[LINK] Look out the Federal Bureau of Domain Names is watching!
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Tue Mar 8 10:50:14 EST 2005
Another one for Josh! A quick search of Google resulted in only one hit -
the SMH article itself.
auDA warning on domain registration firm
By Online Staff
March 7, 2005
The .au Domain Administration (auDA), the administrator of .au domain
names, today warned Australian businesses with domain names, and those
likely to register domain names to beware of an organisation going by the
name Federal Bureau of Domain Names (FBODN).
A media release said auDA had been informed that FBODN had contacted
several Australian businesses and falsely indicated it was the global
domain name administrator.
auDA said understands that FBODN has told these Australian businesses that
someone has applied to register their name in .biz but that FBODN had
blocked the registration and was now able to offer the name in .biz to the
auDA chief executive officer Chris Disspain said that as far as could be
ascertained, FBODN was not an official, or US Government-endorsed,
administrator of .biz or any other domain name extension.
Fixed line service
Pacific Internet has joined the band of ISPs offering fixed line services,
by teaming up with Southern Cross Telco, a subsidiary of Orion
Telecommunications, to launch Pacific Voice.
A media release said the service would be initially available to existing
customers, both small and medium business and residential. Next month, the
service will be available to new customers and also for sale by Pacific
Internet's channel partners.
There are bundled packages for those desiring both voice and internet access
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