[DNS] Domain dispute heats up

[DNS] Domain dispute heats up

From: Edwin Groothuis <edwin§mavetju.org>
Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2006 13:15:04 +1000
On Thu, Jun 08, 2006 at 01:01:01PM +1000, Vic Cinc wrote:
> at the recent auda conference, registrars overwhelmingly voted for
> opening the up top level .au space for registration. again I think
> many cctlds have done this and the sky hasnt fallen in.

They're not the smartest cookies these registrars...

Are you saying they like to be able to sell only one virtual item
(after all, the domain name business is nothing more than a wind
trade. It doesn't cost anything to produce), instead of N virtual

Specially with the fear campaign of "protecting your IP", big
businesses which have a lot to lose will register foo.com.au,
foo.bar.au and foo.org.au. That is *three* sells instead of one
sell. Once it is possible to register under .au, nobody will register
under com.au anymore.

Can you name me one country, besides the .us domain which smarty
chose state.us, which moved from a similar naming system as there
is in Japan, the UK, Australia, Korea etc to a toplevel one?

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Received on Thu Jun 08 2006 - 03:15:04 UTC

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