[LINK] Democrats launch anti-filtering site

Ivan Trundle ivan at itrundle.com
Thu May 21 10:12:41 AEST 2009

On 21/05/2009, at 9:35 AM, Darrell Burkey wrote:

> So why have domain name classifications at all? From what I'm reading
> here we might as well make all domain names .com and be done with it.
> What possible reason could there be to relate a domain name to a  
> type of
> organisation or country of origin?

It's a marketing proposition. That, and the .com space is too crowded.  
There are many reasons for wanting to exploit the local marketing  
space. It's like phone numbers - a local number suggests that you live  
in the place, know the market, etc.

I'm not so sure that Linkers are in favour of dropping .au - but maybe  
it's not just my hearing that is going.


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