“It is likely the launch date for the new Licensing Rules will be late Q1 or early Q2 next year.”Read more
It looks like the new long awaited AU Domain Administration Licensing Rules are about to be implemented.Read more
As growth in domain name registrations and aftermarket purchases surge due to the effects of Covid-19, unfortunately the number of complaints to auDA seem to be rising as well. Some of these could be described as vexatious (denoting an action that is brought without sufficient grounds for winning, purely to cause annoyance to the defendant).Read more
Recently a member of our audience called Phil reached out to share a story of how he lost his domainRead more
The scammers are really going for it again. They are illegally using the business details of others to register .au domains. This can obviously cause reputational damage to innocent parties e.g. scammers can put up a fake eCommerce sites and rip off the public. Check out the story here…Read more
Some years ago, auDA audited .org.au domain names to make sure these were being used for a proper purpose i.e. as per auDA policy the org.au 2LD is for non-commercial organisations.
It appears that with no follow up audits, the growth in org.au domains has outstripped all other extensions.Read more
Last Friday, I saw a post from Afilias (on LinkedIn) which motivated me to write this article.
The topic was a short interview with Steph Viljoen from auDA. Her position is “Compliance and Analytics Manager”.
auDA’s new Licensing Rules have been published – with an implementation date yet to be set – and the Board has been working through the many considerations involved in introducing direct registration at the second level of .au(.)Read more
It looks like Foxtel are about to lose their domain name Binge.com.auRead more
There are currently exactly 5032 “.com.au” domain names that have the term “bank” in them. Should auDA delete them all?Read more
Finally, in the year 2020, Google have realised the importance and influence a premium domain name has for online brands.Read more