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.
But when we read entire line….it sounds serious..and they are expecting this scenario !
May be Frank Shilling is binge watching walking dead while he is preparing these t & c…
May be he believes this is waiting for us in future 😉
The US Postal Service is ready too: https://www.uspsoig.gov/comment/40168 🙂
I think Donuts should launch .zombie btw we already have .monster
They are in the Caribbean, after all. Lots of voodoo down there 🙂
Indeed, Section 170 of the Cayman Penal Code provides that a person who “(a) practises or deals in obeah or myalism; (b) for any fraudulent or unlawful purpose consults any person practising or reputed to be practising or who has been convicted of any offence under the law relating to obeah or myalism; or (c) for the purpose of effecting any object or of bringing about any event, by the use of occult means or any supernatural power or knowledge, consults any person practising or reputed to be practising obeah or myalism or any person who has been convicted of an offence relating to obeah or myalism, or any person pretending to possess supernatural powers and agrees to reward the person so consulted, commits an offence”
So, you never can be too careful.