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Discussion in 'General Domain Discussion' started by DomainMarketPlace, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. DomainMarketPlace

    DomainMarketPlace Membership: Community

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    NEWS TIP OFF - AUDA Officially Accredited domain name registrars caught red handed by AUDA.ORG.AU but what an AUDA really do to stop it?

    It appears some of the biggest AUDA Accredited Domain name registrars in Australia have been caught fraudulently breaching policy by www.auda.org.au to try and cash in on the high value of generic .com.au domain names themselves!

    One of the largest registrars may be facing the loss of thousands of domain names they have seemingly registered for their own use and perhaps aftermarket premium priced resale in breach of auda.org.au policy http://www.auda.org.au/policies/auda-2008-11/

    4. BREACH OF POLICY

    4.1 Where auDA determines that a registrar has breached the Registrar Agreement or the Code of Practice as clarified by this Published Policy, auDA may delete the affected domain name(s), in addition to any other remedies available to it.

    Here is one example of a company ( many different names and entities) currently involved it seems
    Domain Central
    AUSTRALIAN STYLE IP DISCRETIONARY TRUST
    BOTTLE DOMAINS
    NAME.COM.AU

    Some registrars have themselves registered thousands of .com.au names in breach of policy. Many still use the names via parking / monetisation programs and a few have also started offering them for sale in the "Premium" domain name aftermarket
    where names can be sold for 6 and 7 figure sums.


    Domain Name: classmate.com.au
    Last Modified: 30-May-2008 03:40:54 UTC
    Registrar ID: Domain Central
    Registrar Name: Domain Central
    Status: serverUpdateProhibited (auDA Request RT 1780)
    Status: serverTransferProhibited (auDA Request RT 1780)
    Status: serverDeleteProhibited (auDA Request RT 1780)
    Status: serverRenewProhibited (auDA Request RT 1780)
    Status: inactive

    Registrant: THE TRUSTEE FOR AUSTRALIAN STYLE IP DISCRETIONARY TRUST
    Registrant ID: ABN 29498868712
    Eligibility Type: Company

    Registrant Contact ID: C058558-DC
    Registrant Contact Name: Domain Manager
    Registrant Contact Email: Visit whois.ausregistry.com.au for Web based WhoIs

    Tech Contact ID: C058558-DC
    Tech Contact Name: Domain Manager
    Tech Contact Email: Visit whois.ausregistry.com.au for Web based WhoIs

    With the high value of .com.au generic names maybe some registrars have used inside information and domain name tracking and registering software systems to buy up these valuable assets for their own use
    http://www.melbourneit.com.au/cc/domainname/premium-domain-names

    www.sedo.com
    www.moniker.com
    www.afternic.com
    www.domainshed.com.au
    www.netfleet.com.au
    www.nameseek.com.au
    http://www.domaintradingpost.com.au/
    www.greatdomains.com
    http://www.dnjournal.com/domainsales.htm

    Let's see exactly what the ACCC and AUDA do to expose and prosecute the various AUDA Accredited Registrars of this massive scam that has been going on for years under their noses.
    https://www.bottledomains.com.au/accreditation.html

    How many of the accredited AUDA registrars are involved or are being investigated by AUDA and the ACCC over this apparent Fraud and AUDA Policy breach? http://www.auda.org.au/registrars/accredited-registrars/

    How many of the registars have bought names for themselves in breach of policy or have doine it using different entities, family to stay under the Registrar Policy breach radar etc etc

    With some domain names being sold for over $5 million each now on the Premium domain aftermarket it's obvious some Registrars may have been tempted to register names for themselves in breach of Registrar policy.
    http://blog.wired.com/business/2008/04/pizzacom-domain.html

    http://blog.wired.com/business/2007/07/jackpot-busines.html Jackpot! Business.com Sells for $350 Million

    But does AUDA or the ACCC have the resources for a full audit of AUDA accredited Registrar owned domain names? Time will tell if they even bother to try to uncover the full fraud of some AUDA Accredited registrars

    ANOTHER REGISTRAR TRIES TO SELL ITS NAME MAIL.COM.AU FOR $1 MILLION!

    http://www.netfleet.com.au/index.php?a=d&id=1772

    Domain: mail.com.au

    Status: ok

    Registrant: Enetica Pty Ltd
    ABN - 39087987988

    Tech ID: BO139159
    Tech Email: bennett@webcity.com.au
    Tech Contact: Bennett Oprysa
    Tech Company: WebCity Australia Pty Ltd


    Name Server: ns1.webcity.com.au
    Name Server: ns2.webcity.com.au

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    it came from newstipoffs@hotmail.com. Sound like a joke? I haven't heard of anything from auDA.
     
  2. paz

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    The auDA did have a news item about wanting to offload some domains from a de-accredited registrar.