UKReg terms - unreasonable or normal?

  Patr100 14:51 16 Sep 05

Someone I know plans to register with but they were concered that judging from the terms and coditions - UKreg seem to "own" the content on the site. Do these terms read as reasonable or common for a service agreement for hosting purposes?

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You agree and acknowledge that UKREG owns the following:

(a) all database, compilation, collective and similar right, title and
interests worldwide in the domain name database;

(b) all information and derivative works generated from the domain name
database; and

(c) information for the registrations for which UKREG acts as the
registrar including:

(i) the original creation date of the registration;

(ii) the expiration date of the registration;

(iii) the name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, and
fax number of the technical contact, administrative contact, zone
contact, and billing contact for the domain name;

(iv) remarks concerning the registered domain name that appear or should
appear in the WHOIS or similar database; and

(v) other information generated or obtained in connection with the
provision of domain name registration services, other the domain name
being registered, and the IP names and addresses of the primary
nameserver and any secondary nameservers"

  ade.h 19:19 16 Sep 05

Wading through the legalese, it would appear to refer simply to their handling of the domain name (which is, after all, just leased by you) and not to any of your own content, data or other IP relating to your use of any webhosting service from whatever provider (that being a seperate entity from domain registration.) Should be fine in other words.

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