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Does the 6 month rule still apply?

Discussion in 'General Domain Discussion' started by Luke, Nov 28, 2018.

  1. Luke

    Luke Membership: Community

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    Hey guys,

    Does AUDA's 6 month rule still apply in relation to selling a domain name?

    Sorry if this has been answered, I couldn't find anything.
     
  2. Joel

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    No.
     
  3. Luke

    Luke Membership: Community

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    Alright, looks like I'm a little behind the times.

    Here's an article I found on NF when the policy was changed:
    https://www.netfleet.com.au/blog/domain-sales/6-prohibition-on-change-of-registrant-removed/

    And here's the current policy:
    https://www.auda.org.au/policies/index-of-published-policies/2011/2011-03/

    Please Note: Under the Domain Name Eligibility and Allocation Policy Rules for Open 2LDs, a registrant may not register a domain name for the sole purpose of resale or transfer to another entity. Where a registrant is found to have breached this policy rule, auDA reserves the right to cancel the domain name licence and delete the domain name.

    Now excuse me while I disappear for another 10 years.
     
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  4. trellian

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    Hi Luke,

    the key part there is "sole purpose" so if you register the domain to monetize it before you sell it, even for a day of parking, it is all good then as it was not just for "sole purpose"

    Cheers
    David
     
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  5. Luke

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    Thanks David.