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

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

From: TEOH,Vivienne <vivienne.teoh§detya.gov.au>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2000 09:24:40 +1100 (EST)
Could you please take me off this circulation list

Thanks

Vivienne Teoh

 -----Original Message-----
From: 	Kenneth B [mailto:kb&#167;kb.au.com] 
Sent:	Monday, 20 November 2000 22:24
To:	dns&#167;auda.org.au
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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