Have you ever really dived deep into the domain name registrar’s terms of service you agree to every time you register or transfer a domain name? If you are a Uniregistry registrant, there’s some humorous language about not being responsible for domain name issues related to zombie attacks that is hidden in plain sight in the company’s registration agreement.
Here’s an excerpt from the Uniregistry Registration Agreement, under section 2.20 Additional Terms:
“You acknowledge and agree that neither we nor the applicable registry shall be responsible for any failures or delays in performing our respective obligations hereunder arising from any cause beyond our reasonable control, including but not limited to, acts of God, acts of civil or military authority, fires, wars, riots, earthquakes, zombie attack, storms, hurricanes, or floods. In the event that you are reading this Agreement in a language other than the English language, you acknowledge and agree that the English language version hereof shall prevail in case of inconsistency or contradiction in interpretation or translation.”
Essentially, if there is a zombie attack that causes issues for Uniregistry and its client domain names, the company disclaims responsibility for the resulting issues that may occur. You are warned!
I have not spent much time reviewing registration agreements and terms of service at the registrars I use, but I wonder if there are any other Easter Eggs in them.