Here is a round up of some recent events / articles that I found interesting – hope you do too.
.au Domain Name Suppliers’ Code of Practice
I’ve never properly read through this auDA policy previously. I was doing some research yesterday which caused me to examine it in detail.
There are some provisions in this policy that I was never aware of! It covers a multitude of events, and is worth a read.
This one is particularly far reaching in my opinion:
“2.1 The objective of the Code is to promote and protect the interests of the Domain Name registration industry, Domain Name Suppliers, Registrants and Customers by:”
e) preventing practices that undermine the reputation of the industry and the interests of Registrants and Customers;
Tale Of Three Drop Catchers
Some interesting results on the domain auctions yesterday. The four most popular domains were crave.com.au; shadesails.com.au; freewifi.com.au and businesscapital.com.au.
Netfleet were the successful bidding platform on three of the domains – but the screenshots below show the difference between a blind bidding platform (Netfleet); and an open bidding platform (Drop.com.au). I bet the top bidders on Drop were wishing for their success! There were no apparent bids on Drop for businesscapital.com.au – which probably means that it could have been snared for $1 on that platform if they had been successful.
Domain Shield hasn’t caught many decent domains recently, however they were successful with shadesails.com.au yesterday (I am presuming that the bid was $1600 inclusive of registration and GST – though I might be wrong).
Five Reasons Every Small Business Needs a Website
Read this article on Verisign’s “Between the Dots” publication yesterday. That title sounds familiar – AusRegistry’s publication is called “Behind the Dot”. LOL! 🙂
Some good takeways in this article. These can be used in our local market when we are trying to motivate people to buy domain names to use for their businesses.
If you have any comments on any of the above, I’d love to hear them.
Should you have any suggestions for future stories – or any “hot news”, please let me know.
Best wishes for your online success.