ICANN propose privacy rule change

Written on 29 June, 2015 by Cameron Vanryn

ICANN, the regulatory body that oversees the registration of .com and .net domains, have asked for public comment after releasing a potential policy change for domain privacy services. The report proposes that domain names with associated commercial websites will no longer be able to utilise a privacy service to protect… Read more

Categories: Domains, News | Tagged: domain names, security

Why we should have anything .au?

Written on 27 May, 2015 by Brett Fenton

Let’s face it, the policies and rules for .au domain names are confusing, arbitrary and burden the industry and users alike with pointless red-tape. Our current system of names is nothing more than a cut and paste job based on the US-centric top levels created by Robert Elz nearly 30… Read more

Categories: Domains | Tagged: .au domain name, domain names, auda

From Cyberspace to your place: The new gTLD real estate that you need to be ready to move into

Written on 17 December, 2014 by Jessica O'Brien

gTLD-WHAT?gTLD stands for Generic Top-Level Domain. You can find gTLDs at the end of a URL string. The most well-known gTLD is .com, although you are likely familiar with others such as .net and .org. gTLD-WHY?The internet’s domain-name real estate portfolio has been exponentially boosted by the introduction of new gTLD… Read more

Categories: Domains | Tagged: domain names

What you need to know about .melbourne

Written on 21 August, 2014 by Verity Meagher

Always wished you could have a location-targeted, unique domain name? The recent rollout of the new gTLD (generic top-level domain) .melbourne could be just the opportunity you were hoping for. The new selection of domain extensions hitting the market offers businesses an unprecedented chance to craft unique domain names. Replacing more typical… Read more

Categories: Domains | Tagged: domain names, marketing

New gTLDs are taking the web by storm

Written on 3 July, 2014 by Georgia Leaker

Over the next few years, hundreds of new domain extensions are going to flood the market. This will allow you to register everything from .language to .sale and even .vodka. This change will open up new opportunities to register your business in a more personalised way. For instance, if you… Read more

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Anycast upgrades mean faster DNS response

Written on 27 June, 2014 by Jonathan Gleeson

Netregistry has completed upgrades to its top of the line Anycast DNS infrastructure, including adding an additional node in Perth. Over the next few months we will be adding more nodes in New York City, Hong Kong and London. These new locations, along with our existing locations in Sydney, Kuala… Read more

Categories: Domains, News | Tagged: zone records, dns

2013 ICANN RAA impacts

Written on 22 May, 2014 by Michael Chidgey

On June 27th 2013 ICANN released the latest version of its Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA). The RAA according to ICANN is supposed to enhance and solidify the competition between gTLD ( generic top level domain) registrars while clarifying the responsibilities of the registrar and the rights of the registrants.  The… Read more

Categories: Domains | Tagged: icann, domain names, gtld domains

Peace of mind with domain auto renewal

Written on 20 December, 2013 by Georgia Leaker

Your domain name is a major part of your brand in the online world we now inhabit. It is your customer's first port of call when they want information about you or your products and is the first piece of information they seek to remember when they see or hear… Read more

Categories: Domains | Tagged: domain names, renewal

What is domain protection?

Written on 17 December, 2013 by Karen Lim-Sam

Each domain name is registered for a set amount of time, normally on a yearly basis with .au domains registered for a minimum 2 years, and it's up to the person who registered it to renew it to keep the website and associated e-mail accounts live. If that doesn't happen,… Read more

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Five tips for choosing a domain name

Written on 7 December, 2013 by Verity Meagher

While it's not impossible to change your domain name, it can be costly for your business as well as your clients. Getting your domain name right the first time can often be the difference between a good site and a great one. 1. Make it easy to rememberTo make your… Read more

Categories: Domains | Tagged: domain names, brand