dingo blue snatches One.Net customers from Big Boys

The AGL-backed ISP, dingo blue, will pay One.Tel administrators Ferrier Hodgson an unspecified fee for every One.Net customer that transfers across to its service. Speculation suggests it will be between $20 to $30 per customer.

While One.Net customers will still have the option to sign with other providers, dingo blue's selection by the administrator will secure its ownership of the One.Net domain name, which has many One.Tel customers locked in.

Yesterday, CEO of dingo blue Martin Paech was struggling to tie up ownership of the One.Net domain to provide seamless continuity of service to One.Tel customers. Bound by non-disclosure agreements, Paech would not say if other ISP players were making the process difficult, however he said the matter should be resolved by today.

"dingo blue and AGL have been working with the administrator and believe this decision is a great opportunity for One.Net customers to get a no-fuss, competitively-priced solution for their Internet needs," said Paech.

A strong advocate for a competitive telecommunications marketplace, Paech believes dingo's offering provides customers with an alternative to Telstra and Optus which have been shamelessly pursuing One.Tel's Internet users.

"[dingo] is one of the best all-you-can-eat offerings around, with no fixed term contracts, free downloads of 1.5 gigabytes per month, 12-hour session times and 400-hour limits," he said.Agnes King is a journalist with Computerworld's sister publication, Australian Reseller News

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