Re: DNS: perhaps suspect trading practise

Re: DNS: perhaps suspect trading practise

From: Clive <clive§ina.com.au>
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 17:26:25 +1000
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Larry<br>
<br>
I find it&nbsp; really hard&nbsp; to believe that <br>
<br>
a. you were not aware of this campaign<br>
b. you did not encourage this campaign<br>
<br>
The fax campaign by Australia &amp; New Zealand Domain Name Registry
started nearly&nbsp; 3 weeks ago. Surely the increase in their
sales,&nbsp; arising from what amounts to duping the public,&nbsp; would
have alerted you to asking what &quot;magic&quot; method they were using
to have generated such sales. <br>
<br>
Melbourne IT&nbsp; has had over 200 phone calls. The callers were angry,
confused and outraged. The callers wanted some clarity and comfort. All
have requested that we take legal action on their behalf. <br>
<br>
If you did not know about this campaign then in the interest of
maintaining stability and confidence in the Australian Internet community
I would like to see you do the following <br>
<br>
a.<x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab>Ensure that NONE of
your current or future resellers repeat this.<br>
b.<x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab>Ensure that your
resellers are trained to provide the FACTS to the consumers. Such as
<font face="Symbol">
<dl>
<dd><x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab></font>au.com
is a Privately owned Domain name<font face="Symbol">
<dd><x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab></font>it
is NOT a recognized country level domain <font face="Symbol">
<dd><x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab></font>it
is not an accepted country code as is com.au <font face="Symbol">
<dd><x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab></font>Net
registry is not recognized by the existing Internet community as an
official Registrar<font face="Symbol">
<dd><x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab></font>they
are buying a 3<font size=1><sup>rd</font></sup><font size=3> level domain
name from a Privately owned Domain name in contrast to com.au which is
currently administered by Melbourne IT under the aegis of the .au
registrar hence providing legitimacy and
longevity</font><font face="Symbol">
<dd><x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab></font>etc<br>
<br>

</dl>c.<x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab>Most
importantly, to ensure that ALL the people that got duped into buying
domain names from Australia &amp; New Zealand Domain Name Registry as a
result of this fax campaign get<font face="Symbol">
<dl>
<dd><x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab></font>a
letter of explanation and apology<font face="Symbol">
<dd><x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab></font>a
FULL refund from Net Registry.<br>
<br>
<br>
<br>

</dl>I trust that this will not occur again.<br>
<br>
<br>
Clive Flory<br>
General Manager<br>
Internet Names Australia<br>
<br>
PS: If one took a look at Net Registries Web site one would get the sense
that Net Registry have also been a little sloppy about the
&quot;FACTS&quot; they present to consumers. So if you want to show
leadership then your web site is a good place to start.<br>
<br>
<br>
<br>
<br>
<br>
At 03:34 PM 6/17/98 +1000, you wrote:<br>
&gt;Stephen, Chris, rick and the list<br>
&gt;<br>
&gt;The fax referred to in the original posting by Stephen was sent out
by a<br>
&gt;reseller of .au.com names, NOT NetRegistry, the .au.com
Authority.<br>
&gt;<br>
&gt;This fax has been stopped and the resller has been informed that
unless his<br>
&gt;practices cease his reseller status will be withdrawn. I want to make
it<br>
&gt;very clear on this list that NetRegistry does not condone this
approach to<br>
&gt;domain name sales and will not tolerate any action on behalf of
our<br>
&gt;resellers that misinforms or misleads the public.<br>
&gt;<br>
&gt;Moreover, NetRegistry explicitly welcomes suggestions and information
from<br>
&gt;the Internet industry regarding any such practices and will always
take<br>
&gt;action to ensure that domain name buyers are well and accurately
informed.<br>
&gt;<br>
&gt;Regards<br>
&gt;<br>
&gt;_____________________________________________<br>
&gt;<br>
&gt;Larry
Bloch&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
<br>
&gt;Chief Executive Officer&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br>
&gt;NetRegistry Pty Limited&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br>
&gt;email:&nbsp; larry&#167;netregistry.au.com<br>
&gt;Office: +61-(0)2-9555 6299<br>
&gt;Fax:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; +61-(0)2-9555 5808<br>
&gt;<br>
&gt;<a href="http://www.netregistry.au.com/" eudora="autourl">http://www.netregistry.au.com</a><br>
&gt;Domain House, PO Box 2088, Sydney, NSW 1043<br>
&gt;_____________________________________________<br>
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