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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.

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 »

Swaziland (Now eSwatini) To Change Its ccTLD?

April 30, 2018

Swaziland's King Mswati III has officially renamed his country to the Kingdom of eSwatini - it's not clear whether this will also mean a change of domain name extension. Read more »

Have You Switched Your Domain To HTTPS Yet?

April 23, 2018

If you haven't switched your domain to run over secure sockets layer (SSL) yet, it's worthwhile giving it some priority. Read more »

Australian Domain Statistics For March 2018

April 16, 2018

Recently published statistics indicate the Australian domain name space grew 1.3% by the end of March 2018, compared to March 2017.. Read more »

Domains Names After Death And New South Wales Law

April 2, 2018

Laws relating to accessing digital assets, including domain names, after a person passes away or is incapacitated are to be examined by the NSW Law Reform Commission... Read more »

Ensure You Are Master Of Your Domain Name

March 26, 2018

A case in Canada of domain names reportedly being held hostage has lessons for registrants in Australia as well. Read more »

Domain Name Cybersquatting Cases Increase In 2017

March 19, 2018

An all-time high of 3,074 domain cybersquatting cases were brought before the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) over the course of last year. Read more »

What Is The .AU Drop List? An Explanation.

March 12, 2018

What it means when an Australian domain name "drops" from the .au registry, where you can view domains queued up to be dropped and the process leading up to it. Read more »

Typosquatting And Australian Domain Names

March 5, 2018

Many registrants may not be aware of typosquatting rules in place for Australian domain names - here's a brief look at what typosquatting is and how the rules work. Read more »

.AU Still A Top Ten Country Code Top Level Domain

February 23, 2018

The most recent Versign Domain Name Industry Brief reports the .au namespace is still hanging in as a top ten country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD). Read more »

Half Of Australian Small Businesses Still Don't Have A Website

February 18, 2018

The 2018 Telstra Small Business Intelligence Report reveals many small businesses in Australia still don't have a web site - and they probably need one. Read more »

auDA Publishes Public Notice On Restricted Domain Names

February 12, 2018

.au Domain Administration (auDA) last week published a public notice regarding the issue of domain names restricted under Australian law. Read more »

Domain Registration Lapses - It's Just Not Cricket

February 7, 2018

People in India love their cricket, so you can imagine the panic when the Board Of Cricket Control In India (BCCI) web site stopped functioning. Read more »

Australian Domains - Registrant Policy Issues Paper Feedback Invited

February 2, 2018

Late last week, auDA, which oversees the .au domain space, released an important public discussion paper concerning the future of Australian domain names. Read more »

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