From: Barry Armstrong <info§australianwebsites.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2009 14:11:33 +1000
While on the theme of registrar conduct in relation to registrants
has anyone on this list seen the posts ( now 5 pages long ) at


in regard to

AUSSIEHQ PTY LTD taking over the Planet Domain reseller account
FeatureDomains and AUSSIEHQ PTY LTD's subsequent actions.

The posts there mention a number of issues including even
changing the legal ownership of a .com domain without the
owner's permission.

Not only that but changing the ownership to non valid registrant
details being

Aussie HQ

Aussie HQ according to an ASIC search is a deregistered business name.

Yes, I know that .com domains are not directly under AUDA
but there was a case some years ago

AUDA versus Capital Networks Pty Ltd ( owner of the former AU Registrar Totalnic )

where AUDA chose to deregister Totalnic as an AU Registrar due to
what AUDA perceived as inappropriate conduct in relation to its customers,
in regards to Totalnic making it difficult for their customers to transfer TLD's
including .com domains to competing registrars.

I wonder how seriously AUDA will regard the issues raised in the Whirlpool forum,
which includes at least one case ( only AUSSIEHQ PTY LTD and Planet Domain
would know how many cases like this there are ) where the ownership of a domain
was changed without the former owner's permission to

Reseller..............: Feature Domains
Created on............: 2 Apr 2008 09:05:29 EST
Expires on............: 2 Apr 2010 09:05:29 EST
Record last updated on: 2 Apr 2008 09:05:29 EST
Status................: ACTIVE
Owner, Administrative Contact, Technical Contact, Billing Contact:
Aussie HQ (ID00425042)
PO Box 3168
Weston, Australian Capital Territory 2611
Phone: +61.261639350
Email: provisioning&#167;hostingshop.com.au

Which of course also means that a former owner of a domain has no ability at all
to transfer a domain to a competing registrar ( similar to the reason that Totalnic was deaccredited by AUDA ).


Barry Armstrong

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