A new article reports that debates are going on right now about the Australia domain name “.com.au”. It is the .com for Australia and is currently only available for Businesses with a ABN number (A Business Number). Some people would like to see it opened up to the world for anyone to purchase. However some claim this would mean spam, spyware, search and porn sites could overtake the second level domain name.
Britain also protects its domain names in a similar way according to Australian newspaper The Age. I personally would like to see it opened up but only to people inside Australia. How they would regulate that I have no idea. However I do not want to see the Australian domain names taken up by the rest of the world. I have my eye on mikebeckham.com.au, for how long that is the question. New domains being considered are shop.au, law.au.