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

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

From: Tony Owen <tony§seol.net.au>
Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2007 09:38:34 +0930
Hi Guys ...

I think the 'bank.au' is probably a bad example, people have the banking legislation out ...

A better example would be co.com.au, assuming the .com.au owner gets the .au extension ...


Would be a bonanza for the owner if .NZ companies wanted a .au extension lol

Cheers Tony

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: info&#167;enigmaticminds.com.au 
  To: .au DNS Discussion List 
  Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2007 8:53 PM
  Subject: Re: [DNS] Australia registers more .au than .com domains

  A self managed super fund is not a bank, I would have thought that was pretty obvious.

  In a similar manner a podcast does not make you a radio station (.radio.au), uploading youtube viedos does not make you a tv station (.tv.au), etc.

  If you're not legitimately in the industry, you wouldn't be eligible to register the domain name, just like you can't register .gov.au or .edu.au

  Ron Stark wrote: 
    OK.  So IBM, BP, Price Waterhouse Coopers and little old me run a credit union for my staff.  Woo Hoo - I can register snapsite.bank, then.

    Josh (sorry Josh :-)) possibly runs his own self-managed super fund.  So he gets josh.bank.au.  Real clear and easy to administer ...........

      From: dns-bounces+ronstark=snapsite.com.au&#167;dotau.org [mailto:dns-bounces+ronstark=snapsite.com.au§dotau.org] On Behalf Of info§enigmaticminds.com.au
      Sent: Saturday, 30 June 2007 17:36
      To: .au DNS Discussion List
      Subject: Re: [DNS] Australia registers more .au than .com domains

      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.


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