Home > Domain Names > Policies  
.MX Domain Name General Policies
 
The domain name registration under the ccTLD .MX, is delegated to the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey ("ITESM") by IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) function currently performed by the ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), in accordance to the principles contained in RFC 1591 and is managed by Network Information Center, S.A. de C.V. ("Registry .MX"). This relationship, between the ITESM and the Registry .MX, was established in November 2003 to carry out the tasks related to the administration and registration of domain names under the ccTLD .MX.

1 Definitions
1.1    Authority
Any person coated of power, faculties and/or sufficient jurisdiction to exercise the role of command, aimed at achieving compliance with issues related to these policies, procedures and its modifications or replacements, as well as any group of experts, arbitrator, organism or arbitration panel before whom the parties have submitted in response to the policies and the procedures described here.

1.2    ccTLD
Acronyms used to designate the top-level domain names, known as country codes (Country-Code Top-Level Domains). These acronyms refer to the classification in the Domain Name System, represented by a suffix of two-letter codes assigned according to the ISO3166-1 standard codes for the representation of countries names or territories.

1.3    Contacts
Objects created to facilitate the administration of a Domain Name. There are four types of contact for each Domain Name: registrant, administrative, technical and billing.

1.4    Days
The terms and periods set out in days should be construed as calendar days, unless they are specified as business days.

1.5    DNS
Acronyms used to refer to the Domain Name System (Domain Names System) and/or Domain Name Server in an indistinctively manner. The Domain Name System is a distributed computer system that provides for all the Internet correspondences (resolutions) between domain names and IP addresses. The Domain Name Server refers to the computer equipment as part of the Domain Name System and that hosts the information and processes for establishing correspondences (resolutions) between names and IP addresses.

1.6    Authorization Information
Key of a domain name necessary for a transfer process.

1.7    Domain Name
Represents a common identifier to a group of computers or devices connected to the network. They are a simple form of an Internet address designed to allow users to easily locate a site on the Internet. For purposes of this, it will only refer to the Domain Names under the ccTLD .MX

1.8    Base Policies
The Domain Names General Policies, the Dispute Resolution Policy for .MX domain names (LDRP) and the Regulation of the Dispute Resolution Policy for .MX Domain Names, published in the Registry .MX website (www.registry.mx).

1.9    Registrant
Contact associated to a Domain Name. The Registrant contact is the holder and responsible of the Domain Name. It is recommended to be the end user (individual or a corporation) of the Domain Name.

1.10    Registrar
Individual or a corporation, accredited to distribute and provide administration services of Domain Names.

1.11    WHOIS
System database used for the search of domain names and their primary data, which can be accessed publicly through the Registry .MX page (www.registry.mx). Useful tool to check and verify the ownership of a Domain Name.

1.12    Reserved .MX Domain Names
Are the Domain Names that would not be possible to register and which are listed on the Reserved .MX Domain Names published in the Registry .MX website (www.registry.mx)

The terms defined in this section may be used in these Policies both in singular as plural.

All the headings used in these Policies are used exclusively to facilitate its readability, but will not be taken into account in interpreting them.


2 General Provisions
The petitioner, the Registrant and the Contacts of a Domain Name manifest that they know and accept the Base Policies, procedures, regulations and annexes related to the Domain Name service, including its registration, modification, suspension, cancellation, transfer and disputes.

The Registry .MX is simply managing the .MX classification on the Internet, and therefore, any consequences resulting from the registration and/or use of the Domain Names that constitute or may constitute violations to the applicable law, it is sole responsibility of the Registrant of the Domain Name.

Any change or update to these Policies will be published with a notice of at least 15 (fifteen) days immediately preceding the date of its entry into force, on the Registry .MX website (www.registry.mx), so that the Registrar, the Registrant and/or the Contacts could manifest what suits their interest. Once the date has elapsed, the Registrar, the Registrant and the Contacts of the Domain Name will be bound under these new policies, without requiring that the Registry. MX perform any other publication or notice.

These Policies may be modified or replaced by listening to the comments and opinions submitted by the External Advisory Committee, being in force in at least 15 (fifteen) days after publication of the proposed changes in the Registry .MX website (www.registry.mx), subject to the Registrar, the Registrant and/or the Contacts manifest what suits their interests. Once the date has elapsed, the Registrar, the Registrant and the Contacts of the Domain Name will be bound under these new policies, without requiring that the Registry. MX perform any other publication or notice.

All the communication will be in Spanish; however the Registry. MX can reply to messages originally written in a language other than Spanish if deemed necessary.

The Registry .MX can register, modify, renew, delete, transfer and/or suspend a Domain Name by a resolution issued by any Authority. Also, the Registry .MX reserves the right to deny the registration to one or more domain names included on the list of Reserved .MX Domain Names, which are published on the Registry .MX website (www.registry.mx).


3 Basic Domain Names Operations
In the Registry .MX, the Registrars can perform the following basic operations of Domain Names:
 
  • Registration.
  • Modification.
  • Renewal.
  • Deletion.
  • Transfer.
  • Restoration.
The Registrar of a Domain Name is the only one authorized to perform any of the above operations before the Registry .MX, as long as the status of the Domain Name allows it. If the Registrant and/or the Contacts of a Domain Name wish to make any of these operations, they must request this service through the Registrar, who will provide the service to the Registrant and/or the Contacts of the Domain Names they manage.

By the foregoing, the Registrar in order to carry out these basic operations he will ensure that he has the authorization of the Registrant, whenever necessary.

The Registrar, the Registrant and the Contacts accept and acknowledge that it is their obligation to maintain their information and the information of the Domain Names to which they relate, updated in the Registry .MX database.

The following describes each of the basic operations of the Domain Name:

3.1    From the registration of Domain Names.
By accepting that the Registry .MX makes an application to register a Domain Name it recognizes the right of the holder (Registrant) to its use and enjoyment of a Domain Name during the period of the paid coverage, without that by the above it understands the transfer and/or the transfer of the ownership rights. The maximum coverage of the Domain Names is published on the Registry .MX website (www.registry.mx)

It is an indispensable requirement to provide the data that the Registry .MX requires from a Registrant and of the three contacts (administrative, technical and billing) to request a Domain Name. Some Domain Name classifications may have additional requirements for its registration, in accordance with the provisions in Annex A.

The Registry .MX will only accept registration applications under the classifications set out in Annex A. The classifications of the Domain Names may increase, change or decrease, subject to notice from the Registry .MX and through its website.

3.2    From the modification of the Domain Name.
The Domain Name Modifications can be any change or update to the data of a Domain Name.

The modifications that can be done to the Domain Name are:
 
  1. Registrant Change.
  2. Contacts Change:
    1. Administrative,
    2. Technical, and/or
    3. Billing.
  3. Add, delete or modify Name Servers (DNS).
  4. Statuses that can be changed by the Registrar.
  5. Authorization Information.
  6. Modification on the Contact's information and the Registrant's.
Under no circumstances the Domain Name can be changed.

3.3    From the renewal of the Domain Name.
It is understood by renewal of a Domain Name to the extension of the use of it by one or more years of coverage. The maximum period for renewal of Domain Names are posted on the website of the Registry .MX (www.registry.mx).

3.4    From the deletion of the Domain Name.
By deletion it is understood the disablement of the Domain Name to be resolved by the DNS. The deletion of the Domain Name can be automatic or manual.

The deletion of the Domain Name is automatic when its coverage concludes and the Registrar fails to make the payment for renewal, always that the status of the Domain Name allows it; encountering the Domain Name available for it to be registered by a third party.

The deletion of the Domain Name is manual when the Registrar deletes it through the system within the period of coverage, always that the status of the Domain Name allows it. A domain name deleted manually enters in a Pending Delete period for a period of 30 (treinta) days. When the period of Pending Delete ends, the Domain Name is available for it to be registered by a third party.

3.5    From the transfer of the Domain Name.
By transfer of a Domain Name it is understood to change the administration of a Domain Name from one Registrar to another.

It is necessary to provide to the Registry .MX the authorization information of the Domain Name in order to initiate the transfer request of the Domain Name mentioned. Likewise, the petitioner, the Registrant and the Contacts acknowledge and agree that by completing the transfer of the Domain Name, the Domain Name will be automatically renewed for one more year of coverage, or the remaining term in order to achieve the maximum coverage of a Domain Name, as the case may be; in no case the granted period for the automatic renewal could exceed a year.

3.6    From the Restoration of the Domain Name.
By restoration of the Domain Name it is understood the recovery made by the Registrar of the Domain Name that is in the Pending Delete period.

The Registrar, the Registrant and the Contacts acknowledge and agree that by carrying out the restoration of the Domain Name the current fee must be paid for that concept, and in case that the Domain Name has passed the expiration date of coverage this will automatically be renewed for one more year, or the remaining term to achieve the maximum coverage.


4 Suspension and Deletion of the Domain Name by the Registry .MX.
The Registry .MX may suspend and/or delete a Domain Name when:
 
  1. The Domain Name is not paid by the Registrar.
  2. Upon an authority request
  3. The Registry .MX needs to establish communication with the Registrar related to a Domain Name, and this does not respond to the communications from the Registry .MX within the required period of time. In such case the Domain Name may be suspended and/or deleted.
  4. The Registrant information and/or the Contacts information, and/or the Domain Name information is not updated or is false.
  5. The Registrant and/or the Contacts of the Domain Name does not comply with the Base Policies.


5 Dispute and Complaint of a Domain Name.
The Registrar will be the responsible to transact and give solution to the problems that may arise in relation to the Domain Names that it manages.

It is said that there is a Domain Name dispute when a third party believes to have a better right over the ownership of a Domain Name than the current holder. There are two types of Domain Names Disputes:
 
  1. Ownership Dispute.
    a)  This will be carried out when a person considers that it bears the ownership of a Domain Name and has evidence of such, as long as it is not related to intellectual property themes.
    b)  The ownership disputes should be carried out with the Registrar that manages the Domain Name.
    c)  By carrying out this procedure, the Registrar will keep blocked the Domain Name so that it cannot be modified or transferred, during the procedure duration.
  2. Intellectual Property Dispute.
    a)  For the resolution of any dispute derived of any violation to intellectual property rights (trademark of products or services, advertisements registered, designations of origin, reservation of rights) will be applied the Dispute Resolution Policy for .MX domain names (LDRP) and the corresponding Regulation.
    b)  The designated providers for resolution of this type of dispute are on the Registry .MX website (www.registry.mx).
    c)  By carrying out this procedure, the Registrar will keep blocked the Domain Name so that it cannot be modified or transferred, during the procedure duration.
    d)  The Registry, the Registrar, the Registrant and the Contacts of the disputed Domain Names should abide the decision of the panel that resolves the dispute.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Registrant, the Contacts, the Registrar and/or any third party could interject a complaint before the Registry .MX as long as he consider it necessary, in relation to the Domain Name.



Annex A
Domain Names Classifications.

Classification Reserved for: Requirements
NET.MX
  a)  Internet Services Provider;
  b)  Provider of value-added services;
  c)  Provider of wireless network services;
  d)  Provider of services of data transmission;
  e)  Provider of special telecommunications services

NOTE: Any other organization not included in this column may not be registered under this category.
  1. Copy of the registration of the Federal Telecommunications Institute (Federal Communications Comission) as a provider of services mentioned above.
  2. A letter including letterhead requesting the Domain Name. It is important to mention the information of the services they offer. The letter must be signed by the attorney or the legal representative.
  3. Copy of an official identification of the person who signs the letter.
The Domain Name requested must be related, under judgement of the Registry .MX, with the name of the organization (name registered in the Federal Telecommunications Institute (Federal Communications Comission)).
ORG.MX
  a)  Legally constituted non-profit organizations in Mexico;
  b)  Civil societies and associations legally established in Mexico;
  c)  Individuals established in Mexico, that accredit the use of the Domain Name for non-profit;
  d)  International Non-profit Organizations established in Mexico;
  e)  Nongovernmental organizations incorporated in Mexico;
  f)  Embassies and consulates of foreign countries established in the Mexican national territory;
  g)  Political parties and political associations;
  h)  Religious associations;
  i)  Institutions dedicated to the education of persons with disabilities;
  j)  Private charity institutions;
  k)  Private Trusts.

NOTE: Any other organization not included in this column may not be registered under this category.
  1. The Registry .MX may request the holder of the Domain Name any documentation that it deems necessary to verify the full compliance with these policies.
In case that the Registry .MX request any documentation to the corporations, they must send a document that proves the quality referred in the previous column and in case of individuals, send a letter stating that the activities they perform are primarily non-profit activities.

The shipment of the documents must be made within less than 10 (ten) days by mail.
EDU.MX
  a)  Education Institutions that have a registration before the SEP or are incorporated to any University recognized by the Mexican State;
  b)  Job Training Schools or Technical Education accredited by a competent office of the Mexican Government;
  c)  Institutions for preschool education that have a registration before the SEP or are incorporated to any University recognized by the Mexican State;
  d)  Institutions dedicated to the research and that has the registration before the CONACYT.

NOTE: Any other organization not included in this column may not be registered under this category.
  1. Copy of the Registration before the SEP or copy of the newspaper or official journal stating that according to the specific case, or when it applies, copy of the registration before the CONACYT.
  2. A letter including letterhead of the educational institution requesting the domain name, which will be the only one authorized to use it.
  3. Copy of an official identification of the legal representative that signs the letter.
The Domain Name requested must be related, under NIC MEXICO's judgement, with the name of the organization (name registered before the corresponding official institution of education).

NOTE: The Registrant of the Domain Name will be the only one authorized to make modifications to it.
GOB.MX
  a)  Federal Government, State and Municipal, Secretaries and Dependencies, Government Programs, Centralized Organisms, decentralized, deconcentrated, autonomous and parastatal Organisms of the Public Administration of the Mexican Government;
  b)  State Enterprises and parastatals of the Mexican Government;
  c)  Embassies of Mexico;
  d)  Public Trusts.

NOTE: Any other organization not included in this column may not be registered under this category.
  1. A letter including letterhead of the Mexican Government in which it requests the Domain Name, signed by the legal representative.
  2. Copy of the appointment of the person that signs the letter, in which it requests the Domain Name.
  3. Copy of an official identification of the legal representative that signs the letter.
NOTE: The Registrant of the Domain Name will be the only one authorized to make modifications to it.
COM.MX Any individual or corporation that requests it. None
.MX Any individual or corporation that requests it. None

The Classifications with documentation requirements will be reviewed and authorized by the Registry .MX. The documentation must be sent through the Accredited Registrar.

The English version of this document has no legal value, it is provided solely as a means to facilitate the reading and understanding of the Spanish version, it is not a substitute to the legal validity of the Spanish version. In case of any controversy, the text in the Spanish version shall in all cases apply.
Start session
 
A A A Text size