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a flower shop can register - www. machineparts4cars.com.au and park the page with links to wreckers and the flower shop will not be breaking any rules.
Ok, so the flower shop is performing a service. The service is 'wreckers advertising referrer' (or similar). How is 'wreckers advertising referrer' a match (as defined in the new licencing rules) to the name machineparts4cars?
I understand that a business can be eligible for a name by virtue of the fact that they are performing a service. However, the name of the service needs to match or be a synonym of the domain name, which your example is not. It is this latter part that I am referring to.
 

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Ok, so the flower shop is performing a service. The service is 'wreckers advertising referrer' (or similar). How is 'wreckers advertising referrer' a match (as defined in the new licencing rules) to the name machineparts4cars?
I understand that a business can be eligible for a name by virtue of the fact that they are performing a service. However, the name of the service needs to match or be a synonym of the domain name, which your example is not. It is this latter part that I am referring to.

No, in this regard, it is a match of the name of a service that the Person provides; machineparts4cars is synonymous with auto wreckers - it is considered to be a match of the service provided.
 
No, in this regard, it is a match of the name of a service that the Person provides; machineparts4cars is synonymous with auto wreckers - it is considered to be a match of the service provided.
Even though Match is defined as the below?

Match means that the domain name being applied for is identical to one, some or all of words or numbers used in the Person’s legal name, business name or Australian Trade Mark. The domain name must use the words or numbers in the same order as they appear in the Person’s legal name, business name or Australian Trade Mark and must not include any additional words or numbers.
NOTE: A Person with a business name ‘Forexample Publishing’ would be able to register forexample, forexamplepublishing, forexample-publishing, and publishing as domain names.

The NOTE above, is their example.

Further, a synonym is also defined in the new rules:
Synonym means a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same thing as another word in the English language. Whether a word or phrase is a synonym will be determined by reference to the Oxford Australian Dictionary or Oxford Australian Thesaurus.

Given this, do you still think that machineparts4cars could be a synonym of wreckers? Because none of these words are identical to one, some or all of the words of the service, nor a synonym, as defined in the dictionary/thesaurus.
 

Scott.L

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Even though Match is defined as the below?

Match means that the domain name being applied for is identical to one, some or all of words or numbers used in the Person’s legal name, business name or Australian Trade Mark. The domain name must use the words or numbers in the same order as they appear in the Person’s legal name, business name or Australian Trade Mark and must not include any additional words or numbers.
NOTE: A Person with a business name ‘Forexample Publishing’ would be able to register forexample, forexamplepublishing, forexample-publishing, and publishing as domain names.

The NOTE above, is their example.

Further, a synonym is also defined in the new rules:
Synonym means a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same thing as another word in the English language. Whether a word or phrase is a synonym will be determined by reference to the Oxford Australian Dictionary or Oxford Australian Thesaurus.

Given this, do you still think that machineparts4cars could be a synonym of wreckers? Because none of these words are identical to one, some or all of the words of the service, nor a synonym, as defined in the dictionary/thesaurus.

the "match" example is one of many examples to claim eligibility - it's not a catch all example. it is an example of a person registering a domain name under the provision of using their own company name for edibility.

"Match" in the example of machinepart4cars is another example of using the the domain name as a match to the service provided; it is relevant (synonymous) to the domain name. It is a match to the industry in someway.
 

Scott.L

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Even though Match is defined as the below?

Match means that the domain name being applied for is identical to one, some or all of words or numbers used in the Person’s legal name, business name or Australian Trade Mark. The domain name must use the words or numbers in the same order as they appear in the Person’s legal name, business name or Australian Trade Mark and must not include any additional words or numbers.
NOTE: A Person with a business name ‘Forexample Publishing’ would be able to register forexample, forexamplepublishing, forexample-publishing, and publishing as domain names.

The NOTE above, is their example.

Further, a synonym is also defined in the new rules:
Synonym means a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same thing as another word in the English language. Whether a word or phrase is a synonym will be determined by reference to the Oxford Australian Dictionary or Oxford Australian Thesaurus.

Given this, do you still think that machineparts4cars could be a synonym of wreckers? Because none of these words are identical to one, some or all of the words of the service, nor a synonym, as defined in the dictionary/thesaurus.

Put it to you this way, millions of domain names would be non-compliant if the domain name must match the name of the company.

It is simply not financially feasible for auDA to do that because the majority of domain names are not a match to the registrant name.

The service you provide using your domain name is how they got around that problem.

Now, let's take for example a domainer, you have a website with domain names for sale (goods) and when someone arrives to a domain you have for sale they see that it's for sale and so they click a link and go to your website where they buy it. Unlike the old rules, the new rules clearly state that this is allowed under monetization.

Most florist aren't gonna register carports.com.au but they can under these new rules because it's insane to believe auDA wants you to set up a new business name and ABN just for the sole purpose of registering a domain name.
 

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