[DNS] Domain dispute heats up

[DNS] Domain dispute heats up

From: Larry Bloch <larry.bloch§netregistry.com.au>
Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2006 14:44:17 +1000
China has com.cn and recently opened .cn

India likewise.

The reality is that on any measure you care to take, company.au is better
than company.com.au - it's easier to remember, it's shorter. Hey, it even
saves ink when you print it. Closing the third level removes confusion
between net.au and com.au (ie: two registrants with the same name in
different 2LDs).

One of the biggest reasons to my mind is that xxx.au is a better competitor
to xxx.com and xxx.biz for Australian companies.

There are many examples of countries doing away witht he third level. I'm
not aware of any that have gone from registrations in the second level to
registrations in the third.


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Subject: Re: [DNS] Domain dispute heats up

Japan opened up under .jp in I believe 2001 and retained the existing second

levels as well. Canada opened up .ca in around 2003.

On Thursday 08 June 2006 14:19, Edwin Groothuis wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 08, 2006 at 01:30:13PM +1000, Vic Cinc wrote:
> > > 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?
> >
> > france, italy, germany come to mind, there are plenty of others I am 
> > sure.
> That is funny...
> Take a random dutch company I was part of the DNS team of...
> 	philips.it		created:     before 19960129
> 	philips.de		first usenet posting 1991
> 	philips.fr		first usenet posting 1993
> Sorry, these ones didn't have 2nd level domains. They had "strange" 
> rules (like having your DNS servers in the country of origin). You 
> still owe me at least one which did.
> Edwin
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