RE: [DNS] Internet Name Group scam

RE: [DNS] Internet Name Group scam

From: Chris Disspain <ceo§>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2001 09:11:32 +1000
Josh, thanks for your message.

David, thanks for your suggestion.

The ACCC are already aware of this practice and are investigating. In any
event I am intending to issue another Consumer Alert this time dealing
specifically with the 'renewal' of domain names for any period longer than 2
years. I'll post a copy to the list.


Chris Disspain
CEO - auDA

-----Original Message-----
From: Lieberman David 6103 DXL [mailto:david.lieberman&#167;]
Sent: Friday, 30 March 2001 07:57
To: 'dns&#167;'; 'ceo§'
Subject: RE: [DNS] Internet Name Group scam

I suggest that Auda gets the ACCC involved.  This type of conduct is one of
the issues we are seeking to address in designing the competitive model.
David Lieberman

-----Original Message-----
From: Rowe, Joshua [mailto:Joshua.Rowe&#167;]
Sent: Friday, 30 March 2001 1:36 am
To: 'ceo&#167;'
Cc: 'dns&#167;'
Subject: [DNS] Internet Name Group scam

Chris Disspain, CEO auDA,
Today I received a letter from Internet Name Group
( asking me to "confirm" my rewnewal of
a domain name of mine which is due to expire in June.
The prices they quoted are:
 2 years $220
 4 years $425  (ie $212.50 / 2yr)
 6 years $675  (ie $225.00 / 2yr - nice math!)
 8 years $850  (ie $212.50 / 2yr)
10 years $1000 (ie $200.00 / 2yr)
I was under the impression that policy
( only allowed for a 2 year
renewal period?
I am aware of auDA's Jan 23 press release regarding these scams
( however I'm concerned that a
large proportion of domain name holders will just pay the invoice without
realising that they have been misled or deceived into renewing their domain
name licence renewal to their disadvantage.

Joshua Rowe         ePay Project, Australia Post HQ
Phone: +61 3 9204 7335         Fax: +61 3 9204 7556

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Received on Fri Mar 30 2001 - 07:09:00 UTC

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