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Registering a .com.au
abn current, sole trader trading as "domain name"
Bennie




msg:798282
 2:12 am on Apr 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

I have found a nice domain name for a project I am working on that has lapsed. It's a .com.au and using the archive I found the abn of the previous owner.

Doing an abn search he was a sole trader and trading as "the domain name" ie. 'example', and the domain name is 'example.com.au'

Is there any way I can register the business name of 'domainname.com.au' and register it? Will this conflict with his trading name or trump it.

Cheers,

Benno.

[edited by: Woz at 7:58 am (utc) on April 4, 2006]
[edit reason] Examplifying domains [/edit]

 

rickagain




msg:798283
 7:52 am on Apr 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hi Bennie

'AU' names are a little easier to get these days - you do need to have an ABN (Australian Business Number - free from the Australian Tax Office ; if you just have an ABN you 'trade' under your own name),,, and you need to explain why you needs the domain name.

For Example - if you were a plumber whose name was Bennie Benster (and you had an ABN) you could aply for bennietheplumber.com.au by explaining that your name is Bennie and you're a plumber...

If you were a plumber in Sydney, you could aply for sydneyplumber.com.au

If you were some guy who wanted to create an informative website on ugg boots - perhaps sell them... explain it to your 'AU' registra of choice and see if they give you the name.

rickagain




msg:798284
 7:54 am on Apr 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

I forgot to mention that in the olden days you needed a registered business name that either exactly resembled the domain you wanted to regiter.

- that's why the old owner would have had a registered business name.

Bennie




msg:798285
 12:05 am on Apr 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

Cheers Rick!

I will give it a shot and see how I go.

Thanks once again for the info.

- Bennie

anallawalla




msg:798286
 4:01 am on Apr 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

For Example - if you were a plumber whose name was Bennie Benster (and you had an ABN) you could aply for bennietheplumber.com.au by explaining that your name is Bennie and you're a plumber...

But using the same ABN you could also get plumber.com.au, gasfitter.com.au, toiletbowl.com.au, brisbaneplumber.com.au, tapwasher.com.au, faucet.com.au etc, because you could explain that these were products you sold and you had a "close and substantial" relationship with these names. You would probably not get brisbanedentist.com.au.

Bennie




msg:798287
 1:49 am on Apr 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

Cheers Ash!

So how many .com.au domains can I register with one abn?

Got that name btw (very happy chappy)!

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