Domain News Snippets

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!

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Locked By Registry

On Saturday just gone, the domain name Banking.com.au was accidentally dropped by CSC Global for ING Bank.

According to Wikipedia, ING Bank is a $53 Billion company with over 1000 employees.

Banking.com.au was an AWESOME domain name for this company. I am sure they are (will be) quite upset when they notice they will never be able to leverage it’s marketing power, ever again, from this moment forward.

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