[LINK] Democrats launch anti-filtering site
dlochrin at d2.net.au
Thu May 21 18:21:50 EST 2009
On Wednesday 20 May 2009 17:41, Stilgherrian wrote:
> This is perhaps my question. Is it "wrong" to use a .com instead of,
> say, .au? Does anyone actually care about this, apart from folks
> old enough (including me) to remember when this WAS a big deal?
> I don't know that sticking to 20-year-old guidelines for what domains
> were used for what really matters any more.
I find it quite annoying too, I must say! And I fail to see why the age of the guidelines, per se, is relevant.
Registering an organisation in the .com domain carries a strong odour of cultural cringe. In most cases it's probably due to the individuals responsible for setting up the domain rather than the organisation as a whole but the organisation wears it.
> What DOES matter is people having an easy-to-remember or
> easy-to-type address.
Having to remember whether an Australian company or organisation is in .au or .com is a pain. This is sometimes very relevant, for example when searching for local suppliers of a product or a source of information relevant to Australia. I usually search in .au and any organisation only registered in .com misses out - tough.
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