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Registry Advisory LA 01: Sales of .IN Names by Registrars

Advisory No. LA 01

15th FEBRUARY 2005

Advisory to the Registrars against any sort of hoarding, auctioning or selling of the .IN domains at prices higher than they usually charge from their

customers

The .IN Accredited Registrars have been appointed to market and sell the .IN domain names to the public at large. Because of their critical role in the registration of .IN domain names the Registrars are at an undue advantage to register the generic and other popular domains available under the .IN and auction them or sell them at prices higher than the usual price they charge for the domain names. In the public interest it has been decided that any kind of hoarding, auctioning or selling of the .IN domain names at a higher price than they are regularly charging by the Registrars should be discouraged and penalized.

The Registrars are advised through this advisory to desist, at all times, from involving themselves, or through their re-sellers, in any way in the squatting, grabbing, hoarding, auctioning or selling of the .IN domain names at a higher price than they are regularly charging from the public. Any such involvement of the Registrar will lead to termination of Accreditation, financial penalty and any other legal action as provided under the laws of India.