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Gee, thanks. auDA cuts price of .au names by five cents

Australian ccTLD registry auDA has cut the wholesale price of .au domains by a measly five cents, according to local reports. Aussie domainer blog Domainer reports that registry back-end provider Afilias, owned by Donuts, has notified registrars that the price is coming down to AUD 7.83 ($5.56), from AUD 7.88, not including sales tax. The […]

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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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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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Scammers target Australian domain owners

Perpetrators posing as Australia’s domain name registry are requesting identification documents. auDA, the organization that oversees Australia’s .au domain names, has issued a second warning this year about scammers targeting .au domain name owners. The group says that someone is claiming to be from .au Domain Administration, requesting scanned copies of identification documents. It’s not […]

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Australia’s .Au namespace flat over past year, but gets a Covid bump

Registrations picked up in Q2 but namespace remains flat for the financial year ending in June. .Au Domain Administration Limited (auDA) published its annual report today for the 2019-2020 financial year that ended in June. The report shows that .au domains under management are essentially flat over the past year, falling from 3.193 million domains […]

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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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