[LINK] need for ABN for a .au domain?

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Tue Nov 8 16:54:27 AEDT 2022

> On 8/11/22 15:45, Ivan Trundle wrote:
>> I’m not suggesting that auDA is acting in the public interest (or
>> not), but if not an ABN, I’m curious to know how an individual or
>> company can prove that they have an Australian presence in order to
>> obtain an .au address. It’s a minefield of ambiguity otherwise.

On 8/11/22 4:26 pm, hamish at moffatt.email wrote:
> Individual registrations are verified against the federal Document
> Verification Service. You enter for example your driver's licence number
> during the verification process.

Okay, that lends credence to the conspiracy / paranoia / 'enlistment as
a functionary within the government's mass surveillance apparatus' idea:

> The options seem to be:
> -   instructions from someone in the mass surveillance apparatus
> -   a functional need that escapes us all
> -   a money-grab, mainly on behalf of the many intermediaries wanting
>     to make money in the Internet world, partly also for auDA

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