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  Reply # 919356 21-Oct-2013 19:51
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BinaryLimited:
Klipspringer:
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xpd: Correct - theyre quite strict on it - had to register one for a NZ client years ago, the hoops I had to jump through were incredible.....


What hoops did you have to jump through?
Such rubbish tho, what makes them so special?


The fact that you want a .com.au makes them special


not cared about them....protecting my brand.


But you don't have a brand in Australia if you have no business there so nothing really to protect.


Its all in the pipeline.
Basically i cant do business with people from Australia from nz? Still doesn't make sense to me.


Why can't you do business? It's not hard for an Aussie to type .co.nz. 



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  Reply # 919357 21-Oct-2013 19:53
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blakamin:
BinaryLimited:
Klipspringer:
BinaryLimited:
Klipspringer:
BinaryLimited:
xpd: Correct - theyre quite strict on it - had to register one for a NZ client years ago, the hoops I had to jump through were incredible.....


What hoops did you have to jump through?
Such rubbish tho, what makes them so special?


The fact that you want a .com.au makes them special


not cared about them....protecting my brand.


But you don't have a brand in Australia if you have no business there so nothing really to protect.


Its all in the pipeline.
Basically i cant do business with people from Australia from nz? Still doesn't make sense to me.


Why can't you do business? It's not hard for an Aussie to type .co.nz. 


would prefer a .com.au for many reasons.




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 919453 21-Oct-2013 21:55
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I have a customer with some .com.au domains because he thought it would provide a more local presence etc, however with all the hoops and troubles, he ended up just using the .com and it's made no difference in his opinion.

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  Reply # 919473 21-Oct-2013 23:36
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I think it is a good idea, as it means that you don't have the problem with overseas companies or scam ones, setting up websites using .nz domains, and people thinking they are a NZ company and legit. (There are many I have come across who use a nz domain like this.)But it means less revenue for people selling the domains, if they are restricted to a particular market. But in way I do wonder what the point of different country extensions, if anyone from any country can register them.

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  Reply # 919511 22-Oct-2013 08:39
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xpd:
BinaryLimited:
xpd: IIRC I ended up registering the domain under the name of a company rep in AU to save on paperwork or else they wanted more and more info being a NZ company after a AU domain.

They do it to protect AU businesses, which is fair enough to a point.


blah who plays fair these days :)
When you say company rep....did you own the company or how does it work?



Was a clients company - was years ago tho so my memory might be a little fuzzy... but Im pretty sure we just used the sales rep in AU as the "company" there - used his address and details etc to sign up. I cant remember if the company had a registered business in AU or they used the reps personal company. I do remember there was a huge fight when the rep left a months later tho, he "owned" the domain. :)



I worked for a NZ company that got an ABN no. - there was no Aus company that I'm aware of, though we did have an Aus. office. As for the domain, we just used a .com.




 



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  Reply # 919515 22-Oct-2013 08:48
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Thanks everyone for your reply's.

Registering an AU company is another+-$400 , blah.
The biggest thing is protecting a brand.

 

Th last thing i want is to go to court over a domain name dispute, waste of money and time. Also dont want/need someone in Australia registering/opening up a company with the exact name i have here in NZ and with the .com.

Maintaining a brand is the probably the hardest thing nowadays and at the same time, the most important.

look at geekzone.com.au ....."design hosting support consultants". Not cool.

Being said, if there was 1 global company that looks after company names , a process similar to registering a trademark. This could have so many upsides... eg initiates creativity ( eg, not 20 companies called geekzone  )

another example, look at facebook...they deal with this crap all the time.




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