What’s taking auDA so long to approve the new DropCatcher.com.au platform as a Registrar?
DropCatcher.com.au can’t catch daily dropping domain names for you until they’ve become an auDA accredited registrar.
Meanwhile, a domain investor pointed out to us today that the owners of Drop.com.au bought an old 90’s style domain name forum with 8 regular users. This happened about a month ago apparently? They then asked auDA to approve them as a Registrar and auDA seems to have approved them in about 7 days.
Fast turnaround anyone?
The owners of the new outdated forum also thanked auDA by stating, “Thank you for the super fast turn around!“.
This is all while the new upcoming Drop Catcher has received hundreds of people wishing to sign up and support it, but auDA have been dragging their feet for months in approving their Registrar status.
It’s been clear for many months that the Australian domain name industry needs a competitor drop catcher so there isn’t a monopoly over the daily domain name drop auctions.
According to auDA’s own Registrar Agreement, aren’t they supposed to “not reasonably restrain competition”?
With Cam Bell’s 17 YEARS OF AUSTRALIAN DOMAIN NAME EXPERIENCE, looking to launch the new DropCatcher.com.au platform for the last few months, this doesn’t seem to make much sense?
Is this another case of; It’s not what you know, it’s who you know?