1. Welcome to DNTrade. If you want to find out about the latest domain name industry news or talk, share, learn, buy, sell, trade or develop domain names - then you've come to the right place. It's a diverse and active community, with domain investors, web developers and online marketers - and it's free! Click here to join now.
    Dismiss Notice

The rising popularity of .Com in Australia

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

  1. DnEbook

    DnEbook Membership: VIP

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Messages:
    6,485
    Likes Received:
    941
    Did Heidi Klum prove any
     
  2. snoopy

    snoopy Membership: VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2010
    Messages:
    5,286
    Likes Received:
    2,267
    Just saw this one on tv during the Australian Open,

    Screen Shot 2018-01-26 at 9.48.23 pm.png

    Also in audio they said "rebelsport.com". I notice this currently redirects to the .com.au though I can imagine it may be only a matter of time before they make the "big switch".
     
  3. DnEbook

    DnEbook Membership: VIP

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Messages:
    6,485
    Likes Received:
    941
    When they open up some stores in the Uk and Usa I suspect
     
  4. snoopy

    snoopy Membership: VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2010
    Messages:
    5,286
    Likes Received:
    2,267
  5. nt81

    nt81 Membership: Community

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2013
    Messages:
    462
    Likes Received:
    53
    Utter bollocks
    I've never had such high demand for .com.au regs in the past 5 years of working where I do.

    Added to that, 90% of the population aren't even aware of the .au debate.
    Sounds like someone's just trying to get a response from the twitter users they've tagged in to their clickbait piece.
     
  6. snoopy

    snoopy Membership: VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2010
    Messages:
    5,286
    Likes Received:
    2,267
    Keep saying it ain’t so, there is a gradual shift taking place for a whole lot of different reasons. If .au ever came in the pace would quicken.
     
  7. nt81

    nt81 Membership: Community

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2013
    Messages:
    462
    Likes Received:
    53
    Perhaps offer some actual data and statistics that you have for said gradual shift.

    The murmurs of random domainers isn't acceptable and doesn't represent what we at the coal face (retail) actually see.
     
    Rhythm likes this.
  8. snoopy

    snoopy Membership: VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2010
    Messages:
    5,286
    Likes Received:
    2,267
  9. nt81

    nt81 Membership: Community

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2013
    Messages:
    462
    Likes Received:
    53
  10. snoopy

    snoopy Membership: VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2010
    Messages:
    5,286
    Likes Received:
    2,267
    Overall registrations are close to going negative as well,

    Count up how many of those numbers now start with a "-" at the front

    https://ausregistry.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/1803General.pdf

    At the moment the whole thing is flip flopping between positive and negative, almost at the point of no growth.

    auDA has mismanaged the namespace, instead of opening it up so all Australian's can register they have attempted to to bring in an unpopular new extension whilst making the red tape even worse .

    Screen Shot 2018-04-30 at 10.54.26 am.png

    Screen Shot 2018-04-30 at 10.55.14 am.png
     
  11. nt81

    nt81 Membership: Community

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2013
    Messages:
    462
    Likes Received:
    53
    From first hand experience, that has more to do with the introduction of the gTLDs than it does with something that most of the public are blissfuly unaware about (direct .au). I get about 5% of new domain reg requests being a gTLD now.

    Further to that, the general availability of suitable domains already being sat on by people not even using them means that most of my clients spend a fair amount of time trying to find a domain that's even available.

    Also, is that conglomerate data that takes into account the fucking massive amounts of .net.au domains being dropped last year because they were all sold for $1 in 2015 ?
     
  12. snoopy

    snoopy Membership: VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2010
    Messages:
    5,286
    Likes Received:
    2,267
    New tld's are in negative growth so that is hardly the reason,

    Screen Shot 2018-04-30 at 11.04.07 am.png

    https://ntldstats.com
     
  13. snoopy

    snoopy Membership: VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2010
    Messages:
    5,286
    Likes Received:
    2,267
    This graphic says it all.

    Screen Shot 2018-04-30 at 11.10.04 am.png

    Global growth is going to .com. It is sucking all the air out of the room. Ponder those stats for a while.

    "the threat of ntlds" is a nonsense argument presented by Australian supply side registrars and Ausregistry because they wanted Australia to bring in an ntld aswell, ".au".
     
  14. nt81

    nt81 Membership: Community

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2013
    Messages:
    462
    Likes Received:
    53
    The new gTLDs can be in negative growth overall. Doesn't mean that them existing doesn't have some affect on .com.au sales.

    What I'm telling you is that (Australian Business) people looking to register new domains (and I see a fair few of these) are now turning to gTLD's more than ever fromw hat I see, every day of the week. Our gTLD sales are up about 80% year on year from this time last year, and we don't even market their availability or make them known to our clients.

    Why? Our clients want a domain and the appropriate .com.au is being sat on already.

    Sprout your stats all day long, I work for a business that does websites, hosting and domain regs and business is booming. I'm at the coal face, I know whats in demand. I manage plenty of domains, hand register several daily and have been in the business for over 10 years.
     
  15. snoopy

    snoopy Membership: VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2010
    Messages:
    5,286
    Likes Received:
    2,267
    You asked for stats then you complain about stats! Where are your stats?

    The ntld market is shrinking, the stats are clear, the graphs are horrible. It started within 3 years of release. Imagine how things are going to get in a few years time?
     
  16. DnEbook

    DnEbook Membership: VIP

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Messages:
    6,485
    Likes Received:
    941
    Noticed crazy domains offering .melbourne for under $7 today ......ummmm
     
  17. snoopy

    snoopy Membership: VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2010
    Messages:
    5,286
    Likes Received:
    2,267
    Registrars have been doing this type of pricing on them for a year or so. It is still not making a dent because of the high drop off rate. Seems to be getting propped up with occasional mass registrations also (likely done at a very low rate).
     
  18. Scott.L

    Scott.L Membership: Trader

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2010
    Messages:
    975
    Likes Received:
    610
    auDA Member:
    Yes
    over exuberance (the pump) led to a false create rate (the High) consequently correcting itself (the drop) until it accommodates an arbitrage.
    In other words, I doubt the gTLD and .au are actually in decline; its always in a state of optimization within the limits of their prospective markets. As for the .au market, the growth rate is not able to go beyond the policy restriction within which they exist. Any growth rate (under current policy conditions), even if its one tenth of 1% is extraordinary because, it should be assumed that registration growth rates coincide with that of new business registrations. (at a minimum)
     
    Rhythm likes this.
  19. snoopy

    snoopy Membership: VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2010
    Messages:
    5,286
    Likes Received:
    2,267
    They thought the address was cba.com!

    https://www.theage.com.au/business/...s-to-wrong-email-address-20180601-p4ziy6.html
     
  20. Rhythm

    Rhythm Membership: VIP

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2008
    Messages:
    1,274
    Likes Received:
    148
    This is why auda is doing every Australian entity and citizen a favour by introducing direct .au