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Adoption light with four weeks to .au’s 2LD deadline

Australians have just four weeks left to take advantage of auDA’s second-level domain grandfathering program, but so far uptake has been light. Owners of third-level .au domains have until September 20 to claim their matching 2LDs before they are released into the general availability pool, the end of a six-month process. But to date there […]

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Second level .au take-up is low with time running out

Time is running out for existing registrants to secure their matching domain. Registrants of third level .au domain names have just four weeks to claim their matching second level domain before the names become available for anyone to register. Until this year, people could only register third level domains in Australia’s .au country code. That […]

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127,000 second level .au domains have been registered

Initial registration surge wanes, but expect more after priority period. Australian businesses and consumers have registered 127,000 second level .au domain names so far, a little over a month since they were launched. Until March 24 of this year, you could only register third level domains such as example.com.au and example.org.au. Now, you can register […]

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2LDs boost .au’s growth

Australian ccTLD registry auDA has been reporting registration volumes growing much faster than usual in the days since it started selling .au domains directly at the second level. The company is currently reporting a grand total of 3,492,366 domains, which is up by almost 78,000 since March 24, when 2LDs went on sale. Normally, .au […]

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.au names available today

Australians are able to register domain names directly under .au for the first time today, after ccTLD registry auDA liberalized its hierarchy. Second-level names under .au will at first only be available to existing registrants of matching third-level names in zones such as .com.au and .net.au, under a priority allocation process. This process lasts for […]

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Another DNSSEC screw-up takes down thousands of .au domains

Australia’s ccTLD has become the latest to see a widespread outage that appears to be the result of a DNSSEC misconfiguration. A reported 15,000 .au domains were affected, though some suspect it could have been more. Registry overseer auDA said on Twitter that .au “experienced an error” that affected a “small number of domains” and […]

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Dot .AU: The Aussies are coming!

Crikey! The Aussies are about to “invade” a fresh new ccTLD for their beautiful country. You might think we’re off our rocker, but mate, that’s not .com.au we’re talking about—it’s dot .AU. Per auDA, Australia’...
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Satirists register Joe Rogan domain to promote Covid vaccines

An Australian comedy troupe has registered podcaster Joe Rogan’s name as a domain as part of an anti-anti-vaccine prank. The Chaser, which has published satire across print, radio, TV and the web for the last 20 years, picked up joerogan.com.au a few days ago and redirected it to the Aussie government’s vaccine-booking web site. The […]

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Canada and Australia report continued domain growth

Domains continue to benefit from the move online during the pandemic. Both Canada’s and Australia’s domain registries reported strong metrics in Q3 in their respective quarterly reports. Canada’s .ca domain name ended September with just under 3.2 million domains under management, representing year-over-year growth of 7.7%. Growth has slowed since June, although it’s still well […]

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Australia’s .au reports strong growth

Organization releases annual report for 2021-22 fiscal year. auDA, the organization that manages Australia’s .au country code domain name,  issues its annual report today. It covers the period from July 2020 to June 2021. During the year, the .au namespace increased 5% to 3.34 million domains. New creates were over 50,000 per month, a 15% […]

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