.EC DOMAIN NAMES REGISTRATION AGREEMENT
The following is an ".EC domain names registration agreement" (or registration renewal of one or more domain names of the third or second level registered by you in the domain space .EC, that on this date has been requested by you, the USER and that is ruled by the subsequent clauses:
FIRST: GLOSSARY.- Without affecting the glossary inserted in NIC.EC Policies and the technical names existing within the computer systems entourage, as well as others that may be applicable because of their nature, in order to understand the effects of this AGREEMENT, the following will be understood as meanings:
.EC.- The letters EC are those appointed to identify the Republic of Ecuador and .EC (dot EC) belongs to the Top Level Domain for the Republic of Ecuador, whose abbreviation is "ccTLD" ("country code top level domain") . The registries done by NIC.EC, according this AGREEMENT will have small letters, which means, .ec. Capital letters are used only to achieve a better comprehension of this AGREEMENT.
NIC.EC.- is an Ecuadorian entity, duly authorized by ICANN, through IANA, to administer domain names and numbers under the top level domain .EC.
USER.- is the natural or legal person requesting the REGISTRY or RENEWAL, who obliges himself/herself to comply everything stipulated in this AGREEMENT and in the COMPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTATION. In this AGREEMENT, the USER and the ADMINISTRATIVE CONTACT will have the same responsibilities.
When referring to de USER in this AGREEMENT, the masculine shall include the feminine and the neuter and vice versa, and the singular shall include the plural and vice versa.
ADMINISTRATIVE CONTACT.- ADMINISTRATIVE CONTACT is the person that appears as such in the REGISTRY APPLICATION FORM and that will have the same responsibilities as the USER, within this AGREEMENT and also within the POLICIES, besides other responsibilities introduced by the POLICIES. It is herein understood that whoever requests the REGISTRY or RENEWAL, as an ADMINISTRATIVE CONTACT, is legally capable according Ecuadorian legislation and this AGREEMENT; and is also duly authorized by the USER appearing in the REGISTRY APPLICATION FORM. With his request, the ADMINISTRATIVE CONTACT obliges the USER, as it is hereby declared that he is authorized regarding this AGREEMENT. Therefore, within this AGREEMENT, the ADMINISTRATIVE CONTACT will be called USER, jointly with whoever appears as such in the REGISTRY APPLICATION FORM.
ICANN.- is the abbreviation of "Internet Corporation of Assigned Numbers and Names".
IANA.- is the abbreviation of "Internet Assigned Numbers Authority".
DOMAIN NAMES.- a domain name is an unique alphanumeric name, used to identify a specific computer (e.g. a web server or a mail server) within Internet. Domain names allow Internet users to write a name, as mycompany.com.ec, to identify a numeric address of Internet protocol as 22.214.171.124. The purpose of domains is to permit users logged onto Internet to find web sites and send e-mails to addresses with familiar names, as "mycompany.com.ec" or "mybrand.com.ec", without having to memorize numeric addresses, which are the ones who really locate computers or servers within the Internet. It is hereby stated that the foregoing names and numbers are only examples to permit a better comprehension of DOMAIN NAMES.
AGREEMENT.- is this instrument through which the USER has requested NIC.EC: 1)the registration of one or more domain names of the third or second level located in the .EC domain space; or 2) the renewal of the registries previously done by the USER of one or more domain names of the third or second level located on the .EC domain space.
COMPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTATION.- Rules, policies and general information that has been at the service of everyone in order to be read, comprehended and accepted by the USER before the acceptance of this AGREEMENT. The complementary documentation is formed by: 1) Policies of NIC.EC; 2) Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy, whose abbreviation is "UDRP"; 3) Rules for Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy.
POLICIES.- General application rules elaborated and applied by NIC.EC that intend to establish rules that will determine how USERS shall use the domains of the third or second level .EC. These POLICIES are the same referred to in item 1) of the paragraph about COMPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTATION. These policies may be amended by NIC.EC whenever it is deemed appropriate. In this case, if the USER does not agree with the changes introduced by NIC.EC, he is entitled to unilaterally end this AGREEMENT but without a right to demand a reimbursement or an additional payment from NIC.EC, and vice versa, respectively. In this case, the USER will be obliged to notify via e-mail and a written letter delivered to the offices of NIC.EC, of his decision of terminating this AGREEMENT.
REGISTRY APPLICATION FORM.- is the REGISTRY or RENEWAL application form that includes: 1)USER's information; 2) Information about the administrative contacts of the USER; 3) technical information related to domain servers, hosting and USER's service; and 4) information related to invoicing. When the information given by the USER changes, the REGISTRY APPLICATION FORM shall be updated.
REGISTRY.- is the act through which the USER requests NIC.EC the registration of one or more domain names on the third or second level of domain .EC.
RENEWAL.- is the act through which the USER requests NIC.EC the re-registration of the domain registries on the third or second level of domain .EC, previously registered by NIC.EC. Renewal involves the statement of having read, comprehended and accepted the terms of the AGREEMENT, as it would be needed when requesting a new registry.
MAINTENANCE.- Pertain to the period of usage the USER will perform of the DOMAIN NAME, subject to REGISTRY or RENEWAL.
DENIAL.- is the act through which NIC.EC rejects a REGISTRY or RENEWAL, duly sustained according this AGREEMENT, the COMPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTATION and the Law.
ANNULMENT.- is the act through which NIC.EC cancel the REGISTRY or RENEWAL, and that may occur when the USER has violated rules established in this AGREEMENT, the COMPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTATION and the Law.
"WHOIS".- is the data card containing the USER's information, that will match to whatever is determined by him in the REGISTRY APPLICATION FORM and that will be ruled by the POLICIES.
1. NIC.EC is a company incorporated under the Ecuadorian legislation, whose main corporate purpose is the registration, renewal and maintenance of domain names under the level .EC (dot EC), as of the authorization granted by ICANN, through IANA.
2. ICANN, through IANA, has appointed NIC.EC as the administrator of the domain spaces under .EC (dot EC)
3. You, the USER, has requested on this date from NIC.EC the REGISTRY or RENEWAL of one or more domain names of the third or second level on the domain space .EC, subject to the terms of this AGREEMENT, therefore, before the registration or renewal of registries previously requested and granted of domain names of the third or second level in the domain space .EC, you shall declare that you had read, comprehended and accepted all terms and conditions of this AGREEMENT, as well as the COMPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTATION that has been put at your service previously.
THIRD.- REGISTRY OR RENEWAL.- Considering everything exposed in this AGREEMENT, NIC.EC will grant the REGISTRY or RENEWAL of the domain names of the third or second level on the domain space .EC, requested by the USER, according the REGISTRY APPLICATION FORM, once the following is duly complied:
1. That the USER has read, understood and accepted all conditions and terms of this AGREEMENT, as well as all COMPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTATION that has been put at his service previously.
2. That the USER has paid the fee owed for the REGISTRY or RENEWAL, as well as all payable taxes, according Ecuadorian legislation.
3. That no other DOMAIN NAME of the third or second level on the domain space .EC exactly as the one requested by the USER, already exists.
4. That the USER does not violate the rules established in this AGREEMENT, in the COMPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTATION and the Law.
The request done to NIC.EC and the USER's acceptance of the AGREEMENT and the COMPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTATION in the terms and conditions established in such instruments, do not guaranty that the REGISTRY or RENEWAL requested will be accepted by NIC.EC. If the REGISTRY or RENEWAL is not accepted, NIC.EC will issue a DENIAL within the 30 days following the FEE payment date and such payment clearing. In this case, the USER will be entitled to receive a full reimbursement of the FEE paid to NIC.EC.
Within this AGREEMENT, the acceptance of the USER is deemed to be the statement made by him during the on-line registration on the Internet page of NIC.EC (www.nic.ec) of having read, understood and accepted all conditions of this AGREEMENT and the COMPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTATION, as well as the effective payment of the FEE to NIC.EC. Moreover, NIC.EC acceptance will be execution of the REGISTRY or RENEWAL requested by the USER. If the USER could not perform an on-line registration successfully, he could ask NIC.EC for a jointly and physical execution of the AGREEMENT.
If the REGISTRY or RENEWAL request is done on-line, the USER would be able to obtain from the Internet page of NIC.EC (www.nic.ec), the AGREEMENT and the COMPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTATION. If the USER requests that such information be delivered trough the Internet, such request must be expressly done to NIC.EC and it will be obliged to forward it to the e-mail address inserted in the REGISTRY APPLICATION FORM. If the USER requests the jointly and physical execution of the AGREEMENT, as detailed in the here-above paragraph, NIC.EC will deliver a copy of the executed document.
If the REGISTRY or RENEWAL is accepted, NIC.EC will grant the USER the exclusive usage of the DOMAIN NAME he chose, during the term of this AGREEMENT and according the paid FEE.
FOURTH: RESTRICTIONS FOR THE REGISTRY OR RENEWAL AND USE OF THE DOMAIN NAME.- The REGISTRY or RENEWAL can not be used by the USER to offend third parties, or to develop unlawful activities, or to break the Law, or to attempt against public order or moral and good behavior. If it is verified that the USER is using the DOMAIN NAME against to whatsoever stated in this AGREEMENT and the POLICIES, NIC.EC is entitled to end this AGREEMENT without any reimbursement or indemnification.
NIC.EC expressly declares that the REGISTRY or RENEWAL and the DOMAIN NAME do not constitute any kind of registry or acknowledgment by NIC.EC of any kind of trademark, patent, copyright or intellectual property.
FIFTH: FEE.- Is the payment that must be done by the USER for the REGISTRY or RENEWAL and for the MAINTENANCE, that will be equivalent to the fee fixed in the POLICIES. For the application and interpretation of this AGREEMENT, there will be two kind of FEES: a) the REGISTRY or RENEWAL FEE that will be paid by the USER once, when any of the before mentioned acts are performed; and 2) the MAINTENANCE FEE that the USER will pay during the period of usage of the DOMAIN NAME.
If the USER has paid for the REGISTRY or RENEWAL and MAINTENANCE, he will be entitled, during the term of this AGREEMENT, to not be affected by a FEE modification and, therefore, if the POLICIES are amended in such part that refers to fees, NIC.EC will not be able to request the USER for an additional payment because of such modification.
The REGISTRY or RENEWAL and MAINTENANCE will always be ruled by the fees in force at the time the USERS do those acts.
SIXTH: AFFIDAVIT.- THE USER SWEAR UNDER OATH THAT THIS AGREEMENT DOES NOT HAVE AN UNLAWFUL CAUSE OR OBJECT AND THAT IT IS NOT INTENDED TO HARM THIRD PARTIES; THEREFORE, THE REGISTRY OR RENEWAL REQUEST IS DONE BY THE USER ON HIS OWN RISK AND RESPONSIBILITY. HE ALSO DECLARES THAT EVERYTHING STATED IN THE REGISTRY APPLICATION FORM AND THIS AGREEMENT IS TRUE. THE USER ALSO DECLARES THAT THE MONEY WITH WHICH HE PAYS THE FEE HAS A LEGITIMATE ORIGIN AND DO NOT COME FROM ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THE CULTIVATION, FABRICATION, STORAGE, CONSUMPTION USAGE, AND TRAFFIC OF NARCOTICS. HOWEVER, THE USER AUTHORIZES NIC.EC TO DELIVER ANY KIND OF INFORMATION THAT MAY BE REQUESTED BY AUTHORITIES AND CONTROL AGENCIES. WITHOUT PREJUDICE, NIC.EC WILL KEEP THE RIGHT TO REQUEST THE USER AT ANY TIME, THE INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTATION THAT IT DEEMS CONVENIENT AND THE CONFIRMATION OF THE STATEMENTS GIVEN IN THE REGISTRY APPLICATION FORM AND THIS AGREEMENT.
THE USER ALSO DECLARES UNDER OATH:
A. THAT HE HAS LEGAL CAPACITY TO CELEBRATE CONTRACTS. IN CASE OF BEING A NATURAL PERSON, HE ALSO DECLARES HE IS 18 YEARS OLD OR OLDER.
B. THAT THE APPOINTED DOMAIN NAME DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A PROPERTY OVER SUCH NAME, BUT ONLY THE EXCLUSIVE USAGE OF IT BY THE USER, UNDER THE TERMS PROVIDED IN THIS AGREEMENT, THE COMPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTATION AND THE LAW.
C. THAT EVEN THOUGH THE REGISTRY OR RENEWAL OF ONE OR MORE DOMAIN NAMES DO NO CONSTITUTE A TRADEMARK OR ANY KIND OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY REGISTRATION, THE REQUESTED NAME THAT MAY BE APPOINTED TO THE USER MAY BELONG TO A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTED BY LAW.
D. THAT THE COMPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTATION HAS BEEN AT HIS SERVICE PRIOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF THIS AGREEMENT.
E. THAT THE INFORMATION DETERMINED IN THE REGISTRY APPLICATION FORM AND THIS AGREEMENT IS TRUE, PRECISE AND CORRECT.
F. THAT ANY CHANGE OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE REGISTRY APPLICATION FORM SHALL BE NOTIFIED TO NIC.EC, AS PROVIDED IN THE POLICIES.
G. THAT HE UNDERSTANDS THAT DUE TO THE NATURE OF THE SERVICE PROVIDED BY NIC.EC, POLICIES MAY BE AMENDED IN THE FUTURE, IN THE APPLICATION OF LEGAL STATUTES, TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS, COMPETENT AUTHORITIES DECISIONS OR THE COMPANY'S DECISION. THESE MODIFICATIONS WILL BE NOTIFIED TO THE USER BY NIC.EC.
H. THAT HE ACKNOWLEDGES THE VALIDITY OF THIS AGREEMENT AND THE COMPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTATION.
I. THAT HE ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THE REGISTRY APPLICATION FORM WILL BE OF PUBLIC DOMAIN, THEREFORE, NIC.EC WILL PUBLISH IT IN THE "WHOIS".
J. THAT IF THE REGISTRY IS REQUESTED BY AN ADMINISTRATIVE CONTACT HE EXPRESSLY DECLARES TO BE LEGALLY CAPABLE AND DULY AUTHORIZED BY THE USER TO PERFORM THE REGISTRY OR RENEWAL, AS WELL AS TO AGREE TO THE CLAUSES OF THIS AGREEMENT AND THE COMPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTATION.
SEVENTH: REGISTRY CANCELLATION.- NIC.EC is entitled to cancel the REGISTRY or RENEWAL of DOMAIN NAMES, in the following cases:
1. for the lack of payment of the FEE for the DOMAIN NAME REGISTRY and/or the FEE for RENEWAL, that belongs to the FEE for maintenance foreseen in the POLICIES;
2. if the ICANN or the IANA or any other competent authority command the cancellation of the DOMAIN NAME, whether it is self-determined or because of a legal dispute;
3. if the Law or the conditions stated in this AGREEMENT and the COMPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTATION are violated;
4. if the REGISTRY or RENEWAL belongs to any kind of wealth protected by the Government or the Law; and such conclusion is ruled by a competent authority according this AGREEMENT and in force legislation;
5. if with the REGISTRY or RENEWAL public order, morals or good behavior are in danger;
6. if for technical or legal reasons it is necessary to modify or vary the registered name and the USER does not accept such changes;
7. at the express request done by the USER;
8. if the USER does not deliver any information or documents requested by NIC.EC.
EIGHT: REGISTRY OR RENEWAL SERVICE SUSPENSION.- NIC.EC is entitled to suspend their services when one or more of the following circumstances occur:
8.1 when due to legal, statutory or tariffs modifications, in Ecuador or abroad, NIC.EC is not able to render their services of REGISTRY or RENEWAL;
8.2 when competent authorities, whether domestic or foreigners, issue decisions that do not permit NIC.EC the REGISTRY or RENEWAL of DOMAIN NAMES for the USERS;
8.3 when for technical reasons, NIC.EC is unable to render their services; and,
8.4 when because of acts of God or nature, NIC.EC is obliged to temporarily or definitively suspend the services.
NINTH: RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE USER.- Without affecting others that belong to the nature of this AGREEMENT, the USER has the following rights and obligations:
RIGHTS: The USER has the following rights:
a. Once the REGISTRY or RENEWAL is accepted by NIC.EC, the USER will be entitled to the exclusive usage of the DOMAIN NAME, according the rules inserted in this AGREEMENT and the COMPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTATION.
b. The USER is entitled to a full reimbursement of the paid FEE, if NIC.EC rejects the REGISTRY or RENEWAL, according the rules of this AGREEMENT and the COMPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTATION.
c. Others established in this AGREEMENT, the POLICIES and the Law.
OBLIGATIONS: The USER has the following obligations:
a. Pay the FEE.
b. Destined to lawful purposes the DOMAIN NAME appointed by NIC.EC.
c. Deliver the information and documentation requested by NIC.EC.
d. Indemnify NIC.EC, whenever NIC.EC is damaged or harmed in any of its rights, due to a wrongfully application or violation of any rule established in this AGREEMENT, the COMPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTATION or the Law.
e. Notify NIC.EC of any modification done to any of the information provided on the REGISTRY APPLICATION FORM.
f. Others established in this AGREEMENT, the POLICIES and the Law.
TENTH: RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF NIC.EC.- Without affecting others that belong to the nature of this AGREEMENT, NIC.EC has the following rights and obligations:
RIGHTS: NIC.EC has the following rights:
a. Approve the REGISTRY or RENEWAL requested by the USER.
b. Receive the FEE's payment.
c. Demand the fulfillment of this AGREEMENT and the COMPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTATION.
d. Request the USER any information or documentation it deems convenient.
e. Others established in this AGREEMENT, the POLICIES and the Law.
OBLIGATIONS: NIC.EC has the following obligations:
a. Render the services of REGISTRY or RENEWAL and MAINTENANCE and the exclusive usage of DOMAIN NAMES to the USER, except to what is established in this AGREEMENT.
b. Fully reimburse the FEE when the REGISTRY or RENEWAL has been rejected by a DENIAL issued by NIC.EC, according to what is established in this AGREEMENT.
c. Others established in this AGREEMENT, the POLICIES and the Law.
ELEVENTH: TERM.- This AGREEMENT will be effective for the term for which the USER has paid the FEE.
TWELFTH: SPECIAL STATEMENT.- The USER understands and accepts that because of its nature, this AGREEMENT is not legally perfect solely with NIC.EC and the USER 's signature, but with the acceptance of the AGREEMENT done by the USER during the on-line registration and NIC.EC acceptance that will be deemed as such once registered or renewed the domain names of third or second level on the domain space .EC requested by the USER. Therefore, the USER would not be able to invoke lack of sufficient instrument for the application of the rules and conditions established in the AGREEMENT and the COMPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTS, and, moreover, the USER as well as NIC.EC recognize the validity and effectiveness of this AGREEMENT within the commercial transactions done through the Internet.
In case that, according the third clause of this AGREEMENT, it is not possible for the USER to perform the on-line registration and expressly requests NIC.EC the physical and jointly execution of this AGREEMENT, its legal perfection will be deemed with the signatures of NIC.EC and the USER.
THIRTEENTH: WARRANTIES AND RESPONSIBILITY.- NIC.EC WILL NOT GUARANTEE AND WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR: (a) THE SUSPENSION OR CANCELLATION OF THE DOMAIN NAME REGISTRY; (b) THE USE DONE BY THE USER OF THE DOMAIN NAME; (c) THE INTERRUPTION OF USER'S USAGE OF THE DOMAIN NAME; (d) ACCESS DELAYS OR INTERRUPTIONS TO THIS SITE OR THE WEB SITE (S) THAT CAN BE ACCESSED BY THE DOMAIN NAME OF THE USER; (e) THE NON-DELIVERY OF THE INFORMATION, THE WRONGFUL DELIVERY OR ITS CORRUPTION, DESTRUCTION OR ANY OTHER MODIFICATION; (f) ANY EVENT THAT GOES BEYOND THE CONTROL OF NIC.EC; (g) THE RIGHTFUL PROCESSING OF THIS AGREEMENT AND THE COMPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTATION; (h) THE APPLICATION OF THE CONFLICTS POLICY; OR (i) ANY DAMAGE SUFFERED BY THE USER OR A THIRD PARTY, DUE TO THE USE OF THE DOMAIN NAME. IN THESE CASES, NIC.EC WILL NEITHER INDEMNIFY IN ANY WAY THE USER OF THE AFFECTED THIRD PARTY, NOR WILL REIMBURSE THE FEE PAID BY THE USER.
IF SOMEHOW IS DETERMINED THAT NIC.EC HAS ANY KIND OF RESPONSIBILITY IN THE SERVICE'S RENDERING, NIC.EC SHALL REIMBURSE THE FEE PAID BY THE USER.
FOURTEENTH: APPLICABLE LEGISLATION.- This AGREEMENT is subject to the Ecuadorian Legislation and international legislation recognized by Ecuador.
FIFTEENTH: DOMAIN NAMES MODIFICATION PROHIBITION.- DOMAIN NAMES can not be modified. If for any reason, the USER requests any modification, there must be canceled the requested REGISTRY or RENEWAL and the USER shall request a new REGISTRY according the new DOMAIN NAME.
SIXTEENTH: TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OVER THE DOMAIN NAME.- The USER may transfer the registered DOMAIN NAME through the subscription of the transfer form and the fulfillment of the requirements established in the POLICIES. Anyhow, the transfer of the rights over the DOMAIN NAME will not be perfect until NIC.EC has accepted such transfer.
SEVENTEENTH: SPECIAL REGISTRIES.- NIC.EC will confer the REGISTRY or RENEWAL of the SPECIAL REGISTRIES determined in the POLICIES, solely to legal persons, public or private, legally established in Ecuador, that prove such quality with the information and documents determined in the POLICIES.
EIGHTEENTH: CONFLICTS BETWEEN THE USER AND NIC.EC.- All conflicts arising from the application of this AGREEMENT between the USER and NIC.EC will be solved through a direct settlement. If no settlement is reached during such procedure, the USER as well as NIC.EC will submit themselves to an arbitrage administered by the Arbitrage Center of the Guayaquil Chamber of Commerce and the procedure established in the Arbitration and Mediation Law, published on the Official Diary number 145, on September 4, 1997. The arbitrators shall rule according the Law and shall request the execution of precautionary measures. Counterclaims shall also be submitted to arbitration.
NINETEENTH: CONFLICTS BETWEEN THE USER AND THIRD PARTIES.- If any conflict arises between the USER and THIRD PARTIES that feel harmed by the registries or renewal of registries previously done of domain names of third or second level on the domain space .EC, it will be solved through a direct settlement. However, if no agreement is reached, the USER and the THIRD PARTIES will submit themselves to an arbitrage administered by ICANN, according the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy or "UDRP" or to whatsoever they freely agree. In any case, NIC.EC will not have any responsibility, interference or relation to the process, except when it is needed other way, and therefore, NIC.EC will fulfill the instructions given by competent authorities that deal with the trials originated because of the conflicts between the USER and THIRD PARTIES.
TWENTIETH: NOTIFICATION AND PUBLICITY.- NIC.EC will notify the USER of any relevant fact in relation with him and/or the service rendered by NIC.EC, through its web page (www.nic.ec). If the case concerns one or more specific USERS and not all USERS, NIC.EC will notify only and exclusively the affected USERS to their e-mails, according to what they stated in the REGISTRY APPLICATION FORM. However, the USER shall notify NIC.EC any modification of the information provided on the REGISTRY APPLICATION FORM. If the USER does not notify NIC.EC about the changes or modifications of the information provided by him on the REGISTRY APPLICATION FORM, NIC.EC will not be held responsible for the effects or consequences arising from that lack of action of the USER.
The information provided by the USER in the REGISTRY APPLICATION FORM, as well as the approved DOMAIN NAME shall be put for public knowledge by NIC.EC, through the "whois", that will be available upon request of anyone on the web site of NIC.EC: www.nic.ec.