Below, you will find the current list of domain names we believe are currently LOCKED by Afilias (by order of auDA) and are currently UNABLE to be renewed and will soon be LOST by the existing Registrants.
This means: every one of these domain names’ WHOIS data shows: serverUpdateProhibited
We have CHECKED.
And, according to Afilias, you can read that this means:
This status locks the domain, preventing it from being updated. It is an uncommon status that is usually enacted during legal disputes or auDA compliance review (auDRP).
From the following list, all of these domains are in this serverUpdateProhibited status, and we will point out a few obvious domains we believe should NOT be ripped from the current owners…
ADF.com.au – Although this domain name could possibly stand for “Australian Defence Force” it can obviously also stand for dozens of other acronyms including:
- Australia Data Field
- Always Drug Free
- Adelaide Data Field
- Authenticated Data Fusion
- Association of Digital Forensics
- Albany Duck Farm
ANL.com.au is currently the Australian online headquarters (Melbourne-based) to ANL Group with regional offices and agents around the globe. ANL is part of the CMA CGM Group, the third largest container shipping line in the world. ANL operates on more than 200 shipping routes with over 504 vessels, calling 420 ports in 160 countries, and employs 30,000 staff in over 755 agencies and offices around the world. In 2017 they had an annual turnover of US$21.1 billion.
Do you think ANL are going to be happy when they lose their Australian online headquarters of ANL.com.au due to auDA’s Reserved List Policy?
Do you think they are just going to let this happen without a legal fight IF they are made aware?
And how about RAN.com.au – which appears on this list? The people who ran their eyes over this list and had the thought inside their head, “Yep, this name should be RIPPED from the current owner and BLOCKED from the general public from ever owning!” .. they need to quickly have a re-think.
Sure, one example of an acronym for this domain name could be “Royal Australia Navy”, but not only are there dozens of other acronyms this “commercial” domain name could be used for, it also blatantly stands alone as an Oxford Dictionary generic-word that works in this sentence; “I RAN to the shops!”
I’ve got some obvious news for auDA regarding the term “RAN”. Although the Royal Australian Navy work very hard for Australia and are a very important and respected force for our country, they DO NOT own this generic-word, and should not have “dibs” on this generic-word “commercial” domain name; Ran.com.au(.)
With these examples in mind, we believe these 75 domain names WRONGLY appear on this list and should be quickly removed before they are RIPPED AWAY from their current owners:
Meanwhile, the following 57 domain names seem to have a place on the list but should possibly be re-confirmed by a second-opinion panel:
Even though some people may believe these above names should appear on the “Reserved Policy List”, is there not an argument that ALL of these domain names are “commercial” domain names and don’t need to be “protected” by any list at all?
… in the same way EVERY OTHER ccTLD governing body govern’s their domain names.
Isn’t that what dispute processes are for?
Let us know if you have your own thoughts?