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Why net.au may prove to be a wise investment

Discussion in 'General Domain Discussion' started by DavidL, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. Chris.C

    Chris.C Membership: VIP

    Sep 23, 2010
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    Is it just me or does it seem utterly pointless of creating a new extension only to offer it to those that already hold the current extensions?

    If creating an .au extension was really to better facilitate competition and offer variety then the domains should be auctioned off in a public auction, but of course this is far worse of a scenario than just not creating the extention to begin with.

    I hope common sense prevails within AUDA.
  2. DavidL

    DavidL Membership: VIP

    Jun 18, 2008
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    I think the main idea is that it would prove to be a preferable extension for users. 4 less characters is a big deal in today's world!!

    I think in India, .in now outstrips co.in despite being introduced many years later. Same with com.mx and .mx.
  3. djuqa

    djuqa Membership: Trader

    Dec 20, 2009
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    Are we really THAT lazy! Lets just introduce Single character.au domains and have only 36 active websites in australia. But then someone will complain "But why do I have to type in 4 chars." .

    Anyhow most people use search engines and Search boxes to find sites, even those ones that think they know the URL.

    Allowing .au Registrations will only create utter and pure chaos. People are already confused over the difference between .com vs .com.au & Com.au vs .net.au

    Why .in is outstripping .co.in registrations is because of the delay in introducing the TLD. All the GOOD .co.in names have long gone. But if you already have .co.in and someone else registers the samename.in, than you would be really annoyed.
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2011