HuskyPup - 3:50 pm on Aug 22, 2010 (gmt 0)
these comments by HuskyPup are very short sighted and not realistic in the Global Business world, everyone's situation is different
That was not meant as a direct attack on you personally, it is a matter of fact that the first movers in the early 90s mostly got the pick of the crop.
I remember extremely well back in 1992/93 time whilst visiting my factory in India, yes, I have had one there since the late 60s, and discussing with my other directors about our marketing plans for the next 8-10 years and when I mentioned the Internet I was met with a stoney-faced stares, they hadn't a clue what I was talking about.
I then took the decision to buy our names and to develop our company sites personally and by the time WIN 98 came out more than 90% of our business was being Internet driven. These days no one in our companies can imagine being without the sites but I remember well the 400,000 kms a year flying and 100,000 kms driving!
One of the main priorities for anyone these days setting-up a new business should be to check the availability of their chosen business name and domain name. There's no point in starting a business and then complaining afterwards that they did not know when all the information is out there for free.
I'm glad your .com.au is doing ok however would it do better on a gTLD?