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

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

From: Jon Lawrence <jon§lawrence.net.au>
Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2007 09:57:28 +0100 (BST)
>The fewer 2LDs and the more generic they are, the more conflicts arise and the greater they >become in value, leading to more untoward activities such as domain speculation and cyber->squatting. This is what has happened with .com - just look at the number of UDRP disputes and >the dollar values being placed on such domains in the secondary market.

>Such activities diminish greatly as you move away from .com to other extensions such >as .biz, .info, etc. and hardly occurs at all in the industry specific domains such >as .aero, .museum, etc.

Don't you think that might just have something to do with the fact that .com has 15 times more domains than .info, 39 times more than .biz while .aero, .museum etc barely even trouble the scorer.

Looking at the actual statistics for disputes, gives the following numbers:
gTLDs = one dispute per ~5807 domains registered (the number for .com alone would be slightly lower than this)
.au = one dispute per ~7200 domains registered

If you consider that the first auDRP case was in December 2002, while the first UDRP case was in mid-1999 and then factor in an extra two years using the number of disputes in 2006, you end up with a figure for .au of one dispute per 4147 domains registered, making .au actually MORE dispute prone than the gTLDs.


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