auDA is the Australian domain name administrator

Australian domain names in spotlight

  The Australian domain name system will be opened up and direct .au registrations allowed if a names policy panel has its way. Tasked by the .au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA) with the review of Australian domain name policies, the panel‘s main draft recommendation is Australian entities and individuals should be able to register addresses […]

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Comments on ICANN plan to change Whois policy.

Thousands oppose ICANN privacy changes

  Despite a slow start, public comment on proposed Whois privacy rule changes has flooded in, with thousands rushing to have their say before the July 7 deadline. The ICANN thread dedicated to the issue reveals 11,486 posts were made after the agency published a 98-page report on May 5 inviting feedback about whether registrants of websites used for financial transactions […]

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Whois lookup

Domain lookup could reveal all

Website owners fear they will suffer a higher risk of online harassment if a plan to expose their personal information in domain lookup directories gets the green light.  ICANN, the agency that manages information in the publicly accessible online database Whois, is inviting comment on a 98-page report which examines whether registrants of websites used for financial transactions […]

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Woman with Australian flag

Aust domains could get the chop

  Should Aussies be able to get their hands on shorter Aust domains like It’s the main issue being mulled over by a panel reviewing domain name policies and they’re asking the public whether such registrations should be allowed.  Tasked by the .au Domain Administration (auDA), the Names Policy Panel is inviting comment on a […]

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Zen Hosting sells .fashion

.fashion could be the perfect fit for you

  They say fashion comes and goes but style is forever. Not anymore. Fashion now has a dedicated – and permanent – space on the world wide web, so whether you’re a designer, manufacturer, retailer, advertiser, reviewer, photographer, educator or one of the many lovers of fashion, you’re going to want to make it your […]

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Industry giants pay price for dotSucks

  Celebrities and corporate giants across all industries are swooping on dotSucks addresses to prevent them falling into haters’ hands. The new gTLD from Vox Populi was released last week to trademark owners and select people, with many choosing not to suck it up and see what happens when the public release begins on June 1 but […]

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Light up your .sydney domain name

Prime .Sydney real estate going cheap

  Sydneysiders have a dedicated online home thanks to the launch of the .sydney domain. If you’re based in the iconic city, you can register a .sydney web address and use it to extend your internet presence beyond the and other traditional Australian domain name extensions. .Sydney is one of several new city-based domains, with […]

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