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Transfer of .AU

Discussion in 'General Domain Discussion' started by montecristo, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. Lorenzo

    Lorenzo Membership: VIP

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    REALLY??????? :eek:

    If that is correct then its a whole other story.....REGISTRARS :mad:

    Who did start this rip-off and why no one at AUDA put a ban on this?
     
  2. DavidL

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    auDA Member:
    Yes
    I know Drop charges "only" 49.95 but that adds to my rant, if they charge "only" that, then how much money are the other companies making out of air? How much does it cost to them? (What`s the margin?)
    The registrars that discount (which is all of them if you ask nicely!) do have to do a bit of work.

    They need to distribute & chase up physical forms to be completed
    They then need to carefully check the details of the current owner & the elligibility of the new owner
    They then need to store these records indefinitely.
    They also need to register the domain for a fresh 2 year period.

    So drop et al charging $50 is not that bad esp as it costs them $20 for the new rego. There's only $30 margin in the deal - would you stuff around & chase up paperwork for that?

    No one likes these fees - least of all me. Netfleet would be the company most affected by them. However the registrars have done a fair bit now that transfer fees are competitive.

    To further progress, we need auda to drop the physical paperwork requirement and, to a lesser extent, stop the need for a new 2 yr renewal.
     
  3. Lorenzo

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    seee??? I knew we could blame AUDA for something: paperwork!!!

    Luckily we are talking about internet domain names...and the dear old paperwork still in place? :rolleyes:
     
  4. montecristo

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    A dedicated transfer business would be a great idea and probably do really well if they could streamline/automate it (to a point) where it cost the customer circa $20 and cheaper for bulk transfer arrangements.
    Surely if this was the only objective of the business the margins would be big enough considering you would ahve almost the entire planet scrambling through your doors.

    Any takers? :)
     
  5. DavidL

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    auDA Member:
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    You'd want to buy domaintransfers.com.au for any such venture of course. Pls PM offers ;)

    Seriously though, remember that transferred domains must be registered for a new 2 year period. So registrars have to pay Ausregistry their $20 wholesale fee and their fee for service would be additional
     
  6. montecristo

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    Nah you're right mate.

    Just trying to embed the idea in someone elses head.

    Not mine. ;)