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Mystery revealed: Why the increase in generic domains dropping.

Discussion in 'Drop.com.au' started by Drop.com.au, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Drop.com.au

    Drop.com.au Membership: VIP

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    I did a little research and worked out why we are seeing an increase in the quality of good names dropping - especially generic net.au.

    July 1, 2002 - Beginning of a new domain order in Australia. auDA and AusRegistry come into existence and the Australian domain industry is deregulated. MelbourneIT is no longer the monopoly registrar and registry provider.

    With the changes to policy, increased competition, and the publicity - I would expect that domain registrations spiked over the first few weeks. Although com.au policy restricted the registration of generic domains, this was never the case for net.au. Registering generic net.au domains was acceptable...

    So all the domains registered after July 1, 2002, if not renewed will drop approx. 30-days forward plus 2 years... i.e. Aug 1, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012.

    So there is the Australian Domain history lesson for the week. I hope you found this interesting.

    Best Regards,
    George Pongas
     
  2. Link

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    Great research George! I find the history very interesting, especially as I wasn't involved in the online industry back in the earlier days. It's come a long way in 10 years. Thankyou to all the pioneers who pushed for its progress :)

    Cheers,

    Luke
     
  3. djuqa

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    And the total lack of vision among domainers mean the real potential of .net.au names will not be utilised for years
     
  4. Honan

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    Yes, I find that very interesting. Thanks George
    Wake me up on the horses birthday, 2012, please