The Retail Coalition that is campaigning to have the Government abolish the GST exemption on purchases made overseas has an unlikely new member – domain name reseller and web hosting firm Netregistry.

While Coalition spokesmen Gerry Harvey and Solomon Lew have been slammed for suggesting that consumers who purchase goods from overseas websites under the $1,000 GST threshold should lose the GST exemption, Netresigtry founder Larry Bloch says he felt it was important to stand up for small businesses who were being affected.