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