Displaying items by tag: domains

The number of malicious domains which are similar to that of retail giant Amazon has risen by 28% in the run-up to the firm's Prime Day on 13 October, the Israeli security firm Check Point has warned.

Published in Security

A survey of domains by email security firm Proofpoint has found that registrations of fraudulent domains increased by 11% in 2018 even as quarterly domain registrations grew by 44% between the first and fourth quarters of the year.

Published in Security

Google's move to strip out the "www" and "m." in domains typed into the address bar, beginning with version 69 of its Chrome browser, has drawn an enormous amount of criticism from developers who see the move as a bid to cement the company's dominance of the Web.

Published in Apps

Financial services technology provider TAS has partnered with Endeavour Mutual Bank to activate its ".bank" URL in a move aimed at enhancing Endeavour’s cyber security measures.

Published in Strategy

About 10,000 customers of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, the country's biggest bank, may have had their personal information compromised due to emails being sent to the cba.com domain, instead of cba.com.au.

Published in Security

Well-known domain name vemdor Melbourne IT has received assent from shareholders at its annual general meeting to change the company's name to the Arq Group.

Published in Strategy
Sunday, 05 November 2017 22:44

New Chair appointed to ICANN

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.

Published in Technology Regulation

The federal government is to review the management of the .au domain in a move designed to ensure it remains fit for purpose in serving the needs of Australians online.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Australian human resources technology company Xref has transitioned services to the global market with a move to xref.com and a rebranding of its candidate referencing platform.

Published in Strategy

Domains and hosting services provider, Crazy Domains, is partnering with support and recovery vendor Dropsuite, to distribute and resell Dropsuite’s website back-up product Dropmysite to its small and medium sized enterprise customers in Australia, the US, UK Indonesia and the Middle East.

Published in Resellers
Monday, 01 August 2016 20:01

auDA appoints Cameron Boardman to top job

Domain administrator, auDA, has appointed as its new chief executive a former Victorian parliamentarian and current Victorian Government senior public servant who led the policy development for the implementation of the .melbourne domain and was the architect of the government’s cybersecurity initiatives.

Published in People Moves

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.

Published in Strategy
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 11:44

.au direct registrations: a regrettable decision?

The news that auDA has decided to go ahead with direct registrations in the .au namespace is disappointing, but not surprising.

Published in Core Dump
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 00:18

auDA to introduce .au direct registrations.

Domain administrator, auDA, is to introduce direct registrations in .au, after its board accepted the recommendation of the 2015 Names Policy Panel on direct registrations.

Published in Strategy
Sunday, 27 March 2016 23:45

auDA ousts Disspain, now looking for new CEO

The board of domain administrator, auDA is on the lookout for a new CEO after ending the contract of founding chief executive, Chris Disspain.

Published in People Moves

Enterprise security provider Blue Coat Systems says new research has revealed that more than 95% of websites in 10 top level domains (TLDs) – or ‘neighbourhoods’ – are rated as ‘suspicious’ because of high levels of virus and other malicious activity.

Published in Security

Sydney-based web hosting company, Crucial, has launched what it says is Australia’s first Managed Google Apps for Work.  

Published in Apps
Friday, 21 August 2015 04:45

Why I don't want direct .au registrations

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.

Published in Core Dump
Thursday, 20 August 2015 14:30

Recommendations for direct use of .au domain

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.

Published in Technology Regulation

Seeking to help Australian small businesses succeed online, which also means growing GoDaddy’s Australian market share, Tara Commerford has been appointed as A/NZ GoDaddy Country Manager.

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