Published January 21, 2011
The .au Domain Administration (auDA), the organisation that oversees the Domain Name System in Australia, has launched 14 free websites for communities impacted by the recent flooding disaster in Queensland.
The auDA hopes that the sites will assist in the recovery process by providing a location to communicate community events and news, links to important resources and a place for people in affected towns to share their stories.
A similar initiative was launched by the auDA after the 2009 bushfire disaster in Victoria.
The domain names for the various web sites are:
The domains were registered using Community Geographic Domain Names (CGDNs), an auDA initiative that reserves names in the format of place.state.au for the exclusive use of the relevant communities. After extensive public consultations, auDA, decided to create new second level domains in .au for each state and territory in 2004.
A community group that is a non-profit legal entity or a special committee of local council and broadly representative of the local community can apply for a CGDN.
The auDA says people in the communities listed who would like to add content to the site or perhaps manage web site content should should contact Leonie Dunbar, General Manager of Registrar and CGDN services via [email protected]
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