Re: [DNS] .au space proposal

Re: [DNS] .au space proposal

From: Kerry Henry <KHenry§>
Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2000 13:21:59 +1100

Exactly my point!

I can't talk for others, but my clients listen to me because strategic
management; marketing; and offline-online integration is my consulting

Those that don't have the necessary skills and who don't have a full
appreciation of their clients' local or global strategic plans shouldn't be
giving any advice in the area of domain registration because their skills or
motives are not in the appropriate arena.

That's why things are so stuffed up and many businesses are now learning by

-----Original Message-----
From: Don Cameron <dcameron&#167;>
To: dns&#167; <dns§>
Date: Thursday, 23 November 2000 12:23
Subject: Re: [DNS] .au space proposal

>Hi Vic, Kerry,
>We seem to be in a loop... yes, advising people to register .com's may not
>be in their ultimate best interest... however two obvious points arise from
>this comment... firstly, are "we" in the best position to judge what
>marketing strategies should be? - Secondly, why are Australian ISP's
>advising clients to register .com's?... Could it be because of the cost and
>difficulties in registering .au domains? - Simply laying blame and making
>accusations of "stupid and short-term focused" is hardly going to alleviate
>the problem... more likely you will alienate those few who still do promote
>the benefits of a .au domain.
>Anyone who has checked-out my email address would notice that I do support
>the .au name space... notice how concise and marketable it is?...
> ... I hope this means a lot to everyone, because it is the
>only combination that would be accepted for .au registration... Our
>name is the Coolah District Development Group Incorporated (I guess we
>have used the full name as a domain... wouldn't that be nice to type as a
>The point being, tens-of-thousands of Australian organisations do not
>manufacture or sell products. We have nothing to trademark (we are not a
>manufacturer or retailer), and our business name reflects our
>organisation... however is it proper that our Internet address should also
>reflect our business name? (coolahddg)... This domain name is absurd, yet
>is all we were allowed to have... within Australia... and yes, we have
>registered a far more appropriate domain name under .com... because under
>Australian naming "rules" we were refused an appropriate name (once again
>bye bye Aussie - except for diehard supporters of .au like me who hang on
>this ridiculous domain in my e-mails).
>Cheers, Don
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