RE: [DNS] auDA email

RE: [DNS] auDA email

From: Ron Stark <ronstark§>
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 17:27:49 +1000
I see only six options:

1 - Permit only direct sales from registrars to registrants, which would
eliminate resellers of domains;

2 - Allow resellers to make only the initial sale, with renewals direct via
registrars, much like car registration (it seems that the renewal market is
the most abused);

3 - Allow only resellers who agree to comply with the code of conduct - and
jump _hard_ on those who violate its provisions.  This would necessitate
removing the current regime of voluntary compliance and maybe beefing up
punitive provisions;

4 - Forget about self-regulation and go for statutory regulation, like the
car and building industries;

5 - Accept that there will always be cowboys, so be vigilant and jump very
hard and make a real example of those who step out of line - in the hope
that aspirant cowboys will think twice;

6 - Put a lot of effort into educating a largely-ignorant marketplace (new
and existing registrants) so that the cowboys' misrepresentations have no
credence.  At the moment consumer education is predominately through first
or second-hand bad experience.

Ron Stark

p.s. - for you, Adrian - "I think I must be a lesbian, because I prefer

-----Original Message-----
From: Adrian Chadd [mailto:adrian&#167;]
Sent: Wednesday, 11 September 2002 4:18 PM
To: dns&#167;
Subject: Re: [DNS] auDA email

On Wed, Sep 11, 2002, Richard Archer wrote:
> At 14:44 +1000 11/9/02, Chris Disspain wrote:
> >Apologies. The multiple email problem should be solved now.
> Excellent.
> And what are auDA doing to prevent such cowboys undertaking
> another mailout which necessitates yet ANOTHER consumer alert?
> The amount of deceptive, illegal, immoral and unscrupulous antics
> going on within the realm of the .AU domain at present beggars
> belief. Why are auDA as managers of this domain not acting
> deliberately and forcefully to stamp out this nonsense?
> Releasing "consumer alerts" which in fact degrade the image of
> the .AU domain even further just doesn't cut it, I'm afraid.

If a company pops up that is simply retailing domain names from someone,
who/what can AuDA actually _do_ about it?

I keep asking this question, and noone seems to answer it.
I'm all ears for a solution (or, preferred, a set of solutions)
but besides using the existing channels (Fair Trade, ACCC) I'm
quite stumped.


Adrian Chadd			"<WeBGrrL> i WAS a lesbian.....but now i
love everyone :P"

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