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Domain Name News

If it's happening in the world of domain names, you'll find news about it here! Regular updates about issues and topics of interest in relation to international and Australian domains.

Domain Name System Root Key Changed Without Incident

October 15, 2018

ICANN's first-ever changing of the cryptographic key that helps protect the Domain Name System (DNS) appears to have been trouble-free. Read more »

Buying A Registered Domain? Check Its History

October 8, 2018

You've found the perfect domain name - someone else has registered it, but will sell it to you. Before you hand over your cash, here's what you should do. Read more »

New Constitution Approved For auDA

October 1, 2018

A new constitution for auDA was approved last week, enabling Australia‚Äôs .au domain name administrator to continue with reforms. Read more »

AU Registry Operator Recognised With Guinness World Record

September 24, 2018

It seems a world record for the number of domain names transferred is now a thing - and the record goes to a major Australian project. Read more »

Selling Or Abandoning A Domain Name? Be Cautious

September 17, 2018

Before selling your domain name or letting it expire, there's some important things you should do first. Read more »

Can An Australian Domain Registrar Register Names For Its Own Use?

September 10, 2018

The answer is yes, but only under certain conditions - so you don't need to worry about a registrar grabbing a name you've shown interest in. Read more »

Australia Drops Out Of ccTLD Top Ten

August 20, 2018

Verisign's latest Domain Name Industry Brief indicates Australia's .au has dropped out of the list of top 10 country code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs). Read more »

What Is A Community Geographic Domain Name?

August 13, 2018

Another option in the .au name space you may not have heard of is a Community Geographic Domain Name, also known as a CGDN. Read more »

Forgotten Who Your Domain Registrar Is?

July 30, 2018

If you can't remember which domain registrar is managing your name, there's a quick and easy way to find out. Read more »

Another Big Bucks Domain Name Sale

July 23, 2018

The owners of this domain name reportedly just scored $3.5 million dollars for it (in US dollars) - and just for the name. Read more »

Online Security - Australians Need To Be Domain Aware

July 9, 2018

A couple of recent sophisticated scams have highlighted the need for Australians to look closely at domain names of the sites they visit; particularly if following a link from an email. Read more »

.AU Transition Successfully Completed

July 2, 2018

A major change to Australia's .au domain namespace occurred on the weekend - but many registrants may not have been aware it happened. Read more »

auDA Membership Quadruples In A Month

June 25, 2018

The au Domain Administration's membership numbers recently swelled, with the addition of 995 new members to its ranks. Read more »

Huge Penalty For Australian Domain Scam Perpetrators

June 18, 2018

Australia's Federal Court has ordered two domain name companies pay combined penalties of $1.95 million for breaches of Australian Consumer Law. Read more »

Domain Scams Cost Australian Businesses Dearly

June 11, 2018

A recent report from the ACCC shows many small businesses in Australia have continued to be fleeced by or been the targets of scammers. Read more »

End Of An Era For Australian Domains Approaches

June 4, 2018

This month is the last AusRegistry will act in the role of Registry Operator of the .au name space. After June, that role will be fulfilled by Afilias. Read more »

Big Bucks Paid For A Hyphenated Domain Name?

May 28, 2018

Many in the domain name trading game aren't particularly fond of names that are hyphenated. However, it's claimed a recent sale of such a name pulled in very big bucks. Read more »

Coober Pedy Council's Hard Domain Name Lesson

May 21, 2018

Australia's Coober Pedy Council is another high-profile victim of the consequences of forgetting to renew a domain name. Read more »

Continued Growth In .AU Domain Names

May 14, 2018

A new report from CENTR shows the Australian domain space still going strong. Read more »

The Top Ten Spam Top Level Domains

May 7, 2018

There's something in common with many of what Spamhaus considers to be the worst offending Top Level Domains for spamming. Read more »

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