On Episode 12 of the Domainer Show, Rob and Ed talk with the legendary Mike Mann! Mike is probably one of the BIGGEST guests we can have on this show in regards to the domain name industry, if not THE biggest!Read more
Before someone who wants to own a particular domain name goes ahead and wastes their time with making a complaint against someone who currently and legitimately owns their dream domain name, one should read the following information that features on auDA’s recent blog post:Read more
auDA’s crazy “generic-commercial” update to their Reserved Policy List in January 2018 has taken another generic domain name from an owner who’s owned it since at least 2014. From our quick research, the latest owner had the domain for at least 4 years.Read more
ClearBank Limited of London hired lawfirm Lawdit Solicitors in the UK in an attempt to steal the domain name ClearBank.org from the California, USA owner.
What’s most notable about this case is that the Respondent won, even though he never bothered filing a response!Read more
You may remember we initially noticed and contacted the owner of Australia.net.au to let him know he’d lost his domain name. He was “gutted” and rightfully so.Read more
As Chairman of The PRP (Policy Review Panel), John Swinson has publicly released the following statement: I am pleased to advise that auDA’s Policy Review Panel (PRP) will commence the next round of targeted stakeholder engagement early in the New Year…Read more
Fred Schebesta co-founded CreditCardFinder.com.au in 2009, then re-branded to Finder.com.au in 2012, purchasing the domain name for around $50,000. 18 months later, he went ALL-IN and purchased the Finder.com domain name for over $500,000 Australia dollars.Read more
At 30 June 2018, there were 3,153,979 names registered in the .au namespace. This represented approximately 2% annual growth, which is in line with the growth rates of other ccTLDs.
Our challenge over the next few years is to improve the utility of the .au ccTLD which is facing significant competition from other TLDs and the social media and ecommerce platforms which have transformed the way we live, communicate and conduct online business.
The changes we’ve undertaken in 2018 mean we’re well placed to focus on improving the operational stability and utility of .au in 2019.Read more
The current state of corporate domain name thievery is absolutely out of control.
We are starting this new section off, here on Domainer, under the easy to find and easy to reference menu header entitled DOMAIN THIEVES.
From this point forward, we are going to document, explain and name and shame corporate domain thieves and their legal representation.Read more
And if not dead, then surely on its last few breaths.
This is due to their poor quality service, the one to two-week response times to get any serious problems resolved, the three weeks it takes them to realise they lost a domain name, and the sheer number of premium and customer domain names that they are incompetently losing on a seemingly week-after-week basis.
But even worse than that.Read more
Another week goes by, and here’s another example of a jealous company-manager who is living in the stone-ages. I’m speaking in terms of his thought process on why he should own a domain name above and beyond an existing owner who managed to secure the domain name first…Read more