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Last Update 20 August 2012. The most recent source for .gs domains Acceptable Use policy can be found at:

The ANL Network and .GS Domain names must be used for lawful purposes and comply with this AUP. The creation, transmission, distribution, storage of, or linking to any material in violation of applicable law or regulation or this AUP is prohibited. This may include, but is not limited to, the following:

(1) Communication, publication or distribution of material (including through links or framing) that infringes upon the intellectual and/or industrial property rights of another person. Intellectual and/or industrial property rights include, but are not limited to: copyrights (including future copyright), design rights, patents, patent applications, trade marks, rights of personality, and trade secret information.
(2) Registration or use of a .GS Domain name in circumstances in which, in the sole discretion of the ANL:
(a) The .GS Domain name is identical or confusingly similar to a personal name, company, business or other legal or trading name as registered with the relevant Falkland Islands agency, or a trade or service mark in which a third party complainant has uncontested rights, including without limitation in circumstances in which:
(i) The use deceives or confuses others in relation to goods or services for which a trade mark is registered in Falkland Islands , or in respect of similar goods or closely related services, against the wishes of the registered proprietor of the trade mark; or
(ii) The use deceives or confuses others in relation to goods or services in respect of which an unregistered trade mark or service mark has become distinctive of the goods or services of a third party complainant, and in which the third party complainant has established a sufficient reputation in Falkland Islands, against the wishes of the third party complainant; orSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands| .GS ccTLD Acceptable Use Policy
(iii) The use trades on or passes-off a .GS Domain name or a website or other content or services accessed through resolution of cpr144449003101 a .GS Domain as being the same as or endorsed, authorised, associated or affiliated with the established business, name or reputation of another; or
(iv) The use constitutes intentionally misleading or deceptive conduct in breach of ANL policy, or the laws of Falkland Islands; or
(b) The .GS Domain name has been used in bad faith, including without limitation the following:
(i) The User has used the .GS Domain name primarily for the purpose of unlawfully disrupting the business or activities of another person; or
(ii) By using the .GS Domain name, the User has intentionally created a likelihood of confusion with respect to the third party complainant’s intellectual or industrial property rights and the source, sponsorship, affiliation, or endorsement of website(s), email, or other online locations or services or of a product or service available on or through resolution of a GS Domain name;
(iii) For the purpose of selling, renting or otherwise transferring the Domain name to an entity or to a commercial competitor of an entity, for valuable consideration in excess of a User’s documented out-of-pocket costs directly associated with acquiring the Domain Name;
(iv) As a blocking registration against a name or mark in which a third party has superior intellectual or industrial property rights.