Re: [DNS] Why have a policy?

Re: [DNS] Why have a policy?

From: Bennett Oprysa <bennett§>
Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2005 14:15:26 +1000

can you explain on what grounds a registrar would reject such an 

There are numerous reasons why it could be perfectly feasible, eg
applicant provides support/advice specific to msnmessenger
applicant sells addons for msnmessenger
applicant has their own product called msnmessenger or something similar

all of the above are without question appropriate reasons for 
registering the domain, for all we know the registrant may well fit one 
of the above when applying for a domain. Do you expect registrars to do 
a site visit and conduct interviews with the employees of the company to 
make sure their claim is true for every application?

If the registrant has made a false warranty they risk losing the domain. 
If they have also missused a trademark belonging to a multinational, 
they also face the risk of incurring considerable legal costs when the 
lawyers descend upon them.

As far as registrars being too lenient, the simple fact is that the 
number of registrations cancelled by auDA due to people having made 
false warranties can be counted on one hand last time I checked.


Tony Owen wrote:

>> auDA is not run by registrars. It should be - if it was, policy would be
>> objective and automatic, names would be cheaper and overall a far more
>> rational and market driven system would pertain.
> I probably am not up on all the facts but ...
> If we are paying more for a name because a human "vets" names to avoid 
> obvious shams, how the heck could
> get through? or any of the other blatant trademark 
> ripoffs?
> Cheers Tony
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