FAQ

How to get information on the identity of a domain owner?

The identity of a domain owner for a legal entity is publicly available, and can be accessed via domain search field on nic.ge website or through WHOIS service located at whois.nic.ge.
The identity of a domain name for a natural person is confidential, with the following information being accessible: 

  • Registrar company 
  • Registration date
  • Disconnection date 
  • Servers

If for the purposes of legal protection of the possibly violated rights/interests, the third party asks the registrar or the registry to disclose information that hasn’t been provided by WHOIS service concerning the registrant that registered a domain name in supposed violation of the legal rights and interests of any such third party, or if information is solicited by a competent body under the requirements of the corresponding legislation or/and for a legal dispute over a domain name, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, the registrar or/and registry is entitled to provide information to the third party or body concerning the Arbitration and Mediation Center.

What is WHOIS service ?

WHOIS is an intermediary service for transferring information on domain names and registrants to the Public Data Communications Network. 
The registry is authorized to use WHOIS service to publish on the registry’s website information specified in the application by the registrant on his ID and the domain name registered in his name, including the following GDRP data: 

For the natural person: 

  • Full name of the registrar;
  • Registration and expiry date of the domain name;
  • Name server designation. 

For the legal entity:

  • The registrant legal entity’s name, contact email address, contact telephone number, legal and actual address (country, state (if any), postcode, city, street, apartment);
  • Full administrative and technical names of contact persons and their contact email addresses; 
  • Full name of the registrar;
  • Registration and expiry date of the domain name;
  • Name server designation. 
What is .ge domain registry ?

.GE domain registry is a legal entity registered under the Legislation of Georgia that carries out administration of the .GE country code top-level domain (ccTLD), ensures the functioning of the domain name registry, safe and uninterrupted functioning of the .GE top-level domain (TLD) servers, and provides regular update on the .GE top-level domain data. Caucasus Online LLC is the administrator of the.GE country code top-level domain.

What is .ge domain registrar?

.GE domain registrar is a legal entity accredited by the registry to provide registration services to registrants under the registrar’s agreement.

What is transit?

If a registrar stops functioning through the procedure of transfer, the registry will temporarily retrieve the domain names from the registrar’s portfolio and will create temporary profiles for registrants on the registry’s webpage. The registrant must transfer the domain name to a certain registrar within 30 days. The terms of transfer exempt the registrant from paying the transfer fee.

How to update contact information?

The contact information is updated from the personal profile on the registry’s webpage or by sending an application to the registry’s official email. The natural person must attach the copy of his ID to the application. The legal entity must submit an official letter with signature and seal.

How to change contact email address?

Contact email address can be changed from the personal profile on the registry’s webpage or by sending an application to the registry’s official email. The natural person must attach the copy of his ID to the application. The legal entity must submit an official letter with signature and seal.

When a domain name can be suspended/cancelled?

The registry is authorized to refuse to register a domain name, in the same way the registrar is authorized to deny the request of the registrant to register the domain name or suspend domain name registration based on the essential ground, including the following:

  • The registry has not been submitted a proper application for domain name, as well as registration or application for transfer or consent in accordance with the domain regulations;
  • The identity and/or the intention of the registrant or the registrant’s representative cannot be identified in accordance with the domain regulations;
  • The terms and conditions for registration of the domain name under the general domain have not been complied with;
  • The registrant has breached the domain regulations and/or governing law and has not remedied the breach within the term stipulated in the notice submitted by the registry and/or registrar to the registrant or administrative contact person;
  • If a relevant request is forwarded to the registry by court or alternative dispute resolution body, including WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center;
  • The domain name is reserved or unavailable;
  • To enforce the liabilities directly stipulated by the legislation of Georgia, the registrar and/or the registry is entitled to suspend the registration of a domain name if the registrant has breached the requirements set forth in the legislation of Georgia, including those stipulated in the “regulations for the provision of services in the field of electronic communications and protection of consumers’ rights“ approved by Decree №3 of the Georgian National Communications Commission from March 17, 2016. 

The registry and/or registrar shall cancel the domain name registration:

  • After 30 days have passed from the suspension of the domain name registration, or if the registrant has not eliminated the reason of suspension within the specified term.
  • With court decision or arbitral tribunal award that has entered into force.
When to apply to WIPO?

The Arbitration and Mediation Center of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is entitled to initiate administrative proceedings if the third party (plaintiff) submits a proper application and provides the proof that:

  • Your domain name is identical or similar to the trademark or service mark to which the plaintiff has special rights;
  • You do not have rights or legal interest in the domain name;
  • Your domain name is registered or improperly used.
What is the procedure of transferring a domain name?

Once the domain name is transferred, the registrant shall be replaced by the transferring (new) registrant.
Upon the receipt of the request for transfer of the domain name the registrar forwards to the registry an electronic consent of the transferring registrant and registrant receiving the domain name, evidencing intention of the Registrant receiving the domain name to register the domain name in his/her name, and also intention of the transferring Registrant to transfer such domain name.
Transfer of the domain name can also be done with the final decision of court or alternative dispute resolution body which entered into force and/or with the respective writ of execution.

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