[DNS] auCD costs

[DNS] auCD costs

From: Jeremy Malcolm <Jeremy§Malcolm.id.au>
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2006 17:38:31 +0800
I have been surprised before, and am again, by some of auXX's pricing 
decisions.  Compare the cost of an auCD domain and CMS hosting package 
over five years to the cost of the nearest alternative:

Registration fee, two years (cheapest registrar): $615 x 2.5
Hosting and CMS licence, year 1: $2200 + ($1500 x 4)
Total: $10,337.50

Registration fee, .org.au (cheapest registrar): $9.50 x 2.5
CMS licence (cheapest easy-to-use CMS, eg. Mambo): $0.00
Hosting (a cheap Australian host supporting Mambo): $162 x 5
Total: $833.75

Quite rightly, only non-profit groups can apply for auCD domains.  How 
many non-profit community Web sites do you know that would have the 
budget for an auCD package?

Jeremy Malcolm LLB (Hons) B Com
Internet and Open Source lawyer, IT consultant, actor
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