Australia doesn't want Domainer Guests

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  1. Prashant Sharan

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    Domain investors will soon be no longer welcome in Australia’s .au, if proposed policy changes are approved.

    Registrants who own more than 100 names and cannot prove they’re not a domainer will have their names deleted, under the recommendations of an Policy Review Panel appointed by Aussie ccTLD registry auDA this week.

    The practice of vacuuming up domains for resale has long been against auDA policy, but the rules have been perceived as weak, easily worked around, and have been rarely enforced.

    The current policy states: “A registrant may not register a domain name for the sole purpose of resale or transfer to another entity.”

    But domainers have successfully argued that by parking their speculative domains, resale is no longer the “sole” purpose of the registration.

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