[DNS] Australia registers more .au than .com domains

[DNS] Australia registers more .au than .com domains

From: info&#167;enigmaticminds.com.au <(info§enigmaticminds.com.au)>
Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2007 17:36:23 +1000
I totally agree with Edwin.

Further to this, I have always said that with industry specific domains, 
you must be within that industry. Therefore only a bank could register a 
domain using the .bank.au extension.

This already applies for domain extensions such as .gov.au and .edu.au, 
so this concept is nothing new. In effect, the .gov.au and .edu.au 
domains are examples of industry specific domains. Do you see any 
untoward activities in these namespaces? Any phising? Any 
cyber-squatting or domain speculation?

As for conflicts, there's would be far fewer as it is limited to each 
industry. For example only plumbers of the name Joe would be interested 
in joes.plumbing.au whereas every Joe from every industry would be 
interested in joe.com.au.

Edwin Groothuis wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 30, 2007 at 04:52:13PM +1000, Ron Stark wrote:
>> I can think of a mere handful of bank.au domains - anz, cba, commonwealth,
>> qld, westpac, boq, queensland, suncorp, bendigo, city, citi and so on.  Then
> Plus hundreds of credit unions?
>> come the grey areas over which disputes would inevitably arise from each of
>> the competing "legitimate" registrants:  lending.bank.au, finance.bank.au,
>> cheap.bank.au, friendly.bank.au, local.bank.au, regional.bank.au,
>> credit.bank.au, community.bank.au, farmers.bank.au, your.bank.au,
>> online.bank.au, internet.bank.au and a whole lot of others.
> The policy of the bank.com.au, just like the policy of the .museum
> and .areo, will probably prevent you (and everybody else) from
> regestrering them.
>> But wait ... there's more!  I do newsletters for a certain bank as part of
>> my business.  I then qualify to register newsletter.bank.au, because there's
>> already a close or substantial connection.  I also resell domain names
>> therefore I qualify for domains.bank.au.  Oh - websites, too, which gives me
> These too.
> Edwin
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