The domain name Lambo.com.au was set to drop yesterday, on Melbourne Cup Day 2019, which is a public holiday in the state of Victoria.
However, at the last minute, for no publicly valid reason, it appears auDA issued an order to Afilias Australia to place Lambo.com.au into “Reserved By Registry” status.
From our understanding, a domain name can only be LOCKED at the Afilias Registry level if it appears on the official auDA Reserved List Policy.
On looking at this extensive list today, the generic term “Lambo” does not appear on this list anywhere?
I will be contacting auDA and Afilias Australia to explain how and why Lambo.com.au was placed into Registry Lock at the last minute, which stopped the fair domain name dropping process.
If this situation has occurred in this instance, how many times in the past has it also occurred? And how many times in the future is this going to occur?