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For as many positive steps forward we’ve seen in this industry as of late, we’ve also seen some very-outdated backward steps.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 Banking.com.au 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 Banking.com.au was accidentally dropped by CSC Global for ING Bank.

According to Wikipedia, ING Bank is a $53 Billion company with over 1000 employees.

Banking.com.au 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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