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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

Friday September 24 2004

Ezinames aka Internet Registrations Australia (Bradley Norrish + Chesley Rafferty + Paul Fox)

Last month I made a post how iRegistrations (www.iregistrations.com) had merged with Ezinames (www.ezinames.com) aka Domain Names Australia Pty Ltd (see Aug 12 entry).

Now, according to their updated terms and conditions, Internet Registrations Australia Pty Ltd is the company behind the business.

They have also reduced their “free trial period” from 7 days to 3. Which means that unsuspecting people who think they are registering a domain name for $US5.95 get slug with a $US599 hosting package on top of that if they don’t opt-out of the “free trial” in 3 days!

I looked up ASIC and found that Internet Registrations Australia Pty Ltd has been deregistered.

Is it possible to hold a valid contract with a company that no longer exists?

Extracted from ASIC’s database at 08:07:24 on 25/09/2004
http://www.search.asic.gov.au/cgi-bin/gns030c?acn=096256110

Name INTERNET REGISTRATIONS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
ACN 096 256 110

ABN 96 096 256 110

Type Australian Proprietary Company, Limited By Shares
Registration Date 19/03/2001
Next Review Date 19/03/2004
Status Deregistered
Locality of Registered Office not available
Jurisdiction Australian Securities & Investments Commission

Former Name(s) INTERNET NAME REGISTRATIONS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
INTERNET NAMES REGISTRY AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

from: http://www.ezinames.com/index.php?act=other&feat=terms

” … Terms and Conditions …

Parties

1.1 Internet Registrations Australia Pty Ltd trading as ezinames.com and hereafter for the purposes of this contract referred to as ezinames, is the service provider under this contract.

2.6.2 Currently each new ezinames account attracts the provision of the following services for the first domain registered from ezinames : Bulk 500MB Hosting account, host up to 20 domains with up to 20,000MB data transfer (20GB), 500x POP email accounts, 20 MySQL Databases, 200 FTP accounts, 200 Mailing Lists, 500 Sub-domains, CGI-Bin, Control Panel, Search engine
submission (provided in hosting control panel).

2.6.4 ezinames offers these services free for a trial period of 3 days from the date of domain name registration.

2.6.9 Billing after the initial free trial period is by direct debit from the registrants nominated credit card at the rate of $US595 for 1 year service period. This charge will be billed in $AU at the then current exchange rate as provided at www.x-rates.com

2.6.13 Should any fees charged by ezinames to the registrants nominated credit card for the account be charged back (including but not limited to fees for domain registration, hosting, or search engine submission) then ezinames shall gain full ownership, control and possession of the domain name involved. The registrant will also be liable to pay ezinames a chargeback administrative fee of $30.00.

… “

With regards to Paul Fox, who Bradley and Chesley both attest has nothing to do with any of their current operations; his name is found in an undertaking signed by Bradley Norrish on behalf of Internet Registrations Australia Pty Ltd.

ACCC – Undertakings register (s. 87B) 2002 – Internet Registrations Australia Pty Ltd
http://www.accc.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/331708

http://www.accc.gov.au/content/item.phtml?itemId=331708&nodeId=file40036b387663e&fn=d02_63700.pdf

” …

3.3 Internet Registrations Australia Pty Ltd undertakes at its own expense to procure that Mr Bradley Norrish and Mr Paul Fox each swear and provide to the Applicant no later than February 2003 an affidavit verifying (and annexing adequate documentary evidence) that Internet Registrations Australia Pty Ltd has carried out its obligations

… “

Thursday September 23 2004

“nothing less than deceitful” – Judge (Chesley Rafferty + Bradley Norrish + Paul Fox)

An Aussie judge has branded the actions of two internet domain conmen as “nothing less than deceitful” after they sent out 50,000 fake invoices to domain name holders in the UK.

The dodgy invoices from UK Internet Registry were sent out last year after Chesley Rafferty, Bradley Norrish and their three companies had hoovered up the details of thousands of domain name holders following a data mining attack on the .uk WHOIS database.

Nominet victorious in copyright court battle
http://www.nic.uk/News/PressReleases/2004PressReleases/NominetVictoriousInCopyrightCourtBattle.html

Nominet UK v Diverse Internet Pty Ltd [2004] FCA 1244
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/federal_ct/2004/1244.html

Pair misled UK companies over domain names (Australian Financial Review)
http://dotau.org/archive/2004-09/0026.html

Nominet wins UK domain scammers case in Australia
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/09/23/nominet_legal_win/

Nominet wins Australian Court Case Against DataMiners
http://www.audomainnews.info/modules/news/article.php?storyid=342

Nominet celebrates copyright case victory
http://www.vnunet.com/news/1158310

Nominet wins data mining case
http://www.out-law.com/php/page.php?page_id=nominetwinsdatami1095945490&area=news

Who is Paul Geoffrey Fox?

According to ASIC he was born in Perth, Western Australia in 1962 (42 years old), lives in Wembley Downs, Western Australia and was director of Diverse Internet Pty Ltd from 12/11/2002 until 12/11/2002.

Nominet UK v Diverse Internet Pty Ltd [2004] FCA 1244 (22 September 2004)
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/federal_ct/2004/1244.html

” … Paul Fox of Internet Registrations Worldwide … Mr Rafferty is also a director of a company called Internet Registrations Worldwide Pty Ltd which has its registered office at the same address in Perth as Diverse Internet. He succeeded Mr Norrish as a director of Internet Registrations Worldwide on 27 January 2003 … “

Commissioner wades in over DomainNamesNZ – By Paul Brislen – Oct 2002
http://www.computerworld.co.nz/Reseller/Reseller.nsf/PrintDoc/86256ABD006E93FCCC256C620008A5B4

” … When IDGNet spoke to general manager Paul Fox earlier this week, he denied
any complaint had been laid with the company over its mailing campaign … “

Sunday March 21 2004

Bradley Norrish alleges errors on this web site

Bradley Norrish sent me an email during the week alleging various errors on this web site and
requesting that I take down the web site and send him an apology to the DNS list.

Here is the email I wrote in response:

“From: Josh Rowe <josh @email.nu>
To: Brad Norrish <brad @brad.com.au>
Subject: RE: whatsinaname misleading information
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 12:10:36 +1100

Dear Mr Norrish,

WITHOUT PREJUDICE

Regarding your email with the subject line “whatsinaname misleading information” sent to me on 16 March, 2004 you allege that the www.whatsinaname.com.au/slammers/ web site contains “an extraordinary number of errors” which are “false, slanderous and misleading information” and make various demands.

The information on the web site is of public interest. I do not intend to take down the web site or apologise to you.

Thank you for pointing out the alleged errors on the web site. I would appreciate you letting me know if you believe there are any other alleged errors on the web site.

I have taken care, and have carefully verified information on the web site. While the information provided on the web site is considered to be true and correct at the date of publication, changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of the information. If you are aware of any changes to the information then I invite you to let me know.

With regards to the six alleged errors you specified in your email:

1. The email addresses jason@di.com.au is “non existent” – I received an email with the subject line “Error on your drawing” from Mr Jason Namour on 3 March 2004 admitting to the use of this email address. Multiple posts to the “DNS list” from Mr Namour are also from this email address.

a. Please confirm that this email address is no longer active and then I will independently verify this information. Once verified I will update the diagram from “di.com.au -> provides email address:
jason@di.com.au -> Jason ‘Magz’ Namour” to read “di.com.au -> provided email address: jason@di.com.au -> Jason ‘Magz’ Namour”

2. The email addresses wy@di.com.au is “non existent” – This email address was listed in the AUNIC database under “NIC” handles WY48-AU and WY50-AU which were both created in June 2001.

a. Please confirm that this email address is no longer active and then I will independently verify this information. Once verified I will update the diagram from “di.com.au -> provides email address:
wy@di.com.au -> Wilson Young” to read “di.com.au -> provided email address: wy@di.com.au -> Wilson Young”.

3. “I am not associated with registrations.com” – The web site makes no mention of registrations.com. If however you meant to refer to iregistrations.com then I can provide the following information: the
registrant for the domain name iregistrations.com is Internet Registrations Worldwide Pty Ltd – Peter Jacobs. Chesley Rafferty is the director of Internet Registrations Worldwide Pty Ltd. Gregg Moscoe posted an email to the Neustar policy forum mailing list on 3 June 2003 which alleges your association with iregistrations.com. The domain name bradleynorrish.com is registered through iregistrations.com and has name servers of ns1.registrations.com.au and ns2.registrations.com.au; you are the registrant for registrations.com.au. The domain name contact details for iregistrations.com lists “Level 2, 297 Hay St, East Perth WA 6004″ which is also common with the registration address for irww.com; you are the registrant for irww.com. The previous registrant for irww.com was Peter Jacobs who is the current registrant for iregistrations.com. The domain name irww.com.au is registered to Internet Registrations Worldwide Pty Ltd with yourself as the registrant contact.

4. “Alex Restovski is no longer a director of Diverse Internet” – The web site makes no mention of Alex Restovski.

a. If however you meant to refer to Alex Ristovski then please confirm that is the case and then I will independently verify this information. Once verified I will update the diagram from “Alexander Ristovski -> Director of -> Diverse Internet Pty Ltd” to read “Alexander Ristovski -> ex-Director of -> Diverse Internet Pty Ltd”.

5. “Paul Fox is not general manager of Domain Names NZ and never was” – The web site refers to a ComputerWorld news article titled “Commissioner wades in over DomainNamesNZ” by Paul Brislen on 31 October 2002, the author makes reference to ” DomainNamesNZ … general manager Paul Fox … “.

a. If this news article is incorrect then your issue is with the publisher of ComputerWorld. Please notify me if you are able to have the news article changed and I will update my diagram accordingly. I also note that you seem to have good understanding of the management structure of Domain Names NZ, a subsidiary of Domain Names Australia run by Chesley Rafferty.

6. “irww.com address incorrect” – This allegation is unclear, which irww.com address do you refer to? The two addresses on the diagram are: “Level 2, 297 Hay St, East Perth WA 6004″ and “1040 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10018 USA”

a. Please provide the new address and then I will independently verify this information. Once verified then I will update the old addresses on the diagram from “irww.com -> Registration postal address -> Level 2, 297 Hay St, East Perth WA 6004″ to read “irww.com -> previous Registration postal address -> Level 2, 297 Hay St, East Perth WA 6004″ and “irww.com -> Registration postal address -> 1040 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10018 USA” to read “irww.com -> previous Registration postal address -> 1040 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10018 USA”.

Kind Regards

Joshua Rowe”

Saturday October 25 2003

Domain Names NZ, UK Internet Registry Ltd (Chesley Rafferty + Paul Fox)

Domain Names NZ
http://www.domainnamesnz.com/
http://www.domainnamesnz.co.nz/

from: http://www.computerworld.co.nz/webhome.nsf/0/3182CB78821D3CD9CC256D7B00123275

“…
Domain Names NZ is run by an Australian company, Domain Names Australia.
…”

http://www.domainnamesnz.com/contact.shtml lists an identical
ABN (61 102 562 649) to Domain Names Australia Pty Ltd

whois.enom.com:

Registration Service Provided By: DomainNamesNZ
Contact: admin@domainnamesnz.com
Visit: http://www.domainnamesnz.com

Domain name: domainnamesnz.com

Name servers:
NS1.DNSWORLDWIDE.COM
NS2.DNSWORLDWIDE.COM

Creation date: Tue May 28 2002 21:14:46
Expiration date: Fri May 28 2004 21:14:46

Registrant Contact:
DomainNamesNZ
Domain Administrator (admin@domainnamesnz.com)
0800 15 88 33
FAX: 0800 15 66 33
Level 20 ASB Bank Centre
135 Albert Street
Auckland, NZ 1001
NZ

Administrative Contact:
DomainNamesNZ
Domain Administrator (admin@domainnamesnz.com)
0800 15 88 33
FAX: 0800 15 66 33
Level 20 ASB Bank Centre
135 Albert Street
Auckland, NZ 1001
NZ

Billing Contact:
DomainNamesNZ
Domain Administrator (admin@domainnamesnz.com)
0800 15 88 33
FAX: 0800 15 66 33
Level 20 ASB Bank Centre
135 Albert Street
Auckland, NZ 1001
NZ

Technical Contact:
DomainNamesNZ
Domain Administrator (admin@domainnamesnz.com)
0800 15 88 33
FAX: 0800 15 66 33
Level 20 ASB Bank Centre
135 Albert Street
Auckland, NZ 1001
NZ

whois.srs.net.nz:

version: 0.95
query_datetime: 2003-10-25T22:40:52+13:00
domain_name: domainnamesnz.co.nz
query_status: 200 Active
domain_dateregistered: 2003-09-30T15:35:34+12:00
domain_datebilleduntil: 2005-09-30T15:35:34+12:00
domain_datelastmodified: 2003-09-30T15:35:34+12:00
domain_delegaterequested: yes

registrar_name: Tetradom Limited
registrar_address1: 97 The Terrace
registrar_city: Wellington
registrar_country: NZ (NEW ZEALAND)
registrar_phone: +64 4 470-7835
registrar_email: support@pdom.com

registrant_contact_name: Domain Names NZ
registrant_contact_address1: Lvl 20/ 135 Albert St
registrant_contact_city: Auckland
registrant_contact_country: NZ (NEW ZEALAND)
registrant_contact_phone: +64 93531418
registrant_contact_email: enquiry@domainnamesnz.com

admin_contact_name: Domain Names NZ
admin_contact_address1: Lvl 20/ 135 Albert St
admin_contact_city: Auckland
admin_contact_country: NZ (NEW ZEALAND)
admin_contact_phone: +64 93531418
admin_contact_email: enquiry@domainnamesnz.com

technical_contact_name: Domain Names NZ
technical_contact_address1: Lvl 20/ 135 Albert St
technical_contact_city: Auckland
technical_contact_country: NZ (NEW ZEALAND)
technical_contact_phone: +64 93531418
technical_contact_email: enquiry@domainnamesnz.com

ns_name_01: ns2.pdom.com
ns_name_02: ns1.pdom.com

Paul Fox

from: http://www.idg.net.nz/webhome.nsf/0/DE05AF660B447761CC256C620008A5B4

“…
DomainNamesNZ … general manager Paul Fox
… “

Previous Director, Diverse Internet Pty Ltd

Alexander Ristovski

whois.aunic.net

person: Alexander Ristovski
address: 163 Main St
address: Osborne Park
address: WA 6017
address: AU
phone: +61 0894436822
fax-no: +61 0894436822
e-mail: alexander.ristovski@ebusiness.net.au
nic-hdl: AR1022-AU
remarks: (position) Director
remarks: Created 20010307
changed: nobody@aunic.net 20010307
source: AUNIC

from: schoolfriends.com.au

Class of 1996 at Chisholm Catholic Senior College

Jason “Magz” Namour

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

from: schoolfriends.com.au

Class of 1994 at Chisholm Catholic Senior College

Wilson Young

whois.aunic.net:

person: Wilson Young
address: Po Box 360
address: Osborne Park
address: WA 6917
address: AU
phone: +61 9344 7770
e-mail: wy@di.com.au
nic-hdl: WY48-AU
remarks: (Organisation) Diverse internet cash accounting systems
remarks: (position) Manager
remarks: Created 20010618
changed: nobody@aunic.net 20010618
source: AUNIC

person: Wilson Young
address: PO Box 360
address: Osborne Park
address: WA 6917
address: AU
phone: +61 9344 7770
e-mail: wy@di.com.au
nic-hdl: WY50-AU
remarks: (Organisation) Diverse Electronic Toys
remarks: (position) Manager
remarks: Created 20010619
changed: nobody@aunic.net 20010619
source: AUNIC

whois.ausregistry.com.au:

Domain Name: expressdomains.com.au
Last Modified: 16-Sep-2002 15:47:57 UTC
Registrar ID: R00010-AR
Registrar Name: Melbourne IT
Status: ok

Registrant: Express Domains
Registrant ID: OTHER None given

Registrant ROID: C0982169-AR
Registrant Contact Name: Wilson Young
Registrant Email: info@expressdomains.biz

Tech ID: C0982169-AR
Tech Name: Wilson Young
Tech Email: info@expressdomains.biz

Name Server: ns1.expressdomains.com.au
Name Server IP: 202.89.39.97
Name Server: ns2.expressdomains.com.au
Name Server IP: 202.89.39.122

Domain Name: ristovski.com.au
Last Modified: 20-Nov-2002 02:06:49 UTC
Registrar ID: R00010-AR
Registrar Name: Melbourne IT
Status: ok

Registrant: RISTOVSKI, MR ALEXANDER
Registrant ID: OTHER 14 198 440 271

Registrant ROID: C0605293-AR
Registrant Contact Name: THE MANAGER
Registrant Email: alex@risto.com

Tech ID: C0605295-AR
Tech Name: Alexander Ristovski
Tech Email: alex@risto.com

Name Server: ns1.expressdomains.com.au
Name Server IP: 202.89.39.97
Name Server: ns2.expressdomains.com.au
Name Server IP: 202.89.39.122

from: schoolfriends.com.au

Class of 1996 at Chisholm Catholic Senior College

from: http://dotau.org/archive/2003-02/0014.html

“…
unless there are 2 Wilson Youngs (which is, of course, entirely possible) then he was the General Manager of IRA
…”

Internet Registrations World Wide
www.irww.com

whois.enom.com:

Registration Service Provided By: Internet Registrations Worldwide
Contact: info@irww.com
Visit: http://www.irww.com

Domain name: irww.com

Name servers:
NS1.IRWW.COM
NS2.IRWW.COM

Creation date: 02/12/2002 07:04:57
Expiration date: 02/12/2004 07:04:57

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

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

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

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

from: http://www.dnso.org/clubpublic/ga/Arc10/msg00551.html

Registration Service Provided By: Internet Registrations World Wide
Contact: info@irww.com
Visit: http://www.irww.com

Domain name: irww.com

Registrant Contact:
Internet Registrations World Wide
Bradley Norrish (mail@irww.com)
-
FAX: -
1040 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10018
US

Billing, Administrative Contact:
Internet Registrations World Wide
Bradley Norrish (mail@irww.com)
-
FAX: -
1040 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10018
US

Technical Contact:
Internet Registrations World Wide
Bradley Norrish (mail@irww.com)
-
FAX: -
1040 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10018
US

UK Internet Registry Ltd
www.ukinternetregistry.com
www.ukinternetregistry.co.uk

Statement on UK Internet Registry Ltd
http://www.nic.uk/News/NewsStories/StatementOnUkInternetRegistryLtd.html

Warning over net sales tactics
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/2798399.stm

Punters warned about UK Internet Registry Ltd
http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/29462.html

Copy of “registration advice”
http://www.internetters.co.uk/ukinternetregistry.htm

UK Internet Registry Ltd notice front

whois.nic.uk:

Domain Name:
ukinternetregistry.co.uk

Registrant:
Private

Registrant’s Address:
1040 Avenue of the Americas
New York
NY
10018
US

Registrant’s Agent:
TUCOWS INC [Tag = TUCOWS-CA]
URL: http://www.opensrs.org

Relevant Dates:
Registered on: 10-Feb-2003
Renewal Date: 10-Feb-2005
Last updated: 24-Feb-2003

Registration Status:
Registered until renewal date.

Name servers listed in order:
ns1.ukinternetregistry.com 216.74.95.7
ns2.ukinternetregistry.com 216.74.95.8

WHOIS database last updated at 10:55:01 25-Oct-2003

whois.enom.com:

Registration Service Provided By: (UK) Internet Registry Ltd
Contact: clientreserved@ukinternetregistry.com
Visit: http://www.ukinternetregistry.com

Domain name: ukinternetregistry.com

Registrant Contact:
(UK) Internet Registry Ltd
Client Reserved (clientreserved@ukinternetregistry.com)
+44.08000360059
FAX: +44.08000360058
212 Piccadilly
London, W1J9HG
GB

Administrative Contact:
(UK) Internet Registry Ltd
Client Reserved (clientreserved@ukinternetregistry.com)
+44.08000360059
FAX: +44.08000360058
212 Piccadilly
London, W1J9HG
GB

Billing Contact:
(UK) Internet Registry Ltd
Client Reserved (clientreserved@ukinternetregistry.com)
+44.08000360059
FAX: +44.08000360058
212 Piccadilly
London, W1J9HG
GB

Technical Contact:
(UK) Internet Registry Ltd
Client Reserved (clientreserved@ukinternetregistry.com)
+44.08000360059
FAX: +44.08000360058
212 Piccadilly
London, W1J9HG
GB

Status: PROTECTED

Name servers:
NS1.UKINTERNETREGISTRY.COM
NS2.UKINTERNETREGISTRY.COM

Created: 02/06/03 01:04:46
Expires: 02/06/05 01:04:46

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