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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Australian ISP iiNet sold for $1.4 billion AUS dollars

It’s mergers and acquisitions time Down Under; the latest Australian mega sale is that of established broadband provider, iiNet. TPG Telecom, a Chinese owned corporation in Australia is paying an $8.60 AUS price per share, for the remaining stock of iiNet it does not yet own. The total cost of the acquisition is valued at […]

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Aussie honesty: Fabulous increases prices but only for .net and .org

Australian domain registrar, Fabulous.com, announced that on July 1st the prices go up for registrations and renewals. The reason: both Verisign and PIR, managers of .com/.net and .org TLDs respectively, are making use of their contracts that call for a 7% annual increase. Unlike some other domain registrars, however, Fabulous.com is not raising prices for […]

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Seven figures: Domain Guardians very close to monumental deal for Aussie domains

A seven-figure offer was reportedly made for a portfolio of Australian domain names, under exclusive brokerage by Domain Guardians. Sydney.com.au is among the domains being offered as a package, which is being handled by Mike Robertson, formerly of Fabulous fame. News Limited of Australia states: “Mike Robertson […] confirmed a local media company had made […]

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Cleanfeed Internet filter scrapped: More pr0n for Australians!

The government of Australia has decided to scrap plans for an Internet filtering system, that’d put the Great Firewall of China to shame. The plan – nicknamed “Cleanfeed” – was promoted by the Australian Christian Lobby and Communications Minister, Stephen Conroy. Cleanfeed would protect children from predators and exposure to adult-oriented material over the Internet; […]

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FreeDrive.com sold for $30,000 – Largest recent sale on DNForum

DNForum – the top forum for domain professionals – can now boast the highest domain sale in recent memory, in a domainer forum. The domain name, FreeDrive.com and its associated content, has just been sold for $30,000 to a domain investor from Australia. In an era that looks down upon file-sharing web sites, such as […]

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Domainer from Down Under puts his organ back up for sale

Aussie domainer, Wayne, could not have been happier when he sold his domain name, organ.com in early June. Alas, the five figure sale did not materialize, as the buyer walked out of the deal and did not pay for the 17 year old domain. “Failed to settle“, said Wayne, who is now listing his organ […]

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Domainer sells his organ – The money was right!

Wayne, a domainer from Down Under, has announced the satisfactory sale of his premium domain, Organ.com. Registered in 1995, organ.com was listed on Flippa for several days with a BIN of $70,000; the domain received a high bid of $35,000 and five bids. Among the comments left in that auction, some were characteristically uneducated, challenging […]

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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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