I’ve written to you privately a few times about this; and I’ve posted about the situation on here twice. The last occasion was two weeks ago.
You assured me you were going to fix – but you haven’t. I just don’t know how I’m supposed to motivate you to do the right thing?
It’s a dog’s breakfast.
Breach Of auDA Policy
GoDaddy, surely you understand that the .au space is different to .com? You would have had to “tick all the boxes” to get your accreditation as a Registrar.
The fact is, you are not complying.
This is what auDA says in its 2011-03 – Transfers (Change of Registrant) Policy:
4. TRANSFER PROCESS
4.1 To process the transfer of a domain name licence from the current registrant to a proposed new registrant, the registrar must:
a) receive a completed transfer form containing the text approved by auDA at Schedule A;
b) check that the proposed new registrant is an eligible entity; and
c) obtain confirmation of the request for transfer from the current registrant contact.
4.2 The registrar may use an automated process for handling registrant transfers, but they must be able to provide a copy of the transfer request and confirmation from the current registrant for inspection by auDA on demand.
4.3 The transfer will result in a new two year domain name licence being issued to the proposed new registrant. The current registrant is not entitled to be reimbursed by the registrar for the unused portion of their domain name licence.
These Are The Domains In Question
I haven’t named the domains previously, but it’s now time to do so. USR.com.au and JMF.com.au.
The only reason I do so is because I want it on the record that this is not my fault!
What makes the situation even worse is that since my last article, the purchaser of USR.com.au has transferred the domain to another registrar. However, Domain Syndicates Pty Ltd (my company) is still the registrant.
Ned O’Meara – 2nd November 2016