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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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, […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
“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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.