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Joel

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

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.
 

Erwin

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

Erwin

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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"
 

findtim

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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
 

Andrew Wright

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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?
 

findtim

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1) sell your "iffies" hold your premium and hope, 2) no, 3)LOL
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?
..."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
 

snoopy

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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?

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.
 

snoopy

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1) sell your "iffies" hold your premium and hope, 2) no, 3)LOL

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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