Would be Australian Internet entrepreneurs who think they can trade off the names of the rich and famous can think again, according to the administrator of the .au domain namespace.
The Australian domain name administration, auDA, is now publishing on its web site a list of existing .au domain names for which registration is about to expire, enabling anyone interested to try an secure a sought-after domain as soon as it becomes available: but the list includes names that auDA has already banned!
The Australian Domain Name Administrator (auDA) is seeking input on whether to create new second level .au domain names (2LDs), including blog.au, and what to do with the little used info.au and conf.au domain names.
Written by: Beverley Head | Published in: RegulationThe CEO of auDA, the Australian domain name administrator, has dismissed concerns that a proposed overhaul of the security framework governing domain name registrars would send some smaller organisations to the wall.
The auDA Foundation - a charitable trust set up in 2005 by .au Domain Administration (auDA) to encourage educational and research activities that will enhance the utility of the Internet - is offering grants of up to $25,000 in its 2012 funding round.
Australia’s Internet and business communities spent last night reflecting on 3,000 years of Egyptian civilisation and the role of technology in that ancient society, while also celebrating 25 years of .au domain names and the benefits delivered to the Australian economy.
Written by: Peter Dinham | Published in: MarketThe auDA Foundation board will this year fund a total of 12 projects, including a PhD thesis that enables indigenous communities to access and use three dimensional models of Australian landscapes, and another project that will explore the use of the Internet by young people at risk of self-harm or suicide to seek help.
The move towards a fully Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) system took a step forward today. ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, has announced the first four countries that have completed a key milestone in the IDN process -- an effort to expand domain names to support ...