Second-Level

  • Who should have rights to direct .au names?

    … Australian ccTLD registry auDA wants to know what you think about its plans to open up .au to direct second-level domain registrations. It’s no longer a question of if the change should happen, but how it should be implemented. A public consultation launched yesterday poses a series of questions about issues such as grandfathering, trademark…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 10 readers -
  • Another ccTLD plays down the “com”

    … and .gov.mt we possible. NIC (Malta) said that existing .mt registrants will be able to claim their matching second-level names for free until the end of November 2020. That’s a similar policy to the one adopted by Nominet in the UK, one of several ccTLDs to allow “direct” registrations in recent years. Others include New Zealand (.nz), Kenya (.ke…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 13 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 12 readers -
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