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Aliababa $5.99 .com

Discussion in 'General Domain Discussion' started by helloworld, Oct 23, 2017.

  1. Scott.L

    Scott.L Membership: Trader

    Nov 16, 2010
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    auDA Member:
    Sometimes you need to drive on both sides of the street, keeping an eye on what’s coming and an eye on where you’re going. After all, you live in a ‘free-market’ globalized by the very product you sell, and most are domainers.

    As for the legitimacy of domainers - I do not see any registrar warning its viewers / potential customers about domain name registration that may infringe trademarks, why? because registrars feel they do not have a public responsibility to the registrant to do so - its up to the due diligence of the registrant to conform to eligibility. How ironic. Playing into the gullibility of the public's knowledge about domain name registration only to profit from it and then condemn their actions later.

    Where on your website do you inform the public about possible trademark infringement risk when registering a domain name?
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  2. Cheyne

    Cheyne Membership: Community

    Oct 19, 2017
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    Do you have evidence to support this claim? I am critical of this because global mass-market registrars such as GoDaddy and Crazy Domains by default add 2 years to domain name registrations when you add them to the cart, after being lured in by 99 cent first year registrations.

    Speaking only on behalf of ourselves, we offer the same discount on hosting whether you purchase 1 month of 2 years. Other companies might know that but we have built our business on trust and transparency.

    Something is only as valuable as what you are prepared to pay for it. People have been paying MelbourneIT $140 for .au registrations for over a decade but that is what they market their service to cost. Nobody with sense would pay that much for a domain name but if people are happy with the service then who are we to judge?

    I would love a Tesla Model X with all of the trimmings but my two mortgages get in the way of that dream. Should I expect Tesla to lower the price simply because they're effectively a monopoly and by your logic are ripping people off? Of course not.

    But simply saying they are overcharging doesn't make it so. Where do you want them to go, cents in the dollar?
  3. snoopy

    snoopy Membership: VIP

    Jul 14, 2010
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    Yes I do, straight from Verisign,

    "But historically, our first-time renewal rate has been 50%.”


    in .com.au people are forced to pay for a 2nd year upfront when in reality 50% of those registrants would have dropped the name after the first year. That is a big part of the rip off. The other part is that prices are far too high.

    I believe there will be a big drop in pricing at the end of the tender process. 9 groups wouldn't have submitted proposals if they thought they couldn't do better than the current pricing.

    Wouldn't be surprised to see wholesale pricing come down 30-50% or more. Ausregistry are overcharging and the root cause of that is 100% AUDA. Ausregistry are just doing what their shareholders demand. Meanwhile AUDA is supposed to be regulating in the interests of the Australian public, they have not done that.

    Wouldn't it be funny if the tender results in the registry fee ending up lower than AUDA's exorbitant fees?
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