Domain Manage

Australia mulls dumping the .com from .com.au

Discussion in 'Domain Name News' started by mojoco, Apr 21, 2015.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. mojoco United Kingdom

    mojoco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2006
    Posts:
    1,231
    Likes Received:
    20
    Australia considering dropping .com from .com.au...

    "In truth, such a process is often complex and time consuming. New Zealand when through a year-long consultation process to shift to selling direct .nz names, which included numerous papers, meetings and a range of alternative solutions to get there.

    The end result appears to have been successful: the chief executive of .nz Registry Service Jay Daley told The Register today that there "has certainly been an uptick," with the registry now growing at 15 per cent, and that the ability to register a second-level domain has proved "very popular."

    The process the .uk registry operator Nominet went through was far more painful, however, with a near revolt by its members accusing the board of a "blatant money grab," plus an aggressive annual general meeting, and even the forced expulsion of critics from a consultation meeting.
    "


    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/21/australia_com_au_domains/
     
  2. Domain Forum

    Acorn Domains Elite Member

    Joined:
    1999
    Messages:
    Many
    Likes Received:
    Lots
     
  3. foz

    foz Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2006
    Posts:
    3,032
    Likes Received:
    34
    Spreading like a virus. :rolleyes:
     
  4. ABCV United Kingdom

    ABCV Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2009
    Posts:
    404
    Likes Received:
    5
    It just makes pure good sense. I just don't know why a ccTLD wouldn't have thought of that to begin with?
     
  5. sdsinc Iceland

    sdsinc Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2005
    Posts:
    494
    Likes Received:
    9
    I have never like 3rd level domains, because they try to corner you in arbitrary categories.
    One shouldn't have to choose between .co.uk or .org.uk if you are neither a corporation nor a non-profit.
    .uk says you are British - straight to the point.

    I tend to be in favor but like .uk it's an overdue move and the benefits are not that obvious.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page