Domain Registration Policies

People or companies who register domain names in the .CO TLD (Registrants) must enter into a valid Registration Agreement with their Registrar or Reseller provider.

The following are rules and agreements that will be included in the Registration Agreement for .CO TLD Registrants.  Should you have any questions regarding the .CO Registration Policies, Procedures or Rules, please consider the following:

 

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

The Registration Agreement shall include, at a minimum, the following certifications to the best of the Registrant’s knowledge, information or belief under penalty of fraud:

  • The data provided in the domain name registration application is true, correct, current and complete and Applicant will ensure that all such information is kept up to date;
  • Neither the registration nor the use of the requested domain name interferes with or infringes upon the lawful rights of any person;
  • The domain name has not been registered for and will not be used for any purpose that is fraudulent, illegitimate or otherwise in conflict with any applicable laws, rules, regulations, ordinances or decrees, including, without limitation for the submission of unsolicited bulk e-mail, phishing, pharming use of botnets or malware, infringement of the legitimate trademark rights of others, or any other abusive practices; and
  • The Registrant has the full power and authority to enter into the Registration Agreement and will be responsible for any errors, falsifications or omissions of information.

The Registration Agreement also shall include the following agreements of the Registrant:

  • An express agreement that the registration and exclusive and perpetual right of use and enjoyment for any Registered Name may be cancelled if Administrator or Registrar determines that Registrant has provided information that is incorrect, false or inaccurate either in the initial registration process or in any subsequent communications or in the event Applicant violates any of the terms of the Registration Agreement.
  • An express agreement to follow and be bound by all Administrator Policies (including, without limitation, the Administrator Privacy Policy), as the same may be updated, modified or replaced from time to time, and to subject themselves to any dispute resolution process for the resolution of disputes regarding Registered Names that may be adopted by Administrator, as the same may be updated, modified or replaced from time to time, including, but not limited to, any expedited processes for suspension of a domain name due to claims sought by intellectual property right holders.
  • An express agreement that the domain name may be suspended, terminated, canceled or transferred in the interest of safeguarding compliance with Administrator’s security or registration policies or as a result of a dispute resolution.
  • An express agreement that all official contact, correspondence and/or other information sent from or on behalf of Registrar, Administrator or any other relevant official will be transmitted to the administrative contact information that appears in the Registry Database and that the designated administrative contact is authorized to receive all such communication and information.
  • A statement that Registrant gives its consent and authorization to Registrar and Administrator to publish the following information in the WHOIS database and elsewhere:
      • Names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of the Registrant and Registrant’s designated administrative contact.
      • Name, address, telephone number and email address of the Registrant’s technical contact.
      • Dates related to the creation, last update and expiration of the Registered Name.
  • An express agreement that all disputes, claims or controversies regarding the registration, ownership, use, transfer, assignment, loss, cancellation, or suspension of any Registered Name or otherwise relating to the .CO TLD between Registrant and Administrator shall be governed exclusively by the laws of Colombia and that any such disputes, claims or controversies shall be brought and heard exclusively in the courts located in Bogotá, Colombia. 
  • An express agreement that Registrant assumes all responsibility and liability arising out of any assignment by Registrant of the Registered Name, including, without limitation, with respect to any users, clients, customers, licensees or other persons who may be using any sub-domain of the Registered Name or any Website associated with the Registered Name.
  • An express agreement that neither Registrar’s acceptance of the Registrant’s registration request nor the actual registration of any Registered Domain shall be deemed an indication that Administrator, Registrar or the Colombian Government has made any determination regarding the legality of the registration, the extent to which Registrant’s registration and exclusive and perpetual right of use and enjoyment of the Registered Name may violate any applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, ordinances or decrees or infringe on the rights of any other person, and that neither Administrator, Registrar nor the Colombian Government shall have any liability or responsibility arising therefrom.

Information To Be Collected From Registrants 

  • To register a name, Registrants must provide the following minimum registration information: 
  • The domain name registered;
  • The IP address and corresponding names of the primary and secondary name servers for the Registered Name;
  • The original creation date and term of the registration;
  • The name, postal address, e-mail address, voice telephone number, and (where available) fax number of the Registrant of the Registered Name;
  • The name, postal address, e-mail address, voice telephone number, and (where available) fax number of the technical contact for the Registered Name; and
  • The name, postal address, e-mail address, voice telephone number, and (where available) fax number of the administrative contact for the Registered Name. 

Updated:  August 2013