.nyc Acceptable Use Policy

  1. By registering a name in the .nyc top-level domain (.NYC), you represent and warrant that you will not use that registration for any illegal purposes, including without limitation, to:
    1. Distribute malware or engage in malicious hacking, bot-netting, phishing, pharming, fast flux hosting, fraudulent or deceptive practices;
    2. Use, promote, encourage the promotion of, or distribute child abuse images or engage in the exploitation of minors in any way;
    3. Illegally Sell or distribute pharmaceuticals;
    4. Infringe the intellectual property rights of any other person or entity including, without limitation, counterfeiting, piracy or trademark or copyright infringement;
    5. Impersonate any person or entity, or submit information on behalf of any other person or entity, without their express prior written consent;
    6. Violate the privacy or publicity rights of any other person or entity;
    7. Promote or engage in any spam or other unsolicited bulk email;
    8. Distribute software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or computer or network hacking or cracking;
    9. Interfere with the operation of .NYC or services offered by the .NYC Registry Operator; or
    10. Otherwise engage in activity that is contrary to applicable U.S., State or local law or .nyc Policies.
  2. By registering a name in .NYC:
    1. You represent and warrant that you have provided current, complete, and accurate information in connection with your Registration, and that you will correct and update this information to ensure that it remains current, complete, and accurate throughout the term of any resulting Registration or Reservation. Your obligation to provide current, accurate, and complete information is a material element of this Agreement, and the .NYC Registry Operator reserves the right to immediately deny, cancel, terminate, suspend, lock, or transfer any Registration if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the information is materially inaccurate;
    2. Where that name is a two letter label that corresponds to a country code described in the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 standard, you warrant that you will not misrepresent or falsely imply that you as an individual, your organization, or your business is affiliated with a government or country-code manager if such affiliation, sponsorship or endorsement does not exist;
    3. You consent to the collection, use, processing, and/or disclosure of your personal information in the United States and in accordance with the .NYC Privacy Policy posted on the .NYC website;
    4. You agree to submit to proceedings commenced under the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (“UDRP”), and the Uniform Rapid Suspension Service (“URS”). You further agree to abide by the final outcome of any of those processes, subject to any appeal rights provided in those processes or the law, and you hereby release the .NYC Registry Operator, its affiliates and service providers from any and all direct or indirect liability associated with such dispute resolution processes.
  3. By registering a name in the .NYC:
    1. You acknowledge and agree to abide by all .NYC Policies set forth on the .NYC website. You specifically acknowledge and agree that the .NYC Policies may be modified by the .NYC Registry Operator, and agree to comply with any such changes in the time period specified for compliance;
    2. You acknowledge and agree that the .NYC Registry Operator reserves the right to disqualify you or your agents from making or maintaining any Registrations or Reservations in the .NYC if you are found to have repeatedly engaged in abusive registrations, in its sole discretion;
    3. .NYC Administrator reserves the right to deny, cancel or transfer any registration or transaction, or place any domain name(s) on registry lock, hold or similar status, that it deems necessary, in its discretion if it reasonably concludes that the domain name is being used in a manner that appears to (i) conflict with this Policy, (ii) threaten the stability, integrity or security of the .NYC TLD, the DNS or the global Internet, or any of its registrar partners and/or (iii) put the safety and security of any registrant or user at risk. The process also allows the Registry to take proactive measures to detect and prevent criminal conduct or cybersecurity threats.
    4. .NYC Administrator reserves the right to take reasonable steps to investigate and respond to reports from governmental agencies and ccTLD operators of conduct relating to any Registration of a two letter name that causes confusion with a corresponding country code.
    5. You acknowledge and agree that the .NYC Registry Operator reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to take any administrative and operational actions necessary, including the use of computer forensics and information security technological services, among other things, in order to implement the Acceptable Use Policy. In addition, the .NYC Administrator reserves the right to deny, cancel or transfer any registration or transaction, or place any domain name(s) on registry lock, hold or similar status, that it deems necessary, in its discretion:
      • to enforce .NYC Policies, as amended from time to time;
      • to protect the integrity and stability of the .NYC Registry Operator, its operations, and the .NYC;
      • to comply with any applicable law, regulation, holding, order, or decision issued by a court, administrative authority, or dispute resolution service provider with jurisdiction over the .NYC Registry Operator or you;
      • to establish, assert, or defend the legal rights of the .NYC Registry Operator or a third party, or to avoid any liability, civil or criminal, on the part of the .NYC Registry Operator as well as its affiliates, subsidiaries, owners, officers, directors, representatives, employees, contractors, and stockholders;
      • to respond to violations of this policy;
      • to correct mistakes made by the .NYC Registry Operator or any Registrar in connection with a Registration or Reservation; or
      • as otherwise provided herein.
    6. You agree to indemnify to the maximum extent permitted by law, defend and hold harmless the .NYC Registry Operator, its affiliates and service providers, and each of their respective directors, owners, officers, employees, contractors, and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees and expenses, arising out of or relating to your use, operation, Registration of any name and/or website in the .NYC.

The .NYC Registry Operator reserves the right to modify, change, or discontinue any aspect of its services, agreements, this Acceptable Use Policy.