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
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
It is now safe to say that the strength of the Australian domain name market is back. Public confidence inRead more
auDA have publicly released a statement saying Tim Connell has resigned as a board member: auDA Director, Mr Tim Connell,Read more
This morning at 10:00 am Melbourne time, auDA are holding a Special General Meeting at the State Library of Victoria,Read more
Since 2004, auDA have had a policy in place called the 2004 Complaints (Registrant Eligibility) Policy. 14 years later, NetRegistryRead more
AusRegistry sets the record straight: https://www.ausregistry.com.au/setting-story-straight-neustars-role-audas-registry-transformation-project/ Most notably, they state: At 00:00:00 on July 1, 2018, .au Registry switches inRead more
After 8 months of deliberations, in February this year, the PRP went on an Australian road-trip to share their “proposal forRead more
Last month one of my DBR clients received a complaint from the Compliance and Analytics Manager from auDA. On speakingRead more
Was Domain Marketing Letter Fine Justified? In 2017, a company called Domain Name Corp and Domain Name Agency were sendingRead more
As a trial, I am introducing a new “Domainer Forum”. If it’s utilised, I may make it a permanent partRead more