Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




3304 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

# 21363 24-Apr-2008 10:21
Send private message

Not sure this belongs here, but I couldn't decide which forum was more appropriate than this.


A domain that I am keen to acquire is listed as Pending Release.  Am I allowed to contact the domain registrant using the WHOIS query results?  I want to check whether they are actually letting it go and might let me take it now, or if they've just forgotten to reregister.

I note at the end of the query it states:


"Users are advised that the following activities are strictly forbidden.

 Using multiple WHOIS queries, or using the output of multiple WHOIS
 queries in conjunction with any other facility or service, to enable
 or effect a download of part or all of the .nz Register.

 Using any information contained in the WHOIS query output to attempt a
 targeted contact campaign with any person, or any organisation, using any
 medium.

 A breach of these conditions will be treated as a breach of the .nz Policies
 and Procedures.  Sanctions in line with those specified in the policies and
 procedures at www.dnc.org.nz may result from any breach."

Is this a targeted contact campaign?  Or is a simple one off email asking if I can have their unwanted domain OK?


Create new topic
573 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  # 126064 24-Apr-2008 10:27
Send private message

Yes, that is absolutely fine. That statement is just there so people can't go spamming people (by email, snail mail, or other) saying stuff like "host your domain with us instead, we're $5 cheaper than XYZ provider!". Not that it stops most of them anyway, but meh.

Hawkes Bay
8477 posts

Uber Geek

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 126065 24-Apr-2008 10:30
Send private message

Simple one off, not-automated stuff is fine. I often have this sort of contact both ways regarding domains I own, or want.







 
 
 
 




3304 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 126071 24-Apr-2008 10:42
Send private message

Thanks.  The registrant's email is @dia.govt.nz (Department of Internal Affairs) so I wanted to make sure I didn't get on their wrong side!

If you weren't going to reregister anyway, would you try and get money out of me for it?  I hope not.  I guess I wouldn't pay for the domain, I don't want it that badly...

13 posts

Geek


  # 126076 24-Apr-2008 11:14
Send private message

Yea normally it's in that state for 90 days, so they could still make it theirs until that time is up.



3304 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 126082 24-Apr-2008 11:35
Send private message

I know that, but I'd rather take it now then wait 3 months and find they actually had just forgotten to reregister it and not get it then either.  Doesn't hurt to ask, but the email bounced so I'm left with trying by phone which seems a bit too personal...  oh well.


Create new topic



Switch your broadband provider now - compare prices


Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Logitech introduces new Made for Google keyboard and mouse devices
Posted 16-Oct-2019 13:36


MATTR launches to accelerate decentralised identity
Posted 16-Oct-2019 10:28


Vodafone X-Squad powers up for customers
Posted 16-Oct-2019 08:15


D Link ANZ launches EXO Smart Mesh Wi Fi Routers with McAfee protection
Posted 15-Oct-2019 11:31


Major Japanese retailer partners with smart New Zealand technology IMAGR
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:29


Ola pioneers one-time passcode feature to fight rideshare fraud
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:24


Spark Sport new home of NZC matches from 2020
Posted 10-Oct-2019 09:59


Meet Nola, Noel Leeming's new digital employee
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:07


Registrations for Sprout Accelerator open for 2020 season
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:02


Teletrac Navman welcomes AI tech leader Jens Meggers as new President
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:41


Vodafone makes voice of 4G (VoLTE) official
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:36


2degrees Reaches Milestone of 100,000 Broadband Customers
Posted 1-Oct-2019 09:17


Nokia 1 Plus available in New Zealand from 2nd October
Posted 30-Sep-2019 17:46


Ola integrates Apple Pay as payment method in New Zealand
Posted 25-Sep-2019 09:51


Facebook Portal to land in New Zealand
Posted 19-Sep-2019 18:35



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.