AusRegistry : Rebranding to celebrate 30 years of .AU domains

AusRegistry, the Australian domain registry managing the national ccTLD, dot .AU, is rebooting its brand. The change in brand visuals incorporates a star in place of the dot in “.AU” – a brilliant move. Inspiration for the star was sourced from Australia’s national flag, which features them: “The flag of Australia is a defaced Blue […]

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G’day mate, and cheers to 30 years of Aussie domains !

G’day mates! 😀 It’s the 30th year anniversary of the Australian national ccTLD, dot .au this year. According to our records, dot .au went live on March 5th, 1986. Dot .Au was only the 4th ccTLD to be allocated, making Australians proud early adopters of the Internet. Famous Aussie domain industry icons, such as Mike […]

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Australians prepare for the “Death of the .Com”

Australians are passionate about their nationality; the land of the Oz has its own ccTLD: dot .AU. Only problem is, you can’t register domains in .AU directly, you’d have to register a .com.au, which is also restricted to Australians. Australia’s regulatory body for domain names, (auDA), recently announced its 2015 Names Policy Panel proposal. Australian […]

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Misinformed Aussie writer yelps ‘Cybersquatters’ over bought domain

An  Australian construction company called BHP Billiton, recently announced the name of its spin-off company – South32. They could have named the company anything really, after checking for the name being available as a .com, but they opted for this name. The .com was registered in 2012, long before BHP Billiton’s choice of a name […]

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Michael Gilmour’s new scifi novel hits newsstands today!

Domain entrepreneur, Michael Gilmour, is a busy professional, examining the impact of PPC to our industry. Little did we know that Michael is also a published author; his science fiction novels have become hot selling items on Barnes & Noble and the Aussie Literal Exchange Market. Specializing in this genre, Michael Gilmour is influenced by […]

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Down and under: Aussie host & registrar Crazy Domains issues $100 credit for lost data

Australian web host and domain registrar, Crazy Domains, made some headlines four years ago with a steamy video commercial featuring Pamela Anderson. The Aussie company had is strike of bad luck recently, after losing some critical data of some of its customers. Apparently, less than 20 customer accounts were affected, but the respective data loss […]

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New gTLDs: Australians are doing it wrong, says .com advocate

Never try to argue with an Internet authority on domain names, you might end up being slapped around with a large trout. Ajax Dremel, successful author of “The secret of my Domain Success” and numerous other eBooks on Amazon, is livid with the way business is about to change in Australia. “I read the article, […]

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It’s the end of dot .com era, according to a Brisbane publication

“Forget the dotcom era, its time for new top-level domain names – And new domain millionaires?” This bold tweet, made by Australian journalist, Lucy Battersby, links to her article in Brisbane Times, an Australian online publication. The article, titled “Old dotcom era gives way to new top-level domains“, introduces the publication’s readers to the brave […]

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Crikey! Six figure sale of Carloan.com.au catapults TRAFFIC newbie to stardom

James Wester might be a TRAFFIC first time goer, but he’s not a newbie when it comes to domaining. The Texas native is a resident of Australia, amassing a very decent Aussie domain portfolio, over the course of several years. James overcame business and personal difficulties, and he’s back, having just sold a portfolio of […]

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Just reported 10 trademark violation auctions on Flippa

After a year plus of allowing the listing of blatant trademark violations at its marketplace, Flippa.com – the Australian auction house for domains and web sites – finally decided to utilize a filtering mechanism. The method of disallowing certain strings in domains was welcomed by DomainGang. So exactly how is it implemented these days? We […]

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Vindicated: Flippa takes measures against trademark violation listings

DomainGang is finally vindicated. For a year now we’ve been saying how Flippa.com – the Australian marketplace for auctioning domains and web sites – allowed particularly famous trademark violations to be listed. The examples we raised our concern about included Facebook, Twitter, Apple and Microsoft. According to the latest corporate blog post by Flippa, first […]

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DNForum closes trademark sales threads down – What does Flippa do?

Popular domain forum DNForum.com – voted top domain forum for 2011 – continues its firm practice of disallowing and closing down sales threads that offer trademark violations for sale. An example can be seen at this thread, where an obvious Google trademark domain was being offered for sale. The thread was closed with the notification […]

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