Last year the highly generic and geographic domain name RottnestIsland.com.au dropped in the public domain auctions and I managed to secure it for thousands of dollars, outbidding multiple bidders.
This morning auDA emailed to inform me they had “instructed the registrar of record to place the domain name into policy delete.”
I’m not sure who at auDA decided to accept this clearly vexatious complaint by domain thieves clearly attempting to hijack my domain name for free, but I have replied the following to auDA…
Good afternoon auDA Complaints Team,
Please ensure Steph Viljoen sees this vexatious complaint and acts promptly.
“Rottnest Island” is a GENERIC and GEOGRAPHIC SUBURB / LOCATION in Australia.
You can NOT trademark a suburb or geographic location in Australia.
The previous owners clearly no longer wanted their geographic-location domain name, thus why they allowed it to “drop” last year and be released to the open public to purchase in the auDA-endorsed and policed daily domain name public auctions.
I confirm that I paid THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS for this domain name in the fair and open public auction process.
Please immediately take my domain name OUT OF POLICY DELETE and inform the complainant they should immediately cease and desist from their vexatious domain thievery activity.
Since I’ve owned the domain name, it has not been for sale and it is still NOT FOR SALE.
You are correct when you mention I am parking the domain name for “monetisation” reasons, as I am allowed, according to auDA Policy.
I now dare the complainants to take the next step and file an auDRP against me, because if they do, they will lose and waste their money as countless other domainthieves.com.au have attempted against legitimate domain name owners before them.
This vexatious complaint is being publicly posted on Domainer.com.au so that future domain thieves understand it’s NOT OKAY to attempt to steal generic, geographic or acronym domain names.
I’ll wait to hear from you,