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A company accused of the domain slamming scam made over $5 million over three years tricking companies into buying domains they didn’t need, it has been alleged. Consumer Affairs Victoria, an Australian state government watchdog, has reportedly taken Domain Register Pty Ltd to court, claiming tens of thousands of people had been conned by fake invoices.
… Australia’s ccTLD manager has confirmed that local registrants will be able to register .au domains at the second level, eschewing the usual .com. auDA said yesterday that its board has approved a plan that will let people register names such as example.au, rather than example.com.au or example.org.au. The country follows the example of New…
… Australian ccTLD manager auDA had parted ways with its founding CEO, Chris Disspain. Disspain had been with auDA since its formation in 2000, spearheading the liberalization of the .au market. His contract was up for renewal later this year, auDA said, “but the Board agreed new leadership was required to take the organisation forward…
… Suspension policy. Registry providers might want to take note that the panel says that .au back-end AusRegistry, now part of Neustar, will not automatically get the contract to run the direct .au registry; an RFP may be in auDA’s future. The recommendations are now open for comment until September 30. Related posts: Australia considers dumping the .com. CoCCA withdraws from APTLD over support for AusRegistry “monopoly” Nominet approves direct second-level .uk domains …