1 General provisions
2 Limitations and restrictions
2.1 Information usage restrictions
2.2 User activity restrictions
2.3 Technical restrictions
3 Qualifying the user's activity and determining applicable sanctions
4 WHOIS access restrictions removal
4.1 Automatic restrictions removal
4.2 Restrictions removal on user's request
5 Final provisions
When using WHOIS Service, users shall comply with information usage restrictions, user activity restrictions, and technical restrictions.
The WHOIS service is provided for information purposes only and may be used solely to obtain information about domain names, registrars, and/or DNS servers. By using WHOIS service, the user agrees:
- to use obtained data solely for legal purposes;
- not to use obtained data to allow, enable, or otherwise support the transmission of any unsolicited communications (spam) by email, phone, or fax;
- not to perform bulk information retrieval in excess of permitted limits specified in Clause 2.3 hereof.
The user may not:
- alter any information obtained via the WHOIS service in the event of its dissemination for information purposes;
- use obtained information for its further distribution for commercial purposes.
When using the WHOIS service, the user may not engage in activities that could result in:
- disrupting the operation of flexireg’s equipment and network;
- disrupting the provision of the service or limiting the possibility for other Internet users to use this service;
- unauthorized access to flexireg’s data-processing and networking resources;
- inflicting, or threatening to inflict, a loss to other users and/or any third parties;
- deceits of third parties about the original source of the information.
A single IP address is allowed to send no more than 20 queries per 10 seconds to the WHOIS service. If the number of queries sent from a single IP address in the span of 10 seconds exceeds the aforementioned quota, the access to the WHOIS service will be forbidden.
No increase in the frequency of queries on a user’s request shall be performed.
Foundation for Assistance for Internet Technologies and Infrastructure Development has the sole discretion to qualify the user’s activity either as falling or not falling under the effect of limitations and restrictions set forth in Clause 2 hereof.
Any violation of technical restrictions described in Clause 2.3 hereof is monitored automatically.
- Denial of the service provision;
Where access to the WHOIS service has been terminated pursuant to Clause 2.3 hereof, the ban on the access may be lifted automatically in no more than 24 (twenty-four) hours.
Where a systematic violation of the technical restrictions stipulated in Clause 2.3 hereof has occurred, automatic removal of WHOIS access restrictions could be blocked.
To remove the ban on access to the WHOIS service (except for instances of automatic removal set forth in Clause 4.1 hereof), the user shall send an email request at email@example.com. The request shall contain the following information:
- IP address/addresses for which access to the service was terminated;
- A list of measures the user has undertaken to remedy violations that resulted in termination of the service delivery.