RE: [DNS] ebay auctions

RE: [DNS] ebay auctions

From: Ron Stark <ronstark§>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2003 20:11:40 +1100
Paul, there already has been considerable discussion on this very
subject - the list archives of early 2002 or thereabouts should find it.
Infortunately I don't have the exact references for you.

In essence, though, you cannot sell a domain name per se - but you can
sell the entity that owns the licence, and thereby the domain name with

What I'm not clear about, however, is what happens in this scenario:

I run a business called Smelly Sox Pty Ltd, and I do a roaring trade in
second hand hosiery from my website  I want to
sell that website, and the business it generates, to Sports Footwear Pty
Ltd.  With or without my permission, Sports Footwear Pty Ltd registers a
business name Smelly Sox Online.

Question:  Can I "sell" or otherwise transfer the _business_ of Smelly
Sox Pty Ltd, but not the Company as such, thereby to
the business name Smelly Sox Online, who qualifies as a  registrant for, but nevertheless owned by Sports Footwear Pty Ltd?

If not, can Smelly Sox Pty Ltd register the business name Smelly Sox
Online, make that the registrant (as it's a wholly owned trading name of
the original registrant), then sell that trading name to another party,
complete with its domain?

Legal eagles - any comment?

Ron Stark

> -----Original Message-----
> From: DVDs - Paul [mailto:paul&#167;] 
> Sent: Tuesday, 2 December 2003 7:49 PM
> To: dns&#167;
> Subject: [DNS] ebay auctions
> re : ebay auctions
> I feel there should be some method in which you can sell a 
> website that you have taken years to build up to be a 
> successful equity in which obviously the domain goes hand in 
> hand (would be worthless without).
> But to blatantly offer for auction a domain with no adjoining 
> website is a different situation.
> PJ.
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