Telefa (Digicommander) breaches transfers policy

Posted by Jo Lim on 29 July 2005

auDA has found that Telefa Pty Ltd (previously known as Digicommander), a reseller of TPP Internet, has breached the Transfers Policy (2003-03)

During May and June 2005, Telefa initiated over 150 transfers from Enetica to TPP Internet without obtaining a written request or authorisation from the registrants. 

auDA found that the registrants did not receive notice of the transfer because Telefa had entered its own contact email address in the registry database instead of the registrant’s email address.

One of the main principles of the transfers policy is to safeguard the right of registrants to make an informed choice to transfer their domain name to another registrar, even where their domain name is managed by a reseller.

auDA has instructed AusRegistry to reverse the unauthorised transfers back to the original registrar of record.