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Blackout Week Protest

Discussion in 'DomainShield.com.au' started by DomainShield, Aug 31, 2017.

  1. robert

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    In a 100-year timeline common sense prevails. BIG PICTURE. Shorter cctlds will always win, given time. If we don't make the change today, we will make it 5 years, or 10 years, of 50 years down the track. Rip the bandaid off NOW.
     
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  2. DomainShield

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    "Growing all year" is both 100% true and also misleading.
    Jun 2014 there where 10.4 million
    Jun 2015 10.2 million
    Jun 2016 10.1 million by the end of 2016 there where less than 10 million 3rd level .uk domains.
    It looks like they might end 2017 with a little over 10 million...
    How can you defend a 5 year decrease of half a million domains with a short term 5 month increase of only 80 thousand?
    If you look carefully at the numbers you will even notice that in the first 4 months of every year there seems to be a small recovery in .co.uk total registration before they slump further in the latter part of the year,

    For the record the .uk registrations grew from 96 thousand in Jun 2014 to close to 637 thousand in May 2017. The growth was consistent month on month for the entire period.
     
  3. DomainShield

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    Not if you consider the .au graph for the same time period, our graph flattened out just like .co.uk and .co.nz at around about the same time (introduction of new GTLDs). Sadly we do not have .au to help stimulate growth by providing an attractive easy to register local alternative for innovative and dynamic businesses starting up in Australia.
     
  4. Andrew Wright

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    That's a bit of a stretch. I don't think 1000's of Australian business are flocking to new gtld's somehow.
     
  5. snoopy

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    Yep that is exactly what happened.

    .co.uk lost 600,000 names over that time & .uk gained 600,000 names. There has never been any actual growth though during that time, just movement between extensions. For the last 4-5 years Nominet has reported either 10.6 million or 10.5 million names every year in its annual report. The new extension didn't add anything, it just cannibalised .co.uk (as Andrew says).

    The problem is .co.uk is now weaker but growing again (so far this year). .Uk has 6% market share, that is weak.

    In my view Nominet has done damage to the tld.
     
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  6. snoopy

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    We are all dead in 100 years time. Domain are probably dead as well.

    Good luck waiting, I'm still waiting for Betamax, it is better than VHS and should win.
     
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  7. snoopy

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    The key thing with in my view is .uk is slowing. The ratio between the two extensions in terms of new registrations is now widening and is now 10:1 (.co.uk : .uk) as can be seen in the stats further up the page. It is going in the opposite way to what Nominet would have expected.
     
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  8. robert

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    Your shortsightedness and loud mouth "assumptions" are well documented on this forum.
    My signature says it all.
     
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  9. robert

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    Did anyone else realise there was an "ignore" function available as a preference in this forum?
    Bliss!
     
  10. Scott7

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    To be fair, it's hard to ignore someone whom features prominently in your signature. :D
     
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    LOL ....
     
  12. David Goldstein

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    Hilarious. I also have about 5 registrars and another half dozen or so registries as clients. So your point is??? I'm still awaiting the disclaimers from the domainers saying how they're only interested in furthering their own interests and have no interests in the future of the Australian domain name industry. Still, you wouldn't want to admit to that would you. Sigh.
     
  14. snoopy

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    That you are biased towards their interests and the claim that you "have nothing to gain personally" is not accurate.