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Absolutely. Once you have registered your domain with a hosting service or website builder you can transfer that domain to a new hosting service or website builder. Transferred domains are often free for one year. However, it is important to note that the ICANN requires domain providers to lock most domains for 60 days after registration so you will not be able to transfer your domain within its first 60 days.
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2.2.1 AWS does not guarantee that it will be able to register or renew an applied-for domain name, even if the domain name may be labeled as available. No domain name registration request submitted to AWS will be deemed effective unless and until the relevant Registry Operator accepts the application and activates the applied-for domain name or renewal.
2.4 You will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless AWS, the Registrar, and the Registry Operator, and each of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses (including reasonable legal fees and expenses) arising out of or related to your registration or use of the Registered Name.
3.2 Per ICANN contractual requirements and other Specifications and Policies, you are required to provide to AWS accurate and reliable contact information, and to correct and update such information within seven days of any change during the term of the Registered Name registration, for each Registered Name. The required contact information includes the following Registration Data:
3.5 For gTLDs, the Registrar is required by ICANN to validate and verify certain Registration Data in connection with the initial registration of the Registered Name and periodically thereafter. Some ccTLDs may have similar Specifications and Policies. The Registrar or Registry Operator may contact you in connection with the validation and verification of Registration Data associated with your Registered Name, and your timely and accurate response to Registration Data inquiries is necessary to maintain your registration of the Registered Name. Your willful provision of inaccurate or unreliable information, your willful failure to update information provided to Registrar via AWS within seven days of any change, or any failure by you to respond for more than 15 days to inquiries by AWS or Registrar concerning the accuracy of Registration Data associated with your Registered Name, will constitute a material breach of the registration agreement between you and AWS and will be a basis for AWS or the Registrar to suspend or cancel your registration of the Registered Name.
3.8.1 AWS collects and processes DNRS Data, which includes the Registration Data, written communications relating to registration applications, confirmations, modifications, terminations, or any other correspondence with you as registrant, and our records indicating your acceptance of this Agreement, in connection with your request to register a Registered Name.
3.8.2 In order to provide you with services under this Agreement, AWS will share DNRS Data with the Registrar, and AWS, the Registrar, and the Registry Operator are required by ICANN and in some cases, the Registry Operator, to make certain DNRS Data publicly accessible via WHOIS, including by providing bulk access to DNRS Data. DNRS Data includes: the domain name; your name and postal address; the name, email address, postal address, voice and fax numbers for technical and administrative contacts; the Internet protocol numbers for the primary and secondary name servers; the corresponding names of the name servers; the original date of registration and expiration date; the name of the primary and secondary name servers; and the identity of the Registrar.
3.10.4 You may be prohibited from requesting a Change of Registrant under certain circumstances, including (A) a dispute regarding the Registered Name or its use, (B) the account associated with the Registered Name is not current with all payments due to AWS, or (C) your registration of a Registered Name has expired.
3.11.4 You may be prohibited from transferring sponsorship of a Registered Name to or from another registrar under certain circumstances, including (A) within the first 60 days following your registration of the Registered Name for some TLDs, (B) within the first 60 days following a Change of Registrant or transfer to a different registrar, (C) a dispute regarding the Registered Name or its use, (D) the account associated with the Registered Name is not current with all payments due to AWS, or (E) the registration of the Registered Name has expired.
3.11.5 In the event Amazon Registrar becomes accredited to sell TLDs that AWS had been registering through other registrars, you authorize AWS to transfer any Registered Names registered in these TLDs through other Registrars to Amazon Registrar on your behalf and take whatever administrative steps are necessary to accomplish such transfers including, but not limited to, temporarily changing the registrant and/or administrative contact email address. You explicitly authorize AWS to act as your designated agent to make and approve material changes of registration contact information on your behalf solely for the purpose of facilitating any such transfers. If you are not the Registered Name Holder for any Registered Name, then you represent and warrant that you are the designated agent for such Registered Name Holder and that the Registered Name Holder has granted you the necessary authority to make the changes set forth in this section.
3.12.2 Any registration agreement entered into between you and your customer will include all registration agreement provisions and notices required by the ICANN Registrar Accreditation Agreement and any ICANN Consensus Policies, and will identify the sponsoring registrar or provide a means for identifying the sponsoring registrar, such as a link to the InterNIC Whois lookup service.
3.12.4 You will comply with any ICANN-adopted Specification or Policy that establishes a program for accreditation of individuals or entities who provide proxy and privacy registration services (a "Proxy Accreditation Program"). Among other features, the Proxy Accreditation Program may require that: (A) proxy and privacy registration services may only be provided in respect of domain name registrations by individuals or entities Accredited by ICANN pursuant to such Proxy Accreditation Program; and (B) you will not knowingly accept registrations from any provider of proxy and privacy registration services that is not Accredited by ICANN pursuant the Proxy Accreditation Program. Until such time as the Proxy Accreditation Program is established, you will comply with the Specification on Privacy and Proxy Registrations contained in the ICANN Accreditation Agreement.
4.1 You represent and warrant that neither the registration of the Registered Name nor the manner in which it is directly or indirectly used violates or infringes upon the legal rights of any third party or otherwise violate applicable law.
6.3 Maintaining your Registered Name registrations with AWS after any modifications to the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy, Uniform Rapid Suspension System, or any other ICANN-required or Registry Operator-required dispute policy become effective, will constitute acceptance of the policy as modified. You will review each dispute policy applicable to your domain name periodically to determine if modifications have been made to it. If you cancel or terminate your Services with AWS as a result of a modified dispute policy, no fees will be refunded to you. Should you refuse to accept any policy as modified, your domain name will be cancelled and no refund will be due to you.
6.6.2 Your registration of the Registered Name will be subject to suspension, cancellation, assignment of control, modification of WHOIS data, deletion, or transfer to another registrar pursuant to any Specification or Policy, or pursuant to any Registrar or Registry Operator procedure not inconsistent with any Specification or Policy.
7.2.2 Automatic Renewal automatically renews the registration of the applicable Registered Name for a renewal period of one year, unless the Registry Operator specifies a different renewal period.
7.2.3 Unless you disable Automatic Renewal, AWS will automatically renew your registration of a Registered Name, and will take payment from the payment method you have on file with AWS at the then-current AWS rates, which may be higher or lower than the rates for the original service period. Domain name renewal fees are non-refundable.
7.2.6 Automatic Renewal typically occurs thirty-five (35) days before the expiration date of the Registered Name and extends the registration for one year, however certain ccTLDs require that Automatic Renewal occur closer to the expiration date and may have longer renewal periods. You will review the specific renewal rules relating to the TLD for your Registered Name, which are available here . 041b061a72