Lyle Shelton omits to mention why his domain name (not his blog) was taken down

June 10, 2018

Yesterday Lyle Shelton tweeted “my blog lyleshelton.com.au has been challenged & taken down”:

It’s worth pointing out that it was his domain name “lyleshelton.com.au” that was taken down, not his blog.

As of June 8 the auDA Drop List shows both “lyleshelton.com.au” and “lyleshelton.net.au” were flagged as Deleted Domain Names:

2018-06-21 15:01:47 lyleshelton.com.au
2018-06-21 15:02:31 lyleshelton.net.au

The Domain Name Drop List shows the date and time that Domain Names are eligible to be purged. When a Domain Name is purged, it becomes available for registration according to the policy of the Regulator. Unless restored the Domain Name will be purged at the next Purge Cycle, also as defined in Regulator Policy. The Purge Cycle is an automated process within the Domain Name Registry System.

auDA has some very strict rules for registering .au domain names, and it would appear that Lyle Shelton has not complied with the particular rules for a .com.au domain name.

The current WHOIS entry for lyleshelton.com.au (see below) shows that the registrant was Whitestone Strategic and the contact person is David Hutt.

The .auDA policy (see below) states that “Domain names in the com.au 2LD” must be “an exact match, abbreviation or acronym of the registrant’s name or trademark” or “otherwise closely and substantially connected to the registrant”.

It would appear that, as it currently stands, “lyleshelton.com.au” meets neither of these requirements.

It is incumbent on Lyle Shelton to ensure he abides by the .auDA rules for domain names if he want to use a .au domain name.


Whois response for lyleshelton.com.au:

Domain Name lyleshelton.com.au
Last Modified 07-Jun-2018 15:01:17 UTC
Status pendingDelete (Client requested policy delete)
Registrar Name GoDaddy.com, LLC
Registrant Whitestone Strategic Pty Ltd
Registrant ID ACN 618607051
Eligibility Type Company
Registrant Contact ID CR315360471
Registrant Contact Name David Hutt
Registrant Contact Email david.hutt@whitestonestrategic.com
Tech Contact ID CR315360476
Tech Contact Name David Hutt
Tech Contact Email david.hutt@whitestonestrategic.com
Name Server ns10.nationbuilder.com
Name Server ns11.nationbuilder.com
Name Server ns12.nationbuilder.com
Name Server ns13.nationbuilder.com
Name Server ns14.nationbuilder.com
Name Server ns15.nationbuilder.com
DNSSEC unsigned

2012-04 – Domain Name Eligibility and Allocation Policy Rules for the Open 2LDs

SCHEDULE C

ELIGIBILITY AND ALLOCATION RULES FOR COM.AU

The com.au 2LD is for commercial purposes.

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 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.

  1. 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, 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.

  1. A domain name may also be registered in the com.au 2LD under paragraph 2(b) for the purpose of domain monetisation, in accordance with the explanation of “domain monetisation” set out in the Guidelines on the Interpretation of Policy Rules for the Open 2LDs, provided that the following conditions are met:

a) the content on the website to which the domain name resolves must be related specifically and predominantly to subject matter denoted by the domain name; and

b) the domain name must not be, or incorporate, an entity name, personal name or brand name in existence at the time the domain name was registered*.

  • Definitions:
  • “entity name” means the name of an Australian registered company or incorporated association as listed with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC), or the name of an Australian government body. It does not include a registered business name;
  • “personal name” means the given name(s) and/or last name of a person; and
  • “brand name” means the name of an identifiable and distinctive product or service, whether commercial or non-commercial.

POST SCRIPT – 14-Jun-2018

This morning the WHOIS record for lyleshelton.com.au reverted to ‘Ok’ status and the web site was available again.

Domain Name lyleshelton.com.au
Last Modified 07Jun2018 15:01:17 UTC
Status ok
Registrar Name GoDaddy.com, LLC
Registrant Whitestone Strategic Pty Ltd
Registrant ID ACN 618607051
Eligibility Type Company
Registrant Contact ID CR315360471
Registrant Contact Name David Hutt
Registrant Contact Email david.hutt@whitestonestrategic.com
Tech Contact ID CR315360476
Tech Contact Name David Hutt
Tech Contact Email david.hutt@whitestonestrategic.com
Name Server ns10.nationbuilder.com
Name Server ns11.nationbuilder.com
Name Server ns12.nationbuilder.com
Name Server ns13.nationbuilder.com
Name Server ns14.nationbuilder.com
Name Server ns15.nationbuilder.com
DNSSEC unsigned

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Lyle Shelton’s departure from the Australian Christian Lobby’s board

June 3, 2018

The public ASIC register for the Australian Christian Lobby shows that when Lyle Shelton ceased being Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby he also departed the organisation’s board:

Lyle Shelton ceases to be an ACL board member


Mark Allaby’s fake resignation from the LMI

June 3, 2018

According to The Australian March 28 2017 Mark Allaby resigned from the board of the Lachlan Macquarie Institute (LMI) the week prior.

The public ASIC register showed on March 28 2017 that Mark Allaby was Director of the LMI.  As of May 31 2018 the ASIC register still shows Mark Allaby as Director of the LMI.

Did Mark Allaby ever resign from the board as claimed in The Australian?  If he did resign back then, why does the ASIC register show he is still Director, over a year later?  If he didn’t resign back then, why did The Australian claim he did?

Mark Allaby is still an employee of IBM, so clearly the conflict he had in March 2017 still exists.

ASIC register for LMI - Mark Allaby Director - 31 May 2018

 

Mark Allaby LinkedIn Screen Shot 2018-06-03 at 12.25.05 am

 


Pogo (Nick Bertke) admits homophobia

June 2, 2018

Lyle Shelton. Always the victim.

May 20, 2018

… home addresses put on the internet by one of your team …

Background here.


Yarra City Council and PayStay have refunded in full the parking fees they charged me on the ANZAC Day public holiday

May 5, 2018

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:

PayStay parking fee 25 Apr 2018

Later on I looked up the Yarra City Council website to check the situation regarding parking on a public holiday:

Parking on public holidays / For parking signs that state days of the week, parking and time restrictions on the signs do not apply 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:

In that situation if the spot you’re parking in doesn’t require you to pay it will show a message informing you that you are not required to make a payment. All information provided on the app is provided from which ever council covers where you were parking.

I then went back to zone 33331053 to check the parking signs and saw they do state days of the week:

Zone 33331053 / 2P TICKET / 7AM - 6PM MON - SAT

Zone 33331053 / 2P TICKET / 7AM - 6PM MON - SAT

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.

Yarra City Council parking fees refunded May 10 2018

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.


How to request a GST tax invoice from Uber Eats

March 9, 2018

(Note: this is specifically for an Australian tax invoice but it may work for other countries)

Uber advise that to obtain a tax invoice itemising the GST for the meal and delivery components of an Uber Eats purchase, you must lodge a request via their Help facility.

Go to help.uber.com, type help into the search box and select “Getting help from Uber” (as pictured below), or just click here.

Getting help from Uber

Submit a request for a tax invoice corresponding to your Uber Eats order number.  You will subsequently receive a reply with a link to the tax invoice.

Leave a comment below if your experience differs, or if there’s a simpler way to get a tax invoice.


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