Re: [DNS] .au space proposal

Re: [DNS] .au space proposal

From: brettmw <brettmw§dingoblue.net.au>
Date: Sat, 25 Nov 2000 23:47:52 +1100
"I would really like to see some market research on the trends of acceptance
> of .au domains compared to .com domains. Obviously this should take the
form
> of the number of .au registrations compared with the number of .com
> registrations from Australian businesses and consumers over the past 6
> months or so. I feel this should be the first step in determining the
> appropriateness of any action on our national namespace.  Is this analysis
> available?"




Yes it is, just ask anyone who uses the net but can't afford the absurd
prices that  .au expect for registering......

Why would i pay  $120-$170 for a expensive.com.au  in Australia and support
my country,  when i can get a  cheap.com (which is far more popular) and
support America for $35.00 a year.

Simple math, even for a guy who can't afford to register a .au .   ;-)







----- Original Message -----
From: "Don Cameron" <dcameron&#167;coolahddg.com.au>
To: <dns&#167;auda.org.au>
Sent: Thursday, November 23, 2000 6:43 PM
Subject: Re: [DNS] .au space proposal


> Dear list members,
>
> Coming from a commercial background I have a natural tendency to cringe
when
> terms like "policy of prohibition" are voiced, and despite understanding
the
> necessity (at least from one perspective) for this style of policy
> formulation, may I ask what considerations/deliberations are underway to
> focus on the market impact of these policies?... to move from the
technical
> and legislative, to the perhaps more "real world" of market needs and
> expectations?
>
> Despite honourable intentions, these policies may simply result in driving
> the market away from the .au namespace. Corporate Australia is well aware
of
> our national tendency to legislate rather than to educate... to create
> community "rules" rather than promote and instil market awareness and
> values... This is whay so many companies (the latest being Mitsubishi in
> Victoria) are moving away from this country. We continually take the easy
> road at our ultimate expense.
>
> Without a doubt, it is always easier to legislate a solution. Simply make
> the rules and create penalties for those who break the rules... and this
> works in a closed market or economy, because consumers have no choice but
to
> obey... However the Internet is not a closed market, nor is it a closed
> economy. Consumers and businesses can (and do) simply move off-shore...
> simply purchase .com's or other domains reliant on a trust structure
rather
> than a (typically Australian) legislative framework - in exactly the same
> way that Mitsubishi can move off-shore to access a less-legislated
> workforce.
>
> Are we legislating the .au namespace out of existence?... or at least out
of
> being the dominant symbol identifying an Australian Internet presence?
>
> I would really like to see some market research on the trends of
acceptance
> of .au domains compared to .com domains. Obviously this should take the
form
> of the number of .au registrations compared with the number of .com
> registrations from Australian businesses and consumers over the past 6
> months or so. I feel this should be the first step in determining the
> appropriateness of any action on our national namespace.  Is this analysis
> available?
>
> Cheers, Don
>
>
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