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Direct registrations are happening

Discussion in 'Domain News' started by Shane, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. Shane

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  3. eg73

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    Yep just got their email..
    Let the members opinions begin..
     
  4. Joel

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    I'm not in the least bit surprised. Now to wait and see how it will be implemented.
     
  5. Shane

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    I'm on the record as saying I like the idea of shorter domains, but now that it's happening, I'm definitely feeling some concern on how it's going to be rolled out.

    I own the net.au version for most of my good domains, so hopefully that offers a little protection.
     
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  6. eg73

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    One would think that .com.au and .net.au would have 1st choice.. How's that all going to happen anyway.. Big news!
     
  7. snoopy

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    I personally think .au will fail in the marketplace. Ausregistry and AUDA will be happy with the double renewals but in terms of serving consumers this is going to sap credibility from the namespace.
     
  8. geodomains

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    Wonder how I'll go with my domain edu.com.au :confused:
    Can't see me getting edu.au :D
    Don
     
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    Let the games begin..
     
  10. eg73

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    I'm wondering how direct registrations will work in this respect.. this taken from auDA's email
    "be more attractive to natural individuals than the current option,
    id.au"
     
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    Clutching at straws with that one I'd say
     
  12. zhenjie

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    I would like to see a similar implementation to the .nz release.
     
  13. DnEbook

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    Wow. please step into a world of even more cash grabs, .melbourne, .sydney .com.au .net.au and .caulfieldsouth
     
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  14. Chris.C

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    Massive cash grab; lots of legal disputes will be created; time and money will be wasted and all for no real gain to consumers or existing domain owners.

    AUDA, you've let everyone down.
     
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    no guesses who's drinking champagne and laughing at the best restaurants tonight !
    my view is if i own dubbodentist.com.au i get it given to me, this way there is no call for a money grab, NOBODY wants 2 dentists in dubbo having such close domains, 2nd, if not the first then it goes off market for me FOREVER should i decide to instigate it in the future, i would then be happy to pay as i would see value in it, thus its my choice and not forced on me.
    .net.au and dropped domains renewed registration dates will be a major issue.
    I see drop catching slowing up, borderline "will i wont i domains" will become no bids IMO.
    tim
     
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    • In terms of an "analyst call" for the premium domain industry - Buy, Sell or Hold?
    • Will there be any growth in .com.au until this is sorted out?
    • Do auDA and registrars now have a duty to inform new .com.au registrants that a "better" .au domain name may be available in due course?
     
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    1) sell your "iffies" hold your premium and hope, 2) no, 3)LOL
    ..."now have a duty.." , catch22, they should have done that a year ago so now if they go do it all they are doing is informing people AFTER the fact which would piss me off if i was average joe SMB.
    registras will put SPIN on it and send to their client base, auda to members, and everyone else will know jack SH1Tuntil SH1T happens.
    then in 5 years we will see a stream of cybersquattersstarting business, it will be like the "my wallet has been stolen" que at the Rio games.
    tim
     
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  18. snoopy

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    On point 1 I'm guessing there has already been a significant value drop because of all the talk about this.

    Not sure if it will go further but what I recall hearing about .co.uk is they had several years of the sluggish aftermarket sales. Also, I just have this feeling that AUDA will try and get some kind of auction model to allocate names ($$$), would brace for further issues.
     
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    The board didn't want to know if it was a good idea, just if there was demand.

    Sums it up really, $ over sense.
     
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  20. snoopy

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    I think with the lower quality names they would definitely get hit the hardest because it is all about holding costs for lower value names, e.g. the names worth $50-$500 on the drop. The new holding costs are going to be eating right into those value wise assuming a lot of people think think they need to have both as insurance. If I remember rightly a lot of .co.uk domainers did some serious culling in the lead up to .uk.
     
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