Registrants' rights, responsibilities and Terms of Service

Domain name registrants' rights

Domain name registrants' rights

  1. Your domain name registration and any privacy/proxy services you may use in conjunction with it must be subject to a Registration Agreement with an ICANN accredited registrar.
    • You are entitled to review this Registration Agreement at any time and download a copy for your records.
  2. You are entitled to accurate and accessible information about:
    • The identity of your ICANN accredited registrar;
    • The identity of any proxy or privacy service provider affiliated with your registrar;
    • Your registrar's terms and conditions, including pricing information, applicable to domain name registrations;
    • The terms and conditions, including pricing information, applicable to any privacy services offered by your Registrar;
    • The customer support services offered by your registrar and the privacy services provider, and how to access them;
    • How to raise concerns and resolve disputes with your registrar and any privacy services offered by them; and
    • Instructions that explain your registrar's processes for registering, managing, transferring, renewing and restoring your domain name registrations, including through any proxy or privacy services made available by your Registrar.
  3. You shall not be subject to false advertising or deceptive practices by your registrar or through any proxy or privacy services made available by your Registrar. This includes deceptive notices, hidden fees and any practices that are illegal under the consumer protection law of your residence.

Domain name registrants' responsibilities

  1. You must comply with the terms and conditions posted by your registrar, including applicable policies from your registrar, the registry and ICANN.
  2. You must review your registrar's current Registration Agreement, along with any updates.
  3. You will assume sole responsibility for the registration and use of your domain name.
  4. You must provide accurate information for publication in directories such as WHOIS and promptly update this to reflect any changes.
  5. You must respond to enquiries from your registrar within fifteen (15) days and keep your registrar account data current. If you choose to have your domain name registration renewed automatically, you must also keep your payment information current.

Terms of Service

The Google Domains Terms of Service state exactly what you agree to and what Google Domains promises to provide when you purchase a domain name from Google Domains. You can view the complete Google Domains Terms of Service at

Update, September 2015:

We have changed our terms of service. The changes are summarised below. Click the link above to view the complete Terms of Service agreement.

Summary of major updates to Google Domains Terms of Service:

Effective Date:

New Terms of Service will apply to Google Domains customers who register or transfer in a domain on or after 18 September 2015 and to all customers on 18 October 2015.

Updates to Domain Registration Service

  • Consolidation of terms and conditions that apply to certain TLDs.
  • Updated information for transferring your domain ownership to another domain registrar
  • Clarification on Google Domain's right to terminate registrations
  • Updates to address recent changes in ICANN and registry policies

Other updates:

  • Updates to Limitation of Liability
  • Additional definitions added
  • More clarification on your use of Third-Party Services and Other Google Services available through Google Domains

Click to view the new Google Domains Terms of Service.

Click to view the previous Google Domains Terms of Service.


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