[DNS] Domain dispute heats up

[DNS] Domain dispute heats up

From: Larry Bloch <larry.bloch§netregistry.com.au>
Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2006 15:38:19 +1000
You get twice as much too. 

Many businesses use more than one domain name for a variety of reasons...to
market different services to different sectors.

All that is by the by. The issue here is not how much money registrars make,
but what is a better system.

If it makes you more comfortable, I'd be happy for .com.au to be frozen, for
all the com.au names to be replicated at no cost to the registrant in .au
and for us to start again with all new registration in .au. IOW, no extra
money for registrars (god forbid we make a profit, pay our staff and feed
our children!)

It's simply a better structure. We are right at the very beginning of
something here. Our 600k names will be 6m before too long. Let's get it
right while the pain is minimal.


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[mailto:dns-bounces+larry.bloch=netregistry.com.au&#167;dotau.org] On Behalf Of
David Keegel
Sent: Thursday, 8 June 2006 3:29
To: .au DNS Discussion List
Subject: Re: [DNS] Domain dispute heats up

If we're looking at this from a registrant's point of view, there are also
downsides to the existence of another space.

If you register it, you face a lot of costs to change from 
acme.com.au to acme.au - like printing new business cards, reconfiguring
servers, changing user settings, etc.

If you don't register it, there's the risk that some other 
person will register acme.au and ask for thousands of dollars to transfer it
to the real Acme.

So Acme will feel under pressure to register both acme.au and acme.com.au.
Which is great if you are a registrar, but not so great if you are a
business end user who now needs to pay twice as much for domain

On Thu, Jun 08, 2006 at 02:20:22PM +1000, Vic Cinc wrote:
> the take up in spaces that have been opened. its a premium space with 
> a high value. large companies love being ibm.au rather then ibm.com.au
> Vic

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