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The rising popularity of .Com in Australia

Discussion in 'Domain News' started by snoopy, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. Rhythm

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    Send email and let them reply
    Inquiry form on website
    mailto: link

    Anyway I don't see why the emails shouldn't bounce unless the user names before the @ are the same..
     
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  2. Rhythm

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    @snoopy feel free to chime in at any time to declare your vested interests in .com,

    I mean surely some want to know why you're so desperately pumping the extension?
     
  3. Jimboot

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    so zero benefits
     
  4. snoopy

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    Umm, I only invest in .com and think new tlds in particular are terrible, and .com.au is only good for development.

    Also I am hardly "pumping .com". Here is a comment I made on the Christian.com sales today,

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    https://domaininvesting.com/christian-com-sold-for-600000-via-sedo/
     
  5. Rhythm

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    If you don't want it, don't buy it.
    Simples.
     
  6. Bacon Farmer

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    Yeah but;

    nab.com
    nab.com.au
    nab.au

    are all confusingly similar which could very easily cause customers to send their emails to the wrong email address eg sales@nab.com.au or sales@nab.au.

    This means any established business with a .com.au domain should and probably will have to make a defensive registration of the .au version.
     
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  7. Rhythm

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    nab.au is actually more understandably different
     
  8. Bacon Farmer

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    They will lead to confusion and cause businesses to defensively register the new alternative.

    If you want a definition of rent seeking, this is it.
     
  9. Rhythm

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    Competent people won't be confused.
     
  10. Bacon Farmer

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    Incompetent people will be confused.

    Which group needs looking after?
     
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  11. Rhythm

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    The group that lost the SGM.
    They're the confused ones.
     
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  12. Bacon Farmer

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    No, they're the ones fighting against confusion.
     
  13. Rhythm

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    Good for them.

    Let's begin with the definition:

    Confusion
    "A loss of logical orientation, and often of memory as well, due to a lack of normal brain function caused by injury or age."
     
  14. Bacon Farmer

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    1 address = no confusion

    2 addresses = confusion

    How's my logic?
     
  15. snoopy

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    That is what is comes down to. If something in introduced that is similar to the standard that is confusing. This is why .uk has flopped, it is why other nTLDS are failing.

    The standard can't be changed, it is 24 years too late, and that is why .au will "die on the vine" if it is ever introduced, just like all the other new tlds.
     
  16. snoopy

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    That is a good one, "the loss of orientation" is not understanding Australia already has its logical extension, the "lack of normal brain function caused by injury or age" is people unable to acquired valuable domains and thinking "something a little bit similar" may make up for it.

    How many times have we seen this play out when people move from one new tld to the next, snapping up the low hanging fruit because they think they can't get anything decent in popular extensions? Registrars want these people and they want the defensive registrations, that is what the whole thing is about.

    How is .au different to .xyz, .club, .uk, .biz, .us, .asia?
     
  17. Rhythm

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    faulty
     
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    You're confused about the definition of confusion...

    It's a pretty straightforward definition despite your spectacularly pathetic attempt to insert your insane interpretation..
     
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    Just stumbled across this from 2013,

    This is the type of stuff registrars and registries were pushing around the time of the decision that .au would be a good idea. The concept of "new tlds being a threat". Will auDA wake up ad realise that the competitive threat is actually from .com whilst .au is just another detour into the woods?

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