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Friday February 25 2005

NetRegistry picks up NetRegister domain name (Chesley Rafferty)

Filed under: Chesley Rafferty, NetRegister — Josh @ 6:40 am

NetRegistry, an auDA Accredited Registrar, has registered NetRegister’s old domain name “netregister.com.au”.

The www.netregister.com.au web site currently says:

” …

netregister.com.au is a parked domain name of a NetRegistry customer

… “

from: whois.ausregistry.com.au

Domain Name: netregister.com.au
Last Modified: 08-Feb-2005 10:51:51 UTC
Registrar ID: R00015-AR
Registrar Name: NetRegistry
Status: OK

Registrant: NetRegistry Pty Ltd
Registrant ID: ABN 13080859721

Registrant ROID: C2442553-AR
Registrant Contact Name: Brian McCormack
Registrant Email: brian.mccormack@netregistry.com.au

Tech ID: C0573762-AR
Tech Name: Dominic Main
Tech Email: dmain@netregistry.com.au

Name Server: ns.au.com
Name Server: ns2.au.com

Sunday November 14 2004

Who’s who in the Zoo?

The following diagram is a pictorial representation of the information provided on this web site:

Chesley Rafferty + Bradley Norrish + Paul Fox + Alexander Ristovski + Craig Oehlers + Peter Jacobs + Domain Names Australia + Internet Registrations Australia + UK Internet Registry + Internet Registry + NetRegister + Domain Names NZ + ProWeb Solutions + Ezinames

Monday September 15 2003

Domain Names Australia = Craig Oehlers + Jason “Magz” Namour + Bradley Norrish + Chesley Paul Rafferty ?

A few people have asked me to elaborate on the sequence of events which led me to deduce the close involvement of Craig Oehlers, Jason “Magz” Namour, Bradley Norrish and Chesley Paul Rafferty in Domain Names Australia, Internet Registrations Australia, Internet Registry and Net Register.

Domain Names Australia (www.domainsaustralia.com.au) and its Director, Chesley Paul Rafferty, have been the subject of numerous auDA Consumer Alerts (http://www.auda.org.au/news/dna/) and now auDA has commenced a class action against the company and its director (http://www.auda.org.au/news/dna/).

It has been suggested that ProWeb Solutions (http://www.proweb.net.au/) in conjunction with Explorer Domains (http://www.explorer.net.au/) are facilitating Domain Names Australia’s business (http://www.auda.org.au/news/dna/) for .au domain name registrations.

With a looming court appearance (http://www.auda.org.au/about/news/2003082703.html) Domain Names Australia needed to register approximately 2000 .net.au domain names which they had convinced people to purchase.

Domain Names Australia Pty Ltd notice front

Most of the auDA Accredited Registrars (http://www.auda.org.au/registrars/) knocked back Domain Names Australia’s business.

Explorer Domains took the option of registering approximately 2000 .net.au domains, which is more than double the volume they achieved for their first year (http://www.auda.org.au/docs/ausregistry-y1-0203.pdf). AusRegistry (http://www.ausregistry.com.au/) requires prepayment for
domain names before being able to accept an order, so with a $100,000 prepayment Explorer Domains would have done this with full knowledge of where the business was coming from. This also allowed Domain Names
Australia to go to court saying they had registered all of the domain names in question.

ProWeb Solutions (Craig Oehlers <craig @proweb.net.au>) is a reseller for Explorer Domains
(http://www.auda.org.au/cgi-bin/reseller-search?query=proweb).

I am a Director of Sanctum Internet (www.sanctum.com.au). On Friday September 12th 2003 Craig Oehlers accessed Sanctum Internet’s web site. I was able to deduce that Craig Oehlers’ had accessed the Sanctum website from the web server logs which showed a referring link from
Craig Oehlers’ webmail application (http://www.proweb.net.au:2095/craig+proweb.net.au/neomail.pl? .. etc
..).

Following this access Craig Oehlers, using the same Internet connection (IP address: 202.72.174.233) and web browser, attempted to register the following domain names on the Sanctum Internet web site:

2003-09-12 14:24:50 josh-is-a-fag.com
2003-09-12 14:24:49 little-josh-thinks-he-is-an-important-part-of-society.com
2003-09-12 14:24:48 josh-has-no-friends-but-josh-is-a-good-boy.com
2003-09-12 14:24:47 we-hate-josh-nobody-really-likes-josh.com
2003-09-12 14:24:46 but-he-is-really-just-a-little-fag.com
2003-09-12 14:17:14 josh-is-a-fag.com
2003-09-12 14:17:12 josh-has-no-friends-but-josh-is-a-good-boy.com
2003-09-12 14:13:50 josh-is-a-fag.com

These personal attacks on my character by Craig Oehlers are both offensive and defamatory. I have not ruled out taking further action regarding Craig Oehlers’ derogatory remarks.

Investigating further I discovered a web server running on Craig Oehlers’ Internet connection (http:///202.72.174.233/contact.html). The web server had a domain name registration web site titled “Registry Group” and displayed a contact email address of “support@iregistrations.com”. The web site has since been taken down, however it is mirrored here: http://domainwatch.org/images/202.72.174.233/contact.html.

The domain name iregistrations.com is registered to a Peter Jacobs of Level 2, 297 Hay St, East Perth, WA 6004.

A mailing list thread discussing “THE TRUTH ABOUT THE .US REGISTRANT REQUIREMENTS”
(http://lists.neustar.biz/pipermail/policy-forum/2003-June/000072.html) links Jason Namour, Bradley Norrish, iregistrations.com and Peter Jacobs.

Two of Jason “Magz” Namour’s email addresses (<jason @di.com.au> and <jnamour @ebusiness.net.au>) use domain names registered to Bradley Norrish. On the DNS mailing list Jason Namour describes himself as a
“freelance web developer” that is “not taking sides” in reference to Domain Names Australia. Jason Namour’s web site domain name “perthbands.com” is registered to Bradley Norrish’s company Internet Registrations Australia. The details for Jason Namour from an AUNIC database entry (http://www.aunic.net/cgi-bin/whois.aunic?JN628-AU) are 163 Main St, Osborne Park, WA 6017 (08) 9443 6822.

Bradley Norrish’s details from the WhitePages are 163 Main St Osborne Park 6017 (08) 9443 6822, identical to Jason Namour’s details above.

Chesley Paul Rafferty’s email address (<ches @di.com.au>) uses a domain name registered to Bradley Norrish. Chesley.biz is registered to a Chesley Paul Rafferty of Level 2, 297 Hay St, East Perth, WA 6004, identical address details to the iregistrations.com registration details. Rafferty.id.au is registered to Chesley Paul Rafferty’s company Internet Registry with the registrant contact listed as Craig Oehlers
<c .oehlers@internetregistry.com.au>.

Craig Oehlers, Jason Namour, Bradley Norrish and Chesley Paul Rafferty all share physical and Internet addresses which suggests that they might be all running Domain Names Australia (www.domainsaustralia.com.au), Internet Registrations Australia (www.registrations.com.au), Internet Registry (www.internetregistry.com.au) and Net Register.

Read on for my detailed analysis or go back to the top.

Craig Oehlers <craig @proweb.net.au>

http://www.proweb.com.au
http://www.proweb.net.au

http://www.asic.gov.au

PROWEB SOLUTIONS
WA BN09153780

auDA Reseller Search
http://www.auda.org.au/cgi-bin/reseller-search?query=proweb

Reseller Registrar(s)
Craig Daniel t/as Proweb Solutions Melbourne IT
Explorer Domains

whois.ausregistry.net.au

Domain Name: proweb.com.au
Last Modified: 30-May-2003 05:35:53 UTC
Registrar ID: R00020-AR
Registrar Name: Explorer
Status: ok

Registrant: ProWeb Solutions
Registrant ID: OTHER None given

Registrant ROID: C0990017-AR
Registrant Contact Name: Domain Administrator
Registrant Email: info@proweb.net.au

Tech ID: C0990017-AR
Tech Name: Domain Administrator
Tech Email: info@proweb.net.au

Name Server: ns2.proweb.net.au
Name Server IP: 216.74.90.7
Name Server: ns1.proweb.net.au
Name Server IP: 216.74.90.155

Domain Name: proweb.net.au
Last Modified: 10-Nov-2002 14:22:59 UTC
Registrar ID: R00020-AR
Registrar Name: Explorer
Status: clientDeleteProhibited

Registrant: PROWEB SOLUTIONS
Registrant ID: OTHER None Given

Registrant ROID: C1033327-AR
Registrant Contact Name: Craig Oehlers
Registrant Email: admin@proweb.net.au

Tech ID: C1098907-AR
Tech Name: ProWeb Solutions
Tech Email: info@proweb.net.au

Name Server: ns2.proweb.net.au
Name Server IP: 216.74.90.7
Name Server: ns1.proweb.net.au
Name Server IP: 216.74.90.155

whois.aunic.net

person: Craig Oehlers
address: 44 Berry Drive
address: Maida Vale
address: WA 6057
address: AU
phone: +61 4 9454 6768
e-mail: webmaster@proweb.net.au
nic-hdl: CO290-AU
remarks: (position) Proprietor
remarks: Created 20010424
changed: nobody@aunic.net 20010424
source: AUNIC

person: Craig Oehlers
address: PO Box 1025
address: Kalamunda
address: WA 6926
address: AU
phone: +00000000000
e-mail: info@proweb.net.au
nic-hdl: CO289-AU
remarks: (Organisation) ProWeb Solutions
remarks: (position) Manager
remarks: Created 20010424
changed: nobody@aunic.net 20020304
source: AUNIC

person: ProWeb Domains
address: PO BOX 1025
address: Kalamunda
address: WA 6926
address: AU
phone: +61 4 07 744 175
fax-no: +61 8 9454 4844
e-mail: domains@proweb.net.au
nic-hdl: PD1286-AU
remarks: (Organisation) ProWeb Solutions
remarks: (position) Technical Manager
remarks: Created 20011025
changed: nobody@aunic.net 20011205
source: AUNIC

www.whitepages.com.au

Oehlers D
44 Berry Drv Maida Vale 6057 (08) 9454 6768

Sanctum Internet’s web server logs:

secure.sanctum.com.au/access_log: 202.72.174.233 – -
[12/Sep/2003:12:47:18 +1000] “GET /staff.htm HTTP/1.1″ 304 -
“http://www.proweb.net.au:2095/craig+proweb.net.au/neomail.pl?action=rea
dmessage&firstmessage=1&sessionid=proweb-session-0.787194829274998&statu
s=&folder=&sort=date&headers=simple&message_id=cbe700203777e783d47ab1319
74f8648″ “Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR
1.1.4322)”

secure.sanctum.com.au/access_log: 202.72.174.233 – -
[12/Sep/2003:14:16:04 +1000] “GET
/cgi-bin/register.cgi?domain=josh-has-no-friends-but-josh-is-a-good-boy.
com&tracking_id=&action=elig&ludomain=&domaintype=.com.au HTTP/1.1″ 200
7297 “https://secure.sanctum.com.au/cgi-bin/register.cgi” “Mozilla/4.0
(compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)”

Domain name registration requests on 12/9/2003 from the IP address
202.72.174.233:

2003-09-12 14:24:50 josh-is-a-fag.com
2003-09-12 14:24:49 little-josh-thinks-he-is-an-important-part-of-society.com
2003-09-12 14:24:48 josh-has-no-friends-but-josh-is-a-good-boy.com
2003-09-12 14:24:47 we-hate-josh-nobody-really-likes-josh.com
2003-09-12 14:24:46 but-he-is-really-just-a-little-fag.com
2003-09-12 14:17:14 josh-is-a-fag.com
2003-09-12 14:17:12 josh-has-no-friends-but-josh-is-a-good-boy.com
2003-09-12 14:13:50 josh-is-a-fag.com

There is also a web server running on the same IP address:

http://202.72.174.233/contact.html

” … Support: support@iregistrations.com … ”

which is mirrored here, since I expect this will be quickly taken down:

http://whatsinaname.com.au/202.72.174.233/contact.html

whois.enom.com:

Registration Service Provided By: iRegistrations.com
Contact: info@iregistrations.com
Visit: http://www.iregistrations.com

Domain name: iregistrations.com

Name servers:
DNS1.NAME-SERVICES.COM
DNS2.NAME-SERVICES.COM
DNS3.NAME-SERVICES.COM
DNS4.NAME-SERVICES.COM
DNS5.NAME-SERVICES.COM

Created: 12/20/1999 23:27:02
Expires: 12/20/2009 23:27:02

Registrant Contact:
iRegistrations.com
Peter Jacobs (info@iregistrations.com)
+61.892257278
FAX: +61.892257276
Level 2
297 Hay St
East Perth, WA 6004
AU

Administrative Contact:
iRegistrations.com
Peter Jacobs (info@iregistrations.com)
+61.892257278
FAX: +61.892257276
Level 2
297 Hay St
East Perth, WA 6004
AU

Billing Contact:
iRegistrations.com
Peter Jacobs (info@iregistrations.com)
+61.892257278
FAX: +61.892257276
Level 2
297 Hay St
East Perth, WA 6004
AU

Technical Contact:
iRegistrations.com
Peter Jacobs (info@iregistrations.com)
+61.892257278
FAX: +61.892257276
Level 2
297 Hay St
East Perth, WA 6004
AU

THE TRUTH ABOUT THE .US REGISTRANT REQUIREMENTS
http://lists.neustar.biz/pipermail/policy-forum/2003-June/000072.html

” …
Jason Namour … Bradley Norrish … iregistrations.com … Peter Jacobs
…”

Jason “Magz” Namour <jason @di.com.au>

www.whitepages.com.au:

Namour J S
Brontie Ave Ellenbrook 6069 (08) 9296 7809

whois.aunic.net:

person: Jason Namour
address: PO Box 360
address: Osborne Park
address: WA 6917
address: AU
phone: +61 0402038576
e-mail: jason@risto.com
nic-hdl: JN629-AU
remarks: (position) Graphic Designer
remarks: Created 20010411
changed: nobody@aunic.net 20010411
source: AUNIC

person: Jason Namour
address: 163 Main St
address: Osborne Park
address: WA 6017
address: AU
phone: +61 0894436822
e-mail: jnamour@ebusiness.net.au
nic-hdl: JN628-AU
remarks: (Organisation) Fitness West
remarks: (position) Director
remarks: Created 20010410
changed: nobody@aunic.net 20010410
source: AUNIC

whois.ausregistry.net.au:

Domain Name: ebusiness.net.au
Last Modified: 17-Sep-2002 00:10:15 UTC
Registrar ID: R00012-AR
Registrar Name: TPP Internet
Status: ok

Registrant: EXAMS 2LET BUSINESSES
Registrant ID: OTHER N/A

Registrant ROID: C0982092-AR
Registrant Contact Name: Brad Norrish
Registrant Email: alex@registrations.com.au

Tech ID: C0982372-AR
Tech Name: Brad Norrish
Tech Email: alex@registrations.com.au

Name Server: ns1.registrations.com.au
Name Server IP: 66.78.1.51
Name Server: ns2.registrations.com.au
Name Server IP: 66.78.1.52

Bradley Norrish <admin@di.com.au>

Note identical physical address below to Jason Namour’s second set of whois.aunic.net details above.

www.whitepages.com.au

Norrish B S
163 Main St Osborne Park 6017 (08) 9443 6822

whois.ausregistry.net.au

Domain Name: di.com.au
Last Modified: 24-Jul-2003 04:38:40 UTC
Registrar ID: R00012-AR
Registrar Name: TPP Internet
Status: ok

Registrant: DIVERSE INTERNET
Registrant ID: OTHER None given

Registrant ROID: C1018999-AR
Registrant Contact Name: Brad Norrish
Registrant Email: admin@di.com.au

Tech ID: C1019000-AR
Tech Name: Brad Norrish
Tech Email: admin@di.com.au

Name Server: ns2.diverserv.com
Name Server: ns1.diverserv.com

whois.aunic.net:

person: Brad Norrish
address: 62 Belleview Cres
address: Dianella
address: WA 6059
address: AU
phone: +61 08 9375 3180
e-mail: norrtrev@iinet.net.au
nic-hdl: BN145-AU
remarks: (Organisation) EORDER.COM.AU
remarks: (position) Directer
remarks: Created 20000114
changed: nobody@aunic.net 20000114
source: AUNIC

Chesley Rafferty <ches@di.com.au>

whois.aunic.net:

person: Chesley Rafferty
address: 9/28 York St
address: Inglewood
address: WA 6052
address: AU
e-mail: ches@di.com.au
nic-hdl: CR925-AU
remarks: (Organisation) Ausregistrar Australia
remarks: (position) Manager
remarks: Created 20011213
changed: nobody@aunic.net 20011213
source: AUNIC

person: Chesley Rafferty
address: 9/28 York St
address: Inglewood
address: WA 6052
address: AU
phone: +61 0408957715
e-mail: chesleyau@yahoo.com.au
nic-hdl: CR789-AU
remarks: (position) Sole Trader
remarks: Created 20010328
changed: nobody@aunic.net 20010328
source: AUNIC

www.whitepages.com.au:

Rafferty C P
28 York St Inglewood 6052 (08) 9471 7410

Rafferty C
..Accts Exctve 68 Farnley St Mt Lawley (PO Boxes) 6929 Mobile Service
0408 957 715

Domain Names Australia Pty Ltd reply paid envelope

Domain Names Australia
Reply Paid 1688
Melbourne VIC 8060

whois.ausregistry.net.au:

Domain Name: domainsaustralia.com.au
Last Modified: 24-Oct-2002 01:39:08 UTC
Registrar ID: R00013-AR
Registrar Name: Enetica
Status: ok

Registrant: DOMAIN NAMES AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
Registrant ID: ACN 102562649

Registrant ROID: C1016036-AR
Registrant Contact Name: Domain Administrator
Registrant Email: chesley@chesley.biz

Tech ID: C1016036-AR
Tech Name: Domain Administrator
Tech Email: chesley@chesley.biz

Name Server: ns5.zoneedit.com
Name Server: ns12.zoneedit.com

Domain Name: rafferty.id.au
Last Modified: Never Updated
Registrar ID: R00011-AR
Registrar Name: Namescout
Status: clientUpdateProhibited

Registrant: Internet Registry
Registrant ID:

Registrant ROID: C0930619-AR
Registrant Contact Name: Mr Craig Oehlers
Registrant Email: c.oehlers@internetregistry.com.au

Tech ID: C0930620-AR
Tech Name: Mr Craig Oehlers
Tech Email: c.oehlers@internetregistry.com.au

Name Server: dns.namescout.com
Name Server: dns2.namescout.com

whois.neulevel.biz:

Domain Name: CHESLEY.BIZ
Domain ID: D623747-BIZ
Sponsoring Registrar: MELBOURNE IT D/B/A
INTERNET NAMES WORLD WIDE
Domain Status: ok
Registrant ID: NEUL-0000615622
Registrant Name: Cpr Marketing Australia
Registrant Address1: Level 2/297 Hay St
Registrant City: East Perth
Registrant State/Province: WA
Registrant Postal Code: 6004
Registrant Country: Australia
Registrant Country Code: AU
Registrant Phone Number: +61.0892252100
Registrant Facsimile Number: +61.0892189890
Registrant Email: chesleyau@yahoo.com.au
Administrative Contact ID: NEUL-0000615613
Administrative Contact Name: CHESLEY RAFFERTY
Administrative Contact Address1: Level 2/297 Hay St
Administrative Contact City: East Perth
Administrative Contact State/Province: WA
Administrative Contact Postal Code: 6004
Administrative Contact Country: Australia
Administrative Contact Country Code: AU
Administrative Contact Phone Number: +61.0892252100
Administrative Contact Email: chesleyau@yahoo.com.au
Billing Contact ID: NEUL-0000615616
Billing Contact Name: CHESLEY RAFFERTY
Billing Contact Address1: Level 2/297 Hay St
Billing Contact City: East Perth
Billing Contact State/Province: WA
Billing Contact Postal Code: 6004
Billing Contact Country: Australia
Billing Contact Country Code: AU
Billing Contact Phone Number: +61.0892252100
Billing Contact Email: chesleyau@yahoo.com.au
Technical Contact ID: NEUL-0000615619
Technical Contact Name: CHESLEY RAFFERTY
Technical Contact Address1: Level 2/297 Hay St
Technical Contact City: East Perth
Technical Contact State/Province: WA
Technical Contact Postal Code: 6004
Technical Contact Country: Australia
Technical Contact Country Code: AU
Technical Contact Phone Number: +61.0892252100
Technical Contact Email: chesleyau@yahoo.com.au
Name Server: NS1.DNSWORLDWIDE.COM
Name Server: NS2.DNSWORLDWIDE.COM
Created by Registrar: MELBOURNE IT D/B/A
INTERNET NAMES WORLD WIDE
Last Updated by Registrar: MELBOURNE IT D/B/A
INTERNET NAMES WORLD WIDE
Domain Registration Date: Wed Nov 07 00:01:00 GMT
2001
Domain Expiration Date: Thu Nov 06 23:59:00 GMT
2003
Domain Last Updated Date: Fri Jul 05 06:14:47 GMT
2002

Note identical postal addresses for chesley.biz and iregistrations.com

Level 2, 297 Hay St, East Perth
http://www.perthwa.com.au/perth/eastperth/hay/graphics/297hayst-1.jpg
http://www.whereis.com/search/email_map_redirect.jhtml?id=279705

“Renewal” notices

Domain Names Australia (Chesley Paul Rafferty)
Domain Names Australia Pty Ltd notice front Domain Names Australia Pty Ltd notice front Domain Names Australia Pty Ltd notice back Domain Names Australia Pty Ltd envelope front Domain Names Australia Pty Ltd envelope back

Net Register (Chesley Paul Rafferty)
NetRegister notice page 1 NetRegister notice page 2 NetRegister notice page 3

Internet Registry (Chesley Paul Rafferty)
Internet Registry Pty Ltd notice front Internet Registry Pty Ltd notice back

Internet Registrations Australia (Bradley Stedman Norrish)
Internet Registrations Australia Pty Ltd notice front Internet Registrations Australia Pty Ltd notice back Internet Registrations Australia Pty Ltd notice front Internet Registrations Australia Pty Ltd notice front Internet Registrations Australia Pty Ltd notice front Internet Registrations Australia Pty Ltd notice page 1 Internet Registrations Australia Pty Ltd notice page 2 Internet Registrations Australia Pty Ltd notice page 3 Internet Registrations Australia Pty Ltd notice page 4

Explorer Domains

http://www.explorer.net.au/

http://www.asic.gov.au

VIC B1646348P REGD EXPLORER DOMAINS
ACN 102 378 316 REGD EXPLORER DOMAINS PTY LTD

http://www.explorer.net.au/show.php?f=contact

Complaints policy@explorer.net.au

Australian Callers
Phone: 1300 788 633

Explorer Domains
Level 4
8 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Australia

Complaints about Registrars and Resellers
http://www.auda.org.au/registrars/complaints.html

http://www.auda.org.au/docs/ausregistry-y1-0203.pdf

Quarterly Market Share Pie Charts
Q4 (June 2003)
Explorer 0.25% = 869 domains

Domain Names Australia’s business (~2000 net.au names?) has more than
doubled Explorer Domains’ first year market share.

Explorer Domains – News and Information
http://www.explorer.net.au/news_viewer.php

Explorer Domains doesn’t list the latest consumer alerts regarding
Domain Names Australia (Chesley Paul Rafferty).

News Items

NSW warns on domain names – 3/9/2003
http://news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,7153236%255E15306,00.html

DOMAIN NAMES AUSTRALIA PTY LTD AND INTERNET REGISTRY PTY LTD BUSINESS
PRACTICES – 2/9/2003
http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/hansart.nsf/all/FF676EA191957D48CA256D9F001982EF

Territory businesses warned of fake invoices – 2/9/2003
http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s936938.htm

ACCC snubs auDA over domain name investigation – 2/9/2003
http://zdnet.com.au/newstech/ebusiness/story/0,2000048590,20278055,00.htm

Domain name vendor denies breaching Trade Practices Act – 2/9/2003
http://smh.com.au/articles/2003/09/02/1062403488613.html

ACCC strikes back at “rubbish” auDA claim – 2/9/2003
http://zdnet.com.au/newstech/ebusiness/story/0,2000048590,20278073,00.htm

DNA denies breach
http://news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,7130178%255E15306,00.html

Warning over alleged domain name scam – 1/9/2003
http://theage.com.au/articles/2003/09/01/1062268508887.html

Warning over alleged web scam – 1/9/2003
http://news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,7129721%255E1702,00.html

Net closes on Aussie maverick – 1/9/2003
http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,2644141a28,00.html

Domain Names Australia fires back at regulator – 1/9/2003
http://zdnet.com.au/newstech/ebusiness/story/0,2000048590,20277985,00.htm

AuDA takes legal action against DNA – 2/9/2003
http://www.computerworld.com.au/index.php?id=1597826664&fp=16&fpid=0

WATCH YOUR DOMAIN, WARNS ROSE – Qld. Media statement – 29/8/2003
http://us.altnews.com.au/support/node.php?op=reply&id=75&pid=6

auDA issues consumer alert about mass mailout – 29/8/2003
http://smh.com.au/articles/2003/08/29/1062050645597.html

Court scrutiny for misleading invoices – 29/8/2003
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3520552

AUDA RAISES CLASS ACTION AGAINST DOMAIN COMPANY – 28/8/2003
http://www.demys.net/news/2003/08/28_auda.htm

Day of judgement looms for DNA
http://www.arnnet.com.au/index.php?id=1716028629&fp=16&fpid=0

Class action over website invoices 28/8/2003
http://www.couriermail.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5936,7089110%255E462,00.html

auDA launches trade practices claim against domain name vendor -
27/8/2003
http://smh.com.au/articles/2003/08/27/1061663828504.html

auDA launches class action – 27/8/2003
http://www.itnews.com.au/storycontent.cfm?ID=6&Art_ID=12779

auDA begins DNA class action – 27/8/2003
http://news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,7081754%255E15306,00.html

auDA launches legal attack on domain company – 27/8/2003
http://zdnet.com.au/newstech/ebusiness/story/0,2000048590,20277789,00.htm

auDA News Items

Information about Domain Names Australia (DNA)
http://www.auda.org.au/news/dna/

Mass mail out by Domain Names Australia Pty Ltd
http://www.auda.org.au/about/news/2003082803.html – 28 August 2003

auDA launches Trade Practices claim against Domain Names Australia Pty
Ltd and its Director, Chesley Rafferty
http://www.auda.org.au/about/news/2003082703.html – 27 August 2003

.AU DOMAIN ADMINSTRATION LTD VS DOMAIN NAMES AUSTRALIA PTY LTD AND PAUL
CHESLEY RAFFERTY – 25 Aug 2003
http://www.auda.org.au/dna/fedcourt-250803.pdf

Domain Names Australia class action – 18 August 2003
http://www.auda.org.au/dna/action.html

Consumer Alert: Latest “net.au” mail out by Domain Names Australia Pty
Ltd – 17 July 2003
http://www.auda.org.au/about/news/2003071703.html

Consumer Alert: Domain Names Australia Pty Ltd – 19 June 2003
http://www.auda.org.au/about/news/2003061903.html

Internet Registry Pty Ltd (trading as NetRegister) consents to Federal
Court Orders – 25 Sep 2002
http://www.auda.org.au/about/news/2002092602.html

auDA launches Trade Practices claim against Internet Registry Pty Ltd
(trading as NetRegister) and its Director, Chesley Rafferty – 20 Sep 2002
http://www.auda.org.au/about/news/2002092002.html

Consumer Alert: NetRegister letter contains incorrect information – 9 Sep 2002
http://www.auda.org.au/about/news/2002090902.html

auDA takes action on Internet Registry mail out – 29 Jul 2002
http://www.auda.org.au/about/news/2002072902.html

Internet Registry Pty Ltd – Mail out contains inaccurate information – 8 Jul 2002
http://www.auda.org.au/about/news/2002070802.html

Tuesday September 17 2002

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

” …

By Nathan Cochrane
September 17 2002
Next

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.

[more]

… “

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/

” …

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.

… “

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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