Have your say about whether the Australian Government’s Terms of Endorsement for the .au Domain Administration (auDA) remain fit for purpose.Read more
In what will be “music to the ears” of domain investors and other online entrepreneurs, Domainer can now reveal that development is well underway for a new drop catching platform quite aptly called DropCatcher.com.au
The team behind this venture comprises some well-respected and trusted industry veterans.
Domainer has been told that the momentum behind this new platform was as a result of Trellian (owners of Drop.com.au) buying out Netfleet, and effectively creating a monopoly in the .au market place.Read more
There has been a lot of recent discussion about our (current) sole expired domain name marketplace in Australia – Drop.com.au. Most of this has revolved around a perceived lack of transparency during and after the bidding process; and the incremental levels of bids a bidder may need to place.
Today Domainer wants to show you how our Kiwi cousins do it. Judge for yourself which you prefer.Read more
Rather than just write a new single subject story each time, Domainer is also going to reintroduce a regular news bulletin of snippets relating to domains in Australia. By regular, this means perhaps twice a week at this stage! We used to do this some time ago.
Todays topics include a revamped expired auction platform at Drop; auDA’s new charges for external review; auDA’s blog link on monetisation; and finally, a solid rumour that there is a new drop catcher in the wings!Read more
One of the biggest changes regarding Australian domain names is due to come into force next Monday – 12th April 2020. There are to be new licensing rules that will affect the registration and renewal of Aussie domains.
My experience over 20 years tells me that there are going to be many registrants that wouldn’t have a clue this is happening. Hence the title of this article. I wonder whether the auDA Board and Management have considered a short amnesty period for registrants to get their “house in order”? It would be a wonderful gesture.Read more
In breaking news, the PublicBenefit.uk campaign to get change at Nominet (the UK domain regulator) has succeeded. Domainer wrote about this possibility last week.
The CEO resigned prior to the EGM, but the other four directors got effectively fired Monday (UK time).Read more
An astute member of the Australian domain industry recently pointed out to me that auDA has made a lot of money out of non-complying .org.au domain names over the years.
Since 1st Jan 2018 there have been 23,968 .org.au domain names dropped. Of these about 600 (estimated) are still registered.Read more
Nominet is to the UK, as auDA is to Australia. They are the regulators of their local domain name spaces – i.e. UK and AU. Next week, there is an EGM (Extraordinary General Meeting) which has been called by some members fed up with the way Nominet has been run.Read more
The process of handling Australian Domain Name complaints is changing on the 12th April – less than one month away. auDA’s Compliance Manager Steph Viljoen did a short online presentation last week on an ICANN Forum. If you are a domain investor or registrant, it is definitely well worth watching.Read more
auDA recently released this article on their website entitled; The complaints process under the new licensing rules, which come into effect on the 12th April, 2021.Read more
Help.com.au dropped today and was purchased by The Investment Engine Pty Ltd. According to ASIC Records, David Warmuz (Owner of Trellian and Drop.com.au) is a previous shareholder of The Investment Engine (33%) (as of last year).Read more