RE: [DNS] Prices, competition and the market

RE: [DNS] Prices, competition and the market

From: Dassa <dassa§dhs.org>
Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2002 23:48:24 +1000
Ron

You can't equate domain names to business registrations.  They just
don't compare and it is unreasonable to even put forward the suggestion
they should be.  Domain names equate better with trademarks and this is
where I can understand the thinking of the IP concerns.  Domain names
are more on the marketing and advertising side.  A business name is more
involved with identifying to authorities and providing consumers with
protection through authoritive control.

Darryl (Dassa) Lynch.

|> -----Original Message-----
|> From: Ron Stark [mailto:ronstark&#167;businesspark.com.au] 
|> Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2002 12:58 PM
|> To: 'dns&#167;lists.auda.org.au'
|> Subject: [DNS] Prices, competition and the market
|> 
|> 
|> In the midst of the current debate about competition and 
|> pricing, and expectations of high demand for domain names, 
|> let me pose a question:
|> 
|> Were the cost of registering a business name to be reduced, 
|> would there be a
|> sudden surge in the number of businesses being registered?   
|> If there were
|> several agents selling business name registrations on behalf 
|> of the State, would consumers rush out to create businesses?
|> 
|> And if somebody were to come up with a new type of business 
|> registration (say FC for Family Corporation as an 
|> alternative to Pty Ltd), would there be a land rush in such 
|> business registrations?  Would those with Pty Ltd 
|> registrations take up FCs as well?
|> 
|> My point (yet again) is that domain names per se are utterly 
|> irrelevant to average consumers - there has to be other, 
|> much more fundamental business or personal needs before a 
|> domain name becomes an issue.
|> 
|> 
|> Ron Stark
|> Business Park Pty Ltd
|> mail: ronstark&#167;businesspark.com.au
|> phone: +61 (0)3 9521 0649   fax: +61 (0)3 9521 0485
|> mob: +61 (0)41 812 9922
|> http://www.businesspark.com.au
|> 
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