Re: [DNS] What's in a name? Too little, says panel

Re: [DNS] What's in a name? Too little, says panel

From: Emil Wajs-Chaczko <delta_flyer§hotpop.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 23:26:11 +1100
I also agree, and that is if you don't already think it has raced ahead...
most of the Generic names have all been taken in au.com ... and to my
concern, at least one company has already made a monopoly of it...

Emil Wajs-Chaczko
delta_flyer&#167;hotpop.com

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kenneth B" <kb&#167;kb.au.com>
To: <dns&#167;auda.org.au>
Sent: Monday, November 20, 2000 10:24 PM
Subject: Re: [DNS] What's in a name? Too little, says panel


> I agree...
>
> The .au.com (Netregistry) policy is much the same as .com - There is
none...
> au.com will race ahead very soon if something drastic is not done in the
> very near future!
>
> Kenneth Brownsmith
> kb&#167;kb.au.com
>
> P.S - I give permission for this article (above) to be reproduced in the
> form it is in above.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "AVS Network" <nigel&#167;avs.net.au>
> To: <dns&#167;auda.org.au>
> Sent: Sunday, November 19, 2000 9:35 PM
> Subject: Re: [DNS] What's in a name? Too little, says panel
>
>
> > Imagine what the new gTLDs will do for the .au space? There will be so
> many
> > 'cool' domain names available and with 10 or so extensions to choose
from,
> > a .au domain name will be 'uncool'. I really think that the .au space is
> now
> > nearly destroyed because of poor management skills of the space. Too
> strict
> > to some companies, easy on others. It's just too inconsistent. It kind
of
> > reminds me of the management at Telstra and how they organise things.
> >
> > They need to get their act together quickly before the new namespace
will
> > be .au.com. I am very surprised how well that has gone, they probably
have
> > more .au.com subdomains than .com.au domain names within another
> > 12 months.
> >
> > But David Jones will never willing be undersold ;)
> >
> > (DJs will meet any other store price. I haven't seen any price
reductions
> from
> > INA because of other cheaper domain names, just a GST increase).
> >
> > Regards,
> > Nigel
> >
> > *********** REPLY SEPARATOR ***********
> >
> > On 11/21/00, at 3:28 AM, Don Cameron wrote:
> >
> > >Hi Nigel,
> > >
> > >...and of course yes, you are spot on... the comparitive cost between a
> > >.com, and a .com.au is also a significant factor to my customers (why
buy
> at
> > >David Jones when you can buy the same thing from KMart at half the
> price?).
> > >There are no organisations doing any real marketing of the benefits of
> the
> > >.au extension, so why should the market consider it to be "better"...
> when
> > >to the customer, all it is is dearer, harder to register (and more of a
> > >headache for the ISP), and simply contains more letters for site
visitors
> to
> > >type in the URL?... and perhaps most significantly, whenever I explain
to
> > >customers the requirements to obtain a .au domain name, I usually hear
> the
> > >comment that this is just another system destroyed by bureacracy... not
> at
> > >all what the Internet should be... a lot of people refuse to purchase a
> au
> > >extension simply on philosophical grounds.
> > >
> > >To me, perhaps the most significant sign of this "cultural shift" is
the
> > >number of small Australian towns registering themselves with a .com or
> > >.org - Six months ago the mindset was that a Council or other body must
> have
> > >an .au extension so visitors knew they were in Australia...  however
> > >nowadays, (6 months in realtime but 3.5 years later in Internet time),
> > >people are beginning to realise that the domain extension is
> > >insignificant... visitors to a site will read the keywords on a Search
> > >Engine, not the domain extension of the URL... and as more and more
> Search
> > >Engines don't even list the URL (just a "Click Here" button), the
domain
> > >extension has become largely superfluous (at least this is the feedback
I
> am
> > >getting).
> > >
> > >Cheers, Don
> > >
> > >
> > >
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