DomainShield is one of three auDA registrars in Australia that has a “drop-catching platform” that attempts to catch expiring domains each day. Whilst Netfleet currently is the number one drop-catcher, DomainShield is also quite successful, and has a good following. It is run by the highly experienced Anthony Peake (here is a podcast interview I did with him last year).
It’s fair to say that Anthony is just one of many Australian registrars that has now become frustrated by some of the actions (or inactions) of auDA.
Given he is a man of principle, Anthony today decided to send a personal protest to auDA. He simply has had enough. If you go to his website, you will see an announcement that explains his frustrations with auDA (screenshot below). His blackout protest is going to cost him money, so as he says, this is not done lightly.
Importantly, please note that this protest only affects the “drop-catching” service that DomainShield offers – all other registrar functions will continue as normal.
Ned O’Meara – 31st August 2017