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Where to get anonymous hosting in australia for non-residents/citizens?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by The Infiltrator, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. The Infiltrator

    The Infiltrator Junior Member

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    Hey I have posted this in freelance section and am not sure if anyone will reply there so I posted here as well.

    I need to get an australian domain and hosting.
    The problem is that I am not an Australian citizen/resident and most companies selling hosting/domains there request that I verify that I am an Australian. I need a .com.au domain.

    The reason I need it is to set up SEO campaign in Australia and its 10x faster and easier to rank it if the domain is .com.au

    So if you can help with getting a domain like this please give me shout. Thanks in advance.

    If necessary we can make a deal where I pay you a certain sum above the hosting/domain fees every month while the site is hosted/live.
     
  2. The Infiltrator

    The Infiltrator Junior Member

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    Come on people, there got to be at least one Australian among you?
     
  3. cornkernel

    cornkernel Regular Member

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    i'm registering an abn tomorrow, which will allow me to buy a .com.au. if you can wait until that long?

    edit: what do you mean "anonymous"? what exactly are you after?
     
  4. The Infiltrator

    The Infiltrator Junior Member

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    I dont care about how is it registered or on whos name its registered. I cant get it either way as I am not Australian and I cant provide ID to the registars proving that I am a resident or citizen there.

    I sent you a PM regarding the domain. I am setting up a legit site with nothing weird, I just need a .com.au for SEO targeted in Australia.
     
  5. viralmoney

    viralmoney Junior Member

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    1. To be eligible for a domain name in the com.au 2LD, registrants must be:
    a) an Australian registered company; or
    b) trading under a registered business name in any Australian State or Territory; or
    c) an Australian partnership or sole trader; or
    d) a foreign company licensed to trade in Australia; or
    e) an owner of an Australian Registered Trade Mark; or
    f) an applicant for an Australian Registered Trade Mark; or
    g) an association incorporated in any Australian State or Territory; or
    h) an Australian commercial statutory body.


    2. Domain names in the com.au 2LD must be:
    a) an exact match, abbreviation or acronym of the registrant's name or trademark; or
    b) otherwise closely and substantially connected to the registrant

    You can not register a .com.au unless you have an Australian ABN which you can only get if you live in Australia. You can request someone with an ABN to own a domain for you. In this case, they will own the domain and not you.

    Don't even think about registering an expired .com.au name

    Domain Name Expiry:

    The domain name enters "serverUpdateProhibited"­ and "serverHold" status for 30 calendar days

    During this time the domain name can be renewed during the 30 calendar day period;

    After 30 calendar days, the domain name is purged from the registry at a random time between 10.30am and 5.00pm on the next business day.

    Domain Name Deletion:

    **At request of registrant:

    The domain name enters "pendingDelete" status for 3 calendar days

    During this time the domain name can be reactivated on the registrant's instruction during the 3 calendar day period

    After 3 calendar days, the domain name is purged from the registry at a random time between 10.30am and 5.00pm AEST on the next business day.

    **Names that are deleted for breach of an auDA Published Policy (known as "policy deletes"):

    The domain name enters "serverTransferProhibited"­ , "serverUpdateProhibited"­ and "pendingDelete" status for 14 calendar days;

    The domain name can be reactivated on auDA's instruction during the 14 calendar day period;

    After 14 calendar days, domain name is purged from the registry at a random time between 10.30am and 5.00pm AEST on the next business day.

    ((With those times above, add an hour if it's during day light savings)

    Now, the interesting part is that even though they are "winding down their business" they may still have a year or more left on the renewal of their domain name. They may also have other things on their mind and not 'get around' to asking their registrar to delete the name. Also, if they are using their domain name for email purposes, they may decide not to have the name removed from the registry.

    What to do? Go to the ASIC database and check out if they have de-registred their business. If they have, and they still hold the domain name, you then have cause to go to the registrar where the domain name is being held, and email them stating:

    "According to auDA policy 2004-01 under clause 4 the current registrant is not eligable to hold the licence for that domain name."

    For further reading on that clause - as it has a couple of points to it and even clause number 5 go to this link:
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    www.auda.org.au/policies/auda-2004-01[/code[/COLOR][/URL][COLOR=lemonchiffon]] [/COLOR]
    [COLOR=lemonchiffon] [/COLOR]
    [COLOR=lemonchiffon]It's a good idea to familiarise yourself with this as this will not only give you an outline of the time frame you're looking at, but the options the current licence holder have in order to keep the domain name.[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=lemonchiffon] [/COLOR]
    [COLOR=lemonchiffon]Now, if you do decide to go to the registrar where the name is being held, according to auDA policy 2004-04, registrar must reply to you with in 5 days. Here is a link to this policy (and I warn you - it's a long one, the policy that is, not the link:)) [/COLOR][URL="http://www.auda.org.au/policies/auda-2004-04"][COLOR=lemonchiffon][code]www.auda.org.au/policies/auda-2004-04
    To start you off:

    15.6 Responsiveness

    a) A Domain Name Supplier must acknowledge written Complaints within 5 business days of receipt of the Complaint. A Domain Name Supplier can elect to do this either verbally or in writing, unless the Complainant specifies one or the other method.

    and

    f) Domain Name Suppliers must advise Complainants of the outcome of the investigation of their Complaint. This must be in a written format, if requested by the Complainant, giving reasons for the response or determination.

    One last policy for you to have a look at as well. This outlines 8 reasons that a 'transfer of licence to a new registrant" may take place. May be there is something there that can assist you.

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    [/COLOR][URL="http://www.auda.org.au/policies/auda-2004-03"][COLOR=lemonchiffon]www.auda.org.au/policies/auda-2004-03[/COLOR][/URL][COLOR=lemonchiffon]


    In a nutshell, You will be pushing shit up hill. Don't bother

    Hope this helps
     
  6. The Infiltrator

    The Infiltrator Junior Member

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    Good post but bad point.
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2011
  7. Murphy94

    Murphy94 Newbie

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    hi,how're u? murphy here, remember? lol