Monday, Dec 21st, 2009
The Australian company that runs the .com.au domain registry has been accused of abandoning its own procedures to censor a website satirising communications minister Stephen Conroy’s ISP filtering regime.
On Friday afternoon, Sapia Pty Ltd, the company behind stephenconroy.com.au, was told by auDA that they had three hours to explain its use of the domain or it would be withdrawn
“After several attempts at convincing them to give us reasonable time to reply we made a last-ditch attempt at 4.10pm stating that we provide a consultancy product with ‘Stephen Conroy’ in it’s name,” the firm said on its new site stephen-conroy.com.
“We hoped that this would at least enable us to stay up over the weekend, but they didn’t want to know.”
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This article was posted: Monday, December 21, 2009 at 4:37 am