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AUHQ

Discussion in 'Domain News' started by Lemon, Jul 6, 2017.

  1. Lemon

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    auDA have applied for a new trademark AUHQ. Interesting to see the classes they have registered it under. Are they thinking of creating a new entity in place of auDA??
    The following information is taken from IPAustralia
    https://search.ipaustralia.gov.au/trademarks/search/view/1856156?q=AUHQ

    Number 1856156
    Words AUHQ
    Status Filed - Approved
    Priority date 30 Jun 2017 (Convention)
    Classes 9, 16, 35, 38, 41, 42, 45
    Kind Word

    Goods & Services
    Class 9:
    Software, processes and platforms for website hosting, cyber security and data management; apparatus for data collection and storage; electronic publications
    Class 16:
    Publications, newsletters and manuals
    Class 35:
    Business management; business administration; business incentive programs; advertising; administering the registration of domain name registries and registrars; data management services
    Class 38:
    Online communications services and platforms, data transmission and web portal services
    Class 41:
    Education and training services and information; education and training relating to domain names, website hosting, the Internet and cyber security; organising seminars, conferences and events; organising seminars, conferences and events relating to domain names, website hosting, the Internet and cyber security; arranging, conducting and organising of awards, awards presentation, awards ceremonies; judging of awards; presentation of awards for achievement in internet and domain names; arranging and conducting competitions; organising fundraising activities; entertainment services; distribution, production and syndication of radio and television programs; publishing by electronic means
    Class 42:
    Accreditation services; accreditation of domain name registries and registrars; software design and development, including design and development of cyber security and data management software; design and development of online platforms; technological research; providing information, including online, about technological services and research and design related thereto; IT consultancy
    Class 45:
    Registration of domain names; leasing of internet domain names; compilation, creation and maintenance of a register of domain names; administering and managing qualifications and conditions for domain name registration service providers; establishing and overseeing compliance with the procedures to be followed by domain name registration service providers; licensing domain name registry operators and registrars; administering and overseeing cyber security requirements for domain and website hosts, providing information about cyber security, and development and implementation of regulatory policy; licensing of intellectual property
     
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  2. Lemon

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  3. Lemon

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    And logo
    auhq.jpg
     
  4. Scott.L

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    So the CEO openly lied at the member meet-up - Luke enquired about the registry model [40:44] and gave some examples, Cameron responded; we don’t know what it will look like...

    He knew 'exactly' what is planned.
    • Registration of Trading name
    • Registration of Domain Name
    • Registration of Trademark with logo
    what is more interesting about the trademark registration is Class 45:

    Registration of domain names; leasing of internet domain names; creation and maintenance of a register of domain names

    Where in the constitution does it incorporate those terms?
     
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  5. Lemon

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  6. DomainNames

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    AUHQ.SUCKS is available for registration... For brand protection should they go and register the 2000 different domain name extensions?
     
  7. DomainNames

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    Let's hope we do not see an auDA ( AUHQ ) business model like this?..... but things have certainly changed for the worse in the last year. We all thought it was bad before!
    • No Supply or Demand members
    • Wholesale Registry
    • Australian au administration
    • For Profit
    • Performance bonuses for staff based on increased profits
    • New grand building and fitout
    • New Domain Name Policy
    • New auDRP model
    • No accountability
    • No transparency
    • Anyone else's opinions are "INVALID"
    • Jobs / contracts / board positions / consulting for friends, mates, associates, extended family, Liberal political party members & colleagues..
    • Internal "best practice" standards
    • High expenses on lawyers
    • High expenses on travel, communications, marketing, parties, overseas trips, cars, office, non tendered "consulting"...
     
  8. DomainNames

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    How long has auDA been a registrar themselves?
    Could they cut out the whole Supply model and sell .au names direct themselves with the new AUHQ?

    Whois Domain

    Whois response for auhq.com.au:
    Domain Name auhq.com.au
    Status inactive
    Registrar Name auDA
    Registrant .au Domain Administration Ltd
    Registrant ID ACN 079 009 340
    Eligibility Type Non-profit Organisation
    Registrant Contact ID AUDA
    Registrant Contact Name CEO
    Registrant Contact Email auda.domains@auda.org.au
    Tech Contact ID AUDA
    Tech Contact Name CEO
    Tech Contact Email auda.domains@auda.org.au
     
  9. DomainNames

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    Terrible logo.
    How much did that cost?
    Did it go to tender?
     
  10. Lemon

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    When you apply to register a trade mark you must provide a description of the goods or services you intend to use your trade mark on. These goods and services need to be identified into one or more classes.

    Class 35:
    Business management; business administration; business incentive programs; advertising; administering the registration of domain name registries and registrars; data management services

    Class 45:
    Registration of domain names; leasing of internet domain names; compilation, creation and maintenance of a register of domain names; administering and managing qualifications and conditions for domain name registration service providers; establishing and overseeing compliance with the procedures to be followed by domain name registration service providers; licensing domain name registry operators and registrars; administering and overseeing cyber security requirements for domain and website hosts, providing information about cyber security, and development and implementation of regulatory policy; licensing of intellectual property
     
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    Looks like someone is building themself a new auDA / auHQ Empire :)
    $$$$$$

    Everyone keeps saying Follow The Money.. What are they talking about? Past present auDA staff and Past Present Board members....why are SO many people speaking out in all areas?
     
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    With all the "legal information" auDA / auHQ has received do they actually have any money in the bank?
     
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    Little doubt AUDA will be tinkering with this as the ship continues to go down.

    I think many people have doubts AUDA will get the registry done in time even if they didn't waste time on other stuff such as this, presenting roadshows to an audience of 3 people and wasting time defending a CoC cobbled together by a $10/hr intern.
     
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    Mind you, the calibre of those in the audience was particularly high. :D
     
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    Who was the guy sitting next to Luke (with the blue shirt and goatee)?
     
  16. Scott7

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    I don't know. He left part way through. Maybe Luke knows.
     
  17. snoopy

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    So even 3 people was an exaggeration? 2.5 is the correct number?
     
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    Make that 3.5, as we actually started with 4.
    But hey, you can say 3, 2.5, even 1 if you like. Just as long as I don't hear a '0' coming my way, particularly if it's preceded by '$'. :eek:
     
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    Just watched the video.
    • It sounds like AUDA will soon be running back to Ausregistry, at the 7:30 mark, “Potentially get the incumbent to lift their game”, then at 10:45 “We want them to be part of it”.
    • AUDA seems to be not very confident in the board decision on direct registrations, “We are deliberately taking our time to get this right, because internationally the examples are not as strong as we think”.
    I think AUDA is in a lot of trouble after seeing the video.
     
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  20. Lemon

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    The issue is that in there is no real experience in the domain industry.

    They don't understand that demand class members are actually part of the industry. We have invested ourselves in developing the .au namespace into an industry because we believe in it.
    I have invested a lot of time and effort in the .au namespace but am only a demand class member who is ignored. It seriously is time for supply and demand class members to step up to the plate. The current situation is a disgrace and changes should be made.

    The auDA constitution states
    Can you answer YES to all of the above?
    I wish I could.
     
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