13. Australia needs more domain extensions

Australia has 5 main domain name extensions currently available for businesses and individuals:

  • .com.au
  • .net.au
  • .edu.au
  • .gov.au
  • .au

There are more and you can read all about them here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.au

But as an Australian resident, I have some opinions.

Why can’t we have more varieties that would interest the world to register our domain name extensions also?

Check out these ones from elsewhere:

  • .so (Somalia)
  • .ly (Libya)
  • .cv (Cape Verde)
  • .me (Montenegro)
  • .co (Colombia)
  • .at (Austria)
  • .in (India)
  • .ad (Andorra)

You have thousands of businesses from around the world, who can use these extensions creatively for their domain ones.

Australia can have some too, and I want to propose a few:

  • .sy (sydney)
  • .mb (melbourne)
  • .pt (perth)
  • .al (adelaide)

Would they work? They aren’t country-specific but we already have .sydney and .melbourne domain extensions. So, perhaps we can look at simpler and shorter ones?

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