Displaying items by tag: domains

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.

Australia now has 3 million .au domains under management, putting us in the top 10 of all countries by volume.

Published in Internet of Things

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.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Monday, 20 April 2015 17:54

Open second-level .au domains - cui bono?

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?

Published in Core Dump
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 15:54

Melbourne IT to buy Uber Global for $15m

Web services and domain names provider Melbourne IT is to buy Australian cloud services company Uber Global in a deal valued at $15.5 million.

Published in Listed Tech
Monday, 16 February 2015 22:30

Sydney launches .sydney domain

Sydney now has its own web address - .sydney – following Melbourne which launched its .melbourne domain last November.

Published in Local Government

Australian listed software company TechnologyOne has today completed a sale and purchase agreement to acquire unlisted software vendor ICON Software Solutions for $10 million.

Published in Listed Tech
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