auDA publicly stated in the middle of 2019 that “Second level registrations are still scheduled to be implemented in Q4 2019.“
Now that we’re nearly at the end of 2020, it’s clear to see Direct .AU Registrations are still not here, and still have no implementation date in sight.
However, it looks like the new long awaited AU Domain Administration Licensing Rules are about to be implemented.
“What does this mean?”, you all shout in unison?
If you scroll to the bottom of auDA’s Policy Page, you’ll see a few links to click on under the title “New Policy Framework”.
There’s the 60-page “au Domain Administration Rules; Licensing” to read… and then there’s also the 40-page “Explanatory Guide” to read, to make some sense of the first document.
We’re currently speaking with many like-minded domain investors and entrepreneurs about what the new rules are going to look like and what it’s going to mean for people who own a bunch of domain names. As we’ve previously reported, there is something like 64,000 people or businesses who can be classed as “Australian Domain Investors”, so these new rules are going to effect many, many people and businesses.
Once we’ve got our head around it all, here at Domainer, we’ll be sure to record a new Domainer Show and discuss what we think it all means… in laymans terms, of course… But, for now, if you’ve got the time and a few spare panadols handy, have a read for yourself, while-you-wait for us to finish scratching our own heads.