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Skin Fairy takes #domains away from Aussie cosmetic studio

A battle between two Aussie cosmetic companies ended up with the domains SkinFairy.com.au and TheSkinFairy.com.au being transferred to the Complainant. According to the Respondent, the Complainant was an employee of the company when they created the Skin Fairy products and thus obligated to abandon any intellectual property rights. The Complainant, however, disputes that, stating that […]

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LLL .com.au : AuDA can hand over your domain if associated business is terminated?

If you own an Australian domain ending in .com.au, which was registered in association with a business, that domain might be re-allocated should the business shuts down. The registrant of a LLL .com.au domain found out the hard way, after his 15-year old three letter domain was given to a different business. The key element […]

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#OGIO .com.au : Ballsy Aussie keeps #domain after #UDRP fails on technicalities

A ballsy Australian domainer gets to keep the domain Ogio.com.au, after a UDRP was triggered by a series of increasingly challenging events. Confident of its strong international brand and Australian trademarks, Ogio International Inc, filed a UDRP in order to reclaim the domain. The Complainant operates from Ogio.com. But lets rewind the clock back to […]

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Aussie #domain registry seeks to enforce restrictions to .AU registrations

Apparently auDA, the Australian domain registry, is seeking to enforce a number of restrictions to the .AU namespace. According to the web site Vote.com.au, the Policy Review Panel final report to auDA “includes startling recommendations that stand opposed to the Australian Spirit of enterprise, democracy, entrepreneurialism, and basic common sense.” What are these dramatic changes […]

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auDA : More than 1000 bogus .au domains will be deleted

The entity ruling over the registrations of .au domains is called .au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA.) The company is the policy authority and industry self-regulatory body for the .au domain space. A domain reseller of an accredited registrar allowed registrants from China, Eastern Europe, North America and Asian countries to use fake Australian business details […]

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Australians prepare for the “Death of the .Com”

Australians are passionate about their nationality; the land of the Oz has its own ccTLD: dot .AU. Only problem is, you can’t register domains in .AU directly, you’d have to register a .com.au, which is also restricted to Australians. Australia’s regulatory body for domain names, (auDA), recently announced its 2015 Names Policy Panel proposal. Australian […]

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