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What information has to be published on the website?

What information are registrars required to publish on their website?

The .lt domain registry pays particular attention to informing customers, as the provision of administrative, procedural and technical services related to the creation and/or management of domains has a number of special features.

The Appendix “Registrars” to the Procedural Regulation of the .lt Domain (hereinafter - Regulation) stipulates the principle of completeness related to the provision of information.

Registrars are obliged to provide customers with the necessary, correct and complete information that may influence the decision of the customer to order or initiate procedures, as well as inform the registry about significant circumstances related to the performed activities (P-5.3 of the Appendix “Registrars” to the Regulation).

By signing an Accreditation Agreement with the .lt domain registry, the registrar undertakes to ensure the uninterrupted operation of its website which is designed to serve and inform customers about the services provided by the Registrar.

The following public information has to be easily accessible on the Registrar’s website without registration or a link to such information has to be provided (P-6.2.1, P-49 of the Appendix “Registrars” to the Regulation):

  1. data identifying the registrar;

Article 6 of the Law on Information Society Services of the Republic of Lithuania stipulates what data the registrar must provide:
• the name of the registrar (if the registrar is a natural person, the name and surname of this person);
• the registrar’s registered office address (if the registrar is a natural person, his/her residential address);
• the registrar’s contact details, including an email address;
• the value-added tax payer identification number, if the registrar is a payer of the value-added tax;
• the register in which the data about the registrar are collected and stored, his/her registration number or a similar means of identification in that register (if the registrar is a legal entity) or the number of the certificate of registration of individual activities (if the registrar is a natural person);
• the name, address and contact details of the authority supervising the registrar’s activities, where legislation other than this law entrusts the supervision of particular activities to a specific supervisory authority.

  1. clear information about the services offered and the prices;

Article 6.719 of the Civil Code stipulates that, before concluding a service contract, the registrar must provide the customer with detailed information related to the nature of the services provided, the conditions for their provision, the price of the services, the terms of the service provision, the possible consequences, and any other information that may affect the customer’s decision to conclude the contract.

Article 6 of the Law on Information Society Services of the Republic of Lithuania stipulates that registrars must indicate the prices of information society services clearly and unambiguously, including whether they include taxes and delivery costs.

  1. provisions on the processing and use of personal data. The customer must be informed that by creating a domain, the customer is expressing consent to the provision of the registry’s services and, as a consequence, the provision and processing of his/her data in the DAS, which are published in the WHOIS database in the extent set out by the privacy policy of the .lt domain.

The specific requirements for the provision of information related to the processing of personal data are set out by Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and the Council on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46/EC of 26 April 2016 (General Data Protection Regulation).

To ensure the transparency of the register, the following register’s data of the .lt second-level domains of natural persons are published in the WHOIS (p. 17 of the privacy policy of the .lt domain):
• the .lt second-level domain name, the current status of the domain, the time of last creation and the expiry date;
• the time when the domain information was updated in the register;
• the personal data of the domain holder are not published, but the DAS provides the possibility of sending an email message to the domain holder;
• technical contacts (name, address, email address, telephone number of the legal entity), if the domain holder has chosen and indicated a legal entity as the technical contact; if the domain holder has appointed a technical representative (a natural person) as the technical contact, his/her personal data are not published;
• the name (if a legal entity) / name and surname (if a natural person), website address and email address of the registrar providing services;
• the addresses of the servers of the Domain Name System for the accessibility of domains;
• the DS records of the Domain Name System Security Extension (DNSSEC) (if specified).

The personal data of data subjects are not published in the WHOIS unless the data subject has expressed his/her will to have his/her personal data published. Such an expression of intent includes but is not limited to, being accredited as an individual registrar, the domain holder’s settings in the DAS account for the availability of his/her personal data for review in the WHOIS, and the inclusion of a personal name in a .lt second-level domain name or in the name of a legal entity which is public by nature (p. 18 of the privacy policy of the .lt domain).

What information is recommended for registrars to publish on the website?

  1. To confirm the status, the .lt domain registry offers registrars to use the registered trademark “Accredited Registrar” free of charge; it should be displayed in an undistorted form on their website (p. 21.2 of the Accreditation Agreement).
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  1. Since the customer must have access to the content of the Regulation and confirm the mandatory application of the Regulation, it is recommended for the registrar’s website to contain a link to the Regulation published on the website of the .lt domain registry.