[LINK] False and Misleading?
Dr. Bob Jansen
Tue, 20 Nov 2001 16:41:53 +1100
I has the same and almost fell into the same trap. I had in fact
signed the form and was just about to post it back when I thought I'd
better read the fine print. So, I threw the form away and did not use
them to renew my domain names.
I wonder if they are misleading. I guess that their argument would be
that the domain name renewal charge is set irrespective of whether
you buy their free listing. So legally, they are correct. However,
morally, I think they are very misleading if not some form of a scam.
At 3:26 PM +1100 20/11/01, Michael Biber wrote:
>I'd be interested in Linkers opinion on this.
>I have several Domain Names registered, most directly by myself and a
>few by ISPs on my behalf.
>In the last few weeks, I've been receiving snail mail from Internet
>Registrations Australia (IRA) to sign up my domain names to a free
>'businesses.com.au Internet Directory'. I get to tick a box on this
>purple sheet to sign up, subject to the terms and conditions located at
>http://www.registrations.com.au/directoryterms/. Clause 4, is as
>"4. Submission for Listing on the businesses.com.au directory comes with
>Internet Registrations Australia's domain management services, this
>includes but is not limited to the renewal of registration of the domain
>name. By electing to have your domain managed by Internet Registrations
>Australia you authorise Internet Registrations Australia to manage the
>registration of the domain name in accordance with Internet
>Registrations Australia's terms and conditions of service as found
>So by agreeing to a listing in this 'free' Internet Directory, I sign
>away my control of the reregistration of my domain names to IRA. I
>believe that this is sufficiently unclear enough to declare this as
>false and misleading. I suspect a fair % of people might sign up for the
>'free' Internet Directory listing, without realising that they are also
>signing up IRA to renew their Domain Names.
>As a matter of interest, IRA will renew my 'free' listed domain name for
>a fee of A$198 for 2 years. If I continue to do this myself through INA
>(MelbourneIT), it costs A$137.50 for 2 years. So this 'free' directory
>listing, actually comes at a premium of A$60.50!
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Dr. Bob Jansen
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