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  • From: Jeff Taylor <shdwdrgn AT>
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  • Subject: [opennic-discuss] Terms of Use
  • Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2014 09:45:53 -0600

It doesn't appear that we have a proper TOU, and I feel we should have these policies provided directly from our front page. I thought I would take a moment and write up some initial thoughts based on the most common questions I have seen. Please feel free to jump in with suggestions so that we can give new users a better idea of what to expect. These items will be reorganized for the final draft, but if you wish to add a new item, give it a letter for reference in discussions.


A) While we respect our member's privacy, we do not have full control of the information you send over our servers. If you make a query to, that query will go through OpenNIC DNS servers, through the primary .com DNS servers, and finally end up at the nameserver for OpenNIC cannot guarantee what level of logging may be involved once your query leaves our control.

B) Access to OpenNIC is not guaranteed. Servers may become unavailable without notice. Members are responsible for keeping their DNS configuration updated, and may find the current status of servers at

C) Domains registered under OpenNIC are not guaranteed to always be available. We will do our best to ensure that domain information is maintained, however some circumstances will be beyond our control including but not limited to ICANN choosing to use one of our TLDs for their own purposes.

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