Update on Bottle Domains - 17/04/09

Posted by Jo Lim on 17 April 2009

On Wednesday 15 April 2009, auDA gave notice to Bottle Domains terminating its auDA accreditation as a registrar due to what auDA considers to be a serious breach by Bottle Domains of its Registrar Agreement. auDA has a duty to the Commonwealth Government and the Australian internet community to administer the .au Domain Name System in the best interests of the Australian internet community and to preserve the stability and integrity of the .au Domain Name System.

On Thursday 16 April 2009, Bottle Domains brought urgent proceedings before the Supreme Court of Victoria, seeking amongst other things, a temporary order that auDA be restrained from treating the Registrar Agreement between auDA and Bottle Domains and Bottle Domains' auDA Accreditation as having been terminated.

The Court granted a temporary interim injunction until the Court can hear full argument on Wednesday 22 April 2009.

auDA has applied to the Court this morning (17 April 2009) to seek clarification as to the effect of the Court's orders.

auDA will fully comply with all orders of the Court and intends to vigorously defend its decision to terminate Bottle Domains' Registrar Agreement.