For the public record....

For the public record....

From: Shane O'Dea <lists§odea.net>
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 16:34:43 +0930
Greetings Phil,

For the public record....

A company by the name of Tax Specialists Pty Ltd was established in April 
1996 to carry on an on-line tax return preparation business.

The company has been registered by the Tax Agents Board of Australia as a 
registered tax agent since 1996, and continues to hold such registration.

It is part of a firm that truly exists as a business and has "real" 
employees and "real" clients.  In fact, the business is that real that we 
are currently surrounded by tax returns, BAS returns, etc waiting to be 
done.  You'll find the business in the Whitepages, and you can phone an 
make an appointment to see an accountant if you wish.

In 1996 the company acquired licences for the domain names tax.net.au and 
taxspecialists.com.au.  It also invested considerable capital in legal fees 
to develop legal documents, and contracted programmers to develop software 
for this purpose.

Unfortunately, the advent of the GST and the work load placed upon 
accountants over the past 4 years or so has slowed further implication of 
this business plan.

The company is currently in negotiations with an International organisation 
to join an international network to prepare Australian tax returns for 
travelling students and backpackers working in Australia.  This 
international network has an established business preparing tax returns in 
many European countries, and the US.

Given this background, it made sense for the company to take part in the 
auctions for accounting.com.au and accountancy.com.au and to acquire 
licences for related domains in .com and .net.au.

The primary director and shareholder of the company has suffered a serious 
disability, and may not be able to continue with the business plan in the 
median term to long term.

The domain names are NOT being offered for sale.  What is being advertised 
is the BUSINESS either by way of a join venture (through the sale of shares 
in the company) or some other creative structure.  Ultimately, anyone 
interested in this offer would need qualifications in accountancy and would 
need to hold registration as a tax agent.

There are considerable documents from 1996 onwards to substantiate the 
above.  What is wrong with someone who is seriously disabled exploring 
directions forward for their business including all its clients and assets?

Peace,

Shane








At 12:30 PM 23/08/2002 +1000, you wrote:
>Phil Wright says..
>
>" All of these domains were sold through the recent auction process so
>this is
>something that also could have potentially been picked up or noted by
>auDA
>when they were handling the registration of bidders or issue of licences
>to
>successful bidders."
>
>For clarity,
>
>taxrefunds.com.au
>tax.net.au/
>taxagents.net.au/
>etaxagents.com.au
>taxspecialists.com.au
>
>were not 'sold' through the recent auction process.
>
>accounting.com.au and accountancy.com.au were.
>
>However, none of that changes the possibility that these names are being
>offered for sale in breach of policy, a matter that we are investigating
>at the moment.
>
>Regards,
>
>Chris Disspain
>CEO - auDA
>ceo&#167;auda.org.au
>www.auda.org.au
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Phil Wright [mailto:newsstuff&#167;network.au.com]
>Sent: Friday, 23 August 2002 11:26
>To: dns&#167;lists.auda.org.au
>Subject: RE: [DNS] RE: [Oz-ISP] auDA hypocrisy (again)
>
>Speaking of balance and fair play in accordance to the rules......
>
>I have been looking into a few things for a client and discovered this:
>
>I am wondering if the holder/vendor of the following would be in
>compliance
>with auDA rules???
>
>         http://www.accounting.com.au/
>         http://www.accountancy.com.au/
>         http://www.taxrefunds.com.au/
>         http://www.tax.net.au/
>         http://www.taxagents.net.au/
>         http://www.etaxagents.com.au/
>         http://www.taxspecialists.com.au/
>
>To me it seems contrary to the spirit of fair play in the .net.au space
>to
>have "tax.net.au" as well as "taxagents.net.au" despite having so many
>tax
>related .com.au domains - what do others think?
>
>Surely auDA couldn't class these as different brands in the same way
>that
>Commodore, Astra, and Statesman are brands of Holden?
>
>Are the rules written well enough to deal with such possible deliberate
>squatting activity??  or were they just not detected?
>
>It would appear to me that there isn't bona-fide business operations
>being
>conducted directly in conjunction with these domains as they all point
>to
>the same page. There does however appear to be a possible (though
>perhaps
>only slight) bona-fide business operating under the name Griffin O'Dea
>Real
>Estate (www.griffinodea.com)
>
>That brings me to the point of the responsibility of Registrars:
>Should incidences such as mass registration (that may be potential
>squatting) across both .net.au and .com.au be reported to auDA by the
>registrar?
>
>I note that Enetica was the registrar for all of these domains bar one.
>Here
>are some nic search results:
>
>         Registrar ID:            R00013-AR
>         Registrar Name:          Enetica
>         Status:                  ok
>         Registrant:              Tax Specialists Pty Ltd
>         Registrant ID:           ABN 073674398
>         Registrant ROID:         C0897909-AR
>         Registrant Contact Name: Shane ODea
>         Registrant Email:        dns&#167;odea.net
>         Tech ID:                 C0889588-AR
>         Tech Name:               Shane O Dea
>         Tech Email:              shane&#167;griffinodea.com
>-------------------------------------------------------------------
>         Registrant:              Income Tax Specialists Pty Ltd
>         Registrant ID:           Other 073 674 398
>-------------------------------------------------------------------
>         Domain ROID:             D0289258-AR
>         Domain Name:             tax.net.au
>         Last Modified:           10-Jul-2002 12:31:36 UTC
>         Registrar ID:            R00013-AR
>         Registrar Name:          Enetica
>         Status:                  ok
>         Registrant:              Income Tax Specialists Pty Ltd
>         Registrant ID:           Other 073674398
>         Registrant ROID:         C0867768-AR
>         Registrant Contact Name: THE MANAGER
>         Registrant Email:        dns&#167;odea.net
>         Tech ID:                 C0867770-AR
>         Tech Name:               unknown
>         Tech Email:              unknown_contact&#167;ausregistry.net.au
>
>Note:
>- the ABN quoted above appears to be missing the first 2 digits?
>- the ACN 073674398 according to the National Names Index on ASIC shows
>that
>the name of the company is in fact "TAX SPECIALISTS PTY LTD"
>- the same search also showed the former names of the same company were
>"INCOME TAX SPECIALISTS PTY LTD" and "GRIFFIN O'DEA PTY LTD"
>
>All of these domains were sold through the recent auction process so
>this is
>something that also could have potentially been picked up or noted by
>auDA
>when they were handling the registration of bidders or issue of licences
>to
>successful bidders.
>
>To a relatively lay person like myself (sic), and my client, it would
>appear
>that some if not all of these names were licensed to various names under
>the
>one ACN number by a single organisation/person using multiple entity
>names
>including former and now defunct names??
>
>Note - that "Income Tax Specialists" was used for registration on 10
>July
>2002 despite the last name change for that company being "12/10/1998
>205A
>Notification of Resolution Changing Company Name" and previous to that
>"27/05/1996 205A Notification of Resolution Changing Company Name"
>
>Could this be true?  Is this assumption valid?
>
>I understand that I may be wrong in my assumptions but something here
>doesn't add up and doesn't seem to be detected or dealt with under the
>auDA
>RULES
>
>Phil Wright
>
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Josh Rowe [mailto:josh&#167;email.nu]
>Sent: Friday, 23 August 2002 9:50 AM
>To: aussie-isp&#167;aussie.net; 'Skeeve Stevens'; Dns List
>Subject: [DNS] RE: [Oz-ISP] auDA hipocrisy (again)
>
>
>auDA Published Policies
>http://www.auda.org.au/policy/policy-index.html
>
>Clarification of Domain Name Licence - Prohibition on Sale of Domain
>http://www.auda.org.au/docs/auda-2002-24.txt
>
>Interim Transfers (Change of Registrant) Policy
>http://www.auda.org.au/docs/auda-2002-18.txt
>
>"3. CIRCUMSTANCES OF TRANSFER
>
>3.1     A registrant may transfer their domain name licence to a
>proposed new registrant if one of the following circumstances applies:
>
>[snip-snip]
>
>b) if the domain name is used within the operations of the registrant
>and either the registrant or the operations are acquired by, merged
>into, devolved to or joined with the operations of the proposed new
>registrant;"
>
>
>Josh
>--
>http://josh.id.au/
>
>
>
>
>------------------------------------------------------------------------
>---
>List policy, unsubscribing and archives =>
>http://www.auda.org.au/list/dns/
>Please do not retransmit articles on this list without permission of the
>
>author, further information at the above URL.  (355 subscribers.)
>
>
>
>---------------------------------------------------------------------------
>List policy, unsubscribing and archives => http://www.auda.org.au/list/dns/
>Please do not retransmit articles on this list without permission of the
>author, further information at the above URL.  (355 subscribers.)
Received on Fri Oct 03 2003 - 00:00:00 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Fri Oct 31 2014 - 12:00:11 UTC