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Aussie ccTLD surges under coronavirus lockdown

Australia’s .au ccTLD may have been in decline recently, but it saw a surge in new domain registrations during its coronavirus lockdown, according to registry stats. auDA said that 48,754 new .au domains were registered in April, a more than 23% ...
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New CEO to step into the lion’s den at auDA

Australian ccTLD manager auDA has named its next CEO: Rosemary Sinclair, current CEO of Energy Consumers Australia. She’ll join the organization in March, about nine months after the last guy, Cameron Boardman, quit after enduring three years of ...
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auDA reveals cut-off date for 2LD priority

Australian ccTLD manager auDA has revealed how old your .com.au domain has to be to qualify for priority registration of the matching second-level .au domain. If you registered your current domain before February 4, 2018, you will get “category 1...
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auDA chair racks off after just 18 months

Australian ccTLD manager auDA has lost its chair, again. Chris Leptos quit abruptly, for undisclosed reasons, earlier this week. He’d been in the job since November 2017, when he replaced Stuart Benjamin, who had resigned shortly before facing a ...
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Second-level .au domains ARE coming soon

Australian ccTLD manager auDA has given itself approval to start selling .au domains at the second level for the first time. auDA said today that it plans to lift its third-level-only rule in the fourth quarter this year. The date of October 1 has been...
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Australia domain administrator denies domain investing ban

Domainers get a victory in Australia. Australian domain name registry manager auDA will continue to permit domain investing in the .AU namespace. The decision comes after its Policy Review Panel suggested a change that would effectively halt domain investing. Current rules prohibit registering a domain for the “sole purpose” of selling or transferring it to […]

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