[DNS] Monetised

[DNS] Monetised

From: Charlie McCormack <charlie§mccormack.net.au>
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2006 14:47:16 +1000
Would that be walking shoes as in a covering for the foot be that human or
otherwise, brake shoes, horseshoes or some other shoe? From my understanding
there are over 20 different meanings for the word shoe.

If you went to shoes.com.au and did not find that it was what you thought it
would be, would you still be unhappy with the registrant for not displaying
the information *you* expected?






> -----Original Message-----
> From: dns-bounces+charlie=mccormack.net.au&#167;dotau.org [mailto:dns-
> bounces+charlie=mccormack.net.au&#167;dotau.org] On Behalf Of David Jones
> Sent: Thursday, 7 September 2006 2:36 PM
> To: .au DNS Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [DNS] Monetised
> 
> 
> --- Kirk Fletcher <kirk&#167;enetica.com.au> wrote:
> 
> > There's nothing to "crack down" on - monetisation,
> > whether you
> > personally like it or not, is a legitimate business
> > practice and allowed
> > under the policy (and rightly so).
> 
> I have nothing agains the practice of monetisation as
> a business.
> 
> However the majority of the domains registered under
> the policy do not adhere to it. As a registrar you
> should be aware of this and stop trying to exploit
> loopholes.
> 
> The policy clearly states that
> 
> a) the content on a monetised website must be related
> specifically and predominantly to the domain name;
> 
> the policy even goes on to give an example
> 
> 4.4 A "reasonableness test" is used to determine
> whether the content on a monetised website satisfies
> paragraph 4.2a), ie. would a reasonable person regard
> the content as related specifically and predominantly
> to the domain name? For example, a monetised website
> at www.shoes.com.au would need to contain information
> and advertising links about shoes and/or shoe
> manufacturers and suppliers. If the website contained
> information and advertising links about clothing in
> general including shoes, then it would not be
> acceptable under the close and substantial connection
> rule.
> 
> 
> If you browse through any of the currently monetised
> websites I can at most find 10% of content related
> specifically to the domain name. If you think I am
> wrong please point out how.
> 
> As I said it is just an excuse to abuse the australian
> name space. And auDA should crack down on this
> practice.
> 
> 
> DJ
> 
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