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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Mentor, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. Mentor

    Mentor Membership: Community

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    Hi everyone
    I became a member 5 years ago but didn't make posts as I justed tended to jump on the forum discussions from time to time to read about the latest discussions in Australian domain names. I'm shocked the way the domain industry seems to be headed with regard to the domain name regulators auDA. I'm definitely going to now be a regular contributor to this community. Cheers, Jane
     
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  2. Scott7

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    Hey Jane, welcome to DNT.
     
  3. Data Glasses

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    Hello Jane !
     
  4. chris

    chris Administrator

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    Hi @Mentor, welcome and thanks for the intro.
     
  5. Suzabro

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    Welcome back Jane
     
  6. snoopy

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    Well the namespace is a mess, random deletions, unstable regulator, falling prices, flawed new extension, greater popularity of .com.

    Best thing people can do is avoid .com.au. Domaining can be done in .com from an Australian perspective and that is the future in my view.
     
  7. Mentor

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    Thanks Scott
     
  8. Mentor

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    Thanks for the welcome, cheers
     
  9. Mentor

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    Hi Chris, thank you and I'm looking forward to learning and contributing
     
  10. Mentor

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    Thank you
     
  11. Mentor

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    Thanks for your welcome post to me and yes I have been doing some recent research on the .com.au domain industry and I'm concerned the .au domain name is in such turmoil at the moment. About 10 years ago I discovered an unlikely and unexpected interest in politics and parliament and how our laws are created. Many Aussies are into their fave sports team and can tell you all the players, but for me I have a particular interest in federal parliament (and the politics behind decisions that affect us all) so I am familiar with who's who in the zoo. While not an insider I try to keep up with news on a daily basis and I can tell you that I have formed a clear view over the past few years. What is obvious to me is that many of our freedoms and rights in many areas of personal and business ventures have increasingly become under threat and I would time stamp this from around 5 years ago. In essence the overreach has become fever pitch out there. What I do know is the Minister that was responsible for auDA has changed from Mitch Fifield at the recent fed election to now being Paul Fletcher. Any chance admin could DM me please? I have some suggestions (I may be a novice in the domain industry and while not an expert in parliament, politics and the law I'm tuned in none-the-less). Cheers, Jane
     
  12. Suzabro

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    Hi Jane, thanks for your message. Please feel free to PM me if any questions.