Second-Level

  • 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

    … 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 …

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