Re: [DNS] .au space proposal

Re: [DNS] .au space proposal

From: Adrian Chadd <adrian§creative.net.au>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2000 20:26:59 +0800
On Tue, Nov 21, 2000, Aristedes Maniatis wrote:
> In my response to the World Court article I started thinking about what
> could really be done. I have a proposal:
> 
> 
> * complete opening of .com.au to all names. The time has now passed to even
> pretend common words are restricted.
> 
> * a new domain space (perhaps firm.au?) which embodies the goal of .com.au.
> All Australian businesses are allocated space within this domain strictly in
> accordance with their business name.
> 
>   - State registered businesses are given businessname.nsw.firm.au
>   - Companies, etc are given companyname.firm.au

You've just negated the use of firm.au, considering a company *will* choose
a .com.au with brand recognition (wouldn't YOU rather be fruit.com.au
than random-market-garden.wa.firm.au ?)

> * The government would meet the cost of running the registrar. I would
> imagine this could be kept low given the lack of disputes, no accounts and
> links to existing government databases. I'd make a stab at the cost of under
> a dollar per name, given that Network Associates (VeriSign) charges about $5
> per .com name in the US and makes a large fortune.

Right. Lack of disputes over what? I'd assume here .com.au would become
red-hot in the courts once its opened up..



Adrian

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