period is five ca lendar days. If a Delete, Explicit Renew, or Transfer operation occurs within the five calendar days, the following rules apply:
When a Domain Name is deleted outside of the Add Grace Period or within the Registrar Transfer, Auto-Renew, or Explicit Renew grace periods, it is placed on Redemption Period status for 30 days. The Redemption Period works as follows:
The Restore command allows a Registrar to remove the Redemption Period status from a Domain Name. The Restore command is a billable transaction and debits the Registrar’s account each time it is issued. The Restore command requires the Registrar to complete two actions:
Details regarding the Restore Command:
Details regarding the RESTORE Report:
The Restore Report is the second step in the Restore Command process. Once a Registrar has successfully removed the Redemption Period status from a Domain Name using the Restore Command, they must submit an explanation to Verisign. This is accomplished by completing the Restore Report.
As part of their Restore Report, a Registrar will be required to submit the following details as part of their Restore Report:
A. A copy of Registrar's WHOIS data for the deleted name as it appeared prior to the deletion. The WHOIS data must contain the following:
B. The date and time the registered Domain Name was deleted. (Verisign requires properly formatted date and time.)
C. The date and time the Restore operation was performed on this Domain Name. (Verisign requires properly formatted date and time.)
D. A brief explanation of the reason why the Domain Name was restored.
Verisign will process all Restore Report submissions in a one-time batch process. Once the Restore Report Batch is processed, Verisign will convert the Domain Names to Active status.
The ConsoliDate service allows Registrars to submit a SYNC command for a Domain Name to change the current expiration date. The SYNC operation will allow Registrars to request a specific anniversary date for Domain Name registrations (i.e., the day within the year a name is due to expire).
The SYNC operation can be used to move the expiration date of the Domain Name forward to a specific date (month and day) that is provided in the command.
NOTE: If the current expiration is January 15 and the SYNC operation is changing it to January 1, then this will be counted as 11 months because the registration is being extended to January 1 of the following year. If the expiration is extended to a different month, then the SYNC period will be defined based on the number of calendar months. (e.g., March 5 to October 27 is counted as seven months, October 27 to March 5 is counted as five months, June 1 to July 31 is counted as one month).
There is no SYNC Grace Period. If the SYNC is successfully executed during an Add, Renew, Auto-Renew, or Transfer grace period, the following rules apply:
Verisign does not—and cannot—screen, review, evaluate, or investigate a Domain Name registrant's legal right to register or use a Domain Name in any top level. To that end, Verisign has adopted the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) (www.icann.org/udrp) for all .tv and .cc Domain Name registrations. The registration of any Domain Name(s) shall be subject to suspension, cancellation, or transfer pursuant to any decision under the UDRP.
For each Domain Name registered by Registrar (on behalf of itself or a Registrant), Registrar shall, and Registrar shall require all of its agents, and Registrar’s and its agents’, Registrants to:
A. Ensure that the Domain Name is not registered, used, displayed, or exploited (i) in contravention or violation of these policies or any other policies regarding .cc and .tv, (ii) in contravention of the laws of any jurisdiction where the Domain Name is accessible, (iii) for any abusive, harassing, defamatory, or otherwise harmful purpose, including, but not limited to, child pornography, child entrapment, child abuse or other exploitation of children; advocacy of hatred, bigotry, or violence towards persons or groups on the basis of their religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or other immutable characteristics; theft of email service, or as a source of unsolicited bulk email or as an address to use for replying to unsolicited bulk email; infringement of intellectual property rights or publicity or privacy rights or breaches any duty of confidentiality; or (iv) in any manner, to interfere with or disturb other users of the Registry, equipment or services (interference or disturbance includes the propagation of Malware) or causing unnecessary and premeditated congestion of the Verisign system or the Registry;
B. Ensure that the registration, use, display, and exploitation of any Domain Name is done in good faith, and in accordance with international, federal, and state laws and regulations;
C. Not publicly offer, advertise, or otherwise make available the delegation of subdomains from the Domain Name; and
D. Recognize that the registration, use, display and exploitation of the Domain Name may be subject to applicable laws in all jurisdictions in which the Domain Name is used or accessible, including those concerning trademarks and other types of intellectual property, and comply with such applicable laws.
A. For purposes of this policy, “Malware” includes any programming (code, scripts, active content, or other computer instruction or set of computer instructions) designed, or is intended, to (a) block access to, prevent the use or accessibility of, or alter, destroy or inhibit the use of, a computer, computer program, computer operations, computer services or computer network, by authorized users; (b) adversely affect, interrupt or disable the operation, security, or integrity of a computer, computer program, computer operations, computer services or computer network; (c) falsely purport to perform a useful function but which actually perform a destructive or harmful function or perform no useful function but consume significant computer, telecommunications or memory resources; (d) gain unauthorized access to or use of a computer, computer program, computer operations, computer services or computer network; (e) alter, damage, destroy, monitor, collect or transmit information within a computer, computer program, computer operations, computer services or computer network without the authorization of the owner of the information; (f) usurp the normal operation of a computer, computer program, computer operations, computer services or computer network; or (g) other abusive behavior. Malware includes, without limitation, various forms of crimeware, dialers, disabling devices, dishonest adware, hijackware, scareware, slag code (logic bombs), rootkits, spyware, Trojan horses, viruses, web bugs, and worms.
B. Registrar shall, and Registrar shall require all of its agents, and Registrar’s and its agents’ Registrants to:
C. Verisign disclaims any and all warranties, representations or covenants that such Malware Scan will detect any and all Malware or that Verisign is responsible for notifying Registrar, any Registrant or any other person or entity of any Malware or cleaning any Malware from any systems. Registrar and Registrant shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless Verisign and its affiliates, suppliers, vendors and subcontractors, and ccTLD registry operators providing services with respect to the Domain Name, and their respective employees, directors, officers, representatives, agents and assigns (“Verisign Affected Parties”) from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees and expenses, arising out of or relating to, for any reason whatsoever, any Malware Scan, the failure to conduct a Malware Scan, the failure to detect any Malware, or the use of any data from Malware Scans. Registrar and Registrant will not enter into any settlement or compromise of any such indemnifiable claim without the Verisign Affected Party’s prior written consent.
Notwithstanding anything else in these policies, Verisign expressly reserves the right to deny, cancel, or transfer any Domain Name registration that it deems necessary in its discretion: (i) to protect the integrity and stability of the Registry; (ii) to comply with any applicable laws, government rules or requirements, requests of law enforcement; (iii) in the event a Domain Name is used in violation of these policies or any other policies regarding .tv and .cc and; (iv) in compliance with any dispute resolution process, or (v) to avoid any liability, civil or criminal, on the part of Verisign and its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, and employees. Verisign also reserves the right to lock a Domain Name during resolution of a dispute.
Updated August 1, 2011