[DNS] Update re Domain Name Authority of Australia

[DNS] Update re Domain Name Authority of Australia

From: Raoul Wegat <raoulw§nitrogen.net.au>
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 15:12:06 +1100
Hi All,

What follows is a reply to my complaint to the Department of Justice,
Consumer & Business Affairs Victoria <sigh>.

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Dear Mr Wegat,

I refer to your letter dated 11 October 2000 complaining of the
registered Business Name "Domain Name Authority of Australia" may be
false and misleading and you believe that the Business Names Act 1962
does not allow for the registration of business names that are
misleading or could suggest a connection with a government department,
authority or organisation.

I have spoken to our Business Affairs Branch and have been advised that
the word "Authority" is not prohibited by the Act and the context the
word is used in it's name had been reviewed when the name was applied
for and found to be acceptable.

If you have any queries in this regard, please do not hesitate to
contact the Business Affairs Branch Manager, Paul Hopkins on telephone
9627 6507 or the Customer Services Manager, Wayne New on telephone 9627
6769.

I further note that the solicitation letter from Domain Name Authority
of Australia clearly states that "DNA is a authorised Melbourne IT
re-seller specialising in the .com.au namespace"

I trust that the above information is of assistance to you.

Your sincerely,

Anna Yeow
Senior Assessment Office
Assessment & Analysis Branch

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I know that it's actually the Minister who sets what names are
"undesirable" (s.9)  - in this case, Marsha Thompson MLC.

Any lobbyists amongst us? A petition to the Minister???

Raoul
Received on Tue Oct 31 2000 - 12:12:09 UTC

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