RE: [DNS] Unbelievable Enetica/AusRegistry

RE: [DNS] Unbelievable Enetica/AusRegistry

From: Jon Lawrence <jon§jonlawrence.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 09:55:33 +0100
Skeeve

Real time zone and whois updates are a great innovation in the industry.
 Note that Neulevel (.biz/.us) and Afilias (.info) have also been offering
this functionality for some time.

On another note...I applied for a .id.au name through TPP Internet some
weeks ago.  The name was registered within a couple of days (don't know
exactly how long it took as I was travelling and didn't get a chance to
check - may have been instantaneous).  I took however 9 (yes nine) days
to get the name delegated.

I have just received my credit card statement and was somewhat surprised
to see a A$149 charge rather than the A$49 I had agreed to.  I have been
advised that the additional A$100 was for the email and web forwarding service
that I selected.  

I have two problems with this:
(1) this charge was not at any time spelt out during their somewhat eclectic
ordering process
(2) A$100 for email and web forwarding for 2 years...now that's what I call
margin...

Needless to say I shan't be dealing with this registrar again.

regards
jon

>-- Original Message --
>Reply-To: dns&#167;lists.auda.org.au
>From: "Skeeve Stevens" <skeeve&#167;skeeve.org>
>To: <aussie-isp&#167;aussie.net>, <isp-australia§isp-australia.com>,
>   <dns&#167;lists.auda.org.au>
>Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 11:58:27 +1000
>Subject: [DNS] Unbelievable Enetica/AusRegistry
>
>
>
>I am stunned... still stunned in fact - even though this was last
>night...
>
>
>A friend wanted a couple of domains... I setup my dns for him, and told
>him to use Enetica to register them.  
>
>He registered 2 .id.au domains
>
>In approx 3 minutes he had received the email tax invoice.
>Another 3 minutes after that he received approvals for both domains -
>with the password to manage the domain.
>
>I was surprised, but then guided him to the management page to do the
>delegation.
>
>5 minutes later I checked the AusRegistry whois... and the full details
>were there... including the name servers.... so I though, what the heck,
>I will do a dig on OzEmail's servers to see if they can see them..
>
>And they could.... and I was stunned.
>
>In 15 minutes, a domain was applied for, paid for, approved, delegated
>and visible on the internet.
>
>If this is the sort of service we can expect under this new regime...
>that is amazing.
>
>Kudos to Enetica for having fast processing.. and to AusRegistry for the
>fast whois and delegation.
>
>Now... Question... was this only because it was a .id.au? or could this
>work for .com.au and others as well?
>
>How can Melbourne IT justify their 2 hour service for $300+ when the
>standard $50 at Enetica had it done in minutes... 
>
>Vic.. you and your staff rock..
>
>...Skeeve
>
>
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