.GODADDY – Centralized Zone Data Service (CZDS) Access Policy

Last Revised: September 7, 2016

The CZDS provides interested, eligible and approved parties a centralized point to request access to .godaddy’s Zone Files for legitimate and lawful purposes.  The CZDS is maintained by ICANN, and can be accessed by at https://czds.icann.org/en.  All requests must be submitted through the CZDS. 

Access to zone file data for the TLD may be available to users subject to verification of a user’s credentials and agreement by the user that the data will only be used for lawful purposes. In order to grant access to the zone file for the TLD, the user must provide detailed and specific reason for which they seek access and information.  Each CZDS user will be required to enter into an agreement governing access to our zone file data and its use. The agreement will be standardized, facilitated and administered by the CZDS provider and the user’s access to the zone file data is always subject to the requirements of ICANN.  ICANN may reject the request for access to the Centralized Zone Data Service of any user that does not satisfy the credentialing requirements.  In addition, GoDaddy may reject the request for access:

  • Of any user that does not provide correct or legitimate credentials; or

  • Where we reasonably believe or indications that the user will use the data in a manner that contravenes this policy.

Where approved, the user will be granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to access our zone file data for a period of minimum 3 months (90 days) and maximum 1 year (365 days) (in GoDaddy’s discretion).

Such access will be facilitated by the CZDS.  GoDaddy may, at any time, revoke access of any user where we have evidence to support that the user’s use of the data contravenes this policy or any other policy issued by us, or where we are instructed to do so by ICANN.

We will permit the user to use the zone file data for lawful purposes, provided that:

  • The user takes all reasonable steps to protect against unauthorized access to, and use and disclosure of the zone file data; and
  • Under no circumstances, the user uses the zone file data to:
    • Allow, enable or otherwise support the transmission by email, telephone or facsimile, mass unsolicited commercial advertising, or solicitations to entities other than the users’ own existing customers; or

    • Enable high volume, automated, electronic processes that send queries or data to our systems, or that of any Registrar.

Please allow up to sixty (60) calendar days for GoDaddy to review requests for access.


Revised: 9/7/16
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