Auda

    • Domainers want the head of auDA’s chair

      Disgruntled domainers have managed to arrange for a vote on whether auDA chair Stuart Benjamin should be fired. auDA, the .au ccTLD administrator, has been under fire for many months from registrants who believe the organization is being managed in an increasingly erratic and secretive manner. Now, a campaign and petition at Grumpy.com.au, run by Domainer.com.

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  • Three-million domain .au deal up for grabs

    … auDA has formally launched the process that will could see it replace .au back-end provider Neustar with an in-house registry by the end of June 2018. The Australian ccTLD operator has opened a “Request for Expressions of Interest” as the first stage of a procurement process for software and/or services to support its recently announced…

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  • Neustar’s .au deal in peril as Aussies look in-house

    … Australian ccTLD registry auDA is looking at bringing its back-end infrastructure in house, to the possible detriment of Neustar. In a surprise move, auDA said late last month that several months of talks with AusRegistry, aimed at possibly extending its current back-end contract beyond 2018, had failed. AusRegistry has operated .au for auDA…

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  • Domain “slammer” making millions in Oz

    … between 2011 and 2014, according to local reports. auDA, the .au domain registry, warned about the company as far back as 2011. An example of a bogus invoice attributed to Domain Register can be found here. It’s not clear whether the defendant in the case is linked to the Brandon Gray slamming outfit, which has also gone by names including Domain…

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  • 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 example.au, rather than example.com.au or example.org.au. 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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