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.org.au ?

Discussion in 'Newbies' started by jhellyer, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. jhellyer

    jhellyer Membership: Community

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    Hi,

    What's the story with .org.au ? The .org seems to be hugely popular in the US but we don't seem to register them here, is there a legality or something I don't know about surrounding .org.au domains? Any advice would be very greatly appreciated.

    :confused:
     
  2. djuqa

    djuqa Membership: Trader

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    You could start by reading the Info at auDA.org.au
    After all auDA is the controlling entity.

    Seriously why ask here, most Aussie domainers know little about the rules of .com.au let alone .org.au

    Plus .org is popular world wide, including Australia. (the restrictions on registering .org were removed years ago).
     
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  3. DnEbook

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    On the auda site i did read for 'non commercial' yet i am aware of at least one that offers advertising ??

    Non profit ......doubt it

    Many have been taken away from people in the past for breaching the rules
     
  4. johno69

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    auDA Member:
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    Do you "profit" from your advertising options on your sites? Or does that get offset by other expenses?

    I wouldn't assume that advertising on a site is pure profit.
     
  5. jhellyer

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    UM, Djuga, I asked here as this is the NEWBIES section, which I am very much a newbie, I noticed games dot org dot au yesterday and thought I would simply ask a question.......my sincere apologies foir wasting your time. :rolleyes:
     
  6. brettf

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    Just as an FYI you can take it or leave it.

    As a registrar we take more auDA complaints regarding org.au domains vs policy than any other type of domain.

    Additionally auDA have previously done full/random audits of org.au domains on their own. As opposed to com.au complaints which unless it's a high profile domain are always complaint based.

    I think holding org.au to flip or monetize you're setting yourself up for auDA to step in and take the domain at some point.
     
  7. jhellyer

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    Thanks Brett, I gathered must be some form of issue. Thanks for the tip, think I will certainly be leaving them alone.
     
  8. djuqa

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    I realise you are a Newbie, but surely even Newbies realise that often the best place to find info is at the source i.e. auDA.

    As one of the few FULLTIME domainers at dnTRADE, my time is my own to waste. But I do realise sometimes newbies do not have all the answers so that is why fora like dnTrade and Namepros exist
     
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  9. jhellyer

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    Untie those Knickers FULLTIME domainer, no all newbies don't realise they can find answers to their questions at auDA. Geez for some reason I thought this forum was so we could ask questions and help each other, not to be made to feel stupid.
     
  10. neddy

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    I'm sure Djuqa was just feeling grumpy this morning.

    Questions are good. And you seem to be a fast learner. :)
     
  11. jhellyer

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    lol...I am trying Admin, we all have bad days. Cheers :D
     
  12. Snooks

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    I would always ask a friend and hopefully recieve personal knowledge and advice, rather than just read the policies of a govt company and possibly misinterpret them.

    And in here.....well arent we all friends? :)
     
  13. jhellyer

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    I thought so Snooks....that's why I asked...anyway got more important issues to worry about at the minute.
    Like how shitfaced I am going to get tomorrow at the Melbourne Cup and how I am going to get all the money I am going to win home with me...hehe :D