[LINK] .tel domains
Lea de Groot
lealink at viking.org.au
Sat May 9 10:16:34 EST 2009
On 09/05/2009, at 9:27 AM, Stilgherrian wrote:
> Already we have domain-sellers telling us we need to register
> example.com and example.net and example.com.au and example.biz and
> example.info and whatever else they invent so no-one else can use
When I have a client newly getting their domain (yes, there are still
some newbies out there - amazing! :)), I have them get the .com.au and
Nothing else - everything else is crap.
Really, if they have the .com.au (and they are an Australian business)
they don't need the .com, but I have them get it and 301 to
the .com.au for 3 reasons:
1. So that if silly visitor forgets the .au they still reach the
2. So that some nasty domain squatter can't grab and it put OMG!!! on
it to try to force the purchase at an inflated price. I don't do this
if its already inflated, generally.
3. For a little cachet. .com is still the preeminent TLD, but this is
a really minimal reason.
> And yet, increasingly people don't use URLs directly but just
> type the company name into Teh Googlez. The underlying URLs are
> gradually disappearing.
I would have said reduced, but with a non-minimising curve; less
important but not gone away, or the domainers would be out of business.
Lea de Groot
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