Domain names administrator auDA is launching a new domain - .au direct - which it says will complement the existing suite of Australian namespaces, for example com.au and org.au.
.au domain administrator auDA's new .au licensing framework means there are changes to the rules governing the com.au, net.au, org.au, asn.au, edu.au, and state and territory namespaces.
A survey conducted for .au administrator auDA about Australians' attitudes towards various top-level and second-level domains yielded some interesting results.
Facebook is trying to shift the responsibility to domain name registrars to take an active policing role, according to a Brisbane-based intellectual property and domain name lawyer Sandy Zhang, commenting on Facebook’s lawsuit against an American name registrar Namecheap and its proxy service Whoisguard.
The board of auDA, the body that administers the Australian domain namespace, will meet on Monday to consider policies proposed to govern the distribution of direct .au registration and also when to open it up for registration, something the organisation put off in April last year.
Australia's biggest telco Telstra has prevailed in a Federal Court trademark case against an energy firm known as Belong Energy which was founded late in 2018.
About a quarter of a million Australian domain names which once belonged to deregistered companies or expired ABNs have not been cancelled as per the current policy of auDA, the organisation managing the .au namespace, it has been claimed.
Global secure payments system Escrow.com has launched in Australia with the introduction of Australian dollar capability for online escrow payments.
The recent turmoil at the au Domain Administration, the organisation that manages the Australian domain namespace, does not seem to have hindered the organisation in any way from increasing the remuneration that its directors receive.
The global body governing domain registrations, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, has appointed a new leadership team headed by newly elected chair, Cherine Chalaby.
ASX-listed Web hosting and domain registrar company Melbourne IT is paying $39 million to acquire digital marketing agency WME Group and subsidiary brands Nothing But Web and Results First.
Online comparison website iSelect has launched its Top-Level Domain (TLD) — .iselect — as it moves to claim a market position as Australia’s “first and only” life admin store.
The right to sell .web domain names has sold at auction for a record US$135 million, more than thrice the previous record for a new Top-Level Domain (TLD) — .shop — which a bidder snapped up for a cool US$41 million earlier this year.
The news that auDA has decided to go ahead with direct registrations in the .au namespace is disappointing, but not surprising.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has submitted a plan to the US Government designed to lead to global ownership of key technical Internet functions associated with domain names.
Here are five expert tips for spotting a domain name trend that can earn you a tidy profit.
Moves are afoot to allow people and organisations to register second level domains (2LDs) in the .au space. Here's why I think it's a bad idea.
Australians would be allowed to register domain names directly under .au if recommendations released today by the panel which sets the country’s domain policy framework are adopted.
The Indian Government has thrown its support behind a new multistakeholder model of Internet governance at this week’s meeting of the not-for-profit Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
auDA, the body responsible for the management of the .au namespace, is considering allowing second-level domain registrations such as myname.au. Who would benefit?
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