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Web sites using .net.au

Discussion in 'General Domain Discussion' started by Anthony, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. Anthony

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    Was asked recently before someone purchased a surplus .net.au domain from me to do a list of some of the high profile companies, organisations and web sites which use .net.au domain names.

    I thought it was interesting so am also republishing it here considering some of the discussions that have been negative towards the extension. While .net.au is not be the first or most ideal choice in the .au domain name system as they don't have the natural type-in traffic or the higher recall of .com.au it is still not an impediment to running a successful web site and that there is still excellent value in purchasing generic .net.au domains cheaply on the aftermarket for people who can't afford the much higher prices of the .com.au domains.

    Web sites using .net.au:

    URL: http://www.abc.net.au
    USED BY: Australian Broadcasting Corporation - tv, radio, online news organisation


    URL: http://www.iinet.net.au
    USED BY: iiNet - Australia's 3rd largest ISP with 700,000 customers


    URL: http://www.nra.net.au
    USED BY: National Retail Association - Australia's peak retail body.


    URL: http://www.travelscene.net.au
    USED BY: Travelscene - 400 stores travel agent


    URL: http://www.seidler.net.au
    USED BY: Harry Seidler and Associates - world renowned architecture firm


    URL: http://www.atec.net.au
    USED BY: Australian Tourism Export Council - Australia's peak tourism industry body


    URL: http://www.vrc.net.au
    USED BY: Victoria Racing Club - Host of the Melbourne Cup Carnival


    URL: http://www.iia.net.au
    USED BY: Internet Industry Association - Australia's national Internet industry organisation.


    URL: http://whirlpool.net.au
    USED BY: Whirlpool Broadband News - Australia's most popular message board and internet news site


    URL: http://www.perthairport.net.au
    USED BY: Perth Airport - International Airport


    URL: http://www.basketball.net.au
    USED BY: Basketball Australia - governing and controlling body for the sport of basketball in Australia


    URL: http://www.awu.net.au
    USED BY: Australian Workers' Union - Peak body for the Australian union movement


    URL: http://www.franchise.net.au
    USED BY: franchise.net.au - Franchising directory published by Reed Business Information.


    URL: http://www.airshow.net.au
    USED BY: Australian International Airshow - Bi-annual event attended by 200,000+ people
     
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  2. paz

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  3. TroyWhiteInternet

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    I love the fact .net.au's are often bagged - it leaves more for me.
     
  4. Jonathan

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    Good list, especially since I've got a couple of .net.au's that I'm going to start developing.

    Do you think the SE's favor the .com.au domain name at all?
     
  5. geodomains

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    Nice topic Anthony,
    Just an email to remind those that my auction finishes this Thursday night at http://www.domaintradingpost.com.au/au-domain-name-auctions/
    At present they are all starting at $60.00 + gst with no reserve. Transfer of ownership ad another $120.00 incl gst ( incl 2 years Reg ), a lot of the domains are geo's or generics.

    I find the .net.au's do rank ok with my experience depending on competition for the search term.

    Don
     
  6. DnEbook

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    i grabbed erotic.net.au only yesterday , my other is insured.net.au , i think if the subject is strong they are fine ....... after .com.au its your only choice !
     
  7. TroyWhiteInternet

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    In my experience se's treat them no differently to .com.au's.
     
  8. Rhythm

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    I was recently fortunate enough to register ----.net.au.
     
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  9. paz

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    Nice pick up Rhythm, was it a dropped domain or just available?
     
  10. Rhythm

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    Just available. If it dropped then I didn't know about it.
     
  11. DnEbook

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    i picked up mobilebusiness.net.au ..... i am happy enough
     
  12. Rhythm

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    Spacey pretty much summed it up when he said:

     
  13. Rhythm

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    or to be more precise, after OMG/boomerang reg'd all the com.au's it's our only choice. :p