According to auDA’s new complaint manager’s Linked In profile, Steph Viljoen literally sits upon a golden throne.
A few weeks ago, out of the blue, a domain name owner received a complaint against one of his domain names.
He was unsuccessful in defending that particular complaint, so asked for an “internal review” by auDA.
THE VERY NEXT DAY after he made this “internal review” request, he received 19 official auDA complaints against other generic domain names in his portfolio.
That’s NINETEEN COMPLAINTS after the initial complaint.
Who could have made these 19 domain name complaints within hours of an auDA internal review being requested?
Some of the highly-generic domain names featured in the second round of complaints were:
Even Blind Freddy can see that.
Yet, Steph Viljoen, (featured sitting on a golden throne as per her own Linked In profile) who is auDA’s fresh-newbie “Compliance Manager“, has seemingly taken it upon herself to place this generic domain name, and multiple other generic domain names, into POLICY DELETE.
I personally believe what Steph Viljoen (as auDA’s Complaint Manager) has done, in regards to deleting these domain names, is WRONG and I hope Advanced Web Creations are able to secure their own domain names back for themselves in the next few hours…
The registrant has advised the following:
“This domain name has been registered since 30th October 2002 and was presenting our Domain Name Hosting and Web Design Service at the time. Please see way back archive page below from 2003.
Similar responses were received by Steph Viljoen in regards to Wallpapers.com.au and GolfAcademy.com.au(,) which are clearly highly-generic domain names, with those domains being policy deleted as well.
Dozens of us pour our time, sweat and tears into this industry over years and decades, only to see auDA seemingly give judge, jury and execution powers to a brand-new single-person who virtually has NO EXPERIENCE in the domain name industry and has only ever worked to protect large corporations in the past.
This is one of many stories coming up on Domainer in regards to the way auDA’s new Complaints Manager is choosing to steer our industry.