[LINK] What's in a (domain) name?
Thu, 16 Nov 2000 15:09:01 +1100 (EST)
On Thu, 16 Nov 2000, Jan Whitaker wrote:
> At 01:19 PM 16/11/00 +1100, you wrote:
> >Under the current policy (and Proposal 4.2.1 of the Panel's Public
> >Consultation Report) you won't be able to register <www.giraffe.com.au>.
> >(I'm assuming "giraffe" is a generic name.)
> I don't know if anyone else tried this, but www.giraffe.com is already
> registered somewhere. It's a monthly art magazine. Must have satisfied
> someone's criteria somewhere. Why not in Australia?
.COM regulations are far far different from those of COM.AU
.COM is basically first come first serve, with no regards to genericity,
foul language, etc. with the proviso that cyber-squatting with demonstrated
"ill intent" is illegal (AFAIK).
I trust all on the list are aware of the multitude of .COM.AU regs.
Rick Welykochy || Praxis Services
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