New domain name rules
Wed, 4 Oct 1995 15:31:13 +1000
At 12:43 PM 10/4/95 +1000, Sue Lowe -SMH wrote:
>The request was filed via Addison Wesley, the publisher, and it seems was
>rejected because it reflects the name of a product - the name of the book -
>rather than the company??
I spose you won't tell us the name of the book 'cause it's not released yet,
but can you give us the general gist of the name? i.e. I'm sure it wouldn't
be internet.com.au, but if it's something equally as generic, I'd refuse it too.
Seems bizarre to me. For example, internet.au magazine uses the domain name
ia.com.au... that's a product, so maybe if your thing is called The Internet
Book, you could work with tib.com.au :) If internic precedents for product
names as domain names count for anything, last I heard some kind of US
underwear company had registered stuff like pants.com, stockings.com,
>Obviously its disastrous for us, having invested in publicising that name. I
>have never heard of a name being rejected before and we did not anticipate
Plenty of names are rejected for other reasons.
>it not going through. It also took Tesltra about three weeks to respond,
>leaving us very short of time. I'm sure I've read stuff on the link before
>that suggested a 48-hr turnaround on domain names???
As far as I remember, Geoff Huston said that was for edu.au and/or gov.au
stuff, and the .com.au stuff was in someone else's hands.
Whaddya wanna write an Internet book for anyway?
Simon Vandore - nomis~\ua.moc.angam.www\\:ptth
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