1. Freezing domain name
A domain name is subject to a freeze procedure (suspension of all operations on a domain name, but does not affect its availability and accessibility by third parties) in the following cases:
- A court order ordering the freezing of the domain name;
- The opening of a Dispute Resolution Procedure as specified in the article "Dispute resolution" of the naming charter;
- The opening of a verification procedure as referred to in the article of the naming charter "Authorities of NIC Mauritania".
2. Blocking domain name
A domain name is subject to a blocking procedure (preventing access by third parties to a website attached to the domain name, without this being removed) in the following cases:
- A court order ordering the blocking of the domain name;
- A verification procedure as referred to in the article of the charter "Authorities of NIC Mauritania";
- Where the holder has no registration office and has not chosen a new registrar within the time limit given by NIC Mauritania (case of the so called "orphan" domain names).
3. Voluntary transfer
Domain names may be transferred to a new owner subject to compliance with the terms of the naming policy.
Any voluntary transfer operation is implemented only when the registration office obtains the agreement of both parties (incumbent and new owner). In case of judicial liquidation or any other collective procedure concerning the holder, only the designated administrator of the organization has the power to transfer the domain name.
4. Forced transfer
NIC Mauritania proceeds to forced domain name transfer to another holder following:
- A decision taken after a Dispute Resolution Procedure as described in the article "dispute resolution" of the naming charter;
- A court order for the forced transfer of the domain name;
- A situation where the original holder no longer has the capacity to make a voluntary transmission and a legal or commercial link is demonstrated between the latter and the new holder.
5. Change of registrar
The holder may change registrar. It is up to him to choose a new registrar and have this change made by him.
The registrar beneficiary of the requested operation must ensure that this change does not affect the status of the domain name.
6. Orphan domain names
When the registrar is no longer under contract with NIC Mauritania, for whatever reason, the domain names administered by that registrar will be considered as "orphan domain names" and the incumbents will have to choose a new registrar.
It is the registrar's responsibility to notify the registrants who are his clients in advance.
If the registrar fails to comply, NIC Mauritania shall notify the holder and, where applicable, the administrative contact of the need to change registrar by giving it a deadline after which the name of the registrar domain will be blocked and then deleted by NIC Mauritania.
7. Deleting a domain name
A domain name can be deleted:
- At the request of the registrar in accordance with the wishes of his client;
- Following a court order to delete the domain name;
- Following a deletion decision taken in the context of a Dispute Resolution Procedure as described in the article "dispute resolution" of the naming charter;
- Following an unsuccessful verification procedure as referred to in Article "Authorities of NIC Mauritania";
- Following a procedure of "orphan domains" as referred to in the article "Orphan domain names".
The deletion becomes irreversible, past the thirty (30) day restoration period of which domain names are removed at the request of registrars.
During the restore time, the domain name can be reactivated to the same configuration.