Domain Registration Policy

The LK Domain Registry is the National body which registers domain names ending in .LK, .ලංකා and .இலங்கை. The Registry has formulated policies with regard to the .LK domain name space, which govern the registration, maintenance, and other operations of .LK domain names.

This document sets out the Policy relating to .LK domain names.


Domain Names may only be used for legitimate purposes under the Laws of Sri Lanka, and in accordance with LK Domain Registry Policies and therefore it will not be used *in illegal or *unethical activities or *on infringing others’ trademarks, copyrights etc *. Else they may be de-registered.


It may be possible to register some domains names which are not permissible under .LK, under open second level domains. Domains in the above categories may also be registered to organizations or associations that represent the relevant industry as a whole. Domains may also be registered by adding a prefix or suffix (e.g. e-) to a generic name.

Any name for which the Hostmaster has any doubt with regard to its suitability will be reviewed by the Management of LK Domain Registry. Such decision may be based on additional factors, other than those given above. The decision will be generally taken within three (03) working days.


The REGISTRANT and the ORGANISATION should reflect the actual Person / Organisation using the domain.


The REGISTRANT is responsible for keeping the domain-related information correct and up to date. If not, the domain will be suspended or de-registered.


As part of the request for name registration, REGISTRANT agrees to indemnify and hold the LK Domain Registry clear of any and all costs, fees, and/or expenses arising from litigation involving trademark, trade name, service mark, and any other name infringements, or other reasons.


Domains may not be sold nor offered for sale, and any such domain may be de-registered.

The REGISTRANT/ ORGANISATION has the right to use the domain name but does not own the domain name nor will the REGISTRANT/ ORGANISATION have the right to own it.

As such, the REGISTRANT/ ORGANISATION does not have the right to sell or transfer the domain name to any party whether for profit or otherwise. Where a REGISTRANT/ ORGANISATION is found to have breached this policy rule, the LK Domain Registry reserves the right to cancel/de-register the domain name.

Re-selling a domain by a REGISTRANT/ ORGANISATION is strictly prohibited and a REGISTRANT/ ORGANISATION shall not publish banners / advertisements with regard to selling/re-selling .LK domain(s).


A domain name may be suspended or de-registered by LK Domain Registry if the registrant has breached any of LK Domain’s guidelines or agreements it has entered into with LK DOMAIN Registry.

Failure to make payments by the expiry date of the domain will also result in your services being suspended and then de-registered.

Email reminders will be sent to the BILLING contact of the domain before the expiry date of the domain name. A FINAL NOTICE will also be sent on the expiry date of the domain to all other contacts (REGISTRANT / ADMIN and TECHNICAL) in order to follow up with the BILLING Contact to make payments on time.

Once a domain is suspended, the category of the domain may change as and when required and it will be effective after the date of domain de-registration.

The Registry reserves the right to amend this policy, or make exceptions to the policy, from time to time. No such exception shall be binding on the Registry for other registrations.



******IMPORTANT NOTE******

No domain registration shall be deemed effective until the Registry accepts your application and activates your domain name registration or renewal. Submitting your application to the Registry, and the Registry accepting Fees for your application, by itself does not constitute a successfully registered application or renewal.

You acknowledge that the Registry can never guarantee, and is in no way responsible, that the domain name you are applying for is not being applied for by another party or that there are no inaccuracies in the Registry’s or other databases, that the search availability results are correct, or that there are errors, omissions, or inaccuracies that occur during the registration or renewal process which affect the result of your registration or renewal application.

You further acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for ensuring that your registration or renewal has been properly processed. The Registry may elect to accept or reject your application for registration or renewal at any time for any reason at its sole and absolute discretion, including, but not limited to, pricing errors, attempts to apply for domain names that are prohibited, improper, unavailable, infringe on 3rd party intellectual property or other rights, applications that are questionable or violate any other agreements or terms and conditions with the Company contained in the Registry or other agreements.