From: Michael Malone <mmalone§creole.iinet.net.au>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 1998 15:51:39 +0800
It seems that the people at connect.com.au have gone over
the top with their addition of new restrictions on NET.AU.

Printlink Digital Copy Centre has been rejected for the
domain printlink.net.au, because "printlink" isn't their
full business name.  For some reason, "pdcc.net.au" is ok,
even though that's not their full business name either,
and they have no less claim to "pdcc" than they do to

This is quite insane.  Is connect.com.au deliberately trying
to decrease the registration of net.au domains?  Melbourne IT
must be laughing all the way to the bank.


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> To: John Parker <john&#167;staff.iinet.net.au>
> From: Edel Foley <edel&#167;connect.com.au>
> Subject: Re: printlink.net.au
> John,
> I'm sorry. As a result of the influx of requests to the .net.au space we
> have instituted a new policy. You can find the policy at
> http://registry.connect.com.au/cgi-bin/na-policy.cgi
> A troubleshooting guide is also available at
> http://registry.connect.com.au/cgi-bin/na-ts.cgi
> This explains the new policy which is considerably more restrictive than the
> old one. Most of all it requires an ACN or BRN for every domain as well as
> inforcing much more literal translations of the business name to the domain
> name.
> In this particular case, if the customer had a trading name of Printlink
> they would be entitled to printlink.net.au  Otherwise, they can have the
> full business name as a domain name or a consistent abbreviation such as
> pdcc.net.au
> I understand that this seems very restrictive but we have adopted a similar
> policy to MelbourneIT in order to deal fairly with the requests we receive.
> Regards
> ============================
> Edel Foley
> Wholesale Sales Manager
> connect.com.au Pty Ltd
> edel&#167;connect.com.au
> Ph:  03 9251 3624
> Fax: 03 9251 3639
Received on Tue Jan 27 1998 - 22:47:32 UTC

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