Domain Registration Agreement

Domain names have a variety of basic rules for registration including acceptable characters. Whilst these vary in some respects from registry to registry, there are some fundamental rules which apply to all.

As a guideline, see the following:

Permitted Characters Permitted Length Additional Rules
.com, .net, .org, .info Letters (a-z)
Numbers (0-9)
Hyphens (-)
From 3 to 63 characters.(Not including the extensions) May not begin or end with a hyphen
.biz Only for bona-fide business use
.tv May not begin or end with a hyphen
.co.uk May not begin or end with a hyphen

Note. Domain names are not case sensitive. This means that an uppercase and a lowercase letter are considered to be the same (AAA.com. aaa.com, and AaA.com are all the same domain name).

This list is not exhaustive. We make every effort to ensure that our registration systems do not allow you to bypass these registration rules however there are some occasions where this may not be possible and our checking procedures may fail.

Clients are always advised to seek guidance if they are at all unsure about the domain name they have chosen and its validity. Due to the variety of possible causes for the failure of the domain name validity checker, we cannot be held responsible if a customer attempts to register an invalid domain and that this request is subsequently accepted by our systems. Acceptance of the invalid order by our systems does not constitute acceptance of the domains registration by the relevant domain registry.

Generic Top Level Domain Registrations

The following additional provisions apply to any gTLD’s (generic top-level domain names) that you register through Simple Servers with the various registries:

The following additional provisions apply to any ccTLD’s (country code top-level domain names) that you register through Simple Servers with the various registries:

Contention for the same domain applied for by more than 1 party in this phase will be resolved on a first come first served basis.

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