From: Michael McKinnon <mjm§>
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2002 12:16:25 +1000

I am very happy that published auDA policy clearly prevents the sale or
transfer of a domain name (thank god we're not like the gTLDs).  My original
question was in relation to the "leasing" of a domain name.

I guess, at the end of the day, we are talking about definitions of things

My concept or understanding of a domain name is that it is no more
significant than a telephone number; that is, a label of identity that
assists in locating a service via a particular medium.

So let me ask this question:

As a legal registrant of a domain name, what stops me from delegating or
redirecting (just like call-forwarding on a telephone) that domain name to
another party as part of a private agreement between myself and that party?


(and sorry for the noisy list today!)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Keegel [mailto:djk&#167;]
> Sent: Friday, 20 September 2002 11:51 AM
> To: dns&#167;
> Subject: Re: [DNS] RE:
> ] Yes, but neither the Sydney Harbour Bridge, or the planet Netptune offer
> ] exclusivity!  A domain name, on the other hand, regardless of the policy
> ] governing it, is licensed exclusively to the registrant.
> Perhaps drivers licences and credit cards would be better examples.
> (I haven't investigated, but I assume that you don't own them and
> aren't allowed to sell/transfer them, at least not without permission
> of the issuer.)
> Should we be happy for anyone who wants to "make a buck" by selling
> drivers licences?  Or getting lots of credit cards issued to them
> and selling the cards to other people?
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