I'd certainly like to know - as would many others.AuDA certainly will have their hands full should they decide to open up .au at the 2nd level, I wonder what is happening currently behind closed doors..
The Federal Government should maybe take over administration of the Australian domain name system and then there will be full accountability and perhaps some good complaint procedures about disclosures.
Why it is in a private not for profit bodies hands is beyond me. The industry has evolved and the domain name registration industry is too important to not be in the hands of the government.
The Fed Government could easily manage Australian domain name administration and perhaps then people will have less interest to push the new .au extension for their own profits.
Department of Communications has been asleep at the wheel for 16 years on this one. Time they woke up to what will be a massive mistake. The government does have overall rights to run the system themselves, they have just let Auda do it for many years. Bye now the Government should be more up on whats involved and can do it themselves.
it would be interesting to know the percentage of shareholders within the .com.au marketplace - 3 million registrations doesnt mean 3 million people registered domains, the top 10 portfolio holders probably manage 70% of registrations.
i think that is pushing illegal? i know when i was selling door to door foxtel 18 yrs ago the rule was " what you don't tell them is illegal" you have to disclose the options and commitments."Would you register a .au if you could?
Never going to happen, they see no value in that unless they create a rule that a developed domain has to pay a fee like in the monopoly gamei....to buy / invest / develop the huge range of undeveloped high value domains in those portfolios - how? perhaps the AUDA should be thinking about the how.
can't wait to get my few hundred emails ? or is it just auda members who pretty much have had their say?
lets see if dubbodentist gets asked ! we'll call this "ground ZERO" LOL