[DNS] Moving forward

[DNS] Moving forward

From: Chris Disspain <ceo§auda.org.au>
Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2006 12:27:21 +1000
Hi David,

Just for clarity, there is no tension as far as I'm concerned. At the registrar conference last week (attended by most registrars
and most of the auDA board and staff) it was agreed that the current name policy should be reviewed. This will be done in the normal
way by a Panel which will include representatives of registrars and the community etc. We agreed with registrars to put this before
the Board as soon as possible for a formal decision to be made and the current intention is to do that at the August Board meeting.


Chris Disspain
CEO - auDA

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> David Jones
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> Subject: [DNS] Moving forward
> Obviously there is some tension between auDA and the
> rest of the industry as to how to develop the au
> namespace here are my thoughts in moving forward
> .com.au
> 1. Abolish the requirements for registrations. I
> actually agree with Vic on this one. The advantages
> far outweigh the disadvantages. This will allow the
> average joe to participate in the com.au namespace.
> The only requirement I would apply is that the
> Registrant is an Australian resident or business.
> 2.Reduce the cost of domains. Actually I don't think
> $49 for 2 years is a lot of money. In fact this
> equates to $25 per annum. After all .coms start at
> about $10 AUD per annum. If more domains are being
> registered I don't see why auDA's fees should not come
> down.
> 3. Abolish the 2 year registration period. Perception
> is everything and com.au are perceived as expensive
> because people don't realise the fee is for 2 years.
> If you market a .com.au at $15 then you are more
> likely to get a sale. I don't know about you guys but
> 2 years seems to come around pretty quick and I would
> rather just register a 5 or 10 year period and not
> worry about forgetting to renew.
> 4. Develop a secondary market. I am 50/50 on this one
> however I am sure one exists now. If people think they
> can buy a domain and onsell it for a profit then
> obviously sales will go up. The auDRP is still in
> place for those whom will try to take advantage of
> this by squatting domains however I would suggest that
> auDA be allowed to exercise its powers prior to auDRP
> as this is an expensive option.
> 5. Spend more money on promoting the .com.au
> namespace. By this I mean things like free redirectors
> and other value add ons.
> Result is more registrations and more profits for
> everyone.
> .au
> This one while I can see its potential I also have
> reservations. I for one have invested a lot of time
> and money in developing my brands in the .com.au
> namespace. I feel that adding a .au into the mix will
> only dilute peoples trust in the com.au namespace and
> thereby devalue it.
> Over the years I have seen a healthy uptake in com.au
> in fact it is not possible to switch on the TV, read a
> magazine or just drive your car without seeing
> someones domain advertised (Vic look out your window).
> IMHO I think most existing com.au holders will be
> against it unless they get first pick. But as was
> stated what about the .net.au holders.
> id.au didn't work (I still have mine). geographical is
> in the pipeline (.nsw.au etc) how many more can there
> be?
> I think sort out the .com.au problems first.
> DJ
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