Lyle Shelton had three of his domain names deregistered in under two months due to breach of auDA policy.
“To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.” — Oscar Wilde
In the wake of the deregistration of Lyle Shelton’s domain names lyleshelton.com.au and lyleshelton.net.au, and his subsequent claim this was an attempt to silence him, it’s interesting to note that he made no such fuss when his domain lyleshelton.org.au was also recently deregistered.
The Internet Archive shows us the existence of the domain lyleshelton.org.au:
Lyle Shelton had been publishing articles under lyleshelton.org.au, in parallel to publishing them on lyleshelton.com.au, evidenced by records of posts received via RSS subscription between April 12-20 2018:
April 12 2018 http://www.lyleshelton.org.au/why_truth_should_always_trump_prejudice
April 16 2018 http://www.lyleshelton.org.au/consequences_what_consequences
April 18 2018 http://www.lyleshelton.org.au/this_pathway_to_totalitarianism_must_be_reversed http://www.lyleshelton.org.au/qld_education_minister_drops_truth_bomb_about_safe_schools
April 20 2018 http://www.lyleshelton.org.au/here_s_what_the_chronicle_is_saying_about_my_call_for_conservatives_to_be_conservatives
On April 23 2018 the domain lyleshelton.org.au was no longer able to be reached:
The WHOIS record for lyleshelton.org.au indicated on April 23 2018 that it was in a pendingDelete (Client requested policy delete) status, effective April 20 2018:
Domain names that are deleted due to a breach of an auDA Published Policy will transition from a “Registered” to a “Pending Policy Delete” state at the time the deletion command is submitted by the registrar. At this time, the domain name will be published on the Official Domain Drop List for 14 calendar days after which it will be purged at the next drop cycle.
The org.au 2LD is for non-commercial organisations.
The following rules are to be read in conjunction with the Eligibility and Allocation Rules for All Open 2LDs, contained in Schedule A of this document.
1. To be eligible in the org.au 2LD, registrants must be non-commercial organisations as follows: a) an association incorporated in any Australian State or Territory; or
b) a political party registered with the Australian Electoral Commission; or
c) a trade union or other organisation registered under the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009; or
d) a sporting or special interest club operating in Australia; or
e) a charity operating in Australia, as defined in the registrant’s constitution or other documents of incorporation; or
f) a non-profit organisation operating in Australia, as defined in the registrant’s constitution or other documents of incorporation.
2. Domain names in the org.au 2LD must be:
a) an exact match, abbreviation or acronym of the registrant’s name; or
b) otherwise closely and substantially connected to the registrant, in accordance with the categories of “close and substantial connection” set out in the Guidelines on the Interpretation of Policy Rules for the Open 2LDs.
The domain name lyleshelton.org.au appears to have breached all the auDA requirements of a .org.au domain name.
Lyle Shelton lost his lyleshelton.org.au domain name due to breach of auDA policy. The registrant for the domain name, David Hutt, would have been notified of this in advance of the domain being taken offline. Clearly David and Lyle weren’t able to sort out the discrepancies with their two other domain names before they were also found to be in breach of auDA policy.
Yep but the bruising was one sided. Our office was bombed, white powder repeatedly sent, we had death threats, masked protesters at our Melbourne event, home addresses put on the internet by one of your team, board members jobs threatened etc. A year we’ll never forget. https://t.co/ky7Eph3Mph
On ANZAC Day I parked in PayStay zone 33331053, in the vicinity of 193 Brunswick Street Fitzroy, clocking up a fee of $7.46. Whilst I suspected the parking should be free in that zone on a public holiday I noticed a nearby car parked in the same zone had bought a parking ticket from the machine and so to be on the safe side I decided to activate my PayStay app.
This is the transaction details for my parking period:
Later on I looked up the Yarra City Council website to check the situation regarding parking on a public holiday:
I then emailed PayStay to enquire if their app should let me activate a parking period during a time that Yarra City Council says should not need to be paid for. I received a response saying the app should not let me pay if payment was not required:
I then went back to zone 33331053 to check the parking signs and saw they do state days of the week:
Having read the Yarra City Council policy on parking on public holidays, and having clarified with PayStay how their app should work, it would appear there is an inconsistency somewhere that amounted to me being charged $7.46 on the ANZAC Day public holiday when I believe I should not have been required to pay anything.
By extension, other people using PayStay in that Yarra City Council zone (or other similar zones) on ANZAC Day (or other public holidays) may also have been billed for their parking when they oughtn’t have been.
On May 2 I emailed Yarra City Council requesting a full refund of my parking fees. On May 10 I received a written reply as below and a full refund of my fees.
I have asked Yarra City Council if PayStay will , in the future, allow a fee to be charged on a public holiday in a fee-exempt zone. I have also asked if they will issue refunds to all people who they took money from on ANZAC Day (and all other public holidays) in that and other similarly fee-exempt parking zones.
“One Christian at IBM and another at Macquarie University have both been targeted by a zealous yes warrior who reckons they should be dismissed because their advocacy for traditional marriage is at odds with the ethos of their employers. So have they lost their jobs? No and nor should they.”
Back in March this year I posted this tweet about Mark Allaby:
Just because a view was once historically popular does not mean it will always be fit-for-purpose.
On marriage equality, Penny Wong has reflected on her 2010 views and has modified them to suit the contemporary political and social climate.
It would bode people like Michael Kellahan well to adopt a similar line of thinking, because while it is ok to believe the Sun revolves around the Earth, doing so is going to make you look out of touch with the world around you.
It’s a bit rich for religious conservatives to be denouncing gay activists for urging boycotts of companies that don’t support marriage equality. They do the exact thing in reverse. The religious right and other anti-LGBTI groups held an international conference in South Africa last December, largely to oppose the international spread of marriage equality.
All delegates, including Lyle Shelton from the Australian Christian Lobby and David van Gend from Australian Marriage Forum, signed a pledge to what is now called the Cape Town Declaration. Apart from pledging to oppose same-sex marriage, the Declaration commits its signatories, where possible, “to refuse to deal with corporations” that deny their “religious truths”.