RE: [DNS] Searcher twists name rules

RE: [DNS] Searcher twists name rules

From: Marty Drill - Domain Candy <marty§>
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 20:03:59 +1100
I have raised this issue with auDA (early Feb) and below was the response to
my enquiry about policy rules for companies registering an address that they
claim to provide a service for. The 2 examples I gave were common in the
public arena at the time and not necessarily reflective of my content

My original enquiry related to owned by AnSearch

From auDA:

With regards to the allocation, they have stated that it is a service they
provide and the service is a directory service.  So if you type into the browser, it does actually come up with a
directory listing.  Same with

So I suggest that the interpretation is that you can register a domain as a
service of your business, if it provides a service of finding the content
that you (user) are seeking. 



-----Original Message-----
From: AUDA LIST [mailto:auda206&#167;] 
Sent: Wednesday, 23 March 2005 7:23 PM
To: dns&#167;
Subject: Re: [DNS] Searcher twists name rules

I must say I found this article quite interesting and somewhat concerning
especially considering the new changes that are coming into effect.
What I would like to know is how they managed to register the domains in the
first place. Does this mean that anyone who runs a search engine has a close
connection to the entire dictionary. Maybe we can all have a fit of
"youthful exuberance".

 >> "They didn't go very well, so we are concentrating on generic names," he
said <<

Perhaps they will concentrate on geographical names next, I am sure they


On Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at 09:34 AM, Deus Ex Machina wrote:

> 0,7204,12618818%5E15306%5E%5Enbv%5E,00.html
> "Searcher twists name rules
>  WOULD-BE search king Ansearch has ruffled a few feathers among  
> Australia's top corporate brands by registering misspellings of  
> well-known internet domain names in an attempt to drive traffic to the  
> search engine."
Received on Fri Oct 03 2003 - 00:00:00 UTC

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