SamoaNIC.ws is not responsible for the determination of
anyone's eligibility to register a domain name. Trademark law
differs from country to country, and even from region to region in
some countries. SamoaNIC.ws adheres to the policy described
1591, Domain Name System Structure and Delegation. With regards
to domain name disputes, the following section applies:
4. Rights to Names
1) Names and Trademarks
In case of a dispute between domain name
registrants as to the rights to a particular name, the registration
authority shall have no role or responsibility other than to provide
the contact information to both parties. The registration of a
domain name does not have any Trademark status. It is up to the
requestor to be sure he is not violating anyone else's Trademark.
Part of the process for registering a domain name in the .WS Top
Level Domain (TLD) is agreeing to a Terms of Service. The Terms of Service clearly state that the individual registering the
name has no knowledge of any trademark infringement or other legal
basis for prohibiting the use of that name.
If you believe that your trademark has been used without your
permission, then you will need to take that dispute to the
individual or organization directly, or follow whatever legal steps
are appropriate to your locality.
does not disclose domain name registrants' private information such
as addresses or telephone numbers. What we do provide is a method of
communicating with domain owners via a web-based form accessible
from the SamoaNIC.ws Whois page.
A message will be delivered from this page to a domain owner via
email, after which point it is up to the owner to reply back.
If this method does not elicit a response from the owner, then
the disputing party may contact
SamoaNIC.ws to request direct contact information after
providing proof of identity.
For more information about resolving domain name disputes, please
visit the World Intellectual
Property Organization WebSite (WIPO).