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Tuesday September 17 2002

ACCC tackles IRA over “misleading” Web practices (Bradley Norrish)

Filed under: Bradley Norrish, Internet Registrations Australia — Josh @ 10:13 pm

ACCC tackles IRA over “misleading” Web practices
http://zdnet.com.au/newstech/ebusiness/story/0,2000024981,20268297,00.htm

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By James Pearce, ZDNet Australia
17 September 2002

Controversial Australian domain name reseller Internet Registrations Australia is being taken to court by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) amidst allegations of misleading conduct.

The ACCC alleges that Internet Registrations Australia (IRA) made “false or misleading representations” when it indicated to some domain name holders that it had a pre-existing relationship or prior dealing with them, has the authority to register or renew a consumers domain name, or could register .com.au domain names for periods of four, six, eight or ten years.

The ACCC claims IRA have been engaging in deceptive conduct since January 2001. The ACCC wants courts to issue permanent injunctions preventing IRA from repeating the offence, as well as corrective advertising, costs, and an order for IRA to undertake a Trade Practices Compliance Program.

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Domain-name anger flares again (Chesley Rafferty)

Filed under: Chesley Rafferty, Internet Registry, NetRegister — Josh @ 8:35 am

Domain-name anger flares again
http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2002/09/14/1031608343618.html

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By Nathan Cochrane
September 17 2002
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A domain-name reseller trading on the implosion of a competitor to use scare tactics is causing confusion and grief for Australia’s webmasters and domain-name holders.

Internet Registry Pty Ltd, trading as Net Register, has mailed an estimated 60,000 domain-name holders trying to snag their business by telling them of the collapse of Internet Name Protection (INP), which traded as Internet Name Group. INP, which has been taken to the Federal Court by the ACCC for using misleading domain-name marketing tactics, was placed into administration on August 16.

Now, Net Register’s actions have earned the ire of competitors, the ACCC, INP’s administrator, domain-name holders and the domain-name governor, auDA.

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Tuesday September 10 2002

Another .au domain name scandal causes a stir (Chesley Rafferty)

Filed under: Chesley Rafferty, Internet Registry, NetRegister — Josh @ 8:28 am

auDA issues consumer alert
http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2002/09/10/1031608236608.html

Another .au domain name scandal causes a stir
http://www.zdnet.com.au/newstech/ebusiness/story/0,2000024981,20268079,00.htm

The NetRegister renewal notice:

NetRegister (Chesley Rafferty) notice NetRegister (Chesley Rafferty) notice NetRegister (Chesley Rafferty) notice

and the complete set:

http://domainwatch.org/images/

official auDA consumer alert:

NetRegister letter contains incorrect information
http://www.auda.org.au/about/news/2002090902.html

NetRegistry is not very happy with the similarity of their business name.

from: http://www.netregistry.com.au/

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Sept 9, 2002 – NETREGISTER IS NOT AN ASSOCIATED COMPANY OF NETREGISTRY.
Please ignore all correspondance from the company. If you registered, or renewed your domain name through NetRegistry, we will send you renewal invoices when due.

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NetRegister is a trading name for Internet Registry P/L, who have been in the renewal notice game previously.

auDA takes action on Internet Registry Pty Ltd mail out
http://www.auda.org.au/about/news/2002072902.html

Internet Registry Pty Ltd – Mail out contains inaccurate information
http://www.auda.org.au/about/news/2002070802.html

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