RE: [DNS] Domain Names...

RE: [DNS] Domain Names...

From: Tim Shahin <tshahin§>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 17:39:08 +1030
Well, according to AUDA policy,


1. To be eligible for a domain name in the 2LD, registrants must

................. etc

2. Domain names in the 2LD must:

a) exactly match: 
(i) the registrant's company, business, trading, association or
statutory body name; or
(ii) the words comprising the registrant? Australian Registered Trade
Mark or application for an 
Australian Registered Trade Mark; or

b) be an acronym or abbreviation of 2a) (i) or (ii); or

c) be otherwise closely and substantially connected to the registrant,
because the domain name refers to.
(i) a product that the registrant manufactures or sells; or
(ii) a service that the registrant provides; or
(iii) an event that the registrant organises or sponsors; or
(iv) an activity that the registrant facilitates, teaches or trains; or
(v) a venue that the registrant operates; or
(vi) a profession that the registrant's employees practise.

No where in there does it say that you can register a domain name so you
can open sit on it and do what you like LATER on
I think the AUDA policy is quite clear but is not being inforced

-----Original Message-----
From: Niall Baird [mailto:nbaird&#167;] 
Sent: Wednesday, 26 March 2003 17:28
To: dns&#167;
Subject: [DNS] Domain Names...

Unless you have a trade mark which is the subject of the domain name
dispute, I'd suggest that you wouldn't have much hope of getting it.

This happened to a friend of mine a couple of years ago, where someone
had a similar business name to his company name, and he waited for the
domain renewal to come up.  During this time, he also registered his
company name as a trademark.  Once it (the domain name) was 'free', he
registered it - having the trademark gave him a certain amount of
protection if it came to a dispute b/w the previous 'owners' and
himself.  While the AUDA policy doesn't state (I think) that trademarks
have more rights to a domain name than any other company or business
owner, trademark protection has been proven in courts in both the USA
and here, to be the strongest form of protection over a
name...consequently, I think AUDA would have to uphold a dispute where a
domain name was registered to someone other than the trademark owner.

Niall Baird
VB Web Solutions Pty Ltd

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tim Shahin [mailto:tshahin&#167;]
> Sent: Wednesday, 26 March 2003 3:42 PM
> To: dns&#167;
> Subject: RE: [DNS] Domain Names
> I did,
> The reason I am asking is that I made a Complaint about a domain name 
> which was registered 8 month ago and has not been used. The complaint 
> failed. The domain name registered has not been redelegated or used. 
> No real proof was shown for commercial use other than that they said 
> that they are going to use it. Hence my questions............

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