• Aussies get to drop the .com

    … 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, rather than or The country follows the example of New…

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  • auDA chief Disspain let go after 16 years

    … 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…

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  • Direct .au regs closer to reality

    … Australians could soon get the ability to register domain names directly under .au for the first time. Following in the footsteps of the UK and New Zealand, a panel of .au policy body auDA has recommended that the second level should be opened up for registrations, pending further consultation. In a consultation paper (pdf), the panel wrote…

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