Re: [DNS] Namescout and GST

Re: [DNS] Namescout and GST

From: <trent§sos.net.au>
Date: Sun, 16 May 2004 15:08:10 +0930
I must admit that I only watch the occasional thread on here.
As the personal attacks are often a waste of the few K they occupy in my 
inbox

This thread does indeed worry me as a proud Aussie.

In particular:
Is that information on namescout not issuing tax invoices hearsay, or fact?

If it's fact, then I find the idea extremely offensive that an overseas 
company begins an Australian company solely for market image gains, or 
regulatory requirements, then don't use use that company as the trading 
entity.

Not happy Jan
T

magic2147&#167;optushome.com.au wrote:

>On 15 May 2004 at 18:15, Chris Disspain wrote:
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>>No, they are not. They pay AusReg GST and, unlike other registrars, cannot  claim it back because unless they remit GST
>>to the ATO.
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>If "AusReg" are dealing with a foreign entity why would they charge GST on 
>transactions with that entity? Supplying a service to an overseas entity is like an 
>export and therefore probably not subject to GST - even if  the service is rendered 
>within Australia.
>
>In any event how do you know what is the GST status between "AusReg" and the 
>registrars - specifically "Namescout"? Do you inspect the tax and GST returns of both 
>entities? Are you ie. auDA even entitled to?
>
>In view of the fact that "Namescout" was allowed to get away with publicly disclosing 
>renewal dates for nearly two years (apparently without any penalty) why should 
>anyone have any faith in your ability to manage or control anything done by this 
>registrar?
>
>Why does your staff seemingly have a quite cosy relationship with this registrar 
>representing them to inquirers as (quote) " a major international registrar" when prima 
>facie they are an insignificant player in all namespaces they act in with the possible 
>exception of .ca.
>
>Please advise which entity auDA has an agreement with. Is it the Australian 
>registered entity or the Barbadian one? Both the auDA web isite and your former 
>fellow director's CV implies that it should be the Australian one ie. Momentous 
>Australia Pty Ltd. If this is the case then "Namescout" should be issuing registrants 
>with a tax invoice.
>
>In any event not having to file Australian GST tax returns saves "Namescout" a great 
>deal in admin overheads comapred to Australian based registrars.
>
>And finally why on earth would an  Australian based authority charged with the 
>administration of anything want to have dealings with a company registered in a 
>territory with a financial and legal probity at the same end of the international league 
>as Nauru or Vanuatu? Look it up - Barbados (pop. less than that of Blacktown City 
>LGA) is a haven for entities and individuals who wish to avoid tax and regulatory 
>oversght and is described by US Govt. authorities as " one of many Caribbean 
>transshipment points for narcotics bound for Europe and the US".
>
>cb
>
>"You can tell a man...
>By the company he chooses
>Then the pig got up and slowly walked away"
>- Harry Belafonte
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