DNS: .biz.au or .co.au

DNS: .biz.au or .co.au

From: Glen Turner <glen.turner§itd.adelaide.edu.au>
Date: Tue, 03 Dec 1996 15:16:12 +1030
Richard Archer wrote:
> 'BIZ' is a somewhat tacky abbreviation.
> '.CO.AU' would be better, as is is a direct abbreviation of 'commercial'.
> This presents a more professional full domain name.

Without disregarding with the thrust of Richard's
 .CO.AU is only one character removed from .COM.AU.

Is this not asking for confusion?  For example, "is that
URL on the bottom of that TV ad www.myfirm.com.au or

This potential for confusion is just as likely to disuade
firms from registering with the alternative commercial
second-level domain as is the PR consequences of .BIZ.AU.


Regarding company name dispute resolution:

Given Australia has a small number of states (unlike the US),
and thus a small number company name registers, perhaps
the DNS name should include a company register identifier?

This would move disputes over names out of the DNS arena

If this is not possible, then should the x-IA should be
lobbying the government for legislation to protect DNS
registering bodies from litigation?

glen.turner&#167;itd.adelaide.edu.au     Network Support Specialist
Tel: (08) 8303 3936            Information Technology Division
Fax: (08) 8303 4400             University of Adelaide SA 5005
Received on Tue Dec 03 1996 - 17:00:41 UTC

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