[DNS] Catch-up time for .au

[DNS] Catch-up time for .au

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2013 07:58:39 +1100
Where is the evidence of ?utter confusion? Doug? This process has happened in a number of ccTLDs around the world and the sky hasn?t fallen in. And where it has happened and there is an equal choice, that is the same policies for both spaces, registrants overwhelmingly prefer registrations at the second level.


And then it comes back to individuals. Individuals are treated poorly under .au. Oh yeah, they can go and use .id.au, but it is unloved and almost nobody wants to use it. Go to .fr, where individuals can register domains, and registrations are around 50/50 for business and individuals.


These are two issues I have campaigned on at the last two Names Policy Panels with limited support. Where were you Jon? The problem is the issues are put as simple yes or no questions that doesn?t work. The issue needs to be a discussion about the pros and cons and how the transition would take place. It?s a serious issue that requires serious discussion as happened in .uk and .nz. Not a simple yes or no option in a questionnaire.


And I?m not sure where you get your information from Doug. The .co ccTLD seems to be progressing nicely with over 1.5 million registrations in 3 years.


So how about an informed discussion on the issue without the histrionics.




From: dns-bounces at dotau.org [mailto:dns-bounces at dotau.org] On Behalf Of Doug Robb
Sent: Thursday, 21 November 2013 2:55
To: '.au DNS Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [DNS] Catch-up time for .au


Err this is madness!


>From the article:

?In the small proportion of instances where there could be competition ? e.g. where one person holds example.co.uk and another holds example.org.uk ? the shorter domain will be offered to the .co.uk registrant.?


So the domain space is collapsed by a mass migration of .co.uk to .uk for what purpose? What utter confusion for the .org?s and the like. Perhaps the .co is meaningless in people?s minds ? a mistake of the past. We should be so lucky to be .com.au and get the best of both worlds ? a recognized brand and a regional separation with the potential for further discrimination between logical groups. 


Leave me out of destroying this in favor of a once off land grab by existing .com owners or companies with deep pockets ?..





From: dns-bounces at dotau.org <mailto:dns-bounces at dotau.org>  [mailto:dns-bounces at dotau.org] On Behalf Of Jon Lawrence (Personal)
Sent: Wednesday, 20 November 2013 9:00 PM
To: dns at dotau.org <mailto:dns at dotau.org> 
Subject: [DNS] Catch-up time for .au




So, .uk are doing it. And .nz is doing it (opening up registrations at the second-level). And as they're both currently 'co.', they don't even suffer from the same brand confusion that we get from being 'com.'.


I call on auDA to urgently convene a new Names Panel to consider the issue of opening up second-level registrations in .au.


Sorry Chris, but the 'let's see how the dust settles on the new gTLDs first' line is, in my opinion, naive, and I believe puts the long-term success of .au at genuine risk.


Who's with me?



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