[DNS] Internet Registrations Australia

[DNS] Internet Registrations Australia

From: Aristedes Maniatis <ari§ish.com.au>
Date: Fri, 07 Sep 2001 01:21:29 +1000
Today I received a letter from Internet Registrations Australia extolling
the virtues of .biz and .info.

Let this be a lesson to AuDA planning further second levels domains within
.au on how NOT to proceed. Here are the reasons given for paying $195 to

1- Squatting on a name could earn you big dollars when you sell it in a few

2- Register every name remotely like your business name, personal name, etc
in every domain known to man in order to protect it from others 'cyber
squatting' and demanding money from you later.

3- Register businessname.com businessname.biz businessname.net
businessname.info businessname.com.au so that someone doesn't accidentally
hit the wrong web site or wrong email address.

If these are the only reasons for the creation of the new top level domains,
then what was the point exactly? I read the ICANN evaluations and I still
can't see the point.

Please, please AuDA I hope Australia can tread a rather more sensible line.
Are domain names anything but a vehicle for businesses to make money out of
selling... well... nothing?

Domain names are NOT a valuable natural resource. They are a way to allow
people to avoid having to type and remember IP addresses. Is that being
overly naive?

Ari Maniatis

ish group pty ltd
7 Darghan St Glebe 2037 Australia
phone +61 2 9660 1400   fax +61 2 9660 7400
http www.ish.com.au | email info&#167;ish.com.au
PGP fingerprint 08 57 20 4B 80 69 59 E2  A9 BF 2D 48 C2 20 0C C8

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