TPP Wholesale is DEAD

And if not dead, then surely on its last few breaths.

This is due to their poor quality service, the one to two-week response times to get any serious problems resolved, the three weeks it takes them to realise they lost a domain name, and the sheer number of premium and customer domain names that they are incompetently losing on a seemingly week-after-week basis.

But even worse than that.

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Generic Domain Name Owned for 22 Years Ripped Away

Two days ago, a businessman who has owned the domain name since 1996 had his domain name LOCKED and RIPPED AWAY from him.

I spoke with him today and he is devastated. He says he is currently losing countless emails and business, because his email address for 22 years has been “” and his marketing material has featured in the Sydney Morning Herald and other publications over the past few decades.

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Are the PRP to blame for generic domains being confiscated?

With so much turmoil surrounding our Australian domain name space over the past few years, many of us were enjoying the new-concept of possible stability.

For as many positive steps forward we’ve seen in this industry as of late, we’ve also seen some very-outdated backward steps. And most of those, in my opinion, have been initiated by The PRP.

Alarm bells started ringing again when the generic domain name was lost on the weekend, opening up a brand new muddy can of worms.

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Locked By Registry

On Saturday just gone, the domain name was accidentally dropped by CSC Global for ING Bank.

According to Wikipedia, ING Bank is a $53 Billion company with over 1000 employees. was an AWESOME domain name for this company. I am sure they are (will be) quite upset when they notice they will never be able to leverage it’s marketing power, ever again, from this moment forward.

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