Domain Registration Terms and Conditions (Acceptable Use Policy)
Interlink Co., Ltd. (the “Registry) has created this document to set forth the Terms and Condition concerning the registration of a second level domain in the .MOE Top-Level Domain (“TLD”).
The term “moe” (in Japanese: “萌え”; pronounced as “moh-ay”) is a generic term which has broad meaning in Japanese and, in some cases, has meaning in other parts of the world.
The Registry intends to operate a TLD that can be used broadly by individuals, organizations and businesses. There are no special eligibility restrictions.
An Application for a domain name in the TLD must be made through an ICANN Accredited Registrar and is subject to the eligibility requirements of the TLD.
Domain names in the Sunrise and Landrush Phase will be allocated according to the terms outlined in each respective policy. Names in the General Availability phase will be allocated on a first come, first-served basis.
In addition to the information required by ICANN, the TMCH Sunrise and Claims Operator, and the Registrar, Applicants must supply all necessary information regarding a domain name that may be required by the Registry Operator, as described in these Policies or any other applicable policy of the Registry Operator.
All Applications must specify the period under which the Application is being submitted and contain any such information that is required of that Period as described in this document. Applications may only be submitted once the period to which the Application relates has commenced.
Successful Applicants must enter into an agreement for the domain name with their Registrar.
A domain name that will be accepted as valid for registration is one that:
Names in the .MOE TLD will be registered at the second level in the following format:
* Upper and lowercase characters are treated as identical.
The Registry, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to reserve certain domain names that will be made available for registration, during a specified Launch Program and during General Availability. Such domain names may be subject to a premium registration fee that is independent to any fee paid at auction, and may be released at a later date as determined by the Registry.
The Registry may make use of an auction mechanism to allocate domain names. In case of disputes concerning an auction the Registry will follow it Auction Dispute Policy which can be located on the registry website.
Domain names can be registered for one (1) year to ten (10) years as long as the total number of registration years does not exceed ten (10) years.
The domain name will not be used for distributing malware, abusively operating botnets, phishing, piracy, trademark or copyright infringement, fraudulent or deceptive practices, counterfeiting or otherwise engaging in activity contrary to applicable law, and providing (consistent with applicable law and any related procedures) consequences for such activities including suspension or deletion of the domain name registration.
Representations and Warranties
Applications for domain names are subject to our policies, and policies, procedures and requirements, as issued by ICANN. The Registry Operator’s policy documents can be found on the Registry Operator’s website. Without limiting any other agreement or policy, by submitting an Application for a domain name an Applicant will be deemed to have warranted that:
By submitting an Application for a domain name the Applicant and the Registrar agree:
This document is subject to changes and or updates from time to time as the Registry Operator sees fit. Any and all changes or updates to this policy will be in effect at the time they are published on the Registry Web Site. This policy has been prepared in in the English language; however, it may be translated in Japanese or other languages the Registry sees fit. In the event of any inconsistency, the English language version shall apply.
Policy Last modified: April 24, 2014