There is nothing more distressing to a responsible domain investor or legitimate registrant when they get an auDA complaint about one or more of their domain names via email.Read more
Many domain investors are reporting a surge in the number of complaints they are receiving via their Registrar/s – or directly from auDA.
An auDA complaint generally stems from someone who wants your domain but does not wish to pay a market value for it. Making a complaint is currently very easy – online process; costs nothing; and can be done anonymously.
As the subject headline suggests, prevention is definitely better than cure! As domain investors, we must try and follow the rules – even if we sometimes disagree.Read more
In July 2019, I brokered the sale of Pay.com.au between two long standing clients (and friends) of mine. To this day, it is still a record price for a 3 Letter domain in Australia.
Fast forward to today, and the site is in “beta” mode with a lot of interest from both institutional investors and SME’s.
If you are a good operator, this is what a premium domain name can do for any business. Gravitas and credibility!Read more
As someone who has been a domain investor for nearly two decades, 2020 was my absolute best year in terms of domain sales. Due to Covid-19, people and businesses have realised that an online presence is essential. And that starts with a good domain name.
I have also seen many changes in the .au domain name space over the years. None more so than recent times! So here’s what I would like to see going forward. How about you?Read more
On Saturday just past, anyone observing the expired auctions at Drop.com.au would have been gobsmacked to see some absolutely premium one-word domain names on their list.
One thing is for certain though. As the sole drop-catcher, Drop had a good payday – and there are some very happy domain investors. Santa came early!Read more
With all the contemplated and anticipated changes that auDA have basically committed to, the big one is of course Direct Registration. That is the ability to register a domain such as Domainer.au.
But there are some prior rights afforded to existing registrants, and these are governed by what is known as the cut-off date. I have it on good authority that this date may be changed.Read more
If any affected person in Australia feels aggrieved by a decision of auDA, who can they turn to for an independent assessment and adjudication?
As I wrote back in 2017, the big daddy of regulators (ICANN) has their own Omdudsman. Why not auDA? What better way to offer transparency and accountability? Beats self-assessment hands down!Read more
I’ve done this every year for a long time!
Many people have benefitted greatly from my generosity at this time of the year. 🙂
So if you are looking for some absolute bargains on domain names, please hit me up privately until Monday 7th December.Read more
In auDA’s 2020 Annual Report, they affirmed that ASX (Australian Stock Exchange) principles are important to them as an organisation.
In the opinion of our Guest Contributor (Scott Long), auDA are failing their Members when it comes to remuneration transparency and accountability.Read more
According to the Oxford Dictionary, a “sham” means; “A thing that is not what it is purported to be“. KeepRead more
A couple of days ago, I wrote this article about people and businesses rorting the system by registering .org.au domain names when they were not entitled to do so. I urged auDA to take action by doing an audit (just like they sometimes do to us domain investors when they get an anonymous complaint).
Well, I got so many calls and emails and LinkedIn messages in support about this. Absolutely amazing.Read more