[clug] OT: buying a com.au domain

Martin Schwenke martin at meltin.net
Thu Jul 15 19:41:34 MDT 2010

On Fri, 16 Jul 2010 08:50:59 +1000, Craig Small <csmall at enc.com.au>

> I use namescout and have for years, I get the domain, they get their $27
> or so and that's about it really.  Can't really rave on about them but
> they just do what's advertised with no hassle.

I used them a few years ago for a few years and I wasn't happy.  2 main

* My reseller made a mistake in the registration details of an
  id.au domain and then stopped being a reseller.  Namescout sent me
  (apparently automated) messages saying that the registrant details did
  not match the domain name...  but it took many attempts to get them
  to fix the details... and in the interim they sent me more messages
  telling me of the problem.

* Getting domains transferred away from them was sometimes near
  impossible.  Their phone number looks vaguely Australian on first
  glance but is actually in Barbados.  Their postal address at the time
  was a PO Box in Dickson.  They claimed not to have got letters that
  we sent.  We really wanted to send them registered mail so we would
  have proof of receipt... but you can't send registered mail to a PO

Things might have changed for the better...

I have had much better dealings with Enetica.

peace & happiness,

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