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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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New rules coming to the .Au domain space

Some new rules coming to the Australian domain name space. According to an article on CSCDBS.com the auDA will be putting new rules in place that go into effect on October 5, 2020. Rules apply to both new and existing domain names. What’s changing? Pre...
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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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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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