[Owasp-singapore] [security-77] Cyber-squatting in .sg domain

Wong Onn Chee ocwong at usa.net
Sat Apr 11 08:51:26 EDT 2009


Hi Frenky,

Thanks for the insight.

Perhaps someone from DBS/POSB should take this up.

Any group member from DBS?


Frenky Tjioe wrote:
> Dear Onn Chee
>
> SGNIC has no legal basis to stop Silver Media from owning
> posbank.com.sg.  DBS may dispute the ownership, and Singapore Domain
> Name Dispute Resolution Policy (SDRP) will mediate it.
>
> Khushwant Singh of Straitstimes wrote about this issue few months ago,
> and some of my comments were quoted in his article.
>
> Similar to ACRA, SGNIC does not wish to slow down the name
> registration process. Everything is very much automated nowadays.
>
> With ACRA, you may register a company called "Ministry of Technology".
> I spoke to a senior official from ACRA last month during the Supreme
> Court openhouse, she confirmed it. The only reserved name according to
> the current law is "Temasek". I was surprised when I was told that a
> company called "Singapore Arms" is actually selling automotive parts.
>
> SGNIC does prevent registration of certain names such as "Singapore",
> "Singapura", "Singapore Government", "President", but certainly not
> POSBANK.
>
> Regards,
> Frenky Tjioe
>
> On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 7:35 PM, Wong Onn Chee <ocwong at usa.net> wrote:
>   
>> Hi folks,
>>
>> Take a look at my post @
>> http://www.infothatmatter.org/forum/topics/have-you-seen-wwwposbankcomsg
>>
>> Was surprised to see that SGNIC allows some unknown company to register
>> this domain.....
>>
>> Anyone from SGNIC who can comment?
>>
>> Regards
>> Onn Chee
>>
>>
>>
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