[DNS] Domain dispute heats up

[DNS] Domain dispute heats up

From: Vic Cinc <vicc§cia.com.au>
Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2006 22:43:01 +1000
Edwin Groothuis [edwin&#167;mavetju.org] wrote:
> 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
>   available)
> - 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 ?

I think the correct answer is billions of dollars of new economic value
created. its obvious from reading the above you only recognise value in
things you value.  other people value things differently. and therefor
we have free markets, so everyone can exchange based on what they value.

I know europe is a socialist haven and they probably dont teach you
that stuff at school.

the facts are that google is one of the prime movers in puting ads
on parked pages, its a specific service they offer.

people who put ads on parked pages know the click thrus, they
know the conversion rates, google will tell you all that. so they know
exactly if parked page ads work or not.

if they dont work parked ad pages will disapear on their own. people
will see the conversion rates dont justify the costs. if they work they
will continue to be a valid channel for advertising. the market is self
correcting. parked pages will live or die on their own merit not on the
opinions of wannabe policy makers.

and with the monetisers if you offer them an amount which is greater
then the economic value the domain provides they will greatfuly sell it
to you therby maximising efficiency in the system.

thats the beauty of free markets. no need for regulators to get
involved. arent free markets amazing? something maybe one day you can take
back to europe. :)

Received on Thu Jun 08 2006 - 12:43:01 UTC

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