Second-Level

    • Another ccTLD plays down the “com”

      Another ccTLD operator has decided to allow registrants to register domains at the second level. Following a trend that has swept the country-code world over the last few years, Malta’s NIC (Malta) said direct .mt registrations will become available December 1. Previously, only third-level regs under .com.mt, .org.mt, .net.mt), .edu.mt and .gov.mt we possible.

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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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  • 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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