Eastern Courier : February 16th 2011
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The work will be carried out at night between the hours of 9pm and 5am, due to reduced traffic volumes and to minimise disruption to road users. We expect the work will take around 7 weeks to complete, and the following closures will be in place during this time: February - full closure northbound and southbound lanes -- follow signposted detours When possible - one or more lanes closed northbound and southbound -- motorway still open Please note that detours could add up to 5 minutes to standard journey times. For updates and information about these works, or any other motorway issues please call Auckland Motorways on 09 5200 200. Supply & installation of quality timber flooring. Solid timber, veneers & laminates - new floors or restorations. Full Guarantees. 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When someone asks for your address, what do you tell them? A few years ago it would have been your physical location. In 2011 it's just as likely to be your online address -- a significant change, and a sign of how virtual our world is becoming. It's part of a trend in which our online addresses are becoming central to our business and personal identities. It's also a reason why the Domain Name Commission's dispute resolution service is dealing with a growing numbers of complaints about cyber squatting' and generally blocking or disrupting the rightful use of addresses. Most of the complainants are individuals or small businesses rather than multinationals keen to protect their brands and identities. Identity and intellectual property protection can be as important to a sole trader and a start-up as to the biggest corporation. It's just a matter of scale. More than 90 percent of New Zealand businesses have five or fewer employees. It also reflects the cost of resorting to legal action, which can be prohibi- tive and in some instances unnecess- ary. Having said this we recommend that those planning to use the service dis- cuss their complaint with a lawyer in the first instance. For many businesses, addressing a perceived wrong in relation to domain name ownership can be the difference between thriving and barely surviving -- particularly when someone is sitting on a name you need for trading pur- poses, known as cybersquatting, or a competitor uses a name that may con- fuse, and direct business away from yours. In cybersquatting an opportunistic registrant registers the name of your company or product in the hope of either selling you the name or making money from advertising via the site. It's important to note there is a legit- imate secondary domain name market within .nz which means it's perfectly okay to buy and sell domain names for a profit. It's just that one must not do so in a way that infringes someone else's rights to own the domain name. A surprising number of disputes come from within a company or part- nership where, for example, a domain name was registered, either deliberately or accidentally, in the name of an individual rather than the company. This can lead to disputes over actual ownership. Blocking a name or mark in which the complainant has rights is also rela- tively common. A domain name is registered by someone who has no rights to it, thereby preventing the holder of the rights from registering and using that domain name. Domain names are registered on a first-come, first-served basis, but you can't take advantage to shut out some- one who has rights to a name. If you have questions about your rights in registration or complaints, visit www.dnc.org.nz.
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