[DNS] Domain dispute heats up

[DNS] Domain dispute heats up

From: Edwin Groothuis <edwin§mavetju.org>
Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2006 22:27:27 +1000
On Thu, Jun 08, 2006 at 08:42:51PM +1000, Vic Cinc wrote:
> > Yes, .com is full.
> and so what? thats more reason to open .au.  surely monetised pages are
> better then a 404. they create economic value and the ads conduit some people
> to the products they may want. if they didnt, people wouldnt buy the ads
> on parked pages. all these monetised domains are for sale anyway.
> surely its better to use a digital resource then let it lie fallow creating no
> economic value whatsoever just to please the asthetic sensibilies of some?

If a domain, which is going to be parked,....

- is registered, somebody has to pay for it (loss of money which
  could have been used for something better)

- just has ads on it, it doesn't add any value (people are not going
  to search for websites to see if there are interesting ads

- it's not available via the normal channels (loss of time to figure
  out if the domain is available for takeover)

- is "for sale", then the price of it is more than the price payed
  at the registrar to register it (extra loss of money for the
  person who wants it)

- is not used, it takes up space in the parents nameserver for
  nothing (loss of space)

- is full of ads, it pollutes search engines (loss of space,
  interfering with results etc)

So taking this all into account... How much better did the world
get by 40 million (random number which sounds reasonable based on
the earlier tests I did) parked .com domains ?

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Received on Thu Jun 08 2006 - 12:27:27 UTC

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