[DNS] Secondary Market

[DNS] Secondary Market

From: Vic Cinc <vicc§cia.com.au>
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 10:08:50 +1000
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Darryl (Dassa) Lynch" <dassa&#167;dhs.org>
To: "'.au DNS Discussion List'" <dns&#167;dotau.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2006 8:10 AM
Subject: Re: [DNS] Secondary Market

> |> -----Original Message-----
> |> From: dns-bounces+dassa=dhs.org&#167;dotau.org
> |> [mailto:dns-bounces+dassa=dhs.org&#167;dotau.org] On Behalf Of
> |> Jon Lawrence
> |> Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2006 10:49 PM
> |> To: .au DNS Discussion List; '.au DNS Discussion List'
> |> Subject: Re: [DNS] Secondary Market
> |>
> |> I disagree completely that removing these restrictions will
> |> drive prices up.  It may have the effect of driving up the
> |> value of a small number of generic and other
> |> highly-desirable names on the secondary market but will also
> |> result in lower retail prices across the board.  This is
> |> exactly what's happened in the .com space and every other
> |> domain space that has liberalised it's restrictions.  That
> |> means that .au domain names would become a more affordable
> |> alternative for the majority, while those that wish to build
> |> a business based around a generic domain name would be able
> |> to do so, if they are prepared to pay something close to the
> |> real value of the name they desire.
> I think one of our fundamental differences is what we see as the real 
> value.
> I see the real value of domain names as being equal for all and at a price
> point which covers costs and enough profit to cover future expansion and
> development.  Any artificial inflation of the value is undesirable in my 
> mind.

as I have said on numerous occasions, value is a perception that is totally 

two people can look at the same thing and come up with vastly different 
valuations based on there own values. thats why we have free markets so 
people can vote with their dollars, rather then having any perticular 
viewpoint inflicted on others.

you complained about $40k domains, but if someone is spending millions on a 
product launch then $40k is a drop in the bucket they will happily pay for 
the right domain.

what you seem to be lacking is an abillity to get outside your viewpoint and 
see that other have vastly different viewpoints that are just a justifiable 
as yours.

thats why .au must be a free market and must have a secondary market. domains 
will go to people who value them the most.

Received on Thu Jul 20 2006 - 00:08:50 UTC

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